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

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

Blood Tribe, AHS celebrate their partnership

Organizations work together to add long-term care beds... Read more

AHS hosts events for National Indigenous Peoples Week

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Canadians will be recognizing the diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities... Read more

Register online for prenatal classes with AHS South Zone

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Southern Albertans can now access comprehensive prenatal information... Read more

Volunteers sought for area Health Advisory Council

Monday, June 10, 2019

AHS recruiting new volunteer members to the Oldman River Health Advisory Council... Read more

Raise awareness to prevent childhood injuries

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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

Hospital display set up to mark World No Tobacco Day

Thursday, May 30, 2019

AHS is raising awareness about the negative impact tobacco has on lungs health during World No Tobacco Day... Read more

Immunize to prevent cervical cancer

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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

Public invited to celebrate Paramedic Services Week

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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

Clinical trial helps give life back to couple

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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

AHS marks Mental Health Week with events in South Zone

Monday, May 6, 2019

Alberta Health Services invites Albertans to boost their mental health by taking part in activities marking Mental Health Week... Read more

Public invited to meeting of local Health Advisory Council

Monday, May 6, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to share their thoughts on local healthcare delivery and services at a meeting of the Oldman River Health Advisory Council... Read more

Breaking down barriers to care

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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

Public invited to annual Spring Clean Up at local hospital

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to take part in the annual Spring Clean Up at Chinook Regional Hospital... Read more

AHS offers free oral health services for children

Monday, April 22, 2019

April is Oral Health Month... 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

Volunteers needed at the Milk River Health Centre

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Milk River Health Centre has opportunities for Mealtime Assistance Volunteers... Read more

AHS informing individuals of exposure to tuberculosis

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is in the process of notifying individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB) in the South Zone... Read more

New referral service boosts urology care

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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

Dietitians Day celebrates our nutrition gurus

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

New Parking Services office on schedule to open in April

Monday, March 18, 2019

A new Parking Services office at Chinook Regional Hospital is on track to open in early April... Read more

Volunteers needed at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Monday, March 11, 2019

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital is seeking volunteers to support patients and their families... Read more

A new screening program for Alberta babies

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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

AHS earns recognition for transformation of supply chain

Monday, February 11, 2019

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

Foundation invests $750,000 to enhance local healthcare

Friday, February 1, 2019

The Brooks and District Health Foundation has committed to investing $750,000 with Alberta Health Services to support what has been identified as the city greatest healthcare need.... Read more

Research aims to improve Indigenous health outcomes

Thursday, January 31, 2019

AHS launched a three year research project designed to help Indigenous people navigate the health system... Read more

Research aims to improve Indigenous health outcomes

Thursday, January 31, 2019

South Zone research project receives $1.4M Alberta Innovates grant... Read more

Public invited to launch of bariatric-friendly hospital initiative

Monday, January 28, 2019

Local residents are invited to Medicine Hat Regional Hospital to learn what it means to be a bariatric friendly hospital... Read more

Expansion boosts cancer care in Medicine Hat

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre means residents no longer have to travel... Read more

Medical lead finds joy in helping the dying

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Dr. Dionne Walsh takes time to hear their stories share in their lives... Read more

Pete got his wish for death with dignity

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

We did not want him to suffer as he had for so many years... Read more

I don’t think I’ve done one of these with a dry eye

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Providing Medical Assistance in Dying an honour for physician... Read more

Making peace with mortality

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Navigator ensures patient aware of options in Medical Assistance in Dying... Read more

AHS celebrates National Non-Smoking Week

Saturday, January 19, 2019

National Non-Smoking Week runs January 20 to 26... Read more

I just hope they see what the auxiliary does

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Raymond volunteer celebrated for half a century of service... 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

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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

Mommy is not coming back

Monday, January 14, 2019

Chinook specialist finds right words to prepare children for loss of a parent... Read more

New emergency department entrance opens Jan. 8

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital will officially begin using its new emergency department doors at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8.... Read more

Lethbridge garners praise for surgical outcomes

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Chinook Regional Hospital applauded by American College of Surgeons... Read more

Mental health and wellness resources for the holidays

Monday, December 17, 2018

The holiday season can be a joyful time but it can also bring challenges that lead to stress and anxiety.... 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

Chinook Regional Hospital surgery program earns international commendation

Monday, December 10, 2018

LETHBRIDGE – Chinook Regional Hospital is one of 83 hospitals worldwide — and the only hospital in Alberta — to be commended by the American College of Surgeons for exemplary surgical outcomes.... Read more

New smartphone app supports cancer patients

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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

New smartphone application supports cancer patients

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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

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

Alberta breast cancer patients experiencing improved care

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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

Flu clinic info now on Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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

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

Flu permanently altered the lives of Edmonton family

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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

Chinook youth volunteers score scholarships

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Four students pursuing healthcare careers given boost by Healthcare Professionals of Tomorrow awards... 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

Christmas stocking project looking for volunteers

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The annual Operation Christmas Stocking project at Chinook Regional Hospital is in need of volunteer crafters.... 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

Special camp gets show of hands

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Kids get help to strengthen limbs weakened by cerebral palsy... Read more

Brooks safe-housing project reduces health risks

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Proactive work of South Zone health inspectors a highlight of Environmental Public Health Week... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Feedback welcome at meeting of Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council... Read more

Public invited to meeting of local Health Advisory Council

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

TABER – Local and area residents are invited to share their thoughts on local healthcare delivery and services at a meeting of the Oldman River Health Advisory Council.... Read more

Back from the brink of dependency

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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

AHS Promotes World Suicide Prevention Day - South Zone

Friday, September 7, 2018

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

Ambulatory Care Building a big plus for Medicine Hat

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Expansion boosts cancer care day surgery neonatal ICU and more... 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

Artistic souls soar at Chinook

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Patients find peace as they create Indigenous art and learn about the culture... Read more

Be Spa Safe

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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

Potential tuberculosis exposure no risk to general public

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

LETHBRIDGE - Alberta Health Services has today hand-delivered notification letters to 55 individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis in the South 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

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

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

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Feedback welcome at meeting of Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council... 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 celebrates Mental Health Week

Friday, May 4, 2018

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

Local heliport opens, improving access for patients

Thursday, May 3, 2018

MEDICINE HAT – The heliport at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (MHRH) is officially operational after Transport Canada issued a flight certificate confirming air ambulance helicopters can land at the facility.... Read more

AHS hosts free information session on youth cannabis use

Thursday, May 3, 2018

MEDICINE HAT — Local residents looking for information on youth cannabis use are invited to attend a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) information session.... Read more

AHS offers food-handling course for event organizers

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

LETHBRIDGE – Individuals or groups planning special community events where food will be served are invited to attend a free food-handling course.... 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

Improving the quality of surgical care across Alberta

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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

AHS encourages Albertans to catch some ZZZs

Friday, March 16, 2018

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

Provincewide effort lessens patient impact of ICU delirium

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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

AHS presentation offers tips to create stronger families

Monday, March 5, 2018

MEDICINE HAT — Family resiliency is your family’s ability to cope with life’s challenges and to bounce forward from difficult times.... Read more

Palliser HAC wants to hear from residents about healthcare

Thursday, March 1, 2018

MEDICINE HAT – Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting of the Palliser Health Advisory Council (HAC) on March 14.... 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

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

Canadian cancer specialists to present in Medicine Hat

Thursday, February 15, 2018

MEDICINE HAT – The Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre in Medicine Hat and the Alberta Cancer Foundation are pleased to bring two specialists to the city from Nova Scotia’s Healing and Cancer Foundation, whose organization is focused on teaching patients innovative ways to enhance their recovery.... Read more

Teepee ceremony brings peace to Bassano patient

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Healthcare staff, Siksika Nation family work together on Celebration of Life.... 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

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

Pertussis Outbreak declared over in South Zone

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LETHBRIDGE – Pertussis disease activity in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services has decreased to such an extent as to no longer represent an outbreak situation. As such, effective immediately, the South Zone Medical Officer of Health has declared the South Zone pertussis outbreak to be over.... 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

Public invited to meeting of local Health Advisory Council

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Local and area residents are invited to share their thoughts on local healthcare delivery and services at a meeting of the Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council.... Read more

Online patient feedback portal outage from Nov. 9 to 14

Friday, November 17, 2017

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

Make a pledge for Change Day Alberta

Monday, November 6, 2017

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

Alberta Health Services named one of Canada’s Top Employers

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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

Multisensory stimulation improves quality of life for long-term care patients

Monday, November 6, 2017

Herman Stroeve loops strands of colour-changing fibre-optic lights about his hand like a coil of rope.... 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

AHS influenza immunization program begins Monday - South Zone

Friday, October 20, 2017

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

Influenza immunizations available at Flu-Lapalooza event

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MEDICINE HAT – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is ensuring residents have ample opportunity to get their annual influenza immunization.... Read more

Project Connect supports local residents in need

Monday, October 16, 2017

MEDICINE HAT – Local residents in need can access support from community services and receive a free hot meal and haircut Wednesday, at the annual Project Connect resource fair.... 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

Influenza immunizations available at Flu-Lapalooza event

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

BASSANO – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is ensuring residents have ample opportunity to get their annual influenza immunization.... Read more

Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 1 – 7, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

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

Helping patients heal with healthy meals

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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

Your EMS – Dave Van Wert

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dave Van Wert is part of #YourEMS in Brooks and says great care is the result of great listening.... Read more

Estimated ED wait times in AHS South Zone now online

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SOUTH ZONE — Real-time estimated emergency department (ED) wait times for Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat Regional Hospital are now online, giving southern Albertans another tool to help them decide where to access care for themselves and their families.... 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

Cancer patients, survivors invited to free workshops

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MEDICINE HAT — Albertans whose lives have been touched by cancer are invited to register for two free special events this month and in October.... 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

Pertussis immunization booster dose clinics in South Zone

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Clinics ongoing – book your child’s appointment today!... Read more

Celebrating life one kilometre at a time

Monday, August 21, 2017

They are in their 80s and 90s and on the road biking the equivalent of a coast-to-coast ride to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.... Read more

Pertussis immunization booster dose clinics in South Zone

Monday, August 14, 2017

Clinics begin Monday, August 21 – Children aged 10, 11 and 12 are eligible.... 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

More space, greater privacy for dialysis

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dialysis patients in Medicine Hat have a new Kidney Care Centre (KCC) to call home.... 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

Confirmed hepatitis A case prompts public alert in Taber

Friday, July 14, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an individual who served food and drinks at the St. Mary School graduation banquet at the Taber Community Centre (4720 50 Street) on June 30.... 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

Dedicated team improves sexual assault services

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Individuals who have been sexually assaulted in the Bassano, Bow Island, Brooks, Medicine Hat and Oyen areas now have access to a dedicated team of physicians.... 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

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

Sexual Assault Response Team available in South Zone

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Partnership improves co-ordinated sexual assault supports and services.... Read more

Permanent lab collections site opens June 19

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

BROOKS – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is opening the permanent community collections site next week as part of the expansion of laboratory services in southeast Alberta.... 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

Pertussis outbreak declared in west part of South Zone

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

LETHBRIDGE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has declared an outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) in the west part of South Zone, and is reminding all South Zone residents of the importance of immunization to prevent further illness... Read more

All surgeries resume as water quality returns to normal

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

MEDICINE HAT — Alberta Health Services (AHS) has resumed all scheduled and elective surgeries at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital after correcting water-quality issues that affected the facility’s ability to reprocess and sterilize medical devices. ... 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

Public invited to attend EMS Fleet Days - South

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

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

AHS offers free, safe food handling courses in May, June

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SOUTH ZONE – Individuals or groups planning special community events where food will be served are invited to attend safe food handling courses, offered free of charge by Alberta Health Services (AHS). ... Read more

Students in southwestern Alberta ready to PARTY

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Youth learn about preventable injuries, dangers of impaired and distracted driving.... Read more

UPDATE: AHS identifies additional elective surgeries for postponement at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MEDICINE HAT – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has assessed scheduled and elective surgeries taking place at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (MHRH) Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2, 2017, and identified no scheduled and elective surgeries to be postponed.... 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

AHS marks National Organ, Tissue Donor Awareness Week

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

AHS celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 24-29

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SOUTH ZONE — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is honouring the thousands of volunteers who play vital roles in support of patients, residents, families and staff. ... 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

Pre-think your drink

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mixing alcohol partying and friends can make a risky cocktail for post-secondary students with unwanted consequences.... Read more

Workshop helps parents prevent drug use in children, youth

Thursday, April 6, 2017

MEDICINE HAT – Parenting is Prevention is a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) workshop that helps parents and caregivers understand the important role they play in preventing drug and alcohol use in children and youth ages eight to 15.  ... Read more

Hospital moves patient registration to new wing

Friday, March 31, 2017

Public parking lot east of the Ambulatory Care Building opens Monday.... Read more

Laboratory Services transition completed

Friday, March 31, 2017

Savings of $6.5 million over five years and new lab collection sites opening... Read more

Temporary lab collections site opens April 3, Brooks

Friday, March 24, 2017

BROOKS – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is opening a temporary community collections site next month as part of the expansion of lab services in southeast Alberta.... 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

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

Making a splash in Medicine Hat

Monday, March 6, 2017

Reconnecting people who live with chronic conditions and disabilities with the joy of social and leisure activities is the aim of therapeutic recreation.... 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 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

More than $730,000 invested in local healthcare

Monday, January 18, 2016

COALDALE — More than $730,000 has been invested at the Coaldale Health Centre to build a new two-bay ambulance garage, as well as to complete two other projects.... Read more

Workshop teaches teens strategies for coping with anger

Monday, January 23, 2017

MEDICINE HAT – Youth ages 13 to 17 are invited to participate in a free, eight-week Alberta Health Services (AHS) workshop that explores healthy ways to express emotions.... Read more

Building healthier babies

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

'You are what mom eats' pretty much says it all when you're an unborn baby who relies on mom's meal choices for all your nutrition and development.... Read more

Volunteers needed for AHS outdoor beautification projects

Monday, January 16, 2017

LETHBRIDGE – Planning is underway for outdoor beautification projects at a number of health centres in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services.... Read more

Partnership a History Maker

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Daytime Galt Workshop program - a partnership between Alberta Health Services' Therapeutic Recreation Services and the Galt Museum in Lethbridge - was a national award-winner at the 2016 History Makers Gala in Ottawa.... Read more

PACT forms to help those in crisis

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Additional tool sees AHS and police partner, giving 'vulnerable population' support it needs... Read more

Police and Crisis Team to assess mental health on calls

Monday, January 9, 2017

MEDICINE HAT — Individuals who experience mental health, addiction or psychosocial crises and are at risk will now be identified for treatment by a Police and Crisis Team (PACT).... Read more

Operation: Stocking Stuffing at Chinook Regional

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Volunteers stuffed almost 500 stockings for patients this year - continuing a 31 year tradition.... Read more

You’re never too old to be active

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Home exercise program gets seniors moving to improve independence and well-being.... Read more

Stopping an outbreak before it starts

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

It happens every year. Influenza or gastrointestinal illnesses find their way into care facilities, making vulnerable residents sick – and perhaps the staff, as well.... Read more

Elective surgeries postponed at Chinook Regional Hospital

Thursday, November 3, 2016

LETHBRIDGE — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is proactively postponing 25 elective surgeries at Chinook Regional Hospital scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 4, after identifying a residue on some surgical instruments.... Read more

South Zone pertussis program expanded

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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

Alberta Health Services recognized for Wood Buffalo wildfire response

Monday, October 31, 2016

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

Influenza immunization program begins Monday

Friday, October 21, 2016

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

Rescue helicopter service continues in southern Alberta

Monday, October 17, 2016

MEDICINE HAT– HALO Rescue will continue to be compensated on a fee-for-service basis to provide valuable air ambulance service to Medicine Hat and southern Alberta.... Read more

AHS recruits six new members to Oldman River HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

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

AHS recruits eight new members to Palliser Triangle HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

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

Cancer patients, survivors invited to free workshop

Monday, October 17, 2016

Register now for Living Your Best Life With and Beyond Cancer on Oct. 28.... 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

AHS events to mark Mental Illness Awareness Week

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SOUTH ZONE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is hosting activities to mark this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 2-8), which focuses on spreading mental health awareness and reducing stigmas.... Read more

Second pop-up health hub planned for north Lethbridge

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Residents can see a family physician, access services at one-stop event.... 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

Bob's Garden

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Staff at the Taber Health Centre are helping long-term care resident Bob Chenery.... 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

Swallow test helps clinicians protect stroke patient airways

Thursday, September 22, 2016

New assessment technique provides another option for patients at risk of choking.... 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

In Their Own Words

Monday, September 19, 2016

Health info given in native tongue.... 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

Bow Island program benefits students and seniors

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BOW ISLAND – A program that pairs youth volunteers with long-term care residents for outings and activities is gearing up to operate this fall.... Read more

More than $420,000 invested at local health care centre

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BOW ISLAND — More than $420,000 in repairs and upgrades have been completed in the last year at the Bow Island Health Centre to improve conditions at the local Alberta Health Services (AHS) facility.... Read more

Calling all volunteers for Crowsnest Pass Health Centre

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CROWSNEST PASS — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is seeking volunteers for a number of opportunities to support patients, residents and staff at the Crowsnest Pass Health Centre.... Read more

Brooks Active August Challenge to begin July 27

Friday, July 22, 2016

BROOKS — This year’s Active August Challenge kicks off July 27 thanks to a partnership between Alberta Health Services (AHS), ChooseWell Brooks and other local organizations.... Read more

More than $168,000 invested in local health care

Thursday, July 21, 2016

LETHBRIDGE — More than $168,000 has been invested on a new chiller at the St. Michael’s Health Centre. The new chiller replaces an older model, and will ensure patients and staff have a comfortable building environment.... Read more

More than $470,000 invested in local health care

Monday, July 18, 2016

BROOKS — More than $470,000 has been invested at the Brooks Health Centre on a new high-pressure sterilization boiler, which ensures clinical equipment and tools are properly cleaned.... Read more

AHS expands project to help vulnerable Albertans

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Medicine Hat homeless patients to benefit through accessing government ID.... Read more

AHS expands project to help vulnerable Albertans

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Lethbridge homeless patients to benefit through accessing government ID.... 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

New community lab collections location selected

Monday, June 20, 2016

Site will offer more privacy, easy access, longer hours when it opens in March.... Read more

Explore a Passion for Health at Chinook Regional Hospital

Monday, June 20, 2016

LETHBRIDGE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff have a passion for health and we want to share it with our community.... 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

AHS offers free testing for private drinking water

Monday, June 15, 2015

SOUTH ZONE – Albertans who obtain drinking water or water for household use from a private drinking water supply – such as a well, surface water (creek, dugout) or cistern – are reminded to test this water at least twice a year. Alberta Health Services provides this free service.... Read more

June is Stroke Awareness Month in Canada

Monday, June 6, 2016

LETHBRIDGE — Great strides have been made in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, yet heart disease and stroke remain the leading causes of death and hospitalization in Canada.... Read more

One-stop convenience for health and community services

Friday, June 3, 2016

North Lethbridge residents can see a family physician, access services at June 6 pop-up event.... 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

Volunteers sought for opportunities in Raymond

Friday, May 27, 2016

Support needed for Seniors Mental Health Rehabilitation Program.... Read more

Foundations expand non-ambulance transfer resources

Friday, May 27, 2016

Special minivans transfer 1,500 patients annually in southwest part of South Zone.... 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 local EMS open houses

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SOUTH ZONE — National Paramedic Services Week (May 22 to 28) honours the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession and recognizes the many men and women who provide this invaluable community service.... 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

AHS offers free, safe food handling courses in May, June

Thursday, May 5, 2016

SOUTH ZONE – Individuals or groups planning special community events where food will be served are invited to attend safe food handling courses, offered free of charge by Alberta Health Services (AHS) Environmental Public Health.... Read more

Increased incidence of whooping cough in South Zone

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

LETHBRIDGE – Due to increases in the number of cases of whooping cough (pertussis) confirmed in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS), AHS is again reminding families of the importance of immunization, particularly to protect their children and other at-risk individuals.... 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

Bringing fitness equipment to the community of Lethbridge

Monday, April 25, 2016

Walking poles, pedometers and more can be borrowed with a library card... 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

Stepping up to the plates

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hospital patients and visitors in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge have a new way to pay for parking.... Read more

Mini-medi works marvels

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

As the child life specialist on pediatrics at Chinook Regional Hospital, Maria Malcolm is known for having a great rapport with kids, but lately she’s been playing second fiddle to a robot named Chip.... Read more

AHS celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 10-16

Friday, April 8, 2016

SOUTH ZONE — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is celebrating volunteers for the vital role they play in support of patients, residents, families and staff.... Read more

New breast milk drop site opens in Medicine Hat

Friday, April 1, 2016

MEDICINE HAT – The NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank Medicine Hat Milk Drop has been relocated from Jental Maternity to Medicine Hat Community Health Services (2948 Dunmore Rd. S.E.)... Read more

PARTY program comes to Pincher Creek for first time

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rural students set to learn about dangers of impaired and distracted driving. (Pincher Creek, Fort Macleod, Taber, Crowsnest Pass)... Read more

New Recovery Centre Opens

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Estimates show one in 10 Albertans over the age of 15 will battle a drug or alcohol dependency, but many southern Albertans are hopeful a new addiction treatment facility will be the first step towards an addiction-free lifestyle.... Read more

More than $1 million invested in local health care

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

OYEN — More than $1 million has been invested at the Big Country Hospital to replace the building heating system.... Read more

AHS to hold free, monthly child car seat inspection clinics in Medicine Hat

Friday, March 11, 2016

Free child car seat inspection clinics will be held in the city starting this month.... Read more

Additional seniors living options available next month

Thursday, February 25, 2016

St. Michael’s Health Centre opens new beds starting March 21... Read more

Partnering to save lives

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February is Heart Month – and it’s also the month when Alberta Health Services (AHS) South Zone staff holds their annual blood donor challenge.... 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

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

Friendly robot eases fears, pain on pediatric unit

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

LETHBRIDGE — A small robot named Chip is proving a big hit with young patients, easing their anxiety and reducing their pain during procedures at Chinook Regional Hospital.... Read more

Sweet dreams are made of ZZZs

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A poor night’s sleep can negatively impact daily functioning, the immune system and healing, and is linked to obesity, depression, diabetes and high blood pressure.... Read more

Residents invited to learn about, play sledge hockey

Friday, January 15, 2016

LETHBRIDGE – People of all ages interested in sledge hockey are reminded there are six more opportunities this winter to learn about the sport and play the game.... 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

Free seminar for improving your child’s sleep habits

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

MEDICINE HAT — Alberta Health Services is providing free monthly sleep seminars to help parents and caregivers learn how to improve their child’s sleep habits, which can affect behaviour, health and well-being.... Read more

Medicine Hat community lab collections site selected

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New location will offer patients free parking and better accessibility.... Read more

Santa's visit brings smiles to sick kids

Monday, December 14, 2015

'It boosts the kids' morale and makes them feel so special'.... 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

Remembering loved ones in the Holiday Season

Friday, December 4, 2015

Traditionally, the holiday season is a time shared with family and friends. It is also a time when many people remember the life and death of a loved one.... Read more

Stroke patient grateful for 'miracle' of research

Thursday, December 3, 2015

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

Hospital Auxiliary disbands

Thursday, November 26, 2015

After 121 years making life brighter for patients; thousands of volunteer hours logged; and more than $1 million raised for the hospital, the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (MHRH) Auxiliary Association is disbanding due to aging membership and recruitment challenges.... Read more

Hospital auxiliary disbands after 121 years of service

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Local group donated thousands of hours and more than $1 million... Read more

Newcomers welcomed

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bhutanese refugees have escaped persecution, left camps lacking even the most basic amenities, and fled half a world away to a new land, new language and new culture. Luckily, they also have the Newcomer Health Group to help them out.... Read more

Closer together

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

PINCHER CREEK - A new modern, open design is bringing staff and patients closer together and fostering better communication thanks to recent renovations in the emergency department (ED) here at Pincher Creek Health Centre.... Read more

Former community health building to be demolished

Monday, October 23, 3015

COALDALE — Demolition work begins Monday on the former Alberta Health Services (AHS) community health building, located at 2012 18 St.... Read more

Alberta’s influenza immunization program begins Oct. 20

Monday, October 19, 2015

SOUTH ZONE - Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, October 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 and partners create Newcomer Health Group

Thursday, October 8, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – The Bhutanese refugee community in Lethbridge — one of the largest in Canada — is learning about healthy living and how to access vital health care services through a Newcomer Health Group developed with Alberta Health Services (AHS).... Read more

More living options available for Medicine Hat seniors

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MEDICINE HAT — Additional supportive living beds are now available in Medicine Hat for local and area seniors, providing supported independence with on-site health care professionals, served meals, recreational activities and housekeeping services.... Read more

New emergency department entrance opens this week

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – Patients needing the emergency department at Chinook Regional Hospital will start using a new entrance on Thursday, Oct. 8.... Read more

Volunteers needed to aid seniors in hospital, community

Monday, September 28, 2015

MEDICINE HAT – Alberta Health Services is seeking individuals willing to volunteer their time to support elderly patients in hospital and in the community.... Read more

Cancer patients, survivors invited to free symposium

Monday, September 28, 2015

SOUTH ZONE – Albertans whose lives have been touched by cancer are invited to register for a free, half-day provincial symposium, Living Your Best Life With and Beyond Cancer.... Read more

Public invited to Alberta Children’s Hospital KidSIM Centre

Friday, September 25, 2015

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is inviting members of the public to take a sneak peek inside the KidSIM Centre at Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., during Doors Open YYC on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.... Read more

Renovated wing at Taber Health Centre opens Monday

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

TABER — Community health care services in Taber are now conveniently consolidated at the redeveloped Health Centre following a two-year, $9-million renovation to the hospital’s vacated long-term care wing.... Read more

Community Health Services lot resurfacing begins Monday

Thursday, August 6, 2015

LETHBRIDGE — The north atrium entrance of Chinook Regional Hospital will reopen Friday at noon. Patients and visitors who use the parkade can once again walk directly into the hospital.... Read more

Keeping a close eye on hearts

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Emergency department gets new central monitoring system.... Read more

Third Medical Officer of Health joins AHS South Zone

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SOUTH ZONE — Dr. Lena Derie-Gillespie joins Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) public health team this week as the third Medical Officer of Health in AHS South Zone.... Read more

Gastrointestinal illness circulating throughout South Zone

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – A recent increase in the number of gastrointestinal illness cases in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS) has prompted AHS to remind residents and visitors of important precautions to reduce the spread of illness.... Read more

Local volunteers needed to support grieving individuals

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – Two compassionate, caring and responsible volunteers are needed to comfort grieving family members who have lost a loved one.... Read more

Find Your Stride program supports active, healthy living

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Eight-week program encourages physical activity, supports tobacco cessation.... Read more

Junk in Your Trunk to raise money for hospital foundation

Monday, August 31, 2015

LETHBRIDGE — Local and area residents have an opportunity Saturday Sept. 5 to sell unwanted items and raise money for the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation at the same time.... Read more

Find Your Stride program supports active, healthy living

Monday, August 31, 2015

Eight-week program encourages physical activity, supports tobacco cessation.... Read more

Renovations complete at local emergency department

Monday, August 31, 2015

A $650,000 renovation project will improve comfort, safety and security for patients and their families at the Pincher Creek Health Centre emergency department.... Read more

Work begins today on Crowsnest Pass helipad upgrades

Monday, August 31, 2015

Construction begins today on a new and improved helicopter landing pad at the Crowsnest Pass Health Centre.... Read more

AHS Expressive Arts helps clients explore art therapy

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

MEDICINE HAT — People living with a chronic illness or disability who want to explore different forms of artistic expression are invited to join Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) community art program, which begins here next month.... Read more

New nurse call system installed at local health centre

Monday, August 24, 2015

BOW ISLAND — The Bow Island Heath Centre has a new $400,000 nurse call system, which enables patients to alert a nurse or other health care staff members if they need assistance.... Read more

More than $1.4 million invested in local health care

Monday, August 17, 2015

Upgrades and repairs improve service at Brooks Health Centre.... Read more

Stay safe while swimming in lakes, rivers and streams

Friday, August 14, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – As Albertans enjoy the hot summer weather, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is again reminding Albertans to take precautions against the potential risks of swimming in open bodies of water.... Read more

Breastfeeding advocates win international acclaim

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

When new mothers in southern Alberta are frustrated by difficulties with breastfeeding, award-winning help is available.... Read more

Bringing comfort to palliative patients

Monday, August 10, 2015

Volunteer eases the pain on the palliative care unit.... Read more

Hospital’s north entrance to reopen at noon Friday

Thursday, August 6, 2015

LETHBRIDGE — The north atrium entrance of Chinook Regional Hospital will reopen Friday at noon. Patients and visitors who use the parkade can once again walk directly into the hospital.... Read more

Protect yourself against rabies, report wild animal bites

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SOUTH ZONE – Following two bat bite incidents reported in the South Zone in the last week alone, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding residents and visitors to report all wild animal bites to their local public health office, or to Health Link. Wild mammals – such as bats, coyotes, raccoons an... Read more

New equipment a legacy of care

Monday, July 27, 2015

Foundation support gives Bow Valley a boost.... Read more

On the run for mental health

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ultramarathoners tackle Rockies to raise cash.... Read more

Retina camera improves diagnosis of eye conditions at Chinook Regional Hospital’s Locatelli Eye Centre

Monday, June 15, 2015

LETHBRIDGE — Patients here can now benefit from a new retina camera that delivers state-of-the-art diagnostics for certain conditions at the Locatelli Eye Centre at Chinook Regional Hospital.... Read more

PARTY program marks 20 years in southeastern Alberta

Thursday, June 11, 2015

MEDICINE HAT – Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) Prevent Alcohol Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) program is celebrating 20 years of keeping southeastern Alberta youth safe through injury prevention education.... Read more

Radiothon raises $15,000 for kids’ health

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hitting the airwaves for the first MYKids Radiothon proved a winning strategy that raised more than $15,000 to support children’s health at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.... Read more

AHS programs aim to meet diverse needs of local seniors

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – June 1-6 is Seniors Week, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) offers a number of specialized programs year-round for seniors in partnership with the Lethbridge YMCA and Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization (LSCO).... Read more

June is Stroke Month – learn the signs and what to do

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – The public can learn more about stroke signs and treatment at a free, drop-in event Thursday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Chinook Regional Hospital atrium.... Read more

AHS offers free, safe food handling courses this month

Monday, June 1, 2015

SOUTH ZONE – Individuals or groups planning special community events where food will be served are invited to attend safe food handling courses, offered free of charge by Alberta Health Services’ (AHS’) Environmental Public Health.... Read more

P.A.R.T.Y. program comes to Crowsnest Pass

Monday, June 1, 2015

Event teaches Grade 9 students about dangers of impaired and distracted driving.... Read more

Register for Clean-up Blitz at Chinook Regional Hospital

Friday, May 8, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – Local businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to volunteer for the annual Spring Clean-up Blitz at Chinook Regional Hospital.... Read more

P.A.R.T.Y. program to stage mock collision in Fort Macleod

Monday, May 4, 2015

Events teach Grade 9 students about dangers of impaired and distracted driving.... Read more

AHS offers free, safe food handling courses next month

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – Individuals or groups planning special community events where food will be served are invited to attend safe food handling courses, offered free of charge by Alberta Health Services’ (AHS’) Environmental Public Health.... Read more

Workshop aims to help all residents access healthy foods

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MEDICINE HAT – Community agencies, local food producers and residents are coming together this month to explore ways to ensure all people have access to good-quality, affordable and healthy food.... Read more

Racing champion eyes return after leading-edge surgery

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Local surgeon performs first leg-lengthening procedure of its kind in Canada.... Read more

Racing champ eyes return after leading-edge surgery

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Leg-lengthening procedure first of its kind in Canada.... Read more

Day of discovery for youth at yearly Ignite UR Spark Fair

Monday, April 20, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – An afternoon of discovery awaits local youth at the annual Ignite UR Spark Fair, where nearly 40 experts share their knowledge with youth ages 12 to 18 in areas such as drumming, fashion design, art, lacrosse, golf and skateboarding.... Read more

P.A.R.T.Y. program brings mock collisions to Taber

Monday, April 20, 2015

Events teach Grade 9 students about dangers of impaired and distracted driving.... Read more

AHS South Zone hosts recognition events for National Volunteer Week

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is celebrating volunteers for the vital role they play in the support of patients, residents, families and staff.... Read more

Free programs give families something to smile about

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pediatric dental care offered in southern Alberta through Oral Health Action Plan.... Read more

Second phase of emergency department now complete

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Upgrades include more treatment spaces and more privacy for patients.... Read more

Nurse practitioners join two local continuing care facilities

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pilot project aims to reduce preventable emergency department visits.... Read more

Chinook Regional Hospital’s north entrance to close for five months

Monday, March 16, 2015

LETHBRIDGE – The North Atrium entrance at Chinook Regional Hospital will temporarily close Saturday to allow for excavation and installation of deep utility lines as part of the hospital’s redevelopment project.... Read more

AHS adds more EMS units and crews in Medicine Hat

Friday, March 13, 2015

MEDICINE HAT – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is addressing increasing local ambulance call volumes by adding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicles and personnel.... Read more

Emergency Preparedness

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shelter in Place.... Read more

Two new family physicians recruited for Milk River

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Doctors expected to arrive in spring, start practising by summer or fall.... Read more

Bursaries available for registered nurses

Friday, January 23, 2015

Training RNs to join CancerControl Alberta north and south.... Read more

New MRI arrives at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Monday, January 19, 2015

MEDICINE HAT – Installation begins today on a new, state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, which will improve patient care by providing higher-quality images in less time.... Read more

Laser keeps vision clear

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hi-tech precision treatment close to home.... Read more