New projects aim to ease transitions in care

Friday, July 19, 2019

CIHR funding supports three Alberta research teams... Read more

RAH Women’s Auxiliary celebrates 120 years

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Under sunny skies, the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s (RAH) Women’s Auxiliary celebrated its 120th anniversary in late June with a rooftop garden party at the Ted and Lois Hole Healing Garden.... 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

Gift boosts support for child and youth mental health

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

$5M given to Mental Health Foundation for integrated youth hubs across Alberta... Read more

AHS pediatric dietitians hone checkup skills

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Workshops offer nutrition-focused physical exams to treat malnutrition... Read more

Hats off as Glenrose high school grads achieve milestone

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hospital School Campus students look forward to a future of possibilities... Read more

Firefly brings state-of-art care for gynecological cancers

Monday, June 24, 2019

Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society funds enhancement to da Vinci robot... Read more

Research study changes life of migraine sufferer

Monday, June 24, 2019

AHS supported studies advancing patient care... Read more

Newborn screening now tests for sickle cell disease

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

All babies in the province are now eligible for routine testing for sickle cell disease following an expansion to Alberta's Newborn Metabolic Screening program... 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

Making hospitals a pain-free zone

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Initiative gives kids and families the tools to lessen pain during procedures... Read more

Latest in PET/CT scan tech coming to Royal Alex

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation gifts $1M to Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation to support new scanner... Read more

Edmonton service streamlines addiction, mental health care

Monday, June 17, 2019

Access 24/7 centralizes services for adults navigating complex system... Read more

Access made easier to addiction, mental health services

Monday, June 17, 2019

Patients and families with adult addiction and mental health concerns in the Edmonton area can now access services through a single point of contact... Read more

Like father, like daughter

Friday, June 14, 2019

Medicine a family bond and inspiration for doctors Shaun and Jocelynn Gray... Read more

AHS notifying individuals of potential diphtheria exposure

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Following one confirmed case of diphtheria and three identified carriers of the bacteria at an Edmonton area elementary school... Read more

Firefly lighting up treatment of gynecological cancers

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Women now have access to an enhanced treatment for certain gynecological cancers with a new state-of-the-art attachment to the da Vinci surgical robot... Read more

Raise awareness to prevent childhood injuries

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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

Volunteers needed to lead chronic disease sessions

Friday, May 31, 2019

looking for volunteers to facilitate Better Choices Better Health... Read more

Stollery team rallies for Teddy Bear Fun Run

Friday, May 31, 2019

Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation salutes staff for their dedication to kids... Read more

Longtime employee shows heartfelt commitment to Glenrose

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

For more than 25 years, Mo Mnoholitny has backed Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation... Read more

Vivian Garden as inspiring as its namesake

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Royal Alex dedicates green space to honour longtime employee and volunteer... Read more

Immunize to prevent cervical cancer

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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

Green thumb grows beauty for the Royal Alex

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Garden guru Colleen Bowers creates spaces of comfort and tranquility... 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

Stollery unveils redeveloped pediatric ICU

Friday, May 17, 2019

Families of critically ill children will soon have more privacy and comfort with the opening of a redeveloped pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.... 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

Technology brings moms closer to ill newborns

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

When medical issues separate mothers from their newborns, technology is helping to bridge the emotional gap at the Misericordia Community Hospital through its award-winning NowICU program.... Read more

Cardiologist follows in mom footsteps at Royal Alex

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Dr. Randy Williams draws inspiration daily from nurse's example... Read more

Stollery employee wins big while helping others

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Patricia Capito pockets grand prize in WinWin50.... Read more

Goose, goose ... and six more on the way

Monday, April 29, 2019

EDMONTON — An exceptional family is causing quite the flap at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH).... Read more

Brotherly love a life-saver

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Living kidney donor program brought siblings closer across provinces.... Read more

Pairing up can be a lifesaver

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Kidney Paired Donation program lets couple give, and receive, the gift of life... Read more

Breaking down barriers to care

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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

AHS Women of Vision celebrated

Monday, April 15, 2019

Cardiac surgeon, paramedic, and diversity champ honoured by Global TV... Read more

To Quito with love

Monday, April 15, 2019

Surgeon Marc Moreau and his wife Barb lead medical mission to Ecuador... Read more

Keep a healthy smile for life

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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

AHS a double winner at national healthcare awards

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Physician inclusion efforts earn kudos... Read more

Never skip a colonoscopy

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Keeping that appointment can be a lifesaver in fight against cancer... Read more

Dietitians Day celebrates our nutrition gurus

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

AHS reaches three-year agreement with Alberta midwives

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

AHS and AAM reached a three year agreement to increase access to midwifery services for Albertans... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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

Rutherford celebrates 10 years of service

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Southwest Edmonton health centre fosters healthy communities... Read more

AHS among partners advancing health research, services

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Members of military, veterans, public safety personnel to benefit... 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

Centre for child and adolescent mental health set for Edmonton

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation commits $26M toward new facility.... 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

AHS earns recognition for transformation of supply chain

Monday, February 11, 2019

Alberta Health Services has one of the top health supply chain management programs in the world.... Read more

Zen Den deflates EMS stress

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Station creates a tranquil space to combat anxiety of distressing calls... 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

Connect Care kickoff energizes first wave

Friday, January 25, 2019

Edmonton zone sites ramp up their readiness for November launch... Read more

Lending a helping paw

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Furry friends in Sturgeon pet therapy program lift spirits for all... 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

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

We must nurture the soul as we heal the body

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Reflection and Renewal Centre at Glenrose brings spirituality into the healthcare journey... Read more

Building bridges for children health

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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

Mealtime companions prevent malnutrition

Monday, January 7, 2019

Volunteers at University of Alberta Hospital bring friendship and a helping hand for patients... Read more

Gamma Knife puts end to years of headaches

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

'I haven't had a migraine since... it's nothing short of a miracle'... Read more

Alberta Hospital Edmonton marks World Mental Health Day

Friday, December 21, 2018

Speakers highlight care of troubled youth Ambition 2023 improvements... Read more

Grade 5 students craft cards to spread holiday cheer

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Dialysis patients at Royal Alex enjoy visit by McLeod Elementary kids... Read more

Vintage blueprints stir fond memories

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

University of Alberta Hospital decks the halls with time capsule treasure... 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

Misha the therapy dog leaves precious memories at Royal Alex

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sweet hound set to retire after happy years of helping staff and patients... Read more

Glenrose eases access for patients

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hospital team embraces fresh strategies to improve flow and transparency... Read more

AHS accepting toys as payment for parking tickets

Monday, December 10, 2018

Edmonton Toys for Tickets campaign runs until December 21.... Read more

Eskimos ring the bell to honour Cross Cancer Institute

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Footballers raise over $20,000 to show the love for Alberta Cancer Foundation.... 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

Survivor pays it forward after cardiac arrest

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dragomir Vujnovic sponsors fundraiser, thanks good Samaritans who performed CPR.... Read more

UAH neurosurgery program boosted by Gamma Knife

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hundreds of patients benefiting from scalpel-free brain surgery in Edmonton.... Read more

The Art of Healing

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Royal Alex patient shares his artistic gifts to promote healing and heritage... 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

Bin there done that

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Glenrose staff BigSteelBox team up to gather warm winter clothing for Edmonton needy... Read more

Country band pulls strings for Alberta Cancer Foundation

Monday, November 26, 2018

Caring comes naturally to many healthcare providers... 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

Central drug production facility confirmed for Edmonton

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Land has been obtained in northwest Edmonton for the construction of a new central drug production facility... Read more

Mom and daughter GLAD to get moving

Monday, November 19, 2018

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

AHS reaches agreement with Alberta Union of Provincial Employees General Support Services

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alberta Health Services ratified three-year agreement with Alberta Union of Provincial Employees General Support Services.... Read more

Mechanical heart health gets a boost

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ventricular Assist Device education day for patients and family... 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

National Philanthropy Day celebrates healthcare giving

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Foundations recognize individuals and groups whose generosity makes a positive difference... 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

Books for newborns build maternal bonds

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Welcome Baby promotes language and literacy for babies in neonatal intensive care... Read more

Gastrointestinal illness circulating in Edmonton Zone

Friday, November 9, 2018

Residents reminded to take precautions to reduce spread of illness.... Read more

Brunch is on us folks

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Pharmacy team steps up to serve families Meals that Mend at Ronald McDonald House... Read more

New $24M neuro ICU to boost brain care at U of A Hospital

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Government of Alberta and University Hospital Foundation pledge $12M each... Read more

Kidney One on One program makes connections

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Newcomers befriend patients to navigate world of kidney care transplant... Read more

WestView keeps an eye on care

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New slit lamp aids precision placement of replacement lens... Read more

Philanthropists donate $10M to urology research, care

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

AHS renames health facility the Dianne and Irving Kipnes Urology Centre.... 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

Access 24/7 to simplify process of getting help

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Royal Alex one door system to offer round-the-clock addiction and mental health services... Read more

Hope for people with dementia and their caregivers

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Apple Talks offer support and advice for people dealing with Alzheimer and dementia diagnoses... Read more

New hemophilia treatment lets young Jace play

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Drug therapy at Stollery reduces risk of prolonged bleeds... 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

Hospice a home away from home

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rivercrest Care Centre new beds means Fort Sask families can stay close... 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

Product adds protection for some prostate cancer patients

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Injectable gel creates buffer space for nearby healthy tissues during radiation therapy... Read more

Cystic Fibrosis Canada honours Stollery nurse

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Amanda Jober inspires compassion love and support for children in her care... Read more

Brave kids boost research at Stollery

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Pediatric Clinical Investigations Unit creates friendly relaxed setting for families to take part... Read more

Donor gift keeps on giving to advance research

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Seven recipients share nearly $700 000 in newly established Kaye Fund Competition... Read more

New water quality test wins top marks for triathlon

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Environmental Public Health pilots faster method to ensure safety... Read more

Public invited to learn about breast cancer options

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

EDMONTON – Local residents with questions about breast cancer and available options are invited to attend a free Alberta Health Services information session.... Read more

For a person to recover you have to keep them alive

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Moms Stop the Harm sponsors free symposium on supporting families affected by opioid crisis... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Friday, September 21, 2018

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council (HAC) on September 27... 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

Light Up Your Life Society creates a place in the sun

Thursday, September 20, 2018

WestView hospice and long-term garden brings beauty comfort and tranquility to residents and families... Read more

Early literacy program expanding to the Stollery NICU

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

EDMONTON — The Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) are partnering to give neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) families resources to help with their baby’s early brain development.... Read more

Albertans invited to learn about dementia, supports - Edmonton

Monday, September 17, 2018

EDMONTON — 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 Talk-Health Link discussion later this month.... Read more

Stollery Women Network gives comfort to families

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Over 600 volunteers participate in Giving Comfort Campaign... Read more

Video welcomes parents to neonatal intensive care

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Stollery Children Hospital gives families knowledge comfort and support... Read more

Emergency Department at Misericordia Community Hospital now fully repaired following water leak

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

EDMONTON — The Emergency Department at the Misericordia Community Hospital is fully repaired and all services have returned to their regular operations.... Read more

Going paperless a worthy goal

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Award-winning project recognized for moving AHS closer to 'one patient, one record' across province... Read more

Royal Alex celebrates Indigenous health

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Open House showcases AHS' integration of culture and healthcare... Read more

Energize your commute

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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

Emergency care to reopen at Misericordia Community Hospital on Friday morning (August 24) - Updated August 23

Thursday, August 23, 2018

EDMONTON — Emergency services will reopen at the Misericordia Community Hospital at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, August 24 - updated.... 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

Soldier journey inspires Walk at this year Fringe

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Glenrose helps local playwright bring authenticity to story of rehabilitation and a family’s emotional rebirth... Read more

Hearts in right place at special summer camp

Monday, August 13, 2018

For many, camping is a summer tradition — and now cardiac patients ages 8 to 14 have a weekend summer camp of their own located at Wabamun Lake where the counsellors are all physicians, nurses or therapists from the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton.... Read more

Butti honoured for 40 years of service to healthcare

Friday, August 3, 2018

Olivia Butti has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to support healthcare in Edmonton.... 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

Royal Alex immunization service marks first anniversary

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ARCH and CDC teams celebrate successful collaboration... Read more

Cross Cancer Institute celebrates 50 years

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cross Cancer Institute has proven itself a leader cancer research, prevention, treatment and care initiatives since opening its doors in 1968.... Read more

Albertans reminded to protect themselves from West Nile virus infection

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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

Be Spa Safe

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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

Inaugural recipients of Kaye Fund Competition announced

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

EDMONTON – Seven recipients are receiving a total of $700,000 to support research projects and quality improvement initiatives at the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, as the University Hospital Foundation and Alberta Health Services today announce the successful applicants awarded funding from the first Kaye F... Read more

Jars of gratitude

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Royal Alex ICU team jots down their reasons for joy... Read more

Taking the sting out of needles

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Kids put at ease as WestView creates Positive Immunization Experience as a model for all of Edmonton Zone... 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

Not your typical P.A.R.T.Y.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Simulated car crash steers students away from the trauma of impaired driving... Read more

Alberta Health Services celebrates a culture of Pride

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

'Our diversity is a strength'... 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

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

Open House for staff and public on Norwood Re-development Project

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS), Alberta Infrastructure (AI) and CapitalCare will host an open house on June 12, providing the public with an opportunity to view and discuss proposed design drawings regarding the CapitalCare Norwood re-development project.... Read more

Parachute helps keep kids safe

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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

E. coli outbreak linked to certain pork products in Alberta declared over

Friday, June 1, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has declared the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that was linked to certain pork products over.... Read more

AHS notifying patients of potential dTap vaccine ineffectiveness

Friday, June 1, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) will be notifying 298 patients who visited the emergency department at Leduc Community Hospital that the dTap vaccine provided to them as part of their treatment was potentially ineffective, due to incomplete temperature monitoring of a vaccine fridge.... 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

Senate celebrates volunteers at Cross Cancer Institute

Monday, May 28, 2018

150th Commemorative Medal recognizes more than five decades of service... 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

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Monday, May 14, 2018

Feedback welcome at meeting of Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council... Read more

Mom daughter make for a dynamic duo

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Martina and Kristin fortify family bonds as part of Diagnostic Imaging team at U of A Hospital... Read more

Updated: E. coli outbreak linked to recall of certain pork products in Alberta - May 3

Thursday, May 3, 2018

EDMONTON – As part of an Alberta Health Services (AHS) investigation into an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in the Edmonton Zone, certain additional pork products sold by K&K Foodliner (9944 82 Ave, Edmonton) are being recalled due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.... Read more

Get up get dressed get moving

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Leduc takes action, motivates patients to end PJ Paralysis... Read more

Update: Albertans reminded to cook shellfish to reduce risk of illness

Friday, April 27, 2018

EDMONTON – A recent increase in gastro-intestinal illnesses in the Edmonton Zone has prompted Alberta Health Services (AHS) to remind area residents of important precautions to reduce the spread of illness.... Read more

Updated: E. coli outbreak linked to recall of certain pork products in Alberta - April 28

Saturday, April 28, 2018

EDMONTON – As part of an Alberta Health Services (AHS) investigation into an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in the Edmonton Zone, certain additional pork products sold by Rimbey Foods Ltd (5053 50 Ave, Rimbey) and Fuge Fine Meat are being recalled due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.... Read more

Updated: E. coli outbreak linked to recall of certain pork products in Alberta - April 27

Friday, April 27, 2018

EDMONTON – As part of an Alberta Health Services (AHS) investigation into an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in the Edmonton Zone.... Read more

Updated: E. coli outbreak linked to recall of certain pork products in Alberta - April 26

Thursday, April 26, 2018

EDMONTON – An Alberta Health Services (AHS) investigation has determined an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in the Edmonton Zone is linked to certain pork products sold by K&K Foodliner (9944 82 Ave, Edmonton), and certain pork products sold by Irvings Farm Fresh.... Read more

E. coli outbreak linked to recall of certain pork products in Alberta

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

EDMONTON – An Alberta Health Services (AHS) Environmental Public Health investigation has determined an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in the Edmonton Zone is linked to certain pork products sold and distributed by The Meat Shop at Pine Haven.... Read more

Oncology nurses honoured in Alberta Legislature

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

E. coli outbreak investigation expanded in Edmonton

Friday, April 20, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) Environmental Public Health has expanded its investigation into the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, beyond cases directly linked to an Edmonton restaurant late last month.... Read more

Cross Cancer Institute celebrates major milestone

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

EDMONTON – For 50 years, the Cross Cancer Institute has been redefining the future of cancer in Alberta.... Read more

Neuro suite improves odds for stroke patients

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Bruce Nelson, 70, believes his stroke may have been a blessing in disguise.... Read more

AHS garners Patient Experience Awards for inspiring positive change

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Health Quality Council of Alberta honours inner-city, community paramedic and kidney-care initiatives... Read more

Albertans reminded to cook shellfish to reduce risk of illness

Monday, April 16, 2018

EDMONTON – Nine cases of gastro-intestinal illness (seven in Edmonton and two in Calgary) potentially linked to consumption of raw oysters from British Columbia are under investigation prompting Alberta Health Services (AHS) to remind all Albertans of the risk of illness associated with consumption ... 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

Fresh start for sickle cell patient

Monday, May 14, 2018

Stem cell transplant for adult one of first in Canada... Read more

Royal Alex pumps up the tunes

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Music therapy motivates patients to laugh, sing and dance... Read more

Royal Alex debuts supervised consumption service

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

North America's first hospital-based service offers safety, lessens harm from substance use.... Read more

E. coli outbreak investigation ongoing in Edmonton

Thursday, March 29, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) Environmental Public Health in Edmonton is investigating to determine the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7.... 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

Confirmed hep A case prompts public alert in local area

Thursday, March 22, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Covenant Health have confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler working in the cafeteria of the Grey Nuns Community Hospital (1100 Youville Dr N.W.).... 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

More patients can now benefit from local stroke expertise

Monday, March 19, 2018

EDMONTON — More Albertans have a better chance to survive a stroke without serious disability thanks to minimally invasive, clot-clearing technology and expertise at the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH).... 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

Celebrate Dietitians Day with a healthy meal

Monday, March 5, 2018

AHS dietitians translate the science of nutrition into better health for Albertans.... 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

Kidney team promotes quality of life across care spectrum

From early detection to dialysis to transplants the Northern Alberta Renal Program does it all with compassion... Read more

Play to spark community conversations about reconciliation - Edmonton

Friday, February 9, 2018

Alberta Health Services is proud to support the Theatre for Living production, šxʷʔam̓ət (home).... Read more

Dialysis nurse sweeps for gold in Pyeongchang

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

'I get inspired by my patients' says Team Canada curler Joanne Courtney... Read more

Photovoice exhibition shows the softer side of care

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

UAH staff, physicians and volunteers were invited last November to take part in a recent photovoice exhibition.... Read more

AHS notifying patients of potential dTap vaccine ineffectiveness

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Alberta Health Services (AHS) will be notifying 131 patients who visited the emergency department at WestView Health Centre (WestView) in Stony Plain that the dTap vaccine provided to them as part of their treatment was potentially ineffective, due to incomplete temperature monitoring of a vaccine f... Read more

Neonatal ICU coming to St. Albert

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Strengthened services to bring extra reassurance for families.... Read more

AHS celebrates National Non-Smoking Week

Monday, January 22, 2018

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

Gratitude that keeps on giving

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hematology patient says thanks with $3M gift to University of Alberta Hospital... 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

$3-million gift bolsters Edmonton hematology program

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A gift to the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) hematology program will soon give patients with blood diseases a place to spend time with their families, and give staff and physicians resources to expand research and develop innovations to improve their care.... Read more

Iron Man teen enjoys his robot rehab

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

When Hussain Alhussainy puts on a high-tech exoskeleton during therapy, he feels like Iron Man.... Read more

A prescription for success

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Preceptor of the Year Award celebrates AHS pharmacists who go above and beyond to guide students into new careers.... 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

AHS hospitals hit top 40 list

Thursday, December 21, 2017

AHS research hospitals in Calgary and Edmonton placed in the top half of a national ranking – for the second year running.... 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

Simulation lab hones skills in Fort Saskatchewan

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Karol Maschmeyer Practice Readiness Centre a loving husband’s tribute to his late wife... Read more

New Stollery ICU brings comfort, privacy to pediatric heart patients and families

First phase of $18M Stollery critical care expansion funded by Alberta Infrastructure and Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation... Read more

Pint-sized hero saves Mom

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Six-year-old Ronan Male is definitely the person you want around in an emergency.... Read more

Celebrating the ability

Monday, December 18, 2017

Fort Saskatchewan volunteer feted on International Day of Disabled Persons... Read more

Possible lapse in cleaning and disinfection procedures at Regional Fertility and Women's Endocrine Clinic

Thursday, December 14, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services has today started to notify 141 patients of the Fertility Clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital that patients who underwent an endovaginal ultrasound in this Clinic between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20, 2017, may be at exceedingly low risk of exposure to blood-borne and se... Read more

EMS honours boy, 6, for quick action after mother collapses

Monday, December 11, 2017

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services (AHS EMS) officials are commending a six-year-old boy for knowing what to do when his mother collapsed in their Edmonton home earlier this year.... Read more

Top Chef: Neuro Style keeps it tasty

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Kaye Edmonton Clinic patients with feeding challenges compete to whip up some mealtime pizzazz.... Read more

Simulation training suite opens in Fort Saskatchewan

Thursday, December 7, 2017

'Readiness centre' a first among community hospitals in northern Alberta... 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

Phase 1 of Stollery critical care expansion to open Dec. 12

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

EDMONTON – Critically ill pediatric cardiac patients and their families from Alberta and across Western Canada will soon receive treatment in a bigger and better space.... Read more

Capsule transplant proves effective in treating infection

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Results of Alberta-led clinical trial published in Journal of the American Medical Association... Read more

Brain surgery without a scalpel

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Gamma Knife suite opens at University of Alberta Hospital... Read more

Capsule research paves way for simpler C. difficile treatment

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

EDMONTON - An Alberta-led clinical trial has shown Fecal Microbiota Transplant is as effective in treating clostridium difficile infections whether delivered by colonoscopy or by swallowing capsules.... Read more

Glenrose expands use of exoskeleton robot therapy

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

EDMONTON — Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is expanding the use of a wearable robot that enables a person with lower extremity weakness to stand up and walk.... Read more

Defusing workplace violence

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Provincial pilot develops tools to keep the peace, preserve safety of both staff and patients.... 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

Gamma Knife suite opens at University of Alberta Hospital

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

EDMONTON – Albertans now have improved access to painless, scalpel-free brain surgery for certain conditions with today’s opening of the Gamma Knife at the University of Alberta Hospital.... Read more

AHS mental health duo recognized with regal honours

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

This year's winners of the True Award from The Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health and Addiction are AHS employeesamela Spurvey and Dr. Kathryn Dong.... 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

Magazine celebrates healthcare talent

We know our people excel in their fields.... 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

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

AHS influenza immunization program begins Monday - Edmonton Zone

Friday, October 20, 2017

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

Pharmacy staff Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Men of AHS Pharmacy Services raise $11,240 to end domestic violence.... 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 notifying individuals of potential tuberculosis exposure

Monday, October 16, 2017

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services (AHS) has today notified 323 individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB), in the Edmonton Zone.... 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

Mazankowski offers minimally invasive heart surgery

Thursday, October 12, 2017

EDMONTON – The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute is now home to a minimally invasive heart surgery program, enabling cardiac surgeons to avoid opening the chest when performing major, open-heart surgery on hundreds of patients each year.... 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

Treatment helps kidney-failure patients preserve quality of life

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Like many couples in their golden years, Tom and Chris McGee love to travel.... Read more

Treatment helps kidney failure patients maintain quality of life

Thursday, September 21, 2017

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is improving the quality of life for patients with advanced kidney failure with the introduction of the Conservative Kidney Management (CKM) pathway.... Read more

A marathon effort for awareness — in full uniform!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Crowds lining the route of the Edmonton Marathon may have been startled to see a participant run past them in a full paramedic uniform and bright pink shoes.... Read more

Art therapy instils pride lifts spirits

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Brad Pfeifle has always been artistic but didn't pick up a paint brush until he became a quadriplegic as the result of a spinal cord injury in 2008.... 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

Salmonella outbreak linked to Folk Festival food booth

Friday, September 1, 2017

EDMONTON — Environmental Public Health in Edmonton is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella, linked to food served by one restaurant booth at the recent Edmonton Folk Music Festival.... 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

AHS warns about caller advising breast self-exam

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

EDMONTON/NORTH – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is warning women in the Edmonton area and northern Alberta to be aware of misleading telephone calls regarding breast cancer screening results.... Read more

Taking charge of your tickers health

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

As a patient with congenital heart disease, Danielle Tailleur has traversed the healthcare system and speaks from personal experience.... Read more

Opioid substitution reduces cravings withdrawal symptoms

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

To address growing concerns about opioid use, Alberta Health Services' Addiction Recovery Centre here now provides Suboxone, an opioid substitution maintenance treatment.... 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

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

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

Inside job restores quality of life

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Barely a week after cardiologists at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute bypassed his blocked heart artery, Keith Hutchings was back at work.... 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

You gave me my life back

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It would be tempting to dismiss Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), which in the plainest terms is the transfer of one person's poop to another, as a fringy novelty procedure best avoided in polite conversation.... Read more

Mumps Outbreaks declared over in South and Edmonton Zones

Monday, June 19, 2017

SOUTH ZONE – Two mumps outbreaks, declared in the South and Edmonton Zones of Alberta Health Services (AHS) on February 16 and March 28, respectively, have been declared over.... 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

New facilities to improve access to urological services

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

EDMONTON - Albertans now have improved access to a full range of urological services, including treatment for prostate disease and cancer, with today's official grand opening of the Northern Alberta Urology Centre and C.J. Woods Prostate Health Clinic.... Read more

Business case moves ahead for expanded neuro ICU

Monday, June 12, 2017

Project the final phase of University Hospital Foundation's Brain Centre Campaign.... Read more

Giving cancer patients more time with their care team

Monday, June 12, 2017

Kate Leyerzapf set out to ease pressures on crowded outpatient clinics and give patients more time with their care team during their initial visit to the Cross Cancer Institute.... 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

EMS unveils medical flight simulator

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The air ambulance team of Alberta Health Services (AHS) has come up with a novel down-to-earth way to perfect their skills.... Read more

Baby Journey just got better

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Having a newborn in intensive care is never easy for parents through the compassion and teamwork of their babies' caregivers, parents now have a little less to worry about.... 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

EMS unveils Canada’s first mobile air ambulance simulator

Thursday, June 1, 2017

EDMONTON – Canada’s first mobile flight simulation trailer will be integrated into Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services (AHS EMS) air ambulance training later this year.... 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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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

Public invited to meet world-renowned cancer expert

Friday, May 26, 2017

The public is invited to hear and meet cancer expert Dr. Simon Sutcliffe at the 2nd Annual Wellspring Edmonton Allard Lecture Series on Thursday, June 1.... Read more

Public invited to attend EMS Fleet Days - Edmonton

Friday, May 26, 2017

National Paramedic Services Week May 28-June 3 honours the Emergency Medical Services profession and recognizes the professionals who provide this vital public service. ... Read more

Trimming surgical wait times for children

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mary Muir was surprised to learn she was a recipient of this year's Alberta Health Services' President's Excellence Award for Distinguished Service.... 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

Dialysis patients roar for the rings

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Frank Brown can't help but tear up with pride as he relives the moment one of his dialysis nurses captured gold at the World Women's Curling Championship in Beijing earlier this year.... Read more

New procedure reduces need for open heart surgery

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Minimally-invasive technique used to bypass blocked arteries, speed recovery.... Read more

Leading the Glenrose like a starship

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Isabel Henderson's views on innovative leadership parallel those of Star Trek's Captain Kirk.... Read more

AHS notifying individuals of potential tuberculosis exposure, Edmonton Zone

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services (AHS) has today issued notification letters to 51 individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB), in the Edmonton Zone. Notification letters include information on arrangements for standard TB assessment and screening and treatment, if req... 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

M chimaera infection confirmed - open heart surgery patient

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

EDMONTON - AHS is notifying the public of a confirmed case of M. chimaera infection in an adult open heart surgery patient.... Read more

Two generations of care

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sarah Savard followed her mom to work in Grade 9 — and never left — ultimately going on to join her in the nursing profession.... Read more

Pay it forward with the gift of life

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This is National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week an opportunity to honour organ and tissue donors and their families who have so graciously given the gift of life and better health to many individuals who needed a transplant.... 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

Local women’s health program recruits additional OB/GYN

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

FORT SASKATCHEWAN — The Women’s Health Program at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital is improving access to obstetrical and gynecological care with the arrival of a newly-recruited physician. ... Read more

New clinic centralizes addiction, mental health supports

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Access Open Minds streamlines access to services for residents ages 11 to 25.... Read more

UAH home to country’s busiest urethral reconstruction program

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

EDMONTON – More than 1,200 male urethral reconstructions have been performed at University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) since 2003, more than any other facility in Canada.... Read more

Increasing mumps cases lead to outbreak expansion

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Scope of outbreak now includes entire Edmonton Zone of Alberta Health Services.... Read more

Researcher adds expertise to spinal cord rehab program

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

EDMONTON — A world-class researcher and bioengineer has joined the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital to help guide a program that support patients with spinal cord and neurological injuries.... 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'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

EMS commends woman’s quick thinking and actions

Monday, February 6, 2017

Daughter used CPR to save father’s life during a cardiac arrest... 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

AHS celebrates 50 years of renal transplant in Edmonton

Thursday, January 26, 2017

EDMONTON – This year, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is celebrating 50 years of kidney transplantation in Edmonton.... 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

Respiratory Syncytial Virus data prompts illness reminder

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Due to an increased number of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) outbreaks and positive lab specimens across the province, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding all Albertans to practise good respiratory etiquette and refrain from visiting infants, children and vulnerable individuals when sick.... Read more

Confirmed hepatitis A case prompts public alert in Edmonton-area

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler working at an Edmonton Second Cup located at 8902 149 St.... Read more

AHS notifying patients of potential tuberculosis exposure

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services (AHS) has today mailed notification letters to individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB), in the Edmonton Zone. ... Read more

Your EMS - Citizen Award - Maslyn Dansereau

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Maslyn Dansereau’s father is alive today because she knew CPR.... Read more

Extremely low risk of exposure to bacteria through open heart surgery identified

Thursday, December 1, 2016

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying about 11,500 former open-heart surgery patients of an extremely low risk of infection related to potential exposure to bacteria during their procedure.... Read more

Alberta home to Canada’s first Stroke Ambulance

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Specially equipped vehicle to bring hospital-level care to rural patients.... Read more

Your EMS: Jason Layton

Friday, November 18, 2016

Providing more care in the community to reduce stress on patients and hospitals.... Read more

AHS promotes National Addictions Awareness Week - Edmonton Zone

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

EDMONTON – 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

Women’s health program expanded in Fort Sask

Thursday, November 17, 2016

New doctor specializing in obstetrical and gynecological care improves the patient experience for women and their families.... Read more

AHS hospitals make national top-research list

Thursday, November 10, 2016

AHS research hospitals in Calgary and Edmonton have placed in the top half of a national ranking survey.... Read more

New service a baby boon

Monday, November 7, 2016

Stollery neonatologists help rural, critically ill newborns.... 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

Get involved in clinical studies

Edmonton pilot campaign promotes importance of participating in research.... Read more

Thankful to have survived

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Edmonton woman advocates for influenza immunization after almost dying.... 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 six new members to Greater Edmonton HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

Health Advisory Councils give communities a voice in health care planning.... Read more

More privacy, comfort and safety

Friday, October 7, 2016

Royal Alex's $3.8M newly renovated Emergency Department opens its doors.... Read more

Royal Alex ED renovations improve patient privacy, security

EDMONTON — Recently completed renovations at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) are expected to improve the patient experience by providing for improved patient privacy and additional safety in the emergency department.... 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

Local hospital expands women’s health program

Monday, September 26, 2016

FORT SASKATCHEWAN — More women are accessing obstetrical and gynecological care closer to home thanks to expanded services provided by a newly recruited physician at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital.... 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

Turning silence to sound for 30 years

Friday, September 23, 2016

Glenrose Cochlear Implant Service marks milestone anniversary.... 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

Glenrose’s Cochlear Implant Service celebrates 30 years

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Cochlear Implant Service at Edmonton’s Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is celebrating 30 years of giving Albertans the ability to hear.... 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

New website helps parents manage common childhood illnesses and injuries

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Reliable information now online for minor childhood illness and injury not requiring treatment in the emergency department.... Read more

Telehealth links rural newborns with local neonatologists

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

EDMONTON — Physicians and nursing staff in eight central and northern Alberta nurseries are now using videoconference technology to access urgent advice from Stollery Children’s Hospital neonatologists to help manage the care of acutely ill newborns.... Read more

Seniors enjoy comforts of home longer

Monday, August 29, 2016

CHOICE Program marks 20 years of teamwork for AHS, CapitalCare.... Read more

Stollery kids to benefit from new $36M operating suite

Friday, August 26, 2016

Family-friendly design improves surgical journey for young patients.... Read more

A clean sweep

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) is serious about having the cleanest hospital grounds in Edmonton.... Read more

Top marks for spinal care

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

AHS hospitals earn accreditation, recognition from Rick Hansen Institute.... Read more

For Manny, the beat goes on

Friday, July 22, 2016

EMS lauds workers for using AED to restart colleague's heart.... Read more

EMS commends workers' quick thinking and actions

Thursday, July 21, 2016

EDMONTON — Four employees at Edmonton's All Weather Windows are being recognized by Alberta Health Services' Emergency Medical Services for their quick thinking and actions that saved their co-worker's life.... Read more

Breathing easier with all the comforts of home

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Program helps patients with chronic lung disease cope better in familiar surroundings.... Read more

Spirit of invention alive and well at Glenrose

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New technology hub puts rehab hospital at forefront of health-care innovation.... Read more

Confirmed hepatitis A case prompts public alert in Edmonton-area

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler working at two Edo Japan locations – Manning Town Centre (Edmonton) located at 15426-37 St., and Tudor Glen South (St. Albert) located at 3510 Tudor Glen Market.... Read more

Glenrose patients benefit from new homegrown technology

Monday, July 11, 2016

EDMONTON – More than 100 Albertans with physical and cognitive impairments are now enjoying an improved quality of life thanks to access to leading-edge technology developed through the Glenrose Rehabilitation Research, Innovation and Technology (GRRIT) hub.... 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

More than $570,000 invested in local health care

Monday, July 4, 2016

WESTLOCK — More than $570,000 has been invested at the Westlock Health Centre on a nurse call system that enables patients to alert a nurse or other health care staff members if needed.... Read more

EMS scenario exposes dangers of distracted driving

Monday, June 20, 2016

P.A.R.T.Y. 'crashers' give Grade 9 students a shocking safety lesson... 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

Breathing easy and back on his feet

Monday, June 13, 2016

High-tech heart-valve fix heals seniors who are too weak for open-heart surgery.... Read more

3D imaging cuts radiation dose for kids

Monday, June 13, 2016

Scoliosis patients safer with new diagnostic technology at Stollery Children’s Hospital.... Read more

102 reasons to celebrate a birthday

Friday, June 10, 2016

Born before the First World War, centenarian Else Lindberg takes the cake at CapitalCare.... Read more

High-tech heart-valve fix brings hope for high-risk patients

Thursday, June 9, 2016

EDMONTON — People living with shortness of breath, fatigue and heart failure due to a leaky mitral valve — but who are too frail or high risk for open-heart surgery — now have a new option to regain their health and vitality.... Read more

New 3D imaging reduces radiation dose for scoliosis patients

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

EDMONTON — Children with spinal deformities like scoliosis or other skeletal conditions are now receiving reduced radiation doses thanks to new diagnostic imaging technology at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.... Read more

Living Your Best Life with Cancer and Beyond

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

CancerControl Alberta event connects patients with survivors.... 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

Dementia advice now offered provincially through Health Link

Monday, May 30, 2016

Specialized service expands to support patients, caregivers in Edmonton and Calgary Zones.... Read more

Saving young lives for two decades

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dr. Daniel Garros marks milestone at the Stollery.... Read more

Local symposium to focus on primary care improvement

Thursday, May 26, 2016

EDMONTON — More than 150 health care providers from across the province are meeting this morning in Edmonton to discuss primary health care in Alberta.... 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

Thanks a million, Braden!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Boy who had four brain surgeries grew up into tireless, beloved fundraiser for Stollery Children’s Hospital.... Read more

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria confirmed in Edmonton

Friday, May 6, 2016

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying 50 current and discharged patients who may have been exposed to an antibiotic-resistant bacteria while in hospital in Edmonton.... Read more

A mom’s shoes are hard to fill

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A future in healthcare is a family affair.... Read more

Public invited to meet Pulitzer-winning cancer expert

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

EDMONTON – The public is invited to hear and meet Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and the newly released book The Gene.... Read more

'Cheaters' prosper sooner after rotator cuff surgery

Friday, April 29, 2016

New research shows not wearing a sling can speed up patients' return to mobility.... 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

Taking the drama out of trauma followups

Friday, April 22, 2016

Canada’s first nurse practitioner-led Outpatient Trauma Clinic cares for patients from bedside to post-discharge.... Read more

Local bariatric program confirmed among best in Canada

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Clinic first in Western Canada, second in country, to earn accredited status... 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

Caregivers take a tour in dementia patients shoes

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff at the Barrhead Continuing Care Centre have a newfound appreciation for some of the challenges facing some of the residents they care for after taking part in a virtual dementia tour.... Read more

New obstetrician/gynecologist now practising in the city

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

FORT SASKATCHEWAN — Local residents now have increased access to obstetrical and gynecological care with the arrival of a newly-recruited physician, now practising at Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital.... Read more

'Cheaters' prosper sooner after rotator cuff surgery: study

Monday, April 4, 2016

Research shows not wearing a sling can speed up patients' return to mobility.... Read more

First-of-its-kind housing project celebrates one year

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Edmonton indigenous facility seeing success in harm reduction housing... Read more

Young doc leads from the top

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dr. Ryan Oland became Edmonton Zone’s youngest chief of medical staff when he took on the position at WestView Health Centre in 2012 at age 36. Since then, he’s been working to improve the system and increase patient access.... Read more

Inner city care growing

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Edmonton health care team recognized for inner city care.... Read more

A weekend of big wins

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Royal Alex video claims top honours.... Read more

Helping kids breathe easier

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Asthma research gives electronic care guide to family docs.... Read more

Asthma research gives electronic care guide to family docs

Monday, March 21, 2016

EDMONTON — Children with asthma could soon be breathing easier thanks to new research that promises to put a treatment guide directly into their electronic medical record with their family physician to ensure they receive the best evidence-based care.... Read more

Giving a baby’s brain the room to grow

Friday, March 18, 2016

Stollery’s first-in-Canada skull-shaping surgery marks 10th anniversary.... Read more

Giving a baby's brain the room to grow

Thursday, March 17, 2016

EDMONTON — Stollery’s first-in-Canada minimally invasive skull surgery marks 10th anniversary.... Read more

Babies, parents cosy up in new Family Care Unit

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Stollery neonatal intensive care makes rooms more comfortable for Moms and Dads.... Read more

Family Care Unit enables overnight stays with NICU babies

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

EDMONTON – Parents of newborns in the Stollery Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can now stay with their babies overnight thanks to a newly established Family Care Unit.... Read more

Still going strong after half a century

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Fort Saskatchewan auxiliary marks milestone with special tea.... Read more

Albertans encouraged to know their care options

Friday, February 26, 2016

EDMONTON – Winter is traditionally a busy time of year for health care services, and Emergency Departments (EDs) and hospitals across Alberta are again seeing this impact.... Read more

The gift of life

Friday, February 26, 2016

Record-breaking 144 liver and lung transplants performed in Edmonton in 2015.... Read more

Local surgical team sets new transplant records in 2015

Thursday, February 25, 2016

EDMONTON – Local surgeons set three new transplant records last year, performing more lung and liver transplants – including liver transplants from living donors – than ever before in the city.... Read more

Helping patients exercise while they dialyze

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Two years ago, Fred Sydor, 84-year-old Edmonton man, joined a pilot project to start exercising during his dialysis treatment. He’s been getting his pump on while his pump is on ever since.... Read more

Royal Alex cleans up with a Guinness world record

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Guinness World Records has declared the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) the new world-record holder for most participants in a hand-sanitizing relay.... Read more

Second breast milk drop site opens in Edmonton

Thursday, February 18, 2016

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) and NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank are excited to announce the opening of the Lois Hole Milk Drop in Edmonton.... Read more

CT scans come home for Leduc residents

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Local couple donates $100,000 to help Black Gold Health Foundation buy equipment.... Read more

Doc nurse-for-a-day stint takes Facebook by storm

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In less than four days, a photo of Dr. Laurance Lequier, Medical Director of the Stollery Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), who worked as a registered nurse for the day, spread to more than 250,000 Facebook users.... Read more

Take precautions for agricultural, animal-handling activities

Thursday, May 21, 2015

EDMONTON – As agricultural and animal-handling activities pick up around the province, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is encouraging all Albertans to take precautions – and make them part of their routines – to protect from diseases (such as E. coli, salmonella and campylobacter) that can easily be t... Read more

Practise makes for perfect OR care

Monday, February 8, 2016

Novice operating-room nurses polish skills in CAMIS simulation training.... Read more

Winter wishes do come true

Friday, February 5, 2016

Kids say thank-you for toys, hot lunch from Northeast Edmonton Community Health Centre.... Read more

Smoking and home oxygen a lethal mix

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Senior shares painful lesson for Burn Awareness Week.... 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

New beds make it easier to admit ED patients

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation funds 14 new Medicine beds.... Read more

Heart-rehab patients hit their local gym

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

AHS-City partnership promotes lifelong health, eases transition from hospital.... 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

Doctors stress smoking, oxygen therapy don’t mix

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) and physicians and staff at the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) are concerned about the ongoing incidence of burn injuries sustained by patients who smoke while using oxygen therapy.... Read more

Heart-rehab patients can now work out in City rec centre

Monday, February 1, 2016

Heart-rehab patients can now work out in City rec centre AHS-City partnership promotes lifelong health, eases transition from hospital.... Read more

AHS expands simulation training for new surgical nurses

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

EDMONTON – New surgical nurses are now receiving more hands-on training with the expansion of a local Alberta Health Services (AHS) simulation program.... 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

Edmonton clinic aims to prevent kidney failure

Monday, December 21, 2015

Patients with rare kidney diseases can achieve remission within months.... Read more

The Difference Between Care and Caring

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Small, thoughtful actions can make all the difference.... Read more

New specialist clinic aims to prevent kidney failure

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Patients with rare kidney diseases can achieve remission within months.... Read more

Cancer survivor pays it forward

Monday, December 14, 2015

Volunteer shares courage, inspires new patients at Cross.... 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

Comfy cozy are we

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Handmade quilts bring holiday cheer to Glenrose patients... 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

More than $1 million invested in local health care

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

More than $1 million in upgrades have been made in the past year to the Sturgeon Community Hospital.... Read more

Pilot study weighs lung cancer screening for early detection - Edmonton Release

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Researchers in Calgary and Edmonton have launched a lung cancer screening study to determine the best criteria for catching the deadly disease while it’s still treatable.... Read more

Alberta to lead national ALS research team

Thursday, November 19, 2015

$2.94M grant drives hopes for better detection and cure.... Read more

Edmonton art workshop embarks on a pet project

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Therapy dogs used as subjects for patient artwork.... Read more

A fatherly welcome

Monday, November 2, 2015

Paramedic delivers own baby at home.... Read more

Give these high school students credit

Monday, November 9, 2015

Program helps teens with chronic pain to graduate.... Read more

AHS cyclotron returns to full operation

Monday, November 9, 2015

Additional PET/CT scans to be performed to clear patient backlog... Read more

Program supports high school students with chronic pain

Monday, November 9, 2015

Teens can earn extra credits by studying pain management and treatment... Read more

AHS cyclotron repairs continue

Monday, November 2, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) cyclotron will be down for seven to 10 additional days, as engineers work to get the machine back up and running.... Read more

AHS cyclotron update

Friday, October 23, 2015

EDMONTON – In followup to the Oct. 21 announcement regarding the temporary shutdown of the AHS cyclotron, Alberta Health Services (AHS) received confirmation this afternoon that the cyclotron will be down all of next week.... Read more

Pre-hab for cardiac patients makes them fitter for surgery

Thursday, October 22, 2015

EDMONTON — Getting into the best possible shape physically and emotionally prior to surgery makes recovery easier — and the province’s first Cardiac Pre-hab Program is doing just that for Albertans prior to their coronary bypass surgeries at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.... Read more

Alberta’s influenza immunization program begins Oct. 20

Monday, October 19, 2015

EDMONTON – Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, 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

AHS, Dynalife extend laboratory services contract

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has signed a one-year extension to its existing contract with Dynalife Diagnostic Laboratory Services to provide laboratory services in Edmonton and parts of northern and central Alberta.... Read more

AHS staff smashes hand-hygiene world record

Friday, October 16, 2015

Compliance rates on rise across the province.... Read more

AHS staff support Ethiopian women's health

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Experienced and delivery staff and physicians in Edmonton pass on their skills to Ethiopian health-care professionals.... Read more

Local heart attack patient reunites today with paramedics

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

EDMONTON – An Edmonton woman reunites today with the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team that recently saved her life after she collapsed at a local casino.... Read more

New hospice and long-term care unit to open in St. Albert

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

10 new hospice beds, 12 long-term care beds opening at Foyer Lacombe... Read more

Spider-Mable KAPOWS cancer!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Six-year-old superhero gets final round of chemo at Stollery.... Read more

Healing fields from the heart

Friday, October 9, 2015

WestView patients appreciate artist’s donation.... Read more

AHS nurse wins national award

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Educator named 2015 Oncology Nurse of the Year.... Read more

First-time unlucky with fentanyl

Friday, September 25, 2015

Bereaved mother highlights danger of killer drug.... Read more

Oilers score one for the kids

Monday, September 14, 2015

New family room opens for pediatric mental health patients.... Read more

Pain-free brain surgery without a scalpel

Thursday, August 27, 2015

University Hospital Foundation funds $17.5M Gamma Knife and Clinical 3T MRI Centre.... Read more

Pain-free brain surgery without a scalpel

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Edmonton centre to revolutionize neurosurgery in Alberta.... Read more

Edmonton surgical unit to meet specific needs of elderly

Thursday, August 20, 2015

‘Elder-friendly’ research study aims to improve outcomes... Read more

‘Elder-friendly’ surgical unit to get seniors home sooner

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

EDMONTON — Getting elderly patients home sooner, stronger and with fewer complications after emergency general surgery is the goal of an ‘elder-friendly’ emergency surgical unit now being created at University of Alberta Hospital.... Read more

AHS responds to Ministerial Directive on Lab Project

Thursday, August 13, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) today responded to the Ministerial Directive it has received regarding the Edmonton Lab Project that directs AHS not to expand the level of laboratory services provided by the private sector at this time and to cancel the RFP (Request for Proposal) process fo... Read more

Sturgeon Community Hospital ventilation work to begin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ST. ALBERT – Work will begin shortly to replace the 25-year-old ventilation system in all five operating rooms at the Sturgeon Community Hospital (SCH), ensuring the facility continues to meet health and safety standards.... Read more

AHS Staff pull together wedding in a day

Friday, July 24, 2015

Dying man attends son’s wedding in his hospital room.... Read more

AHS responds to PPIC decisions on Kipnes Centre for Veterans issues

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Deb Gordon, Vice-President and Chief Health Operations for Northern Alberta, provided the following statement today regarding two Protection for Persons in Care (PPIC) decisions involving three residents at Kipnes Centre for Veterans in Edmonton.... Read more

AHS Provides Update on Edmonton Lab Project Vendor Appeal

Friday, July 17, 2015

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services provided an update today on the status of the report of the Vendor Bid Appeal Panel that was established following the filing of an appeal on the AHS decision of the preferred proponent for the Edmonton Lab Project.... Read more

A fresh look at autism

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Glenrose researcher named to new cross-Canada group.... Read more

Seeing is believing

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pioneering gene therapy takes aim at inherited blindness.... Read more

Bartenders donate $1k tip to Stollery

Sunday, July 12, 2015

It was a relief for bartenders Celeste Bouchard and Trent Schmidt when they decided to just give the $1,000 they’d just been tipped to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.... Read more

‘Fun-raising’ a class act in Edson

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pie fight sweetens pot for Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.... Read more

Stroke care on wheels saves time and brains

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Canada’s first stroke ambulance gives best chance for recovery.... Read more

Giving Back feels just great

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Alberta Hospital Edmonton group creates acts of kindness.... Read more

Comedy Cares for kids

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Street performers go for the giggles at Stollery show... Read more

Stroke care on wheels saves time and brains

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

EDMONTON — Canada’s first stroke ambulance — complete with a CT scanner, clot-busting drugs and the potential to cure a stroke before the patient even reaches hospital — is coming here thanks to the University Hospital Foundation’s next major investment in the advancement of brain care at the Univer... Read more

AHS takes action on OAG mental health report

Monday, July 6, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to take action that will address recommendations from the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) to improve care and supports for those suffering from addiction and mental illness.... Read more

Alberta Health Services releases 2014-15 Annual Report

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Highlights progress in priority areas, includes Consolidated Financial Statements.... Read more

Pioneering gene therapy takes aim at inherited blindness

Monday, June 29, 2015

Clinical research trial injects customized virus to transfer healthy gene into retina.... Read more

Robot steps

Monday, June 29, 2015

Glenrose patients making great strides with exoskeleton.... Read more

Edmonton team performs 500th islet cell transplant

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Treatment reduces need for insulin in people with Type 1 diabetes.... Read more

AHS Provides Update on Dialysis Incident

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) confirms that one of the four dialysis patients affected by the accidental contamination of a water supply at the Royal Alexandra Hospital on May 29, died on May 31. It is not known if the patient’s death is connected to the water contamination issue.... Read more

Accessing trusted health advice now as easy as 8-1-1

Monday, June 1, 2015

Alberta Health Services introduces new telephone number for Health Link.... Read more

New Parkland County EMS station officially opens today

Thursday, May 28, 2015

PARKLAND COUNTY – Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services (AHS EMS) paramedics have a new station to call home in Stony Plain.... Read more

Leading-edge diabetes treatment program hits milestone

Thursday, May 28, 2015

EDMONTON – The local global leading islet cell transplant team recently performed its 500th islet cell transplant, which helps people with Type 1 diabetes control their blood glucose levels without daily insulin injections.... Read more

Canada’s emerging leaders tour AHS sites

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Delegates see how technology is transforming health system.... Read more

Strathcona Community Hospital celebrates first year

Friday, May 22, 2015

More than 43,000 patients seen in ED over past 12 months.... Read more

Heart in the right place

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Patient returns to thank entire cardiac care team.... Read more

Kids true winners in Mother’s Day run

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The starting gun sounded at 9 a.m. Sunday as thousands of eager sons, daughters and their families sprinted into action for the SportChek Mother’s Day Run, Walk and Ride, hosted by the Forzani Foundation in Calgary and Edmonton.... Read more

Four-legged 'therapists' help kids heal

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A waggin' train of canines keeps Stollery patients on the mend.... Read more

Young patients reap what snowbirds sew

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Quilting group deliver winter’s work to Stollery.... Read more

Help for people living with drug and substance abuse

Friday, May 1, 2015

Health minister announces new cross-Canada research initiative at Royal Alex.... Read more

ED nurse among AHS health providers off to Nepal

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Edmonton nurse Teresa Berdusco learned of the Nepal earthquake while watching the news, and her first question to her physician husband was: Are you going, or am I?... Read more

Paramedics reunite with baby boy they resuscitated

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EDMONTON – Six Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services (AHS EMS) paramedics reunite today with a boy they resuscitated nearly five years ago when he was born prematurely.... Read more

Family finally gets chance to say thank you

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EMS crew meets boy whose life they saved five years ago.... Read more

Registry drive boosts number of organ, tissue donors

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

AHS CEO among 2,000+ Albertans who signed up in one day.... Read more

One-day blitz aims to boost number of organ, tissue donors

Friday, April 17, 2015

Albertans can register intent to donate Monday at Alberta Blue Cross office.... Read more

A window into a child’s Stollery experience

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Art show displays works by pediatric patients and families.... Read more

AHS physician to receive prestigious medical award

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dr. Tyrrell discovered first oral medication for hepatitis B.... Read more

Lois Hole Hospital for Women marks its fifth anniversary

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

EDMONTON – The Lois Hole Hospital for Women today celebrates five years of providing a wide range of health services for women of all ages, including high-risk obstetrics, specialized gynecology and women’s surgery.... Read more

Donor livers kept alive longer

Monday, April 6, 2015

New device helps Edmonton surgeons make transplant history.... Read more

Canadian Armed Forces salute AHS

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Support for reservists garners provincial award.... Read more

AHS reacts to Budget 2015/16

Thursday, March 26, 2015

EDMONTON – The Government of Alberta’s Budget 2015/16 will result in a funding reduction of $370 million which represents a 3.3 per cent reduction in grant funding Alberta Health Services (AHS) receives from the provincial government.... Read more

Now hear this!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Glenrose remote, hi-tech hearing test for infants celebrated as Leading Practice by Accredition Canada.... Read more

Compass guide book for parents of pediatric neurosurgery

Friday, March 20, 2015

Parents of young neurosurgery patients pen guidebook.... Read more

Edmonton surgeons perform groundbreaking liver surgery

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

EDMONTON – Surgeons at the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) have become the first transplant team in North America to use a leading-edge technology that extends the viability of donor livers prior to transplantation.... Read more

AHS to enhance local input and decision-making

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Alberta Health Services (AHS) intends to implement changes that will enhance local input and decision-making across the organization.... Read more

Spasticity experts flex muscles

Monday, March 16, 2015

Edmonton clinic eases suffering, improves patients’ lives.... Read more

New program tames wild heartbeats

Friday, March 13, 2015

One-stop shop cuts stroke risk, improves quality of life.... Read more

Needle and the damage undone

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Faster stroke treatment improves recovery.... Read more

Compass guides families of young neurosurgical patients

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Book the brainchild of three moms who saw need for ‘family-friendly road map’.... Read more

New investments will improve access to health care

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Government is taking action to improve access to health care for Albertans.... Read more

Irregular, racing heartbeats tamed by Mazankowski service

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Atrial Fibrillation Program reduces stroke risk, improves quality of life.... Read more

Edmonton stroke patients getting clot-busting drug sooner

Monday, March 9, 2015

EDMONTON — Many local stroke patients are receiving a clot-busting drug faster than ever, significantly improving their chances for a full recovery.... 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

Edmonton EMS staff responds to long-term cancer study

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Alberta study gets major boost as researchers near goal of 50,000 participants.... Read more

Spasticity clinic leads nation with orthopedic surgeon, gait lab

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Teamwork eases suffering, makes dramatic changes in quality of patients’ lives.... Read more

A quarter-million-dollar day!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

University Hospital Foundation pumps up Heart Pledges.... 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

Gift straight from the heart

Friday, February 27, 2015

Cardiac patients benefit from non-invasive technology.... Read more

Charity milestone for Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is celebrating a milestone with their achievement of Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standard Program.... Read more

Hockey players score $1.1M for Alberta Cancer Foundation

Friday, February 20, 2015

250-hour hockey game breaks world record.... Read more

EMS makes homecoming possible

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Westlock community rallies around H1N1 patient.... Read more

An eye toward the future

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Child’s vision care inspires parents to donate testing device.... Read more

AHS implements new cell phone policy to address roaming and data overages

Friday, February 13, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services has recently approved and implemented a new policy for cell phone and mobile device use.... Read more

World's longest hockey game

Monday, February 9, 2015

Alberta Cancer Foundation fundraiser.... Read more

AHS announces cost-containment measures

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced today that it is following similar cost-containment measures as those being implemented by the Government of Alberta.... Read more

Alberta cancer rates continue to trend downwards

Monday, February 2, 2015

EDMONTON – The rate at which Albertans are being diagnosed with cancer, or dying from the disease, is continuing to decrease, according to newly released data from Alberta Health Services (AHS).... Read more

Edmonton ortho overdrive

Friday, January 30, 2015

More staff, OR times used to deal with surge in ice-related injuries.... Read more

New equipment to help in fight against head, neck cancer

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Alberta researchers well-equipped to deal with rising rates.... Read more

New equipment to help in fight against head, neck cancer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

UHF donates $1 million, partially raised through national Manuary campaign.... Read more

Cardiac hybrid surgery buys time for Calgary newborn

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mom grateful equipment, expertise available in Alberta.... Read more

Cardiac system doesn’t miss a beat

Monday, January 26, 2015

Fast response shown to prevent heart attacks... Read more

Better care for kidneys

Friday, January 23, 2015

New online resource empowers family physicians, patients.... Read more

Cardiac hybrid OR gives newborn heart patient new hope

Thursday, January 22, 2015

EDMONTON – A four-month-old Calgary boy with a congenital heart defect has been given time – and an improved chance of survival – after undergoing the first neonatal cardiac hybrid surgery in Western Canada.... Read more

System stops heart attacks before they happen

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Research shows treating patients en route to hospital saves heart muscle.... Read more

Better care for Albertans with chronic kidney disease

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

EDMONTON — Albertans living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are receiving improved diagnosis and treatment following the launch of a standardized care pathway.... Read more

Medevac patient safety upheld after airport switch

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Health Quality Council of Alberta confirms high quality of care at new Edmonton base.... Read more

Fewer patients will need surgery for esophageal cancers

Thursday, January 8, 2015

More Albertans able to undergo minimally invasive procedure.... Read more