Pertussis outbreak declared in west part of AHS South Zone

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

AHS has declared an outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in the west part of AHS South Zone, inclu... Read more

Workshop focuses on substance use in children and youth

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Parents and caregivers looking for information on youth drug and alcohol use are invited to attend a... Read more

Pertussis cases confirmed in west part of AHS South Zone

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Eleven new cases of pertussis have been confirmed in the past week in Lethbridge... Read more

Albertans encouraged to know their healthcare options

Thursday, October 3, 2019

AHS is always working to manage the capacity in emergency departments to ensure efficient high-quali... Read more

Lethbridge Volunteers needed for AHS recreation, leisure programs

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Volunteers are needed in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat to support adults participating in local Albert... Read more

Chinook Regional Hospital adds midwifery services

Friday, September 27, 2019

Full midwifery services will be available at Chinook Regional Hospital starting next month, giving l... Read more

Volunteers sought for annual Christmas stocking project

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Volunteer crafters are needed for the annual Operation Christmas Stocking project at Chinook Regiona... Read more

Brooks public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Monday, September 16, 2019

Brooks local and area residents are invited to share their thoughts on local healthcare delivery and... Read more

Parents reminded of September spike in asthma cases

Friday, September 13, 2019

AHS reminds parents of the September spike in pediatric asthma flare-ups that occurs approximately t... Read more

Access dementia nurses through Health Link by calling 811

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Whether you are a person living with dementia, a concerned family member of someone diagnosed with d... Read more

Public invited to meeting of local Health Advisory Council

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to share their thoughts on local healthcare delivery and servic... Read more

Events to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day, an internationally recognized event designed to raise a... Read more

Get immunized before back-to-school

Friday, August 30, 2019

With September just around the corner, AHS is reminding Albertans to make sure immunization is on yo... Read more

Simple precautions reduce risk of West Nile virus infection

Monday, July 22, 2019

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

Albertans urged to be safe as possible on ATVs

Friday, July 12, 2019

Province-wide – Summer weather brings people out to explore the backcountry, and Alberta Health Serv... 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

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 Tobac... 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 (E... 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 ... 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 servic... 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 ... Read more

AHS offers free oral health services for children

Monday, April 22, 2019

April is Oral Health Month... 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 co... 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

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 Se... 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 sy... 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 bariatr... Read more

AHS celebrates National Non-Smoking Week

Saturday, January 19, 2019

National Non-Smoking Week runs January 20 to 26... 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 a... 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 Co... 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... 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 anx... 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 Alb... 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 wi... 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 A... 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 through... 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... 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

AHS influenza immunization program begins Monday

Friday, October 12, 2018

Starting Oct. 15 Albertans have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza t... 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... 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 Co... 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 an... 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 de... 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 ... 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... 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 Se... 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 organ... 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... 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 integ... 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 du... 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 ... 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... 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... 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... 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 i... 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 patien... 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 t... 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 t... 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 boun... 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 Healt... 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) new... 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 t... 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 ... 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 ... 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 contai... 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 continui... 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 t... 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... 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 servic... 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 t... 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 Ca... 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 se... 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 oth... 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 the... 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... 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... 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 an... 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 ... 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 ... 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 paren... 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 Advis... 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 fre... Read more

Pertussis immunization booster dose clinics in South Zone

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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

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 a... Read more

Sodium bicarbonate drug shortage update

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dr. Francois Belanger, Vice President, Quality and Chief Medical Officer, provided the following upd... 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 Service... 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... 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... 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 po... 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... 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 Med... 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-terr... 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... 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 framewor... 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... 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 li... 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 i... 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 pl... 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... 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 r... 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 p... 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 ... 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 investigat... 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

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 newl... 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... 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 S... 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 ... 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... 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 Chinoo... Read more

South Zone pertussis program expanded

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pregnant women in third trimester offered pertussis vaccine through appointment... 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 a... 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 valu... 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

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 ... 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

Inappropriate access investigation prompts patient notification

Monday, September 26, 2016

EDMONTON – Following the conclusion of a privacy investigation, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is not... 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 h... 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 wh... 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 act... 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 ... 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 t... 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 Alber... 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 Centr... 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 ste... 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 themse... 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 w... 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 s... 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 ... 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,... 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, ... 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... 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 ... 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 i... 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 ... 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 Healt... 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 t... 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... 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 Jen... 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 M... 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 he... 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

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, accordin... 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... 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 opportun... Read more

Influenza data prompts immunization reminder

Thursday, January 14, 2016

EDMONTON – Following confirmation of five deaths in individuals with influenza and a significant wee... 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 ... 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

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 an... 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. Ver... 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 m... 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

Former community health building to be demolished

Monday, October 23, 3015

COALDALE — Demolition work begins Monday on the former Alberta Health Services (AHS) community healt... 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... 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 learn... 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 are... 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... 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 sup... 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, h... 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 insid... 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... 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. Pati... 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 w... 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 ... 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 fam... 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 an... 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 famil... 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 ... 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 form... 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 patient... 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 remin... 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. Pati... 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, Alb... 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 d... 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) p... 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 speciali... 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 Thu... 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 i... 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... 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 i... 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... 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

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 b... 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

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)... Read more