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 th... Read more

Simulation lab hones skills in Fort Saskatchewan

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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

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

First phase of $18M Stollery critical care expansion funded by Alberta Infrastructure and Stollery C... Read more

Pint-sized hero saves Mom

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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

Moving people in the right direction

Monday, December 18, 2017

Foothills Trailblazers help patients navigate the 16 buildings and 84 acres of the sprawling hospita... Read more

Celebrating the ability

Monday, December 18, 2017

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

Sleeper chairs boost patient-centred care

Monday, December 18, 2017

La Crete, High Level and Fort Vermillion enjoy more comfort during their hospital stay thanks to loc... Read more

Top Chef: Neuro Style keeps it tasty

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

A life dedicated to public service

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

Dr. Yiu kicks off festive season in Fort McMurray

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

AHS President and CEO Dr. Verna Yiu met with staff here and buoyed the Northern Lights Health Founda... 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

Capsule transplant proves effective in treating infection

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

Brain surgery without a scalpel

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

From bored to activity board

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

Defusing workplace violence

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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

Free pointers on the fine art of parenting

Monday, November 20, 2017

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

Partnership responds swiftly to family violence

Monday, November 20, 2017

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

Sandy Isaac legacy lives on

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sandy Isaac was a devoted volunteer with an enduring commitment to patient and family centred care i... Read more

AHS mental health duo recognized with regal honours

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

This year's winners of the True Award from The Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health and Add... 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

AHS leaders visit Blood Tribe to apologize

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dr. Yiu seeks a day of new beginnings between AHS, Indigenous Peoples... Read more

Magazine celebrates healthcare talent

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

Beloved Blue Bunny makes his way home

Monday, November 6, 2017

At age nine, Brooks Hoffos did not wake up on the morning of Christmas Eve... 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 rop... 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

Wabasca-Desmarais welcomes new EMS station

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station is now open and operational.... Read more

Fort McMurray physician and AHS receive international recognition

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Fort McMurray psychiatrist and AHS program have recently been recognized by the Mental Health Inn... 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

Quicker ticker surgery promotes swift recovery

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Racha Kamal, 27, was offered the opportunity to be the first patient at the Mazankowski Alberta Hear... Read more

Lucille making a difference in healthcare

Monday, October 30, 2017

Lucille Partington is living her passion for supporting local healthcare initiatives.... Read more

Ken Sheehan Wing unveiled

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Adult Psychiatry wing at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury (CCMHBI) has b... Read more

RBC Foundation continues to support mental health in children and youth

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Northern Lights Health Foundation is excited to announce that the Alber... Read more

Pharmacy staff Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Men of AHS Pharmacy Services raise $11,240 to end domestic violence.... Read more

Support comes in all shapes and sizes

Monday, October 16, 2017

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

Making breast reconstruction part of the cancer conversation

Friday, October 13, 2017

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

Adult Day program improves quality of life for seniors and caregivers

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A new Alberta Health Services Adult Day Program is improving the quality of life for people like Kat... Read more

Garden cultivates community

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The establishment of a community garden on Montana First Nation has given moms-to-be like Potts-Chie... 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

Treatment helps kidney-failure patients preserve quality of life

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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

Oh Baby!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Students here are learning lots about babies and the care they need to thrive.... Read more

Environmental Public Health Week 2017

September 25-29 is Environmental Public Health Week: an opportunity for us to learn more about - and... Read more

A marathon effort for awareness — in full uniform!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Crowds lining the route of the Edmonton Marathon may have been startled to see a participant run pas... Read more

Art therapy instils pride lifts spirits

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Brad Pfeifle has always been artistic but didn't pick up a paint brush until he became a quadriplegi... 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 ... Read more

Dog walking changes a life

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Make your pledge for Change Day 2017 to improve your health or the healthcare system.... Read more

Youth ER surveys aim to improve patient-centred care

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Emotional crises linked to mental health, drug abuse driving children, youth and families to emergen... 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... Read more

AHS assists with rehabilitation… and graduation

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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

Overdose Awareness Day

Monday, August 28, 2017

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

Taking charge of your tickers health

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

As a patient with congenital heart disease, Danielle Tailleur has traversed the healthcare system an... 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 cele... Read more

Solar Eclipse 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

On Monday, August 21, the shadow of the Moon will pass over Canada during a solar eclipse.... 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 deci... 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

Primary Care saves golf game and a life

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

When Trevor Haunholter went to see his physician last fall, he thought he had a pretty mundane compl... Read more

Opioid substitution reduces cravings withdrawal symptoms

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

To address growing concerns about opioid use, Alberta Health Services' Addiction Recovery Centre her... 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 ne... Read more

Be prepared

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

When Jacqui Everson fled the wildfire that engulfed the city last May, she thought she was leaving f... 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 c... Read more

Teamwork turns young lives around

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Logan was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), after his restlessness and... 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 de... Read more

Renewed commitment bridges cultures

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mamowohkamatowin: a Cree word meaning 'helping one another' set the tone for an event held at the Tw... Read more

New Opioid Dependency Program opens in Grande Prairie

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Northern Alberta residents now have increased access to opioid replacement therapy, treatment and co... 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 psychia... 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

Restorative care gets patients home faster

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Josie Erickson's enthusiasm and zest for life is infectious she leads an active and independent life... Read more

Canada 150

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

Inside job restores quality of life

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Barely a week after cardiologists at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute bypassed his blocked he... 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

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 un... 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 Wes... Read more

Taking a stand against falling

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

You gave me my life back

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It would be tempting to dismiss Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), which in the plainest terms is th... 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 ta... Read more

Giving cancer patients more time with their care team

Monday, June 12, 2017

Kate Leyerzapf set out to ease pressures on crowded outpatient clinics and give patients more time w... Read more

Winning the vertical challenge

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Far fewer patients are falling and incident reporting is up thanks to a Falls Management Strategy de... Read more

EMS unveils medical flight simulator

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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

Baby Journey just got better

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Having a newborn in intensive care is never easy for parents through the compassion and teamwork of ... 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 c... 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 ... Read more

Putting patients and families first

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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

Trimming surgical wait times for children

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mary Muir was surprised to learn she was a recipient of this year's Alberta Health Services' Preside... Read more

Dialysis patients roar for the rings

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Frank Brown can't help but tear up with pride as he relives the moment one of his dialysis nurses ca... Read more

Leading the Glenrose like a starship

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

A gift and a passion for physiotherapy

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

His unwavering desire to help others — and to dodge a lot of math — first propelled Nurudeen Amusat ... Read more

Bear Claw Woman steps into a new life

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The moment Nicole Madsen stepped barefoot onto a buffalo rug as a blanket was removed from her shoul... Read more

Playoff fever!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Edmonton staff rally to celebrate their Oilers pride.... 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 ... Read more

Two generations of care

Monday, May 1, 2017

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

Taking a risk to help newborns

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hardeman saw none of the simple things in Afghanistan for the nine months she worked as a pediatric ... Read more

It is electrifying

Monday, April 24, 2017

Twenty-four students were shocked quite literally to learn just how electrifying the human heart can... 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 li... 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... 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 unwan... Read more

Two new obstetrical operating rooms for Red Deer

Monday, April 3, 2017

Central Alberta families will benefit from quicker access to obstetrical procedures with the opening... Read more

Feeling in control again

Monday, April 10, 2017

Harvey Marchand was not sure he would ever feel comfortable wearing light pants again or riding a bi... Read more

Pearly whites for preschoolers

Friday, April 7, 2017

AHS offers free fluoride applications to youngsters across Alberta.... Read more

One Year Later

In the midst of an unprecedented disaster last May in Fort McMurray, Alberta Health Services staff, ... 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 Ry... 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

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

A good shock to the system

Thursday, March 23, 2017

World-renowned researcher brings stroke-rehab technology to Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.... Read more

Second Helping serves up hearty meals

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

AHS partners with Food Bank and community chefs to prevent waste and feed the needy.... Read more

'Mr. Hal' may be a faker, but he's a lifesaver

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

High-tech mannequins in eSIM simulations give staff a safe way to practise, hone skills.... 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

Leading the Change

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Rory MacDonald morning snack used to be a large muffin and a triple-triple coffee.... 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 lei... Read more

Because You Cared: A Sweet Surprise for Nurses

Thursday, March 2, 2017

To celebrate the care a patient received and her daughter’s third birthday, a family surprises the n... Read more

Improving emergency stroke care

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Red Deer mom Shelley Castor was having a stressful day. The family cars were in the repair shop, she... Read more

Addiction and Mental Health website friendlier than ever

Monday, February 27, 2017

A new user-friendly and easier-to-navigate website to help Albertans access addiction and mental hea... 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... Read more

White Rose blooms with kindness for the dying

Friday, February 17, 2017

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

Cross Cancer research spurs dramatic improvement

Friday, February 17, 2017

One-two punch of chemo and radiation helps certain brain-tumour patients live 5.5 years longer, stud... 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

Daughter skill with CPR saves father life after heart stops

Monday, February 13, 2017

When Maslyn Dansereau elected to spend a quiet Friday night at home she got way more than she bargai... 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

Safer transport for sick children

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mobile outreach simulations help rural centres get kids ready for ride to Stollery.... Read more

Oyen gets its own bariatric stretcher

Thursday, February 2, 2017

OYEN — Last fall the Oyen Lion’s Club officials approached the Oyen & District Health Care Foundatio... Read more

50th anniversary of Alberta’s first kidney transplant

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

University of Alberta Hospital paved way for 2,800 transplants since 1967.... Read more

Woodworking creates solid connections

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Carpentry camaraderie and a cup of coffee they are all part of a special program for the men who res... 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 A... 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 ... Read more

Steps toward a safer workplace

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Community and rural hospitals in Edmonton Zone have challenged their teams to make safety part of th... Read more

Partnership a History Maker

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Daytime Galt Workshop program - a partnership between Alberta Health Services' Therapeutic Recre... Read more

PHAB-ulous shift changes benefit all

Monday, January 16, 2017

When in hospital, patients will inevitably find themselves being cared for by many members of their ... Read more

Let’s have a show of hands!

Monday, January 16, 2017

EDMONTON - Two staff members working at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton unknowingly nominat... Read more

New Year; New Nurse Practitioner for Slave Lake

Friday, January 13, 2017

Local resident says she is happy to be returning to work in her new role... 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

Bringing comfort to the end of days

Monday, January 11, 2016

Few of us like to dwell on how we'll die, but for the Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEOLC) team, ... Read more