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  • Smoky River Skills weekend encourages students to ‘think rural’

    Smoky River Skills weekend encourages students to ‘think rural’

    Future health providers discovered a unique gem tucked away in northern Alberta: a group of Francophone communities passionate about enhancing rural medicine.  From October 26 to 28, the communities...

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  • Alicia Fox: Community participation key to success in rural communities

    Alicia Fox: Community participation key to success in rural communities

    While Alberta is often best known for its wealth of natural resources, its greatest resource is not found in the land but on it: its people. ...

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  • Hythe Continuing Care Centre Honoured For Leadership

    Hythe Continuing Care Centre Honoured For Leadership

    Small community values. Big time results.  The Hythe Continuing Care Centre was honoured January 7 with a Rhapsody Rural Health-care Heroes Award which recognize rural...

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  • Nominations for the 2019 Rhapsody Awards are now open!

    Nominations for the 2019 Rhapsody Awards are now open!

    Nominations for the 2019 Rhapsody Awards are now open! Has a physician in your rural Alberta community gone above and beyond in...

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  • ‘It’s Just Like Home Here’.  Hythe Continuing Care Centre Team Rhapsody Award Profile

    ‘It’s Just Like Home Here’. Hythe Continuing Care Centre Team Rhapsody Award Profile

    For some seniors, horses can be a fond reminder of earlier days on the farm. These horses are your next-door neighbours if...

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  • Boot-camp style ultrasound course kicks training into high gear

    Boot-camp style ultrasound course kicks training into high gear

    A group of doctors from southern Alberta are ready to put their newfound ultrasound skills to good use. On October 12 and...

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  • Just call him “Dave”: Rhapsody Awards Profile

    Just call him “Dave”: Rhapsody Awards Profile

    Meet Dr. David Welch. Well, actually, he would prefer it if you just called him Dave.    On a beautiful day in mid-October, I caught up with Dave,...

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  • An evidence-based program for rural surgical and obstetrical networks

    An evidence-based program for rural surgical and obstetrical networks

    Rural and Remote Health (rrh) has published a new joint position paper on rural surgery and operative delivery. Over the past 25 years,...

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  • Medical staff recognize opportunities in Bassano

    Medical staff recognize opportunities in Bassano

    Prior to 2013, the Bassano Medical Clinic was in dire need of another physician. For some time, Dr. James Richards had been...

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  • Sundre Hospital and Care team: 2018 Rhapsody Health-care Hero recipients

    Sundre Hospital and Care team: 2018 Rhapsody Health-care Hero recipients

    Over the years, Sundre Hospital has had its share of challenges. Throughout them all, the health-care team has always found a way...

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  • Caring for your friends and neighbours: How the CARE Course helps support Alberta’s rural health professionals

    Caring for your friends and neighbours: How the CARE Course helps support Alberta’s rural health professionals

    Erin Welke-Martens knew long before she completed her nursing education that when you work in your own community, your patients are your neighbours, friends, and family. ...

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  • Provost says thank you to physicians at appreciation event

    Provost says thank you to physicians at appreciation event

    An eastern Alberta community came together to socialize and show appreciation for five local physicians and their families. On Sept.12, community officials...

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