First weekly data report posted for 2019/20 influenza season

Friday, November 8, 2019

AHS today posted the first weekly data update for the 2019/20 provincial influenza season online.... Read more

Wetaskiwin supportive living facility opens for seniors

WETASKIWIN – A new designated supportive living facility has opened in Wetaskiwin for local and area seniors with complex care needs.... Read more

Nursing a dream for half a century

Friday, November 1, 2019

Margaret Trentham's passion for healthcare recognized with long-service award... Read more

Foundation helps Magdalena's astronaut dream take flight

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Red Deer girl gets to meet her idol Dr. Roberta Bondar at fundraiser... Read more

'Walk a Mile in a Volunteer's Shoes'

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Central Zone leaders shadow volunteers to better appreciate their giving... Read more

Patients make precious memories for summer students

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Program connects Indigenous youth with community, expands their healthcare skills... Read more

Supports available following pregnancy, infant loss

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

RED DEER – Parents and families dealing with pregnancy loss or infant death are reminded that supports are available to them through Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Red Deer Primary Care Network (RDPCN).... Read more

Renovation work to begin at new Home Care location in Westaskiwin

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Construction crews will begin remodeling two adjoining spaces within the Wetaskiwin Mall October 21... Read more

Pharmacy technicians — indispensable and 'incredibly appreciated'

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pharmacy Technician Day celebrates their contributions to healthcare... Read more

First phase of renovations complete at local hospital

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The first phase of a $9.3-million renovation project at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre is now complete... Read more

Red Deer ICU a top enroller of patients in clinical trial

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Study underway to combat kidney failure in the critically ill... Read more

Privacy breach at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre lab

Friday, October 4, 2019

AHS is notifying patients whose electronic patient records were accessed inappropriately at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre by APL clinical laboratory staff working at the hospital laboratory... Read more

EMS wins prestigious Air Medical award

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

AHS flight team recognized for leadership, coordination and safety... Read more

AHS kicks off 2019 United Way Campaign

Monday, September 30, 2019

Employees rally together to support communities across Alberta... Read more

Alberta Public Laboratories keeps eye on tapeworm

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Hygiene best defence against parasite spread by coyotes, dogs... Read more

Nutrition too often overlooked

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week builds awareness and understanding to tackle the problem... Read more

Parents reminded of September spike in asthma cases

Friday, September 13, 2019

AHS reminds parents of the September spike in pediatric asthma flare-ups that occurs approximately two weeks after the start of the new school year.... Read more

Access dementia nurses through Health Link by calling 811

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Whether you are a person living with dementia, a concerned family member of someone diagnosed with dementia, or a caregiver, you don’t have to deal with the stress and strain of managing a dementia diagnosis on your own.... Read more

Alberta doctor and partner win Amazing Race Canada

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Indigenous team takes top prize in national reality TV show... Read more

Free Our Finest!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Protective Services hits the roof for Wetaskiwin Special Olympics... Read more

Consort Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Area residents are invited to share their thoughts on local healthcare delivery and services at an upcoming meeting of the David Thompson Health Advisory Council... Read more

Tofield Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Feedback welcome at meeting of Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council... Read more

Make immunizations part of your back-to-school plan

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

With school back in session across the province make sure their children are up-to-date with their immunizations.... Read more

Three Hills residents adore restored gazebo

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New roof, paint, flowers and pathway beautify site, boost accessibility... Read more

Working the weight loss journey

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

After raising kids, 'it was her time to look after herself'... Read more

Renovation of local emergency department now complete

Monday, August 26, 2019

A major makeover of the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre emergency department is now complete... Read more

Painting a brighter future

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Student artwork aims to help those struggling with mental health addiction... Read more

In praise of pearly whites...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Dental surgeon Clifford Tym has put smiles on Innisfail faces for more than 50 years... Read more

Edmonton family physician stars on The Amazing Race

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

TV show gives doctor chance to share Indigenous culture... Read more

Simple precautions reduce risk of West Nile virus infection

Monday, July 22, 2019

AHS is reminding Albertans to take precautions necessary to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection... Read more

Sylvan Lake celebrates advanced care

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Advanced Ambulatory Care Service marks first anniversary... Read more

Stettler hospital renovation continues on time and budget

Monday, July 15, 2019

Work on the $9.3-million renovation project at the Stettler Hospital & Care Centre continues to progress on time and on budget. ... Read more

Albertans urged to be safe as possible on ATVs

Friday, July 12, 2019

Province-wide – Summer weather brings people out to explore the backcountry, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) reminds Albertans to make all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety a priority this week and every week.... Read more

AHS to expand local continuing care options this fall

Friday, July 12, 2019

DRUMHELLER – A level of continuing care previously unavailable in the community will soon be available at the Drumheller Health Centre.... Read more

Red Deer aims to end PJ Paralysis

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Patient feeling in the pink thanks to new mobility initiative... Read more

Speech therapy added to cancer centre services

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

People experiencing speech, language, swallowing and related challenges during or following cancer treatment can now receive therapy at the Central Alberta Cancer Centre.... Read more

Routine testing for sickle cell disease now offered to all Alberta babies

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

AHS screening program works to improve newborn health and save lives... Read more

AHS hosts Indigenous Peoples Awareness Week events

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Canadians will be recognizing the diverse cultures by celebrating Indigenous Peoples Awareness Week... Read more

Theft of hospital equipment prompts patient notifications

Monday, June 17, 2019

Following the conclusion of a privacy investigation into the theft of property from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre... Read more

Remembering a loved one

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Erin Fingler honours dad through 10 years of Relay for Life... Read more

Seven decades with a stethoscope

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Beloved Vermilion doctor a big believer in the value of teamwork... Read more

Volunteers sought for area Health Advisory Council

Monday, June 10, 2019

AHS is recruiting new volunteer members to the Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council... Read more

Minor service disruptions expected during upgrades

Monday, June 10, 2019

Scheduled electrical work starting Monday at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre will lead to temporary minor disruptions in service... Read more

Opening of local supportive living facility officially celebrated

Friday, June 7, 2019

Hamlets at Red Deer provides an additional 136 supportive living spaces... Read more

Volunteers needed at Hanna Health Centre

Thursday, June 6, 2019

AHS is seeking residents in Hannah interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and their families... Read more

Volunteers needed at local hospital and care centre

Thursday, June 6, 2019

AHS seeking residents in Coronation interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and their families... Read more

Raise awareness to prevent childhood injuries

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Parachute Safe Kids Week puts focus on fall-prevention strategies... Read more

What Matters to You?

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Asking patients this simple question builds trust and brings comfort... Read more

Fidget quilts a healthy distraction for Three Hills residents

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Pieceful Stitchers community group donates handiwork to benefit seniors... Read more

Advanced Ambulatory Care Service celebrates one year

Monday, May 27, 2019

Project proceeding on time and on budget at Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre... Read more

Immunize to prevent cervical cancer

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Naomi's story of survival inspires her support for HPV vaccine... Read more

Public invited to celebrate Paramedic Services Week

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Alberta - National Paramedic Services Week (May 26-June 1) honours the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession and recognizes the professionals who provide this vital public service.... Read more

Clinical trial helps give life back to couple

Thursday, May 16, 2019

While still reeling from a breast cancer diagnosis, Sharon Gower learned her husband was facing a cancer diagnosis of his own.... Read more

Construction progresses on local emergency department renovations

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Construction is well underway to the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre emergency department... Read more

Local hospital patients encouraged to End PJ Paralysis

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Some patients at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre are swapping their hospital gowns for their own clothes as part of a new initiative... Read more

EMBRACE helps newborns ease into life after opioids

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

New program empowers moms and helps babies in withdrawal... Read more

Nimble nurse turns fancy footwork into fundraising

Monday, May 6, 2019

Red Deer's Vanessa Higgins-Nogareda takes home the trophy at celebrity dance off... Read more

Remembering Murray

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Westman family honours Dad with generous gift to Vermillion Health Centre... Read more

Four-day temporary closure of Health Centre heliport

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The heliport at Rocky Mountain House Health Centre will be temporarily closed... Read more

Senior regains independence with Restorative Care

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dedicated Mayerthorpe healthcare team 'wouldn't let me give up'... Read more

Breaking down barriers to care

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CancerControl Alberta ramps up web with more resources... Read more

Keep a healthy smile for life

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Oral Hygiene Policy promotes good oral health at any age... Read more

Families challenged to Move Your Mood this spring

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Red Deer families interested in getting active eating healthy and feeling positive are encouraged to join the Move Your Mood Family Challenge this spring... Read more

AHS a double winner at national healthcare awards

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Physician inclusion efforts earn kudos... Read more

Families challenged to Move Your Mood this spring

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Red Deer families interested in getting active... Read more

AHS offers mealtime assistance training for volunteers

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Residents interested in making a difference for patients in their communities are encouraged to consider volunteering for the Mealtime Assistance Program at their nearest care facility... Read more

Dietitians Day celebrates our nutrition gurus

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

AHS dietitians give expert guidance to keep Albertans healthy... Read more

Public Health Advisory Council meeting postponed

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council public meeting planned for March 20 has been postponed... Read more

Public Health Advisory Council meeting postponed

Friday, March 15, 2019

The David Thompson Health Advisory Council public meeting planned for March 26 has been postponed... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council... Read more

Patients notified about potential scabies exposure

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

About 200 individuals who were intensive care patients at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre... Read more

New local supportive living facility opens for seniors

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A new local designated supportive living facility in Red Deer has opened that will help meet the care needs of local and area seniors.... Read more

Saluting the SPIRIT of Central Zone

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Awards recognize the everyday heroes of healthcare.... Read more

Dialysis care expands in Drayton Valley

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

More hours help more patients access treatment locally.... Read more

Public invited to free forum on optimizing transitions in care

Friday, February 22, 2019

More people are surviving critical illness and returning to their communities after spending time in hospital... Read more

Abatement underway at Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre

Friday, February 22, 2019

Hazardous materials from the south wing of the Doctor Cooke Extended Care Centre are now being removed... Read more

AHS to provide direct EMS service to Vegreville

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

AHS announced today it will begin providing local and area ambulance services within the next six months... Read more

Take healthy living pledge during Canada Winter Games

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Residents and visitors encouraged to be champions of their health... Read more

AHS expanding dialysis care at Drayton Valley Hospital

Friday, February 15, 2019

Service expansion enables more patients to access treatment locally... Read more

Red Deer gets first neonatal nurse practitioner

Friday, February 15, 2019

Hospital’s NICU sees enhanced services for newborns and families.... Read more

A new screening program for Alberta babies

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Alberta’s EHDI Program identifies permanent hearing loss as early as possible in a baby’s life... Read more

AHS earns recognition for transformation of supply chain

Monday, February 11, 2019

AHS has one of the top health supply chain management programs in the world... Read more

Community gifts transform emergency department

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wainwright and District Health Foundation funds state-of-the-art equipment... Read more

Kipnes family pledges 10 million dollars to advance urology care

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Northern Alberta Urology Centre renamed to honour philanthropists... Read more

Moose Cottage serves up coffee and community

Friday, January 25, 2019

Former Red Deer councillor appreciates space he helped open 25 years ago... Read more

Volunteers sought for health, provincial advisory councils

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Recruiting new volunteer members to Health Advisory Councils across Alberta... Read more

Continued vigilance encouraged for M. chimaera infection in open heart patients

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying physicians to consider exposure to M. chimaera bacteria as a possible cause for prolonged illness in patients who underwent cardiac surgery from 2012 to 2017.... Read more

New lift boosts mobility for patients

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Lacombe Health Trust funds LiteGait to help individuals get back on their feet... Read more

AHS and UNA reach agreement: RDRHC emergency department staffing

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Reached an agreement to settle a union grievance involving a nursing staffing shortage at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre... Read more

Neonatal nurse practitioner joins NICU care team

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Babies requiring specialized care at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre... Read more

Building bridges for children health

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Awasisak Indigenous Health Program provides cultural support for Stollery families... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Friday, January 4, 2019

Feedback welcome at meeting of David Thompson Health Advisory Council.... Read more

Improving cultural safety through art

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Elders, AHS and Indigenous artist partner to enhance awareness in Red Deer... Read more

Collective agreement reached with AUPE Auxiliary Nursing

Friday, December 14, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has ratified a three-year collective agreement with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Auxiliary Nursing.... Read more

New advisory council to focus on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is launching a new Provincial Advisory Council early next year that will provide a direct connection between the health system and Alberta’s sexual and gender diverse patients, their families and care providers.... Read more

New smartphone app supports cancer patients

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

My Care Conversations helps keep track of medical and treatment details.... Read more

New smartphone application supports cancer patients

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A free smartphone application is now available to support cancer patients and their families throughout their healthcare journey... Read more

New Indigenous artwork unveiled at RDRHC

Monday, November 26, 2018

Patients visitors and staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (RDRHC) have a new opportunity to enhance their awareness of Indigenous culture... Read more

Tina Giesbrecht joins community of iconic Canadian women leaders

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Women Executive Network names AHS General Counsel among Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2018... Read more

Emergency department renovations complete

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Residents of Wainwright and surrounding areas will benefit from enhanced access to emergency care and improved privacy... Read more

Renovation of local emergency department set to begin

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Construction begins this week to add improved treatment spaces... Read more

Mom and daughter GLAD to get moving

Monday, November 19, 2018

Program helps participants manage osteoarthritis build up strength... Read more

Pre-demolition work underway this month at care centre wing

Friday, November 16, 2018

Work is underway to prepare for demolition of the vacated south wing at the Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre... Read more

Pre-demolition work underway at Red Deer Nursing Home

Friday, November 16, 2018

Site of vacated facility expected to be used for new 65-unit seniors lodge... Read more

Construction begins on new youth detox facility

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alberta Health Services building in Red Deer to house the Protection of Children Abusing Drugs program.... Read more

National recognition for AHS Chief Information Officer

Thursday, November 15, 2018

CIO of Alberta Health Services received national recognition for being one of Canada top women leaders in digital health.... Read more

Alberta breast cancer patients experiencing improved care

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

AHS initiative reduces wait time for treatment, increases same-day mastectomies.... Read more

Flu clinic info now on Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

EDMONTON – Up-to-date Alberta Health Services (AHS) influenza immunization clinic information is now available through Google Assistant and Alexa, Amazon's intelligent personal assistant.... Read more

Red Deer hospital launches veteran recognition program

Monday, November 5, 2018

RED DEER — Veterans receiving care at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre are having their service recognized through a new program.... Read more

New CT scanner offers more detailed images faster scans

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Aging equipment replaced with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools... Read more

Sick or treat? Let your costume be the only scary thing

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

With Halloween one day away this time of year can be spooky but influenza can be really scary.... Read more

Tofield Health Centre heliport to reopen

Friday, October 26, 2018

The heliport at Tofield Health Centre is scheduled to reopen Sunday Oct 28... Read more

Flu permanently altered the lives of Edmonton family

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

McNamaras urge others to get immunized to protect against tragedy... Read more

AHS influenza immunization program begins Monday

Friday, October 12, 2018

Starting Oct. 15 Albertans have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza through Alberta annual influenza immunization program.... Read more

AHS seeks new members for Wisdom Council

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Alberta Health Services is currently seeking Indigenous Albertans to become members of the Wisdom Council.... Read more

Planning together for a healthier future

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Community physician voices helping shape healthcare services in central Alberta... Read more

Volunteer marks half-century of giving to community

Friday, September 28, 2018

Two Hills Health Centre Auxiliary celebrates founding member Emily Lypka... Read more

Every bite counts for health and healing

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Malnutrition Week highlights how patients can be encouraged to eat... Read more

Back from the brink of dependency

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

AHS program gave young father a new outlook after opioids... Read more

AHS promotes World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10 - Central Zone

Monday, September 10, 2018

CENTRAL ZONE — Monday, Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day, an internationally recognized event aimed at raising awareness and strengthening commitment and action to prevent suicide. It brings communities and organizations together in a collaborative effort to save lives.... Read more

Work begins on future site of community health centre

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

LACOMBE — Construction begins today on a new health centre that will bring a wide range of community-based services under one roof.... Read more

Energize your commute

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

AHS wellness teams challenge you to get active en route... Read more

Protective Services brings home the gold standard

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Alberta Health Serivces community peace officer training program achieves provincial accreditation... Read more

Bringing doctors to communities who need them

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Marlene Young knows first-hand that the bond between communities and their local doctors is an emotional one... Read more

AHS program offers support for grieving individuals

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

DRAYTON VALLEY — Local residents grieving the death of a loved one can learn coping techniques by attending an Alberta Health Services (AHS) bereavement program, now accepting registrations.... Read more

Decoding dementia

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Seniors health team develops course to boost communication skills... Read more

Healthcare shapes past and future for Red Deer’s Young Citizen of the Year

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

'Volunteering has helped me become more compassionate and enlightened'... Read more

Provincial lab announces first CEO and official name

Thursday, July 26, 2018

EDMONTON – The Board of Alberta Health Services (AHS) has appointed Craig Ivany as CEO of Alberta’s new provincial lab services subsidiary, named Alberta Public Labs.... Read more

Be Spa Safe

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What you need to know before being pampered at the spa... Read more

Order of Canada welcomes six associated with AHS

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Six people associated with Alberta Health Services are new appointments to the Order of Canada.... Read more

Albertans reminded about summer ATV safety

Friday, June 29, 2018

Ahead of the Canada Day long weekend and National Injury Prevention Day on July 5, Alberta Health Services is reminding all Albertans to make all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety a priority this summer.... Read more

Patients and public asked to use new entrance after hours

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WAINWRIGHT – A new after-hours entrance to the Wainwright Health Centre emergency department will be available to patients and the public, as upgrades to the facility progress.... Read more

Canvases capture spirit of contemporary healthcare

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Artistically gifted Red Deer pharmacist donates her bold creations to brighten hospital stays for ICU patients... Read more

Albertans reminded to protect themselves from West Nile virus infection

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

CENTRAL ZONE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to take the precautions necessary to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection.... Read more

Local emergency department redesign unveiled

Friday, June 15, 2018

Renovations to begin this fall at Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre... Read more

AHS hosts events for National Indigenous Peoples Week

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RED DEER – Canadians will be recognizing the diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities by celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Week, June 18 to 22.... Read more

Alberta Health Services warns public about text scam

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is warning the public about a text scam involving the use of the organization's name.... Read more

Cardiac pedal pushers get pumped

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Time is Muscle campaign funds stress echo bike for Red Deer... Read more

New online tool to help Albertans understand health system

Monday, June 11, 2018

CALGARY — The first module of Healthcare 101 – a new online information series – is now available to help people who live in Alberta better understand their health system.... Read more

AHS ranked among best in world for integration of care

Friday, June 8, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has been identified as being one of the top five most integrated health systems in the world.... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Feedback welcome at meeting of Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council... Read more

Tofield Health Centre heliport temporary closure extended during hospital maintenance

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

TOFIELD – The temporary closure of the heliport at Tofield Health Centre will be extended to allow for planned foundation and loading dock repairs to be safely completed at the facility.... Read more

Parachute helps keep kids safe

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Kids Week focuses on preventing concussions in children... Read more

Alberta Health Services celebrates World No Tobacco Day

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is raising awareness about the health risks associated with smoking during World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on May 31 and reminding Albertans about cessation methods available.... Read more

Made to Respect

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Red Deer 'tees' up to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month.... Read more

Sparking simple connections

Monday, May 28, 2018

Red Deer coalition helps children develop qualities to succeed in life.... Read more

Beyond the Headlines - Together we can save lives

Friday, May 18, 2018

As the opioid crisis in Alberta continues to work its way into our cities, towns, suburbs and homes, AHS remains committed to reduce harms and deaths related to opioid use... Read more

ATV users urged to drive sober, safely this long weekend

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Albertans planning to ride their all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) over the Victoria Day long weekend are urged to drive sober and safely.... Read more

Positive energy boosts peace of mind

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cultural room at Red Deer Regional Hospital brings traditions, comfort to patients.... Read more

Alberta Health Services thanks nurses for all they do

Monday, May 7, 2018

CENTRAL ZONE — Nursing Week runs May 7-13 and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is recognizing nurses for their important contributions in the delivery of quality patient care in hospitals and communities across Central Zone.... Read more

AHS celebrates Mental Health Week

Friday, May 4, 2018

Alberta Health Services (AHS) reminds Albertans that Mental Health Awareness Week is celebrated each year at the beginning of May to promote positive mental health for everyone.... Read more

Rocky Mountain House Health Centre heliport temporarily closed for upgrades

Friday, May 4, 2018

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE — The heliport at Rocky Mountain House Health Centre will be temporarily closed to allow for preventative maintenance work to ensure the safety and longevity of the landing pad.... Read more

Free workshop provides tips on managing osteoporosis

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

RED DEER – Anyone with an interest in osteoporosis – a degenerative bone condition that affects more than two million Canadians – is invited to attend a free workshop offered by Alberta Health Services.... Read more

Oncology nurses honoured in Alberta Legislature

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Health Minister Hoffman proclaims Oncology Nursing Day in province... Read more

AHS celebrates National Volunteer Week: April 15 to 21

Thursday, April 12, 2018

RED DEER — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is proud to recognize National Volunteer Week (April 15 to 21) and honour the thousands of registered volunteers, auxiliary members and community groups who play vital roles in supporting patients, residents, families and staff.... Read more

AHS co-hosts provincewide bladder cancer education event

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Bladder Cancer Canada are inviting bladder cancer patients from across the province to attend a patient education event next month.... Read more

Advanced Ambulatory Care Service construction update

Monday, April 9, 2018

SYLVAN LAKE – Construction continues at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre, which will see Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offered in the community this year.... Read more

Construction work continues at Tofield Health Centre

TOFIELD – Work to replace the aging roof at the Tofield Health Centre is progressing, despite delays due to inclement winter weather, and further upgrades to the site will begin this spring.... Read more

AHS co-hosts provincewide bladder cancer education event

Monday, March 26, 2018

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Bladder Cancer Canada are inviting bladder cancer patients from across the province to attend a patient education event next month.... Read more

Final phase of ED construction starts next month

Friday, March 23, 2018

WAINWRIGHT – Construction continues on a new ambulance bay and expanded emergency department (ED) at the Wainwright Health Centre, with the fourth and final phase of work set to begin April 5.... Read more

Improving the quality of surgical care across Alberta

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Albertans are spending less time in hospital after surgery.... Read more

AHS encourages Albertans to catch some ZZZs

Friday, March 16, 2018

Today, Alberta Health Services marks World Sleep Day, an internationally recognized event designed to celebrate the benefits of healthy sleep and draw attention to the burden of sleep disorders.... Read more

Provincewide effort lessens patient impact of ICU delirium

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Frontline staff in intensive care units (ICUs) around the world are today paying special attention to delirium – a common brain dysfunction among the critically ill that can have long-term negative consequences... Read more

New family physician now practising in Tofield

Friday, March 2, 2018

TOFIELD – A new family physician is now available to provide care to Tofield and area residents after opening practice at the Tofield Medical Clinic.... Read more

Researchers study emergency department experiences

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

First Nations partnership key to coming up with ideas for improvement... Read more

There is a new voice at Alberta Health Services

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

AHS launches Alexa skill for Amazon's Echo products... Read more

Alberta Health Services wins three top employer awards

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to garner recognition as one of the best places to work in Canada.... Read more

Alberta Health Services reaches agreement with nurses

Friday, February 16, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has ratified a three-year collective agreement with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA).... Read more

Albertans urged to check naloxone kits

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Albertans in possession of naloxone kits are being asked to check the contents to ensure they contain two or three vials of the life-saving drug.... Read more

AHS celebrates National Non-Smoking Week

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Next week is National Non-Smoking Week, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is partnering with communities throughout Central Zone to raise awareness of the spectrum of tobacco cessation services available through AlbertaQuits.... Read more

New cardiac equipment gets to the heart of the matter

Monday, January 15, 2018

'TEE echo' takes ultrasound images from inside a patient's body... Read more

Faster hip-fracture surgeries a homegrown solution for Central Alberta

Monday, January 15, 2018

Quality Innovation Fund empowers front-line care teams to drive quality improvement across the clinical spectrum... Read more

Order of Canada welcomes four from AHS

Friday, January 12, 2018

Richard Dicerni is among four people within AHS who are new appointments to the Order of Canada.... Read more

Breathing easier after 40 years

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Patients living longer as Edmonton’s Cystic Fibrosis clinic marks milestone anniversary.... Read more

Rehabilitation Services moving to Cobbs Block Central

Friday, January 5, 2018

Residents will soon be able to receive physical and occupational therapy in a new, larger space to help improve their ability to function and carry out everyday activities.... Read more

Tofield Health Centre heliport temporarily closed during roof repairs

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The heliport at Tofield Health Centre will be temporarily closed to allow for planned roof repairs to be safely completed at the facility.... Read more

Renovation of local emergency department progresses

Friday, December 22, 2017

As construction continues on a new ambulance bay and expanded emergency department at the Wainwright Health Centre, the next phase of work is set to begin inside the emergency department itself, which may result in longer than anticipated wait times for some patients.... Read more

New advisory council to focus on seniors, continuing care

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The council includes 15 people from across the province who have personal interactions with continuing care, or are caregivers for clients in continuing care.... Read more

AHS and Olds Grizzlys team up to shut-out influenza

Monday, December 11, 2017

OLDS – Influenza is in Alberta and it's serious. Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Olds Grizzlys care about the health of the community and are partnering to share facts about the importance of immunization.... Read more

Spread joy, not germs: stay healthy this holiday season

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

'Tis the season of celebratory gatherings and – unfortunately – the spread of seasonal illnesses and influenza. To help ensure the holiday season is a happy and healthy one, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding all Albertans to protect their health and get immunized against influenza.... Read more

Partnership responds swiftly to family violence

Monday, November 20, 2017

Red Deer's Domestic Abuse Response Team gives immediate support in times of crisis.... Read more

Online patient feedback portal outage from Nov. 9 to 14

Friday, November 17, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS) online patient feedback portal experienced an outage from November 9 to 14, meaning any feedback submitted during this time was not received.... Read more

Make a pledge for Change Day Alberta

Monday, November 6, 2017

Join the international movement to spark positive change for health... Read more

Alberta Health Services named one of Canada’s Top Employers

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Canada, a strong endorsement of the care provided to Albertans by our staff, physicians and volunteers every day.... Read more

Keep active check eyesight review meds to prevent falls

Monday, November 6, 2017

Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults.... Read more

First weekly data report posted for 2017-18 influenza season

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS) today posted the first weekly data update for the 2017-18 influenza season online.... Read more

New program supports people experiencing family violence

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

RED DEER – Emergency department patients now have access to 24-hour family violence crisis intervention through a partnership between Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (RDRHC) and The Outreach Centre.... Read more

Quicker ticker surgery promotes swift recovery

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Racha Kamal, 27, was offered the opportunity to be the first patient at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute to undergo a minimally invasive procedure to repair a hole in her heart.... Read more

Ken Sheehan Wing unveiled

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Adult Psychiatry wing at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury (CCMHBI) has been renamed the Ken Sheehan Wing.... Read more

AHS influenza immunization program begins Monday - Central Zone

Friday, October 20, 2017

RED DEER – Starting Monday (Oct. 23), Albertans have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza through Alberta’s annual influenza immunization program.... Read more

Support comes in all shapes and sizes

Monday, October 16, 2017

Facility dog provides comfort to EMS staff experiencing psychological stress.... Read more

AHS EMS to use canine comfort to help protect paramedics

Monday, October 16, 2017

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services (AHS EMS) is enlisting some four-legged help to support paramedics experiencing psychological stress.... Read more

Garden cultivates community

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The establishment of a community garden on Montana First Nation has given moms-to-be like Potts-Chief access to fresh produce mere minutes from home.... Read more

Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 1 – 7, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

CENTRAL ZONE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is hosting activities to mark this year's Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 1-7), which focuses on spreading mental health awareness and reducing stigma.... Read more

Helping patients heal with healthy meals

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

When we think of malnutrition we rarely think it applies right here in Canada. But it does.... Read more

Rehabilitation Services moving to new location

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SYLVAN LAKE – Community Rehabilitation Services will be moving to Cobbs Block Central (108 5015 50th Street) in order to make space for Advanced Ambulatory Care Service (AACS) in Sylvan Lake.... Read more

AHS promotes World Suicide Prevention Day

Friday, September 8, 2017

Reaching out and saving lives across Alberta... Read more

Website helps parents manage childhood illness, injury

Thursday, September 7, 2017

CALGARY – With the new school year upon us, Alberta Health Services (AHS) would like to remind parents about an online tool to help them manage common childhood illnesses and injuries that don’t require treatment in an emergency department... Read more

Advisory council to focus on seniors and continuing care

Thursday, September 7, 2017

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is recruiting volunteer members for its new Provincial Advisory Council on Seniors and Continuing Care.... Read more

AHS promotes World Suicide Prevention Day

Friday, September 1, 2017

LLOYDMINSTER – September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day, an internationally recognized event designed to raise awareness and to strengthen commitment and action to prevent suicide. It brings communities and organizations together in efforts to save lives.... Read more

AHS assists with rehabilitation… and graduation

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

High school senior arrives 'so broken,' leaves a graduate... Read more

Overdose Awareness Day

Monday, August 28, 2017

Seven years ago, Graves lost her brother Josh, a skilled arbourist and talented athlete, to an opioid overdose... Read more

Volunteers bring patient, family voices to the front lines

Thursday, August 24, 2017

RED DEER — A dedicated group of volunteers is improving the patient experience at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.... Read more

Larger local heliport opens, improving critical care access

Thursday, August 3, 2017

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE – The new and bigger heliport at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre is now operational.... Read more

AHS program offers support for grieving individuals

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DRAYTON VALLEY — Local residents grieving the death of a loved one can learn coping techniques by attending an Alberta Health Services bereavement program, now accepting registrations.... Read more

Opioid treatment expands across Central Alberta

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Opioid dependency treatment has been expanded to nine communities throughout Central Alberta.... Read more

New local family physician expected to open practice in fall

Thursday, July 27, 2017

TOFIELD – A second full-time physician has been recruited to practise in Tofield following recruitment efforts of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and its partners.... Read more

Opioid dependency advice line boosts care options

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Primary care physicians caring for patients with opioid dependency will soon have access to expert consultation with a specialist over the phone.... Read more

Explore Your Passion for Health in Drayton Valley

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

DRAYTON VALLEY – Local and area residents have an opportunity to learn more about health and wellness when Alberta Health Services (AHS) hosts Preschool Immunization Days July 27 and August 22 at the Drayton Valley Community Health Centre.... Read more

Renewed commitment bridges cultures

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mamowohkamatowin: a Cree word meaning 'helping one another' set the tone for an event held at the Two Hills Health Centre on June 28.... Read more

Restorative care gets patients home faster

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Josie Erickson's enthusiasm and zest for life is infectious she leads an active and independent life — something an unexpected fall and broken hip threatened to take away.... Read more

Canada 150

In honour of this major milestone, please join AHS in taking a virtual walk through the history of health care in Alberta.... Read more

Sodium bicarbonate drug shortage update

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dr. Francois Belanger, Vice President, Quality and Chief Medical Officer, provided the following update today regarding the global drug shortage of sodium bicarbonate, which is commonly used in life-threatening situations including surgery when the blood becomes too acidic.... Read more

Taking a stand against falling

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Falls pose one of the greatest risks of injury to our patients.... Read more

Sodium bicarbonate drug shortage mitigation

Saturday, June 17, 2017

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is taking steps to minimize patient impacts from a shortage of the drug sodium bicarbonate.... Read more

Inpatient admissions and emergency service at Tofield Health Centre to resume

Friday, June 9, 2017

Full services resume June 9th at 8 a.m. ... Read more

Reduce the risk of falls from windows and balconies

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

EDMONTON – It’s Child Safety Week and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans of the potential hazards that open windows and balcony doors can pose to children.... Read more

Tofield - lack of 24-7 physician service prompts temporary reduction of inpatient and emergency services

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lack of 24-7 physician service prompts temporary reduction of inpatient and emergency service at Tofield Health Centre. Full services will resume June 16th.... Read more

Albertans urged to be safe as possible on ATVs this summer

Monday, June 5, 2017

It’s Child Safety Week and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding all Albertans to make all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety a priority this week and every week. ... Read more

New car and booster seat safety guidelines protect Alberta kids

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

As a busy mom of two kids Susan Duff does a lot of driving — and that's a lot of time with kids in car seats, too.... Read more

Simple precautions can reduce risk of hantavirus

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to take simple steps to protect themselves from hantavirus.... Read more

AHS doctor honoured for role in developing MAID process

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

EDMONTON – The Alberta Health Services (AHS) physician who led the development of Alberta’s framework for medical assistance in dying will receive one of the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA’s) highest honours.... Read more

AHS celebrates World No Tobacco Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

RED DEER – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is raising awareness about World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), observed annually on May 31.... Read more

Albertans encouraged to continue proper cooking of oysters following outbreak conclusion

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

On May 11, the Public Health Agency of Canada declared the outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to consumption of raw oysters from B.C., over.... Read more

A gift and a passion for physiotherapy

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

His unwavering desire to help others — and to dodge a lot of math — first propelled Nurudeen Amusat on his excellent journey towards a healthcare career.... Read more

Bear Claw Woman steps into a new life

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The moment Nicole Madsen stepped barefoot onto a buffalo rug as a blanket was removed from her shoulders her journey of spiritual rebirth as Bear Claw Woman began.... Read more

Central Albertans invited to learn about dementia and supports at Apple Talks event

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

RED DEER—Central Albertans and their families can learn about dementia and how Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Alzheimer Society can support them, during a free Apple Talks presentation, May 24.... Read more

New initiative to benefit patients with complex needs

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Improving care for patients with complex health needs is the premise behind a unique new initiative called Patients Collaborating with Teams.... Read more

Mental Health Week, May 1 – 7, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

CENTRAL ZONE – During Mental Health Awareness Week May 1-7, Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites you to boost your mental health and enjoy activities that you and your family can do together.  ... Read more

AHS marks National Organ, Tissue Donor Awareness Week

Monday, April 24, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is honouring organ and tissue donors and their families who have given the gift of life and improved health of Albertans in need of a transplant. ... Read more

AHS offers mealtime assistance training for volunteers

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017... Read more

Research changes how patients eat and heal after surgery

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

If you have had surgery you know your operation can feel like a sprint and your recovery can feel like a marathon. A growing body of research shows that good nutrition can get you across the finish line faster.... Read more

Renovation of local emergency department set to begin

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WAINWRIGHT — Construction of a new ambulance bay and expanded emergency department at the Wainwright Health Centre will begin next week and is expected to be complete in late 2018.... Read more

Two new obstetrical operating rooms for Red Deer

Monday, April 3, 2017

Central Alberta families will benefit from quicker access to obstetrical procedures with the opening of two new obstetrical operating rooms.... Read more

One Year Later

In the midst of an unprecedented disaster last May in Fort McMurray, Alberta Health Services staff, patients, friends and family members exhibited tremendous bravery and determination.... Read more

Residents Invited to Meet New Hospital Auxiliary

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LACOMBE – Residents are invited to an open house to meet the new Auxiliary to the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre and learn more about their work.... Read more

New CT scanner to improve diagnostic imaging at Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Powerful diagnostic tool to provide 1,000 scans per year, reduce travel for patients... Read more

Albertans urged to properly cook oysters to reduce ongoing risk of gastrointestinal illness

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS), together with provincial and federal partners, continue to investigate cases of illnesses linked to consumption of raw oysters from British Columbia (B.C.). ... Read more

Alberta stroke care among fastest in world

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Time from onset of stroke to treatment, or door-to-needle time, halved to 36 minutes by AHS strategy.... Read more

Alberta's stroke teams slash time to diagnose, treat patients

Monday, March 6, 2017

Provincewide improvement initiative reduces average 'door-to-needle' time by half.... Read more

Improving emergency stroke care

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Red Deer mom Shelley Castor was having a stressful day. The family cars were in the repair shop, she had errands to run and the ATM in the bank lobby didn’t work.... Read more

White Rose blooms with kindness for the dying

Friday, February 17, 2017

Red Deer intensive-care team adopts new program to support patients and families during end-of-life care.... Read more

AHS program offers support for grieving individuals

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DRAYTON VALLEY — Local residents grieving the death of a loved one can learn coping techniques by attending an Alberta Health Services (AHS) bereavement program, now accepting registrations.... Read more

Alberta cancer incidence, mortality rates trend downwards

Friday, February 3, 2017

CALGARY – The rate at which Albertans are dying from cancer continues to decrease, according to newly released data from Alberta Health Services (AHS).... Read more

Woodworking creates solid connections

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Carpentry camaraderie and a cup of coffee they are all part of a special program for the men who reside in Long Term Care at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre.... Read more

More than $390,000 invested in local healthcare

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Upgrades improve infrastructure at the Daysland Health Centre.... Read more

AHS EMS Dispatch receives international accreditation

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Dispatch system has been recognized by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatchas an Accredited Centre of Excellence.... Read more

Albertans reminded to cook shellfish to reduce risk of illness

Friday, January 20, 2017

EDMONTON – Ten cases of gastrointestinal illness potentially linked to consumption of raw oysters are under investigation in the Edmonton Zone, prompting Alberta Health Services (AHS) to remind all Albertans of the risk of illness associated with consumption of raw shellfish.... Read more

Public invited to participate in online healthcare discussions - Central

Monday, December 19, 2016

RED DEER – Alberta Health Services (AHS), in partnership with Alberta Health, is initiating conversations across Central and Calgary Zones to look at the delivery of health services in 2031 and beyond.... Read more

AHS offers mealtime assistance training for volunteers

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DRAYTON VALLEY – Area residents interested in making a difference for patients in their community are encouraged to consider volunteering for the Mealtime Assistance Program at the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre or Breton Health Centre.... Read more

AHS promotes National Addictions Awareness Week - Central Zone

Thursday, November 10, 2016

RED DEER – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is helping Albertans prevent addiction and substance abuse by assisting them in reducing their risk factors and promoting protective factors.... Read more

Central Zone pertussis program expanded

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pregnant women in third trimester offered pertussis vaccine through appointment.... Read more

Alberta Health Services recognized for Wood Buffalo wildfire response

Monday, October 31, 2016

Each and every member of Alberta Health Services (AHS) involved in the incredible response to the Fort McMurray wildfire was recognized and thanked today at a special ceremony at the Alberta Legislature.... Read more

Influenza immunization program begins Monday

Friday, October 21, 2016

Starting Monday (October 24), Albertans will have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza through Alberta's annual influenza immunization program.... Read more

AHS recruits four new members to Yellowhead East HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has appointed four volunteer members to its Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council, which provides input into health care services in the area and across the province.... Read more

AHS recruits nine new members to David Thompson HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has appointed nine volunteer members to its David Thompson Health Advisory Council, which provides input into health care services in central Alberta and across the province.... Read more

Keeping seniors on track for superior health

Friday, September 30, 2016

New study employs free preventive meds, education to help seniors better follow their treatment plans.... Read more

Provincewide study looks at ways to keep seniors healthier

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Researchers weigh impacts of personalized education and covering costs of medications.... Read more

AHS program offers palliative care volunteer training

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

RED DEER – Area residents interested in making a difference for patients and their families in their community are encouraged to consider a volunteer training opportunity with Alberta Health Services (AHS) in palliative care.... Read more

Inappropriate access investigation prompts patient notification

Monday, September 26, 2016

EDMONTON – Following the conclusion of a privacy investigation, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying 1,309 Albertans that their health information was inappropriately accessed by a former AHS employee. An additional 11,539 individuals will also be notified that their demographic information wa... Read more

AHS launches Academy for Tobacco Prevention

Thursday, September 22, 2016

New interactive resource another tool to help prevent tobacco use among.... Read more

Screen Test celebrates 25 years of early cancer detection

Monday, September 19, 2016

CALGARY – Screen Test is celebrating 25 years of mobile mammography services across Alberta, which has detected thousands of cancers early and saved lives.... Read more

Website helps parents manage common childhood illnesses and injuries

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A new website is now online that will help parents manage common childhood illnesses and injuries which don’t require treatment in an emergency department.... Read more

Putting a positive face on stressful situation

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Volunteer makes wait times more comfortable for patients and their families.... Read more

AHS youth volunteer program launches this fall, Galahad

Thursday, September 1, 2016

GALAHAD – Local teens between the ages of 14 and 17 who are interested in making a difference for patients and their families are encouraged to consider volunteering at the Two Hills Health Centre as part of the new VolunTeen Program.... Read more

AHS youth volunteer program launches this fall, Two Hills

Thursday, September 1, 2016

TWO HILLS – Local teens between the ages of 14 and 17 who are interested in making a difference for patients and their families are encouraged to consider volunteering at the Two Hills Health Centre as part of the new VolunTeen Program.... Read more

Explore Your Passion for Health in Lacombe

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

LACOMBE – Local and area residents have an opportunity to learn more about health and wellness when Alberta Health Services (AHS) visits the 2016 Active Living Fair on Wednesday, September 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 – 50 Ave.... Read more

Explore Your Passion for Health in Three Hills

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Connect with health educators at Three Hills Community Discovery Night.... Read more

AHS, Rocky Mountain House reach agreement on water tower demolition

Monday, August 22, 2016

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE – Alberta Health Services and the Town of Rocky Mountain House agreed to demolish the town's water tower so that the upgraded heliport can begin operation.... Read more

Explore Your Passion for Health in Wetaskiwin

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Connect with health educators and become a healthier you!... Read more

Learning first aid for the mind

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Alberta Health Services volunteers lining up to get Mental Health First Aid certification.... Read more

Disability turns into ability

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Michael Burrows overcame a stutter to find he wanted to help others.... Read more

A place of pride

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Camrose welcomes LGBTQ alliance group with rainbow colours... Read more

Explore Your Passion for Health at Augustana

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Connect with health educators at the Augustana Wellness Fair.... Read more

More than $250,000 invested in local health care

Monday, August 15, 2016

Upgrades improve infrastructure at the Three Hills Health Centre.... Read more

More than $810,000 invested in local health care

Monday, August 15, 2016

Upgrades improve infrastructure at the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre.... Read more

Free Infant Nutrition classes offered in Red Deer

Thursday, August 4, 2016

RED DEER – Parents who have questions about feeding their growing baby have access to a free infant nutrition class offered by Alberta Health Services.... Read more

Go-forward plan at Sundre Hospital maintains LTC beds, opens restorative beds

Thursday, July 7, 2016

SUNDRE — Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Sundre Hospital Futures Committee are jointly moving forward on a plan for the hospital that will see long term care beds remain at the site.... Read more

Albertans reminded to protect themselves from West Nile virus infection

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to take precautions necessary to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection.... Read more

Emergency services resume at Hardisty Health Centre

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

HARDISTY – The emergency department (ED) at the Hardisty Hospital and Care Centre will return to 24-hour, seven-day-a-week operation beginning at 8 a.m. on July 4.... Read more

Heat safety: simple tips to keep in mind this summer

Monday, June 20, 2016

It’s the first day of summer and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to keep heat safety in mind all season long. Though most individuals can manage moderate summer weather without symptoms, even healthy Albertans need to be vigilant about heat safety when temperatures rise. To help... Read more

New MRI coming to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

Thursday, June 16, 2016

RED DEER — A state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit is coming to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (RDRHC) to ensure local residents can access consistent, high-quality diagnostic imaging services for years to come.... Read more

Board names Dr. Verna Yiu as AHS President and CEO

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Alberta Health Services Board has named Dr. Verna Yiu the organization’s new President and CEO, effective June 3.... Read more

More than $200,000 invested in Ponoka Centennial Centre

Monday, May 30, 2016

PONOKA — More than $200,000 has been invested in roof repairs at the Ponoka Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury.... Read more

Watching over the water

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Public health inspector Kevin Jeroncic makes a splash for public health.... Read more

Explore your passion for health in Red Deer

Friday, May 20, 2016

RED DEER – Local and area residents have an opportunity to learn more about health and wellness when Alberta Health Services (AHS) visits the Central Alberta Children’s Festival, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and June 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Rotary Recreation Park in Red Deer.... Read more

New website helps Albertans say thanks for care received

Friday, May 20, 2016

CALGARY – A new website launched today by Alberta Health Services (AHS) responds to ongoing requests from patients, families and clients for a way to send messages of thanks directly to health care workers who made a difference in their lives.... Read more

Here's your chance to be heard

Friday, May 13, 2016

AHS now recruiting for advisory council volunteers to share information, gather public viewpoints.... Read more

Free workshop can help parents make mealtimes easier

Friday, May 13, 2016

Goodbye Mealtime Struggles offers tips, support in dealing with young picky eaters.... Read more

Immunization: Be Aware; Get Protected

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The week of April 25, 2016 isn’t only the last week of the month: it’s also Immunization Awareness Week, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is encouraging parents to learn more about arming their children against disease by visiting immunizealberta.ca.... Read more

AHS Health Advisory Councils recruiting new members

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CALGARY - Alberta Health Services (AHS) is now recruiting volunteer members for each of its 12 Health Advisory Councils across the province.... Read more

Explore your passion for health in Rocky Mountain House

Monday, April 25, 2016

Connect with health educators at the 11th Annual Community Safety Day.... Read more

New CT scanner offers detailed look inside the body

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Aging equipment replaced with state-of-the-art diagnostic tool.... Read more

Putting lives back on track

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

To see Janet Schlinker out and about today, you’d never guess that just last year there was doubt that the Drumheller woman would ever walk again.... Read more

Event showcases continuing care services and supports

Monday, April 18, 2016

Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health are hosting public expositions in Calgary and Edmonton to educate Albertans on the continuing care system.... Read more

AHS celebrates National Volunteer Week (April 10-16)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

RED DEER — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is celebrating volunteers across the Central Zone next week for the vital role they play in support of patients, residents, families and staff.... Read more

Having a ball

Monday, March 28, 2016

Local hockey club scores fans by taking the game to residents.... Read more

Every drop counts

Monday, March 28, 2016

Moms and babies benefit as Red Deer breast milk donation site opens.... Read more

Bringing camaraderie to the table

Monday, March 28, 2016

More than just food.... Read more

AHS invites public to provide input on Sundre Hospital

Thursday, March 24, 2016

SUNDRE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) will be collaborating with local community leaders, physicians and the public to explore options for using a soon to be vacated space at the Sundre Hospital and Care Centre.... Read more

Lloydminster Emergency Medical Services care enhanced

Friday, March 4, 2016

Local and area residents now have access to advanced life support care.... Read more

Temporary closure Red Deer Regional Hospital operating rooms

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Temporary closure Red Deer Regional Hospital operating rooms, but emergency surgeries proceeding despite flooding.... Read more

Free workshop can help parents make mealtimes easier

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Goodbye Mealtime Struggles offers tips, support in dealing with young picky eaters.... Read more

New breast milk drop site opens in Red Deer

Monday, February 8, 2016

RED DEER – Alberta Health Services (AHS) and NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank are excited to announce the opening of NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank Red Deer Milk Drop.... Read more

Study shows almost half of cancers are preventable

Thursday, February 4, 2016

About 45 per cent of cancer cases in Alberta are linked to a handful of modifiable factors, according to new statistics from Alberta Health Services (AHS).... Read more

Pertussis outbreak declared over in Central, North zones

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

RED DEER – Pertussis outbreaks in the Central and North zones of Alberta Health Services (AHS) have been declared over, effective immediately.... Read more

AHS expands access to take-home naloxone kits

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

29 walk-in clinics now able to prescribe drug, offer training to fentanyl users... Read more

Temporary change to ED hours at Hardisty Health Centre

Monday, January 25, 2016

HARDISTY – Due to a lack of physician coverage, the emergency department (ED) at the Hardisty Health Centre will be temporarily reducing its hours of operation next month.... Read more

Estimated ED wait times in Red Deer now online

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Central Albertans have another tool to help access care.... Read more

Flu Champ takes a shot for good health

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

For Alexis Skeels, getting her annual flu shot is a no-brainer: 'You could say I saw the big picture; I had to stay healthy to help others.'... Read more

Rebel with a cause

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

To look at 6-ft 3-in hockey player Austin Shmoorkoff today, you’d never know he started life at barely 5lb. and premature.... Read more

Weighty issues given support

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bariatric peer support group helps people improve their health and change their lives.... Read more

AHS celebrates National Non-Smoking Week, Central Zone

Friday, January 15, 2016

RED DEER— Next week is National Non-Smoking Week, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is partnering with communities throughout Central Zone to raise awareness amongst Albertans about the dangers of tobacco and tobacco-like products.... Read more

Influenza data prompts immunization reminder

Thursday, January 14, 2016

EDMONTON – Following confirmation of five deaths in individuals with influenza and a significant week-over-week increase in reported hospitalizations, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Health (AH) are reminding all Albertans who have not yet been immunized against influenza to get immunized ... Read more

Confirmed hepatitis A case prompts public alert in Wetaskiwin

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

RED DEER – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an individual who volunteered at the Wetaskiwin Mission Church Christmas dinner while infectious.... Read more

New EMS resources to improve care in Central Zone

Thursday, January 7, 2016

RED DEER – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is adding new resources in the Central Zone to help free up ambulances to respond to emergencies.... Read more

Good tidings they bring

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Youth volunteers fill hospital halls with the sounds of the season.... Read more

Spread joy, not germs: stay healthy this holiday season

Thursday, December 10, 2015

'Tis the season of celebratory gatherings, and – unfortunately - the spread of seasonal illnesses and influenza.... Read more

Dr. Verna Yiu appointed interim President and CEO

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Linda Hughes, Chair of the Alberta Health Services Board, announced today the appointment of Dr. Verna Yiu as the interim President and CEO of Alberta Health Services (AHS). The appointment is effective January 11, 2016.... Read more

Stroke patient grateful for 'miracle' of research

Thursday, December 3, 2015

AHS strategy integrates research, innovation in health system... Read more

New parkade now open at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

Monday, November 9, 2015

Structure provides additional parking stalls, options for public and staff alike... Read more

Most x-cellent

Monday, November 16, 2015

Patients take starring role with mobile X-ray unit... Read more

Truce at the table

Monday, November 16, 2015

Program helps parents take the mayhem out of meals.... Read more

The message is clear protect yourself and others

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A speech-language pathologist who is fluent in flu prevention.... Read more

More than $950,000 invested in local health care

Monday, November 2, 2015

CASTOR — More than $950,000 has been invested at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital to repair its roof.... Read more

More than $145,000 invested in local health care

Friday, October 9, 2015

KILLAM — More than $145,000 has been invested at the Killam Health Care Centre to replace medical oxygen and vacuum systems.... Read more

Alberta’s influenza immunization program begins Oct. 20

Monday, October 19, 2015

RED DEER – Starting tomorrow (Oct. 20), Albertans will have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza with the launch of Alberta’s annual influenza immunization program.... Read more

Seniors living options expanded in Lloydminster

Thursday, October 8, 2015

LLOYDMINSTER — A new 60-bed continuing care facility, opening today, will help meet the growing and changing needs for local seniors care.... Read more

AHS expands program that aims to prevent self-harm

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

RED DEER — An Alberta Health Services (AHS) program designed to help communities prevent self-harm and suicide among youth and young adults is expanding to three new communities, including Red Deer.... Read more

More than $241,000 invested in local health care

Monday, September 14, 2015

GALAHAD — More than $241,000 in repairs and upgrades have been completed in the last year at the Galahad Care Centre to improve services at the local Alberta Health Services (AHS) facility.... Read more

Pleasing picture

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Art cart draws praise from patients.... Read more

Baby food’s on the menu

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Classes offer tips and information for parents.... Read more

Road to recovery

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Recovery's hard work - and play.... Read more

More than $169,000 invested in local health care

Monday, August 31, 2015

THREE HILLS — More than $169,000 in repairs and upgrades have been completed in the last year at the Three Hills Health Centre to improve services at the local Alberta Health Services (AHS) facility.... Read more

Upgrades advance Stettler care

Monday, August 24, 2015

Highlights include endoscopy, laparoscopy equipment and OR lighting.... Read more

More than $1.2 million invested in local health care

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Upgrades and repairs improve service at Two Hills Health Centre.... Read more

Three Hills Health Centre welcomes portable X-ray unit

Monday, August 17, 2015

New machine allows images to be taken at bedside in critical situations.... Read more

Hospital parkade construction nearing completion

Monday, July 27, 2015

RED DEER – As construction on the new parkade at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre continues to move towards completion, road work is set to begin around the hospital’s main entrance.... Read more

Because You Cared: Former paramedic ‘forever grateful’ for nurse’s care

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Surprise ‘thank you’ a career highlight for 29-year health professional... Read more

MRI move boosts access, trims wait times in Lloydminster

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

LLOYDMINSTER — Regional residents will benefit from increased access and reduced wait times for routine MRI service with the relocation of mobile MRI unit services at Lloydminster Hospital to a permanent service Lloydminster Medical Imaging clinic.... Read more

Free drop-in sessions provide child literacy and development support

Sunday, June 22, 2014

DRUMHELLER — Parents and children alike can discover the joys of multidisciplinary play at while learning ways to incorporate both activities at home through a community program with Alberta Health Services (AHS).... Read more

Final stage of precast concrete delivery to begin this month on new hospital parkade

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Temporary disruptions for vehicle and pedestrian traffic accessing the site.... Read more

Volunteens set course for future

Friday, June 5, 2015

Program offers scholarships to students.... Read more

Smooth Operation

Friday, June 5, 2015

Surgical capacity continues to grow.... Read more

Night moves

Friday, June 5, 2015

Service hours expand for dialysis in Wetaskiwin.... Read more

Making strides to help buy patient lifts

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lynn Steeves stepped up and met the challenge of a five-km run on Rimbey’s Run Around The Zone event on Mother’s Day, which helped to raise funds to buy 49 overhead patient lifts for Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre.... Read more

AHS recommends testing of private well water in Kneehill County

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

RED DEER– Recent water testing results have shown that water from some private wells in Kneehill County contains higher than recommended levels of naturally occurring selenium and uranium.... Read more

New group support for new mothers coming soon

Friday, May 8, 2015

Public Health nurses to facilitate drop-in group on Fridays beginning May 22 in Wetaskiwin... Read more

Evening dialysis now offered at Wetaskiwin Hospital

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Service expansion enables more patients to access treatment locally.... Read more

Seniors put mettle to the pedals

Friday, April 24, 2015

MOTOmed bike promotes strength, mobility at Vermilion Continuing Care Centre.... Read more

Hospital diners get star service

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Words of encouragement from local elementary school students.... Read more

A place for healing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Aboriginal Cultural Room provides patients and families with a place for prayer and traditional ceremonies.... Read more

Coffee and a chat

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Group offers a place for aphasia patients to practice their conversational skills.... Read more

Construction progresses on new hospital parkade

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Increased truck traffic may cause slight delays accessing the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (RDRHC).... Read more

AHS staff in Edmonton, Camrose collaborate for kids

Friday, March 6, 2015

EDMONTON / CAMROSE — Having easy access to the best of care for his two special- needs daughters means the world to Dustin Manchester.... Read more

Two-city teamwork helps kids with developmental disabilities

Monday, March 2, 2015

Win-win for Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Camrose Pediatric Specialty Clinic.... Read more

Surgical capacity continues to expand in Innisfail

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Innisfail Health Centre now offers plastic, retinal surgical services.... Read more

Sunrise Encore opens, offering additional living options

Monday, February 9, 2015

OLDS — More local seniors are now able to get the round-the-clock care and support they need in their community.... Read more

Aboriginal Cultural Room opens today at local hospital

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Patients now have a dedicated space for prayer, traditional ceremonies.... Read more

Supporting students at Journeys

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Recognized for helping students transition back to regular school programs.... Read more

Linking generations in Lacombe

Friday, January 16, 2015

Intergenerational Program brings young families together with seniors.... Read more