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Health providers collaborate in Worsley to enhance patient care

Collaborations are a vital part of the efforts made by health professionals to improve patient outcomes. They are especially important in smaller communities like Worsley…

Collaborations are a vital part of the efforts made by health professionals to improve patient outcomes. They are especially important in smaller communities like Worsley in northwestern Alberta. To enhance patient care, the nurse practitioner and emergency medical services (EMS)…

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  • Spirit River’s “Dr. Tom” enjoys a sweet ending to a long career

    Spirit River’s “Dr. Tom” enjoys a sweet ending to a long career

    I had the pleasure of joining the Central Peace A & R Committee in celebrating the retirement of Dr. Tom Phillips in...

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  • New Pincher Creek A&R committee says thanks to local health-care heroes at inaugural event

    New Pincher Creek A&R committee says thanks to local health-care heroes at inaugural event

    The warmth of a chinook breeze welcomed Pincher Creek and area residents as they gathered on January 13 to say “thank you”...

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  • Introducing the RhPAP Attraction and Retention Toolkit

    Introducing the RhPAP Attraction and Retention Toolkit

    Does your community need help keeping health care close to home? The RhPAP Attraction & Retention (A&R) Committee Toolkit offers support and...

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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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