Albertans urged to be safe as possible on ATVs

Friday, July 12, 2019

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

AHS pediatric dietitians hone checkup skills

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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

Research study changes life of migraine sufferer

Monday, June 24, 2019

AHS supported studies advancing patient care... 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

Simple precautions can reduce the risk of hantavirus

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Albertans are reminded to take simple steps to protect themselves from hantavirus... Read more

Online directory provides continuing care facility information

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Albertans now have the ability to explore and learn more about continuing care facilities across the province... Read more

Wellness tips now available through Alexa & Google Home

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Making daily wellness tips available through Alexa and Google Home... Read more

New book shares history of EMS in Calgary

Monday, June 10, 2019

Medical history buffs will delight in a new book that documents the history of Emergency Medical Services in Calgary... Read more

Raise awareness to prevent childhood injuries

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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

Construction starts on emergency room space for kids

Friday, May 31, 2019

$3.9M South Health Campus project fully funded by Calgary Health Trust... Read more

Donation funds specialized pediatric emergency care pod

Friday, May 31, 2019

New South Health Campus space funded by donation to Calgary Health Trust... Read more

Spin-A-Thon boosts sense of community at Peter Lougheed Centre

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Staff-led event rallies teams for June 5 in support of Calgary Health Trust... Read more

A paramedic for the ages

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

After 41 years of loving his job Raj Dattani reflects on his EMS career... Read more

Immunize to prevent cervical cancer

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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

Public invited to celebrate Paramedic Services Week

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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

AHS notifying individuals of potential tuberculosis exposure

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

CALGARY - Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying 200 individuals that they may have been exposed to two cases of tuberculosis (TB) at a high school in north Calgary. These cases do not present a risk to public nor an ongoing risk at any school. ... 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

World Family Doctor Day celebrates dedication

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

High River writer gives thanks for 18 years of care from her family physician... Read more

Longer clinic hours help patients avoid hospital stay

Friday, May 10, 2019

Some able to receive chemotherapy as outpatients... Read more

Excess weight projected to be second-leading preventable cause of cancer

Thursday, May 9, 2019

AHS UCalgary researchers find nearly 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented... Read more

Employee generosity boosts child care

Monday, May 6, 2019

Staffer shares why Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation matters to her... Read more

AHS to celebrate STOP Clean Your Hands Day 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

National campaign raises awareness of the importance of hand hygiene... 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

Comfort of moms newborns at heart of High River maternity unit

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

$1.4M project fully funded by High River District Health Care Foundation... Read more

Breaking down barriers to care

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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

Keep a healthy smile for life

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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

AHS a double winner at national healthcare awards

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Physician inclusion efforts earn kudos... Read more

AHS hosts free screening of organ donation documentary

Monday, April 8, 2019

Alberta Health Services invites the public to a free screening of the CBC documentary Vital Bonds... Read more

Moving Past Illness

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Thrive Centre fitness programs ease the cancer journey... Read more

New referral service boosts urology care

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Calgary patients and physicians benefit from Rockyview-based program... Read more

Albertans invited to learn how to live well with cancer

Friday, March 22, 2019

AHS and Wellspring Calgary are inviting people living with cancer and healthcare professionals to attend a free education event... Read more

Upgrades enhance local adolescent mental health spaces

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A brighter environment will greet youth and their families receiving care in two local adolescent mental health units following a makeover fully funded by the Smilezone Foundation... Read more

Dietitians Day celebrates our nutrition gurus

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

Revolutionary gene therapy gives new lease on life

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Clinical Trials Unit performs first-in-Canada procedure at Foothills... Read more

Exploring vulnerability in death and dying

Monday, March 18, 2019

Keynote speaker to share palliative expertise at Mary O'Connor Conference... Read more

She is my angel on Earth

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Living donor programs let Albertans give the gift of kindness... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Thursday, March 7, 2019

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

AHS notifying individuals of potential tuberculosis exposure

Thursday, February 28, 2019

AHS mailed notification letters to individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis in Calgary Zone.... Read more

Fur babies bring joy to emergency

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Therapy dog program at South Health Campus grows to support emergency department patients and staff... Read more

Foothills project puts maternal safety first

Friday, February 15, 2019

Initiative ensures prompt diagnosis and care for women who experience blood loss after giving birth.... Read more

A new screening program for Alberta babies

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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

AHS earns recognition for transformation of supply chain

Monday, February 11, 2019

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

Education stations keep emergency skills sharp

Monday, February 11, 2019

Clinical educators at Foothills create onsite modules, available around the clock, to bring knowledge to staff... Read more

Caffeine helps premature babies

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Follow-up study done on toddlers shows health benefits... Read more

Art for healing and safety sake

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Foothills nurses take up brushes, transform unit walls into canvases to improve patient experience... Read more

Confirmed hepatitis A case prompts public alert in Nanton

Friday, January 25, 2019

AHS has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an individual who, while infectious, participated in preparing foods at the Auditorium Hotel and at JT Foster School in Nanton.... 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

Foundation builds on legacy of care in Claresholm

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New technology benefits patients clinicians in community... Read more

Foundation program furthers EMS research

Monday, January 7, 2019

Paramedic awarded bursary to support study of pre-hospital care... Read more

Tom Baker initiative boosts capacity trims wait times

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

New processes improve radiosurgery for cancer patients... 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

AHS accepting toys as payment for parking tickets

Monday, December 10, 2018

Calgary - Toys for Tickets campaign runs until December 21.... 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

Calgary Zone public health completes migration to Meditech

Monday, December 3, 2018

All AHS public health records now on same clinical information system.... Read more

Renderings of child youth mental health centre unveiled

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Architectural renderings were unveiled today of a new centre for child and adolescent mental health... 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

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

Mom and daughter GLAD to get moving

Monday, November 19, 2018

Program helps participants manage osteoarthritis build up strength... 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

Red Thread comes to Willow Creek

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Renovated gift shop keeps spirits bright in Claresholm care home... 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

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

First came the stroke then the inspiration

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Kelsie pays it forward with gift bags of comfort items for hospital patients... Read more

Inappropriate access incidents prompt patient notifications

Friday, October 26, 2018

CALGARY – Following the conclusion of a privacy investigation, AHS is notifying 178 Albertans that their health information was inappropriately accessed by a former AHS administrative employee.... 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

Flu permanently altered the lives of Edmonton family

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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

AHS influenza immunization program begins Monday

Friday, October 12, 2018

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

AHS seeks new members for Wisdom Council

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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

Pulling together for a great cause

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Team AHS places third overall in support of the United Way... Read more

Another patient group bounces back faster after surgery

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery guidelines improving outcomes for women with gynecological cancers... 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

Albertans invited to learn about dementia, supports - Calgary

Monday, September 17, 2018

CALGARY — 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 next month. ... Read more

Virtual reality eases pain for wound-care patients

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Rockyview General Hospital breaks new ground with novel therapy... Read more

Virtual reality for wound care patients a Canadian first

Thursday, August 30, 2018

CALGARY – Patients undergoing wound care procedures at the Rockyview General Hospital are now using a virtual-reality program to help ease pain and anxiety.... Read more

Energize your commute

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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

Protective Services brings home the gold standard

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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

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

Complex Care Hub a home-grown option

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Program lets patients enjoy all the comforts of home plus hospital-quality care... Read more

Construction to begin in lobby of Didsbury District Health Services

Friday, July 13, 2018

DIDSBURY – Patients, staff and the public will be required to use a temporary main entrance to Didsbury District Health Services during renovations to the main lobby of the facility.... Read more

Albertans reminded to protect themselves from West Nile virus infection

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

CALGARY – 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

Practice summer safety during the Calgary Stampede

Thursday, July 5, 2018

CALGARY – Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with Alberta Health Services reminds residents and visitors to protect themselves and their families from the potential hazards of sun exposure during the 10 days of the Calgary Stampede.... 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

Ground breaks on Vulcan hospital expansion

Friday, June 29, 2018

VULCAN — Alberta Health Services and the Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation broke ground on a multi-million dollar expansion at Vulcan Community Health Centre today.... 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

Indigenous Health Program builds culturally-safe spaces

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Important role in creating a bridge between western and traditional Indigenous medicine.... 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

Cardiac and neuro staff team up for charity golf tourney

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Hearts vs. Minds Charity Golf Tournament offers a great opportunity to have fun, build relationships and raise funds for a great cause.... Read more

Take a seat and stay the night

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Recliners let family and friends give more support to new moms.... Read more

Paying memories forward to fight cancer

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Friends of late Dylan Somers rally to raise money for research... Read more

Parachute helps keep kids safe

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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

Alberta Health Services celebrates World No Tobacco Day

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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

New child and adolescent mental health centre coming for Calgary

Monday, May 28, 2018

Alberta Health Services, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation join forces to bring new and improved services, more timely access to care.... Read more

New centre will offer expanded mental health services for children and adolescents

Friday, May 25, 2018

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is partnering with the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation to build a centre for child and adolescent mental health to help ensure timely access to appropriate mental health supports in our community.... Read more

Shrinking waitlist a boon for Calgary GI patients

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Enhanced Primary Care Pathways bring faster access to specialists... 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

AHS can help Albertans diagnose and manage asthma

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CALGARY — Today is World Asthma Day and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Calgarians that resources are available to help diagnose and educate people on how to effectively manage the chronic condition.... Read more

Trio of AHS nurses garner CNA Awards

Monday, May 7, 2018

Celebrate excellence in nursing during National Nursing Week, May 7 to 13... 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

Music therapist pulls strings for Foothills patients

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Gift of anonymous donor funds music program for two more years... Read more

Baby steps and a huge smile

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Bedridden for a year-and-a-half, Paulette walks again thanks to her tenacious care team at Foothills Medical Centre... Read more

AHS hockey mom stickhandles Hockeyville drive for High River

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Town a finalist in bid to win $250 000 arena reno NHL pre-season game.... 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

Shedding light on concussions

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New study at Alberta Children’s Hospital to use portable brain imaging system developed by UCalgary team.... 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

Unit makeover a revival for the human spirit

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Psychiatric team redecorates to bring beauty, conversation and joy to patients.... Read more

Expanded clinic injects hope for mental health patients

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Donors step up to improve care at Foothills Medical Centre.... Read more

Researchers study emergency department experiences

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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

Estimated emergency wait times now on Amazon’s Alexa

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CALGARY — Estimated emergency department wait times and the latest Alberta Health Services (AHS) news are now available through Alexa; Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant.... 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

Brain surgery without breaking the skin

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Instant results and no scar. These are words one rarely associates with brain surgery until now.... 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

Calgary doctor narrowly misses qualifying for Winter Olympics

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Nothing in life is given to you — and nothing is guaranteed... Read more

Calgarians reminded to enjoy winter sports safely

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CALGARY – With the Family Day long weekend approaching, Alberta Health Services (AHS) reminds Calgarians of the potential hazards winter sports can pose to children and teens.... Read more

Cancer victors experience reflected in design of new Calgary Cancer Centre

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In advisory council role, Blair Makwana brings her voice to the planning table.... Read more

From homeless to happiness

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

AHS ID program is changing lives for the better.... Read more

AHS launches new opioid awareness campaign

Monday, January 29, 2018

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is launching a new province-wide opioid awareness campaign, including new train advertising wraps in Edmonton and Calgary, radio spots, and posters on post-secondary campuses, restaurants and bars.... 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

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

Revolutionary technology allows brain surgery without breaking the skin

Calgary research study benefits people with severe essential tremors.... Read more

Red Thread Gift Shops garner national glory

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Calgary Zone shops win award of distinction from Canadian Gift Association.... Read more

Confirmed hepatitis A case prompts public alert in Okotoks

Saturday, December 30, 2017

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler working at a Calgary Safeway located at 610 Big Rock Lane in Okotoks.... Read more

Enhanced Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, the program has been improved to bring together existing resources into a single space.... 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

Moving people in the right direction

Monday, December 18, 2017

Foothills Trailblazers help patients navigate the 16 buildings and 84 acres of the sprawling hospital site... 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

A life dedicated to public service

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Senate 150th Anniversary Medal presented to David Carpenter, former AHS Official Administrator.... Read more

Walking a few steps in the shoes of a cancer patient

Monday, December 4, 2017

Director of Tom Baker Cancer Centre experiences radiation therapy to gain valuable insight... Read more

Calgarians reminded to enjoy winter activities safely

Thursday, November 30, 2017

During the winter months, multiple children are brought to the ACH emergency department with injuries related to outdoor activities.... Read more

From bored to activity board

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Calgary nurse gets crafty to improve the lives of her elderly dementia patients.... Read more

Free pointers on the fine art of parenting

Monday, November 20, 2017

Community Education Service offers credible, timely information and resources.... 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

A salute from the heart

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Catch a glimpse of the shadow of a soldier over your shoulder this Remembrance Day,... Read more

Make a pledge for Change Day Alberta

Monday, November 6, 2017

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

Alberta Health Services named one of Canada’s Top Employers

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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

Keep active check eyesight review meds to prevent falls

Monday, November 6, 2017

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

First weekly data report posted for 2017-18 influenza season

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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

Turning a dark cloud into a silver lining for others

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hearing the words you have cancer knocks the wind right out of your sails.... Read more

AHS influenza immunization program begins Monday - Calgary Zone

Friday, October 20, 2017

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

Elective surgeries rescheduled due to urgent equipment replacement at Rockyview General Hospital

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CALGARY – Due to the need for an urgent equipment repair and upgrade in the sterile medical device and instrument reprocessing area, approximately 200 non-urgent, elective surgical procedures and 250 cystoscopy exams at the Rockyview General Hospital will be postponed and rescheduled.... Read more

Support comes in all shapes and sizes

Monday, October 16, 2017

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

AHS EMS to use canine comfort to help protect paramedics

Monday, October 16, 2017

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

Making breast reconstruction part of the cancer conversation

Friday, October 13, 2017

Helping patients make informed decisions after mastectomy.... Read more

Pedal pushers turn weekend warriors to combat cancer

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Epic adventure, breathtaking Rockies scenery and a cool fundraiser to keep cancer on the run.... 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

AHS notifying daycare attendees and staff of TB exposure

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CALGARY – Today, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying families whose children attend a Calgary daycare, and staff who work there, that they may have been exposed to a case of tuberculosis (TB).... Read more

Dementia program opens mind through art

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The South Health Campus in Calgary recently held a public art sale — and the artists are inpatients with dementia. Meet the person behind the program, as well as some of the artists.... 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

Investing in healthy futures

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Craig Heynen's twin boys Emmett and Lucas spent the first four months of their lives in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Foothills Medical Centre.... 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

Rockyview drinks to healthy beverages

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

There is nothing sweet about the effects of consuming too much sugar, says a Calgary doctor who decided to spearhead changes at the Rockyview General Hospital (RGH).... Read more

Newborns benefit from a familys good fortune

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sharing is a word echoed many times by Lorne Heuckroth.... Read more

How Charity saved a life

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

When Charity Bradfield learned that her friend's father, David Wright, was on the wait list for a new kidney, she didn't hesitate to make the most selfless decision of her life.... 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

Student Led Program leads the way for future caregivers

Monday, July 17, 2017

When Max Sharp was just weeks old hewas diagnosed with a severe visual impairment, causing him to develop a muscular condition in his neck called Torticollis.... Read more

AHS psychiatrist joins Order of Canada

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In recognition of 48 years in addiction and mental health treatment, Alberta Health Services psychiatrist Dr. Nady el-Guebaly has been invested into the Order of Canada.... Read more

Because You Cared: High River boy raises funds in mom’s memory

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lemonade stand proceeds help expand High River Cancer Centre.... 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

Supervised consumption services proposed for Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre

Monday, June 26, 2017

Supervised consumption services help save lives and build safer communities.... 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

Goodbye paper hello electronic records

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Change is rarely easy but Emma Folz could see past the challenges and towards the benefits of the unit's transition from paper to eCritical electronic records.... Read more

Bugs and Drugs and Africa

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

When Calgary pharmacist Sharon Falk found herself on a hospital ship off the coast of equatorial West Africa, she soon realized she needed help from an old friend — Bugs & Drugs.... Read more

Taking a stand against falling

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

Sodium bicarbonate drug shortage mitigation

Saturday, June 17, 2017

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

Caring for the caregiver

Monday, June 12, 2017

For staff providing care to our youngest patients, the stress of these challenging situations can take a psychological and emotional toll on even the most resilient care provider.... 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

Albertans urged to be safe as possible on ATVs this summer

Monday, June 5, 2017

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

New car and booster seat safety guidelines protect Alberta kids

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

Simple precautions can reduce risk of hantavirus

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

AHS doctor honoured for role in developing MAID process

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

Because You Cared: Grateful family gathers toys for hospital

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mom credits Alberta Children’s Hospital with saving son’s life after traffic accident... Read more

Helping the most vulnerable

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

For more than 20 years Laura Devereaux has tirelessly advocated for vulnerable patients as a social worker in the healthcare system.... Read more

New heliport opens, improving access to critical care

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DIDSBURY – The new heliport at the Didsbury Hospital is now operational after Transport Canada today issued a flight certificate confirming STARS air ambulance helicopters can land at the Alberta Health Services (AHS) facility.... Read more

Putting patients and families first

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How will my work affect my mother?... Read more

Public invited to attend EMS Fleet Days - Calgary

Friday, May 26, 2017

Events held in conjunction with National Paramedic Services Week, May 28-June 3.... 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

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

Expanded Peter Lougheed Centre NICU to open next month

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Peter Lougheed Centre is scheduled to open next month, providing more space and privacy for the tiniest, most fragile newborns from Calgary and throughout southern Alberta.... 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

Research changes how patients eat and heal after surgery

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

Me and my amazing volunteer shadow

Monday, April 17, 2017

Over the course of a year more than 13 620 volunteers fill essential roles throughout Alberta Health Services.... Read more

Ryan remembers Vimy Ridge with flute crafted from battlefield oak

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow and so will one man's heartfelt remembrance this weekend when Ryan Mullens plays a very special wooden flute on the Vimy Ridge battlefield on the 100th anniversary of the hard-won victory.... Read more

Calgary Health Trust announces new CEO

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dr. Chris Eagle takes helm; Trust remains focused on building healthcare excellence... Read more

Airdrie Urgent Care opens 24/7

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Airdrie Urgent Care is now providing round the clock health services to the community.... Read more

AHS EMS launches Facebook account

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is launching a new Facebook page to help Albertans better understand EMS across the province.... Read more

At home till the end

Monday, April 3, 2017

When Roger LaPointe found he had metastatic lung cancer last July, he had had enough.... Read more

One Year Later

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

Airdrie Urgent Care open 24/7 starting next week

Monday, March 27, 2017

Airdrie Urgent Care will deliver healthcare services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting April 3.... Read more

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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

Alberta stroke care among fastest in world

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

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

$20M technology takes precision aim at cancer

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A $20-million investment in new radiation therapy machines in Edmonton and Calgary will soon help to streamline cancer treatment and improve the patient experience.... Read more

Your EMS - Vehicle Commissioning Team

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Every new AHS ambulance begins and ends its life in the #YourEMS Calgary Vehicle Commissioning unit.... Read more

'Major step forward' in treating genetic illness

Friday, February 17, 2017

Calgary man first in world to undergo gene therapy for inherited Fabry disease.... Read more

Gene therapy used to treat Fabry disease – a world first

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Calgary patient with rare inherited condition receives transplant of altered stem cells.... Read more

More than $1 million invested in community health centre

Friday, February 10, 2017

VULCAN — More than $1 million has been invested in the Vulcan Community Health Centre.... Read more

Guitarist pulls sweet strings for cancer patients

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Internationally acclaimed Pavlo treats Tom Baker families to Mediterranean magic... 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 promotes National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Monday, January 30, 2017

CALGARY – National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs Feb. 1 to 7, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is working with community partners to present several events designed to build awareness about the illness.... Read more

AHS EMS Dispatch receives international accreditation

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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

Albertans reminded to cook shellfish to reduce risk of illness

Friday, January 20, 2017

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

Tips to help children, teens enjoy winter activities safely

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CALGARY - With the holiday season upon us, Alberta Health Services (AHS) would like to remind Calgarians of the potential hazards winter sports and other outdoor activities can pose, especially for children and teens.... Read more

Patient care, quality drives Calgary EMS dispatch model

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) and The City of Calgary have reached an agreement in principle for the provision of patient-centred EMS dispatch services, designed to improve patient outcomes.... Read more

Rescue kittens bring joy to seniors

Monday, December 19, 2016

Long-term care residents at Didsbury Hospital purr-fectly content with wee furball friends.... Read more

Public invited to participate in online healthcare discussions - Calgary

Friday, December 23, 2016

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

Workshop provides tools to manage pediatric pain

Thursday, November 24, 2016

CALGARY – Parents of children and teens who may be facing challenges with managing pain can learn valuable strategies and tips for coping through a free education and awareness workshop offered by Alberta Health Services.... Read more

Walking Miracle Aizad Bilal announced as Alberta Children’s Hospital Champion Child

Monday, November 14, 2016

For Bilal Tanweer, describing the place his son, 15-year old Aizad Bilal, and their family has spent hundreds of hours over the last five years brings tears to his eyes.... Read more

AHS promotes National Addictions Awareness Week - Calgary Zone

Thursday, November 10, 2016

CALGARY – 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

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

AHS launches second annual backpack drive

Thursday, November 3, 2016

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff and their partners who work with Calgary’s homeless population are asking Calgarians to donate new or used empty backpacks.... Read more

Alberta Health Services recognized for Wood Buffalo wildfire response

Monday, October 31, 2016

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

Influenza immunization program begins Monday

Friday, October 21, 2016

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

AHS recruits 10 new members to Prairie Mountain HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

AHS recruits 10 new members to Prairie Mountain HAC... Read more

Syrian Refugee finds welcome help in AHS EPH Team

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The heart of environmental public health.... Read more

AHS notifying daycare attendees, staff of tuberculosis exposure

Monday, October 3, 2016

CALGARY – Today, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying families whose children attend a Calgary daycare, and staff who work there, that they may have been exposed to a case of active, infectious tuberculosis.... Read more

Public invited to South Calgary Wellness Fair Saturday

Friday, September 30, 2016

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites you to attend the South Calgary Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Fish Creek Complex,333 Shawville Blvd. S.E.... Read more

Keeping seniors on track for superior health

Friday, September 30, 2016

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

Provincewide study looks at ways to keep seniors healthier

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

AHS offers free workshop to help manage headaches

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Gain a better understanding of headache assessment and management.... Read more

Inappropriate access investigation prompts patient notification

Monday, September 26, 2016

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

AHS launches Academy for Tobacco Prevention

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

Mammography volunteer detects her own cancer

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Screen Test celebrates 25 years and 2,500 cancers caught early.... Read more

Parents reminded of September spike in asthma cases

Monday, September 19, 2016

Alberta Health Services (AHS) would like to remind parents of the September spike in pediatric asthma flare-ups that occurs approximately two weeks after the start of the new school year.... Read more

Foothills Medical Centre parking lot construction begins

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Important changes to visitor parking locations on site.... Read more

Newly expanded cancer clinic opens in High River

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cancer patients now have access to a larger space and new treatment areas with the opening of the newly renovated and expanded High River Community Cancer Clinic.... 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

Sisters team up to boost diabetes research

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Alberta Children’s Hospital contributes to global TrialNet study.... Read more

Teenage fundraisers cover all the bases

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Strathmore Mental Health receives $3,700 donation.... Read more

Superhero Grime Fighters visit Alberta Children’s Hospital

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Masked heroes bring sunshine and smiles to young patients.... Read more

Study looks at benefits of early exoskeleton use

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Researchers eye benefits for spinal cord injury patients.... Read more

Top marks for spinal care

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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

Study examines potential early benefits of exoskeleton use

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Researchers eye recoveries after prompt mobilization of spinal cord injury patients.... Read more

Babies chill out

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cooling device protects brains of newborns at risk during transport.... Read more

Telehealth connects patients with specialists across Alberta

Monday, July 25, 2016

After James Heembrock shattered his kneecap falling on the ice near his home in Okotoks in February, he knew the road to recovery would be a long and winding one.... Read more

New device keeps newborns cool en route to intensive care

Monday, July 25, 2016

CALGARY – Newborns in southern Alberta who have been deprived of oxygen at birth and born away from advanced care centres will soon have improved chances of surviving without sustaining brain injuries.... Read more

Construction to begin this fall to renovate the Strathmore Hospital

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

STRATHMORE — More than $2.8 million will be invested at the Strathmore Hospital to renovate the Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Home Care and Rehabilitation.... Read more

AHS leader elected Canadian Nurses Association president

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Shellian 'honoured and grateful,' will maintain AHS role... 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

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

Public invited to PLC Wellness Jubilee this Saturday

Thursday, June 16, 2016

CALGARY – People of all ages can learn more about health and social services available in their community at the free Peter Lougheed Centre Wellness Jubilee.... Read more

Warm weather increases risk of kids falling from windows

Monday, June 13, 2016

CALGARY — With warmer weather here and long summer days approaching, Alberta Health Services (AHS) would like to remind Calgarians of the potential hazards open windows and balcony doors can pose to curious children.... Read more

New lease on life for kids with sickle cell anemia

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Novel therapy grows new immune system from transplanted family stem cells.... Read more

Foothills Hospital celebrates 50 years with week long celebration

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Opened in 1966, Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) has grown to be one of Canada’s largest hospitals.... Read more

Calgary leads stem-cell cure for kids with sickle cell anemia

Monday, June 6, 2016

CALGARY — Alberta Children's Hospital here is believed to be the only pediatric centre in the world that is successfully using a novel stem cell transplant procedure to cure children of sickle cell anemia.... 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

Wellness Exchange program empowers Calgary man to change his life

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Partnership between AHS and the Drop In Centre provides mental health support to Calgary’s most vulnerable... Read more

Revolutionary surgery protects young brains

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Alberta Children’s Hospital offers new procedure to ease pressure of hydrocephalus... 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

Public invited to attend EMS Fleet Days

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CALGARY – National Paramedic Services Week (May 22-28) honours the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession and recognizes the professionals who provide this public service.... Read more

Pioneering neurosurgery helps babies with hydrocephalus

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CALGARY – Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary is the only centre in Western Canada that offers an innovative surgical procedure to treat babies with hydrocephalus, which is a buildup of fluid in the brain.... 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

Taking the pressure off moms-to-be

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Researchers test new way to predict risk of high blood pressure in pregnancy.... Read more

Localized pertussis outbreak in Calgary Zone school

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has declared an outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) at Waldorf School (515 Cougar Drive S.W., Calgary), and will be offering additional immunization opportunities to the school population to reduce risk of further spread of the illness.... Read more

Study tests predictor for onset of hypertension in pregnancy

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CALGARY – Researchers in Calgary are hoping a new study will help them predict which first-time moms are at risk of developing preeclampsia early in their pregnancies.... 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

Something to smile about

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

With this in mind, Ulrich worked with AHS public health nurses and partnered with Banff dentist Dr. Christie Foreman dentist and Bow Valley Settlement Services.... 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

Families get helping hands

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

When Scott and Becky Lindsay found out they were having triplets, they knew they would need some extra help.... Read more

New simulator an eye-opening experience for residents

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

CALGARY – An eye surgery simulator is allowing local ophthalmology residents to practise performing life-changing eye procedures and prepare them for real-life scenarios.... Read more

Different strokes

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Robotic research aims to help kids with early brain injuries.... Read more

Centre makes wellness a new way of life

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mike Gough moved to Calgary in 2014 in hopes of starting a new life.... Read more

AHS EMS launches new Twitter account

Monday, April 4, 2016

CALGARY – Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is joining Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) growing Twitter presence to help Albertans better understand EMS across the province.... Read more

Robotic device maps sense deficits in young stroke patients

Monday, April 4, 2016

Robotic device maps sense deficits in young stroke patients.... Read more

Returning the favour

Monday, April 4, 2016

Grateful cancer patient paying it forward by becoming an oncology nurse.... Read more

AHS nurses named as Top 100 in a century

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) recently named the Top 100 nurses in 100 years as part of their centennial celebrations.... Read more

Public invited to Elbow River Healing Lodge 10th anniversary

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The public is invited to the 10th anniversary celebration of the Elbow River Healing Lodge.... Read more

Exercise a big plus in beating prostate cancer

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New AHS research shows physical activity after diagnosis helps men live longer.... Read more

Exercise linked to longer survival in prostate cancer patients

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CALGARY — Men with prostate cancer who are physically active survive longer than men who are inactive, according to a new research study from Alberta Health Services (AHS).... Read more

Helping kids breathe easier

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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

Helping kids who beat cancer get some shut-eye

Monday, March 21, 2016

New research aims to help young cancer survivors sleep easier.... Read more

Asthma research gives electronic care guide to family docs

Monday, March 21, 2016

CALGARY — 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

Research could help young cancer survivors sleep easier

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CALGARY — It’s a bitter irony that many kids with cancer who have overcome their illnesses are then challenged by an everyday function that most people take for granted: the ability to fall and stay asleep.... Read more

Study examines link between heart rate, onset of illness

Monday, March 14, 2016

CALGARY – In a North American first, researchers at Rockyview General Hospital are using technology that tracks minute changes in heart rate to predict health outcomes in patients and indicate overall health and wellness.... Read more

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre launches its first Give Back Campaign

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

AHS inner city health centre collects shoeboxes filled with art supplies for children in need.... Read more

Chumir health centre launches first Give Back Campaign

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

AHS facility collects shoeboxes filled with art supplies for children in need.... Read more

NODA volunteers comfort the dying

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A unique Alberta Health Services (AHS) program in Calgary is offering support and kindness to patients in their final moments of life.... 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

Precautions advised to reduce risk of exposure to E. coli

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 cases in the Calgary Zone of AHS.... 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

High River Community Cancer Centre expansion

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When 63-year-old high school teacher Scott Forbes learned he had incurable stage four colon cancer in April 2011, he buckled down with a ‘can do’ attitude and faced his impending treatment full on.... Read more

Crafts bring smiles to cancer patients in waiting room

Friday, January 22, 2016

Creativity and Kindness Cart a plus for the Cross Cancer Institute.... 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

New ED pain program debuts at ACH

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Program aims to add to a child’s comfort, reduce pain while receiving care in the ED.... Read more

Musical tidings bring comfort and joy

Monday, December 21, 2015

Carollers at Tom Baker Cancer Centre help patients through holiday season.... Read more

Spread joy, not germs: stay healthy this holiday season

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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

Dr. Verna Yiu appointed interim President and CEO

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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

Stroke patient grateful for 'miracle' of research

Thursday, December 3, 2015

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

Calgary gets scarf blitzed

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

About 30 AHS staff and their partners, who work with some of Calgary's most vulnerable people, gathered a Saturday to help bring them some warmth this winter.... Read more

A breath of fresh hope

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Lung cancer study aims for earlier detection and cure.... Read more

Pilot study weighs lung cancer screening for early detection - Calgary 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

True Canadian love

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Anugool (Nook) Sawasdipanich had no idea that, as a new Canadian from Thailand, by taking a job as a registered nurse at Didsbury District Health Services he’d be welcomed into a community of the most loving and caring people he could ever imagine.... Read more

AHS program speeds surgical recoveries

Monday, November 23, 2015

ERAS gets mastectomy, breast reconstruction patients home sooner.... Read more

More than $300,000 invested in Disbury health care

Monday, November 23, 2015

$300,000 nurse call system has been installed at the Didsbury District Health Services building that enables patients to call for a nurse or other health care staff members.... Read more

Breast reconstruction patients having quicker recoveries

Monday, November 16, 2015

Many Calgary women undergoing mastectomy and breast reconstruction are leaving hospital sooner with the expansion of a program that offers a new way of caring for surgical patients.... Read more

More than $182,000 invested in local health care

Monday, November 16, 2015

More than $182,000 in repairs and upgrades have been completed in the last year at the Canmore General Hospital.... Read more

Foothills helipad to be named after STARS founder

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CALGARY -The heliport at Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) will be officially named the Dr. Gregory Powell Helipad in recognition of Dr. Powell's role as founder of STARS air ambulance and the STARS Foundation, and his exemplary service over a 35-year career.... Read more

Redeveloped Vascular Centre of Excellence opens today

Monday, November 9, 2015

New facility offers comprehensive care for patients with circulatory system disorders.... Read more

More than $400,000 invested in local health care

Monday, November 9, 2015

BLACK DIAMOND — A $400,000 nurse call system was recently installed at the Black Diamond Oilfields General Hospital that enables patients to call for a nurse or other health care staff members if needed.... Read more

Alberta invention gives preterm babies best possible start

Monday, November 2, 2015

CALGARY – In a North American first, researchers at Foothills Medical Centre have developed a device that allows preterm infants to receive resuscitation and other interventions immediately after birth while remaining connected to their umbilical cord.... Read more

Exercise program lightens load on health system

Friday, October 23, 2015

Participants report fewer doctor, emergency department visits.... Read more

Health system still makes house calls

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Community paramedics bring care to patients with complex needs... Read more

Exercise program shown to decrease use of health services

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

CALGARY– Calgarians participating in an Alberta Health Services (AHS) supervised exercise program are feeling stronger and healthier, leading to fewer doctor visits and less time in emergency departments.... Read more

Alberta’s influenza immunization program begins Oct. 20

Monday, October 19, 2015

CALGARY – 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

Hazel steps up to help other kids

Friday, October 16, 2015

Diagnosed with rare kidney disorder, she joins national study... Read more

AHS researcher leads national study on nephrotic syndrome

Thursday, October 15, 2015

CALGARY – A researcher at Alberta Children’s Hospital is spearheading a national study aimed at identifying best practices in treating nephrotic syndrome, a rare childhood kidney disorder in which blood protein ends up in the urine.... Read more

Global Hand Hygiene Day - October 15 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 15 was Global Handwashing Day (GHD) and at Foothills Medical Centre (FMC), clean hands took centre stage.... Read more

Jaundice screening program cuts readmissions, heel pokes

Thursday, October 8, 2015

CALGARY – Fewer newborns in Calgary are being readmitted to hospital for concerns over jaundice, thanks to a unique community screening program.... Read more

AHS expands program that aims to prevent self-harm

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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

AHS expands program that aims to prevent self-harm

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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

Let’s talk cancer

Friday, October 2, 2015

‘Living books’ raise awareness face to face.... Read more

Staff and public step up for South Health campus

Monday, September 21, 2015

Run and walk event raises more than $34,000 for hospital.... Read more

Ready, set, run for Rockyview!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Seventh annual fundraiser raises more than $46,000.... Read more

Give a backpack for Calgary homeless

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mental health workers launch drive to give ‘security’ to city’s most vulnerable... Read more

Mental Health outreach workers launch backpack drive

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff who work with Calgary’s homeless men, women and veterans are asking Calgarians to donate new or used empty backpacks.... Read more

Albertans encouraged to cook shellfish to reduce risk of illness

Friday, August 14, 2015

CALGARY – As investigation into 19 cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection in Alberta continues, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding all Albertans of the risk of this illness and important precautions to protect themselves.... Read more

Spin doctors

Monday, August 10, 2015

Physician-led cyclists help raise millions in Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.... Read more

HeartMath equals well-being

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Airdrie program teaches techniques to cut stress... Read more

Cycling for a cancer-free future

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Teams to pedal hard on Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.... Read more

Year-long study for the faint of heart

Monday, July 20, 2015

ADHD drug might prevent sudden loss of consciousness.... Read more

Highflying team comes in for a landing

Friday, July 17, 2015

Snowbirds fly in for afternoon of fun at Alberta Children’s Hospital.... Read more

Health-data portal a boon for researchers

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

50,000 Albertans do their part to fight cancer, disease.... Read more

Join EMS for one of the busiest rides of the Stampede

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

AHS invites the public to join a virtual ride-along during one of EMS’ busiest nights of the year.... Read more

New website helps Calgary-area patients Find a Doctor

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Patients looking for a family doctor in the Calgary area can now find one at the click of a mouse, thanks to the launch of an interactive new website.... Read more

Calgary researchers advancing the study of vasculitis in kids

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In extremely rare diagnosis, doctor finds Takayasu’s arteritis in Airdrie boy.... Read more

Kids encouraged to sneak a peek at this exam

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mock MRI helps young patients get comfortable within scanner.... Read more

New website helps Calgary-area patients Find a Doctor

Monday, June 29, 2015

More than 239 family doctors taking patients in Calgary area.... Read more

Albertans urged to protect themselves from West Nile virus infection

Friday, June 26, 2015

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

Vulcan sets a nutritious table

Friday, June 26, 2015

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies gives families a great start.... Read more

Cancer patient has a brush with hope

Thursday, June 25, 2015

AHS art programs provide an outlet for emotions.... Read more

Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive raises $380,000 for kids

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Masters champ chooses Alberta Children’s Hospital as this year’s beneficiary.... Read more

Researchers seek genetic cause for fainting

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Findings could lead to effective treatment for condition.... Read more

Airdrie Urgent Care adds more treatment spaces

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Construction to begin this summer to improve patient flow.... Read more

AHS continues to put patients first with new strategy

Monday, June 8, 2015

CALGARY – Patients and families must be welcomed partners within their health care teams, and be engaged in improving and managing their own health and wellness, according to an Alberta Health Services (AHS) strategy paper, released today.... Read more

Albertans dialled into Health Link’s change of number

Thursday, June 4, 2015

More than 60 per cent of callers used 811 just three days after its launch.... Read more

Living dolls keep medical skills sharp

Thursday, June 4, 2015

You could say Claresholm General Hospital’s newest ‘patients’ are absolute dolls, and you’d be correct — they’re high-tech medical mannequins used to practise scenarios.... Read more

Researchers look to genetics to try to understand fainting

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CALGARY — Calgary researchers are looking for people who faint to participate in a study that’s trying to pinpoint possible genetic causes for this common and debilitating condition.... Read more

Think FAST when it comes to stroke

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Recognize the symptoms and get help immediately.... Read more

Stroke researchers eye high-intensity exercise for rehab

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Langdon woman credits study for her remarkable recovery.... 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

Online forum supports women with gynecological cancers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Women in Alberta recovering from gynecological cancers can now discuss their concerns, securely and anonymously, as part of an online support group that’s being evaluated by researchers.... Read more

ATV safety urged ahead of long weekend

Thursday, May 14, 2015

As Albertans gear up for the May long weekend, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding all residents, and particularly parents of children less than 16 years of age, to be mindful of the significant risks associated with the use of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).... 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

Battle against bedsores takes a promising turn

Friday, May 8, 2015

Reseachers first in Canada to test new monitoring technology.... Read more

Quadriplegic can breathe freely again

Monday, April 27, 2015

Leading-edge surgery reduces need for ventilator.... Read more

Quadriplegic man breathes easier with new pacing device

Monday, April 20, 2015

In an Alberta first, surgical implant provides daytime freedom from ventilator.... Read more

Albertans reminded of simple precautions to reduce risk of Hantavirus

Monday, April 13, 2015

As spring cleaning season begins, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to take simple steps to protect themselves from Hantavirus.... Read more

Spotting a heart attack sooner

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cardiac research aims to improve care, shorten time in waiting room.... Read more

Giving families healthy directions

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Foothills Children’s Wellness Network connects kids with resources.... Read more

New heart attack test could improve care, decongest EDs

Monday, March 23, 2015

CALGARY – A new research study underway in the emergency department at Foothills Medical Centre shows promise for speeding up the diagnosis of patients who arrive with heart attack symptoms.... Read more

Researchers seek evidence of ‘mini-strokes’ in blood

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Study could lead to simple test for TIAs.... 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

Researchers examine cluster of PMMA-related deaths

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Multi-pronged approach to public awareness credited for managing outbreak.... Read more

AHS staff harness horsepower for healing

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

'That visit went a long way in helping me get better.'... Read more

High-tech companions calm young patients

Friday, February 20, 2015

Robots comfort kids during medical procedures.... Read more

Robots comfort patients at Alberta Children's Hospital

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CALGARY – Four childlike robots are being used to comfort young patients during stressful medical procedures at Alberta Children’s Hospital.... Read more

The great ESCAPE

Thursday, February 12, 2015

New stroke procedure saves lives, increases positive outcomes.... Read more

Kilimanjaro trek raises a mountain of cash

Brother’s cancer motivates climb for Calgary Health Trust.... Read more

Calgary radiothon raises more than $1.9M

Monday, February 9, 2015

Funds raised for Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.... Read more

Cardiac hybrid surgery buys time for Calgary newborn

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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

Healthy ideas transplanted into Tanzania

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Alberta delegation shares problem-solving strategies with masters of public health students.... Read more

Local pharmacies a key ally in reducing vascular disease

Monday, January 19, 2015

New provincial strategy boosts access, screening, treatment for patients at risk.... Read more

How teens with autism learn

Friday, January 16, 2015

Brain research aims to improve quality of life.... Read more

Program helps cancer patients overcome severe distress

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alberta pioneers a global standard of care.... Read more

New study looks at brain activity in teens with autism

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CALGARY — Researchers at Alberta Children’s Hospital hope to shed light on how adolescents and young adults with autism learn.... Read more

New online workshops for managing chronic disease

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Better Choices, Better Health-Online now available electronically.... Read more

Program helps cancer patients overcome severe distress

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Alberta pioneers a global standard of care that’s improving overall well-being.... Read more

Resistance is frugal

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Low-cost exercise may help people with Type 2 diabetes.... Read more

Researchers ramp up study looking at exercise, diabetes

Monday, January 5, 2015

CALGARY — Local researchers are seeking individuals with Type 2 diabetes and a desire to get into better shape to participate in a study that’s looking at whether an exercise program using resistance bands for strength training improves blood sugar control and heart disease risk factors.... Read more