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Three-year AUPE contract awarded to Alberta Health Services support staff - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
CALGARY - An arbitrator has awarded health-care support staff in Alberta a new three-year contract that includes pay increases and more benefits.

Fentanyl remains significant concern for Alberta Health Services as number of deaths shows little change

Calgary Herald - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
1 through to the end of March this year, Alberta saw 69 deadly fentanyl overdoses, which Alberta Health Services said is consistent with what was seen during the same three months of 2015, when 77 fatalities were linked to the especially toxic and ...

AHS: Please don't hunt Pokemon in our health care facilities

Calgary Herald - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
You can add hospitals and health care facilities to the list of places warning Pokemon-hunting Calgarians to stay away. In a tweet Friday afternoon, Alberta Health Services warned the public avoid playing the popular augmented reality smartphone game ...

AHS big salaries revealed

Medicine Hat News - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
It pays to work for Alberta Health Services. Nearly 2,400 AHS employees are paid more than $125,000 annually and 50 have salaries in excess of $300,000, according to a recently released “sunshine list” for 2015.

Alberta health workers to get spending account boost

Benefits Canada - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
An independent arbitrator has granted the union representing about 23,000 general support services workers at Alberta Health Services a three-year contract that includes a boost to their health spending accounts. The contract increases the employees' ...

Alberta mental health program sees high demand; wait-times grow

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
It's going to take Napane Penny 10-12 months to be referred to Alberta Health. Jennifer Friesen / For Metro. It's going to take Napane Penny 10-12 months to be referred to Alberta Health Services' Dialetical Behaviour Program. By: Jeremy Simes For ...

Staff boost for Home Care as need spikes

Medicine Hat News - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Home Care services are provided by a team of health-care aides, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, therapy assistants, social workers and infection control staff.

Editorial: Don't overlook the health-care basics

Edmonton Journal - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Dr. Joanna Oda (right), medical officer of health, Alberta Health Services and Trevor Theman, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta's registrar, speak about a joint investigation that found inadequate reprocessing and sterilization of ...

Health policy expert asks why public not notified of privacy breach at Calgary hospital - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services fired surgical resident Hisham Sultan in 2012 after he admitted to planting a hidden camera in a unisex public washroom in the emergency department at Foothills Medical Centre.

Province anounces $2.8M hospital renovation

Strathmore Standard - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO of Alberta Health Services, Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health, and Derek Fildebrandt MLA for Strathmore-Brooks hold schematics for the renovations planned at the Strathmore Hospital on July 13.

Calgary's planned Swan Evergreen Village seniors' community looking to fill 150 jobs

Calgary Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
Good news; and good news for our growing senior's population as the new facility will offer 196 suites of which 64 will be provided through Alberta Health Services (AHS), and 20 will be memory care suites located in a secure area on the ground floor.

6 injured, 3 seriously after southern Alberta crash - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
If you'd like to learn more... - A A +. Listen. Alberta Health Services (AHS) said six people were hurt - three with serious injuries - after a crash south of Grassy Lake on Monday.

In Sunshine Girl

Edmonton Sun - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Re: Hicks on Biz: Alberta's new haves and have-nots. Alberta Health Services (AHS) employs more than 100,000 dedicated individuals who work hard every day to provide communities from every corner of the province with critical, compassionate and quality ...
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Police and AHS issue warnings over drug use at Calgary festivals

CTV News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Officials with the Calgary Police Service and Alberta Health Services are warning residents about the dangers of illicit drug use at many of the city's music festivals.
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Devastating E. coli infection nets $2.5-M settlement

Winnipeg Sun - ‎6 hours ago‎
... Services and has been living with his grandparents since 2009. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency examined a leftover meat sample from the boy's mother's freezer in July 2004, confirmed it was tainted with E. coli and traced it back to Alberta ...

Ottawa needs to step up on BC's fentanyl crisis, says ex-police chief

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - ‎19 hours ago‎
Fentanyl pills are shown in an undated police handout photo. Police and Alberta health officials are raising the alarm about a dangerous drug called W-18 that is much more toxic than fentanyl, another opioid that has been linked to hundreds of deaths ...

Man struck by lightning as severe storms hit the Prairies

The Weather Network - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Officials say a man was struck by lightning as the violent storm rolled through Wednesday. Alberta Health Services confirmed the man was struck around 2:30 p.m.

Dialysis bus fears prompt municipal response

Whitecourt Star - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Woodlands County is garnering regional support for the Whitecourt dialysis bus service - something Alberta Health Services says it has no plans to cancel.

Mayor's Report – Upgrades at Sports Palace begin

South Peace News - ‎14 hours ago‎
A presentation from Addiction and Mental Health Services was received. Irene Gladue ... Psychiatrists in Alberta focus on medication management and referral to therapy, which is provided by psychologists, psychiatric nurses and social workers.