Take precautions for agricultural, animal-handling activities

Thursday, May 21, 2015

EDMONTON – As agricultural and animal-handling activities pick up around the province, Alberta Healt... 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

AHS expands early childhood programming in Slave Lake

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SLAVE LAKE — Starting in January, AHS staff will lead a new set of Early Childhood Intervention Prog... Read more

New dashboard highlights quality, safety of EMS care

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New dashboard highlights quality, safety of EMS care.... 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

New specialist clinic aims to prevent kidney failure

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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

More than $2.5 million invested in Ft. McMurray health care

Monday, December 7, 2015

Upgrades, repairs improve Northern Lights Regional Health Centre... 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

More than $1 million invested in local health care

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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

Candy Cane Checkstops to spread cheer and safety tips

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Alberta Health Services' Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Health Promotion department are once a... Read more

Northern Lights Health Centre heliport will be delayed

Friday, November 27, 2015

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to building a heliport at Northern Lights Regional Health... Read more

President and CEO resigns from AHS

Friday, November 27, 2015

Vickie Kaminski, President and CEO, has tendered her resignation from Alberta Health Services effect... Read more

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

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Researchers in Calgary and Edmonton have launched a lung cancer screening study to determine the bes... Read more

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

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Researchers in Calgary and Edmonton have launched a lung cancer screening study to determine the bes... 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

More than $300,000 invested in Disbury health care

Monday, November 23, 2015

$300,000 nurse call system has been installed at the Didsbury District Health Services building that... Read more

Breast reconstruction patients having quicker recoveries

Monday, November 16, 2015

Many Calgary women undergoing mastectomy and breast reconstruction are leaving hospital sooner with ... Read more

More than $182,000 invested in local health care

Monday, November 16, 2015

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

AHS launches new, user-friendly external website

Friday, November 13, 2015

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) will launch a new, more user-friendly external website Monda... Read more

Foothills helipad to be named after STARS founder

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CALGARY -The heliport at Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) will be officially named the Dr. Gregory Pow... Read more

Redeveloped Vascular Centre of Excellence opens today

Monday, November 9, 2015

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

AHS cyclotron returns to full operation

Monday, November 9, 2015

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

More than $400,000 invested in local health care

Monday, November 9, 2015

BLACK DIAMOND — A $400,000 nurse call system was recently installed at the Black Diamond Oilfields G... Read more

New parkade now open at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

Monday, November 9, 2015

Structure provides additional parking stalls, options for public and staff alike... Read more

Program supports high school students with chronic pain

Monday, November 9, 2015

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

AHS cyclotron repairs continue

Monday, November 2, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) cyclotron will be down for seven to 10 additional days, as... Read more

More than $950,000 invested in local health care

Monday, November 2, 2015

CASTOR — More than $950,000 has been invested at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital to repair its roof.... Read more

Alberta invention gives preterm babies best possible start

Monday, November 2, 2015

CALGARY – In a North American first, researchers at Foothills Medical Centre have developed a device... Read more

New family physician now practising in High Prairie

Thursday, October 29, 2015

HIGH PRAIRIE — Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new famil... Read more

More than $560,000 invested in local health care

Thursday, October 29, 2015

FAIRVIEW — More than $560,000 in upgrades are being made to the Fairview Health Complex.... Read more

Full-time child psychiatrist recruited to Grande Prairie

Monday, October 26, 2015

GRANDE PRAIRIE — Residents in Grande Prairie and surrounding communities have increased access to me... 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

AHS cyclotron update

Friday, October 23, 2015

EDMONTON – In followup to the Oct. 21 announcement regarding the temporary shutdown of the AHS cyclo... Read more

Pre-hab for cardiac patients makes them fitter for surgery

Thursday, October 22, 2015

EDMONTON — Getting into the best possible shape physically and emotionally prior to surgery makes re... Read more

Exercise program shown to decrease use of health services

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

CALGARY– Calgarians participating in an Alberta Health Services (AHS) supervised exercise program ar... Read more

More than $145,000 invested in local health care

Friday, October 9, 2015

KILLAM — More than $145,000 has been invested at the Killam Health Care Centre to replace medical ox... 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

Alberta’s influenza immunization program begins Oct. 20

Monday, October 19, 2015

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 20, Albertans will have the opportunity to protect... Read more

Alberta’s influenza immunization program begins Oct. 20

Monday, October 19, 2015

RED DEER – Starting tomorrow (Oct. 20), Albertans will have the opportunity to protect themselves an... Read more

Alberta’s influenza immunization program begins Oct. 20

Monday, October 19, 2015

CALGARY – Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 20, Albertans will have the opportunity to protect themse... Read more

Alberta’s influenza immunization program begins Oct. 20

Monday, October 19, 2015

EDMONTON – Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 20, Albertans will have the opportunity to protect thems... Read more

Seniors living options expanded in Lloydminster

Thursday, October 8, 2015

LLOYDMINSTER — A new 60-bed continuing care facility, opening today, will help meet the growing and ... 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

Jaundice screening program cuts readmissions, heel pokes

Thursday, October 8, 2015

CALGARY – Fewer newborns in Calgary are being readmitted to hospital for concerns over jaundice, tha... Read more

Local heart attack patient reunites today with paramedics

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

EDMONTON – An Edmonton woman reunites today with the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team that rece... 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

More than $1.5 million invested in local health care

Monday, September 21, 2015

ATHABASCA — More than $1.5 million in repairs and upgrades have been completed in the last year at t... Read more

New family physician practising in McLennan and Falher

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

McLENNAN / FALHER — Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new ... Read more

Training in teamwork essential for saving young lives

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CALGARY – New research shows training in teamwork and communication translates into better performan... Read more

AHS expands program that aims to prevent self-harm

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

RED DEER — An Alberta Health Services (AHS) program designed to help communities prevent self-harm a... Read more

AHS expands program that aims to prevent self-harm

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

COCHRANE — An Alberta Health Services (AHS) program designed to help communities prevent self-harm a... Read more

AHS expands program that aims to prevent self-harm

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

CALGARY — An Alberta Health Services (AHS) program designed to help communities prevent self-harm an... Read more

More than $241,000 invested in local health care

Monday, September 14, 2015

GALAHAD — More than $241,000 in repairs and upgrades have been completed in the last year at the Gal... 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

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

New family physician now practising in Whitecourt

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

WHITECOURT - Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family ... Read more

Hospital parkade construction nearing completion

Monday, July 27, 2015

RED DEER – As construction on the new parkade at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre continues to ... 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

More than $1.1 million invested in local health care

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

COLD LAKE — More than $1.1 million in upgrades were completed this summer at the Cold Lake Health Ce... 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

More than $169,000 invested in local health care

Monday, August 31, 2015

THREE HILLS — More than $169,000 in repairs and upgrades have been completed in the last year at the... 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

Pain-free brain surgery without a scalpel

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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

Whooping cough outbreak declared in AHS North Zone

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GRANDE PRAIRIE — Alberta Health Services (AHS) has declared a whooping cough (pertussis) outbreak in... 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

Mental Health outreach workers launch backpack drive

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff who work with Calgary’s homeless men, women and vetera... 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 $1.2 million invested in local health care

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Upgrades and repairs improve service at Two Hills Health Centre.... 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

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

EDMONTON — Getting elderly patients home sooner, stronger and with fewer complications after emergen... Read more

Three Hills Health Centre welcomes portable X-ray unit

Monday, August 17, 2015

New machine allows images to be taken at bedside in critical situations.... 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

Albertans encouraged to cook shellfish to reduce risk of illness

Friday, August 14, 2015

CALGARY – As investigation into 19 cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection in Alberta continues, ... Read more

AHS responds to Ministerial Directive on Lab Project

Thursday, August 13, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) today responded to the Ministerial Directive it has receive... Read more

AHS scores high in accreditation

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A strong commitment to patient safety, the positive impact of Strategic Clinical Networks, and a car... Read more

Sturgeon Community Hospital ventilation work to begin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ST. ALBERT – Work will begin shortly to replace the 25-year-old ventilation system in all five opera... Read more

Work continues on new heliport for Fort McMurray

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FORT McMURRAY – Design work for the construction on the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre’s roo... 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

Alberta Health Services offers local prenatal class

Friday, July 24, 2015

BEAVERLODGE — Expectant mothers and their partners are invited to a day-long prenatal class Sept. 12... Read more

AHS responds to PPIC decisions on Kipnes Centre for Veterans issues

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Deb Gordon, Vice-President and Chief Health Operations for Northern Alberta, provided the following ... Read more

AHS Provides Update on Edmonton Lab Project Vendor Appeal

Friday, July 17, 2015

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services provided an update today on the status of the report of the Vendo... Read more

MRI move boosts access, trims wait times in Lloydminster

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

LLOYDMINSTER — Regional residents will benefit from increased access and reduced wait times for rout... Read more

Stroke care on wheels saves time and brains

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

EDMONTON — Canada’s first stroke ambulance — complete with a CT scanner, clot-busting drugs and the ... Read more

Join EMS for one of the busiest rides of the Stampede

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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

AHS takes action on OAG mental health report

Monday, July 6, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to take action that will address recommendations ... Read more

Calgary researchers advancing the study of vasculitis in kids

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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

Alberta Health Services releases 2014-15 Annual Report

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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

New website helps Calgary-area patients Find a Doctor

Monday, June 29, 2015

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

Pioneering gene therapy takes aim at inherited blindness

Monday, June 29, 2015

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

Albertans urged to protect themselves from West Nile virus infection

Friday, June 26, 2015

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to take precautions necessary to prot... Read more

Another OB/GYN specialist recruited to Fort McMurray

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FORT McMURRAY — Another obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) has been recruited to Fort McMurray, incr... Read more

Free drop-in sessions provide child literacy and development support

Sunday, June 22, 2014

DRUMHELLER — Parents and children alike can discover the joys of multidisciplinary play at while lea... Read more

Spine surgery program improving lives in Wood Buffalo

Monday, June 22, 2015

FORT McMURRAY – Local and area residents who require elective spine surgeries can now get the care t... Read more

Final stage of precast concrete delivery to begin this month on new hospital parkade

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Temporary disruptions for vehicle and pedestrian traffic accessing the site.... 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

Airdrie Urgent Care adds more treatment spaces

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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

AHS continues to put patients first with new strategy

Monday, June 8, 2015

CALGARY – Patients and families must be welcomed partners within their health care teams, and be eng... Read more

Albertans dialled into Health Link’s change of number

Thursday, June 4, 2015

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

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

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

AHS Provides Update on Dialysis Incident

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) confirms that one of the four dialysis patients affected by... 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

Researchers look to genetics to try to understand fainting

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CALGARY — Calgary researchers are looking for people who faint to participate in a study that’s tryi... 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

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

Monday, June 1, 2015

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

New Parkland County EMS station officially opens today

Thursday, May 28, 2015

PARKLAND COUNTY – Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services (AHS EMS) paramedics have a ne... Read more

Leading-edge diabetes treatment program hits milestone

Thursday, May 28, 2015

EDMONTON – The local global leading islet cell transplant team recently performed its 500th islet ce... Read more

Online forum supports women with gynecological cancers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Women in Alberta recovering from gynecological cancers can now discuss their concerns, securely and ... Read more

ATV safety urged ahead of long weekend

Thursday, May 14, 2015

As Albertans gear up for the May long weekend, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding all reside... Read more

AHS recommends testing of private well water in Kneehill County

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

RED DEER– Recent water testing results have shown that water from some private wells in Kneehill Cou... Read more

AHS recruits another new family physician to High Prairie

Monday, May 11, 2015

HIGH PRAIRIE — Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to make progress on its goal to increase acce... Read more

New group support for new mothers coming soon

Friday, May 8, 2015

Public Health nurses to facilitate drop-in group on Fridays beginning May 22 in Wetaskiwin... 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

New family physician practising in Slave Lake

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SLAVE LAKE — Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of another new f... Read more

Provincial palliative and end-of-life care website launched

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Albertans now have information about palliative care and end-of-life care at their fingertips with t... 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

Take the Ways to Wellness mental health challenge

Friday, May 1, 2015

During Mental Health Week, May 4-10, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is encouraging Albertans to parti... Read more

Evening dialysis now offered at Wetaskiwin Hospital

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Service expansion enables more patients to access treatment locally.... 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

Construction begins on heliport at local health complex

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Construction has started on the Grande Cache Community Health Complex heliport, which will improve a... Read more

AHS announces new contract EMS delivery for St. Paul

Monday, April 27, 2015

ST. PAUL — Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be provided in the St. Paul area by Prairie EMS eff... Read more

Website arms parents with knowledge, kids against disease

Monday, April 27, 2015

It’s Immunization Awareness Week and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is encouraging parents to learn m... Read more

Paramedics reunite with baby boy they resuscitated

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EDMONTON – Six Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services (AHS EMS) paramedics reunite toda... Read more

Parents invited to learn how to protect kids from addictions

Monday, April 20, 2015

FORT McMURRAY – Local parents are invited to a free event next month to learn how to help their chil... 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

Quadriplegic man breathes easier with new pacing device

Monday, April 20, 2015

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

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

Friday, April 17, 2015

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

Alberta Health Services offers kindergarten Health Fair, Grimshaw

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GRIMSHAW — Children starting kindergarten this September and their families are invited to a kinderg... Read more

Albertans reminded of simple precautions to reduce risk of Hantavirus

Monday, April 13, 2015

As spring cleaning season begins, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to take simpl... Read more

AHS North Zone hosts recognition events for National Volunteer Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is celebrating volunteers for the vital role they play in the support ... 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

Lois Hole Hospital for Women marks its fifth anniversary

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

EDMONTON – The Lois Hole Hospital for Women today celebrates five years of providing a wide range of... Read more

Capital plan boosts health facility construction, maintenance

Monday, March 30, 2015

Alberta’s five-year capital plan significantly increases investment in health facilities to meet Alb... Read more

AHS reacts to Budget 2015/16

Thursday, March 26, 2015

EDMONTON – The Government of Alberta’s Budget 2015/16 will result in a funding reduction of $370 mil... 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

New heart attack test could improve care, decongest EDs

Monday, March 23, 2015

CALGARY – A new research study underway in the emergency department at Foothills Medical Centre show... Read more

Construction progresses on new hospital parkade

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Increased truck traffic may cause slight delays accessing the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (RDR... 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

Edmonton surgeons perform groundbreaking liver surgery

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

EDMONTON – Surgeons at the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) have become the first transplant tea... Read more

AHS to enhance local input and decision-making

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Alberta Health Services (AHS) intends to implement changes that will enhance local input and decisio... 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

Compass guides families of young neurosurgical patients

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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

New investments will improve access to health care

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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

Irregular, racing heartbeats tamed by Mazankowski service

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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

Edmonton stroke patients getting clot-busting drug sooner

Monday, March 9, 2015

EDMONTON — Many local stroke patients are receiving a clot-busting drug faster than ever, significan... Read more

Passing of Dr. Cy Frank

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Our condolences go out to Dr. Cy Frank's family, friends and many colleagues.... Read more

Alberta cancer rates continue to trend downwards

Monday, February 2, 2015

EDMONTON – The rate at which Albertans are being diagnosed with cancer, or dying from the disease, i... Read more

Northern Alberta Renal Program offers seven-day dialysis

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

EDMONTON – Three Alberta Health Services (AHS) dialysis sites in Edmonton are now open seven days a ... Read more

AHS announces cost-containment measures

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced today that it is following similar cost-containment measures... Read more

Aboriginal Cultural Room opens today at local hospital

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Patients now have a dedicated space for prayer, traditional ceremonies.... Read more

Sunrise Encore opens, offering additional living options

Monday, February 9, 2015

OLDS — More local seniors are now able to get the round-the-clock care and support they need in thei... Read more

New family physician now practising in Fairview

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FAIRVIEW — Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a newly-recruit... Read more

Surgical capacity continues to expand in Innisfail

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Innisfail Health Centre now offers plastic, retinal surgical services.... Read more

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

Friday, February 13, 2015

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

Robots comfort patients at Alberta Children's Hospital

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CALGARY – Four childlike robots are being used to comfort young patients during stressful medical pr... Read more

New OB/GYN specialist recruited to Fort McMurray

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FORT McMURRAY — Residents in the Wood Buffalo area will soon have increased access to obstetrical an... Read more

Two-city teamwork helps kids with developmental disabilities

Monday, March 2, 2015

Win-win for Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Camrose Pediatric Specialty Clinic.... Read more

Spasticity clinic leads nation with orthopedic surgeon, gait lab

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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

Edmonton EMS staff responds to long-term cancer study

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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

Researchers examine cluster of PMMA-related deaths

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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

Experts discuss raising healthy kids for life

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GRANDE PRAIRIE - Learn about literacy and language, physical activity and immunization.... 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

Local pharmacies a key ally in reducing vascular disease

Monday, January 19, 2015

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

Cardiac hybrid OR gives newborn heart patient new hope

Thursday, January 22, 2015

EDMONTON – A four-month-old Calgary boy with a congenital heart defect has been given time – and an ... 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 equipment to help in fight against head, neck cancer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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

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

Researchers ramp up study looking at exercise, diabetes

Monday, January 5, 2015

CALGARY — Local researchers are seeking individuals with Type 2 diabetes and a desire to get into be... Read more

Program helps cancer patients overcome severe distress

Thursday, January 8, 2015

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

New online workshops for managing chronic disease

Thursday, January 8, 2015

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

New study looks at brain activity in teens with autism

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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

Better care for Albertans with chronic kidney disease

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

EDMONTON — Albertans living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are receiving improved diagnosis and t... Read more

System stops heart attacks before they happen

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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

AHS encourages tobacco-free environments

Friday, January 16, 2015

National Non-Smoking Week provides opportunity to increase Albertan awareness.... Read more

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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

AHS researcher leads national study on nephrotic syndrome

Thursday, October 15, 2015

CALGARY – A researcher at Alberta Children’s Hospital is spearheading a national study aimed at iden... Read more

AHS, Dynalife extend laboratory services contract

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has signed a one-year extension to its existing contract wi... Read more