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Alberta Health Services official presents council with data on Sundre hospital

Sundre Roundup - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Alberta Health Services provides various levels of hospitals, from quaternary centres such as the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary or the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, tertiary centres that are mainly in cities, as well as regional ...

Alberta Health Services managers accused of squandering sick days

CTV News - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
A CTV News Investigation looked into the sick days taken by Alberta Health Services managers and found that hundreds of people were taking months of sick leave at the expense of provincial taxpayers.

Addictions specialist questions why Alberta has taken so long to develop fentanyl strategy as crisis rages

Calgary Herald - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
In October, Alberta Health Services revealed that senior decision-makers had been considering a draft treatment model to cope with spiralling opioid addictions.

Alberta government announces how hospitals, health facilities will benefit from budget 2016

Edmonton Journal - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Alberta Health Services Dr. Verna Yu is flanked by Health Minister Sarah Hoffman and Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason to announce a $759.5-million maintenance and renewal of Alberta's health-care facilities at a University Hospital news conference ...

Massive health information overhaul coming to Alberta

Edmonton Journal - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
The government has vowed to invest $400 million over the next five years to begin replacing most of the 1,300 unconnected technology platforms currently in use within Alberta Health Services. The new, single clinical information system will be deployed ...

AHS spent $65M on nurse sick leave, $23M on long term disability

MetroNews Canada - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman plans to follow up with the province's health authority, after Freedom of Information documents show Alberta Health Services spent more than $65 million on sick leave for UNA members. Obtained by the Alberta ...

Mental health issues are the most common reason why staff at Alberta Health Services go on long-term disability

Calgary Herald - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
That's according to a newly released document obtained by the Alberta Liberals through an access to information request, which lists the top five reasons why various types of health workers are forced to go on disability from work. Mental health was ...

Alberta's deputy minister of health calls on public health researchers for expertise

UCalgary News - ‎21 hours ago‎
Alberta spends more on health care than any other province, but that hasn't translated into the outcomes or performance measures one would expect given current levels of spending, Alberta's deputy minister of health told a large, captive group of ...
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Edmonton mayor seeks to make city a leader in health innovation

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Alberta Health Services is also based out of Edmonton. The province's sole health authority is the largest health provider in the country and spends $20-billion annually to run hundreds of health centres, as well as purchase pharmaceuticals and equipment.

Hicks on Biz: Edmonton: Canada's health city

Edmonton Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
With governments willing to prime the pump, there will be more life sciences business expertise; more access to capital and financing; more pilot projects within Alberta Health Services; more understanding of health market needs and opportunities; more ...

More must be done for mental health issues, SACPA told

Lethbridge Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
One of the health system's persistent problems, he said, is the disconnect between the appointed Alberta Health Services board and administration, and the government's ministry of health. Whether it's this government or the previous one, Swann said ...

Alberta families ask AHS to reconsider funding experimental treatments

Globalnews.ca - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
In a statement AHS said, “Alberta Health does fund out-of-province procedures if they are insured services in Alberta, but does not cover experimental treatments. We owe it to Albertans to ensure that the medical procedures covered by our health ...

The Right To Strike: Changes To Alberta Labour Legislation

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The new legislation, colloquially known as the essential services legislation, allows for strikes and lockouts of public sector employees who could not previously strike.

'The budget for us was underwhelming,' nurse practitioners aim for bigger role in Alberta's health system

Edmonton Journal - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The president of the Nurse Practitioners Association of Alberta said Tuesday the latest provincial budget failed on both counts for his membership.

Nursing researcher helps improve health-care system from front lines to administrative levels

UCalgary News - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
University of Calgary's Deborah White, an experienced researcher in the Faculty of Nursing is an academic administrator, clinically trained nurse and interim dean of University of Calgary in Qatar.

Health advisory councils recruiting

Medicine Hat News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Alberta Health Services is recruiting volunteer members for each of its 12 Health Advisory Councils across the province - which for Medicine Hat and area includes the Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council.
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Update: Edmonton memorial service remembers those killed, injured on job in Alberta

Edmonton Journal - ‎17 hours ago‎
Following a proclamation by Mayor Don Iveson, Jared Matsunga-Turnbull, executive director of Alberta Workers Health Centre, read out the name and cause of death of each of the workers killed in 2015.
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