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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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  • Thorhild County’s Nurse Practitioner keeps health care close to home

    Thorhild County’s Nurse Practitioner keeps health care close to home

    A rural Alberta county has undertaken innovative measures to maintain health care services close to home. Thorhild County, located about 80 km...

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  • The HQCA wants to share your story

    The HQCA wants to share your story

    The call for applications is now open for the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s (HQCA) 2019 Patient Experience Awards and submissions will...

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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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  • 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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  • Smoky River Region to introduce future health-care professionals to career possibilities in rural Alberta

    Smoky River Region to introduce future health-care professionals to career possibilities in rural Alberta

    Students studying several health-care disciplines are coming to the Smoky River Region this weekend to discover the advantages of living and working...

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  • Rocky Mountain House to host rural experience for future health-care professionals

    Rocky Mountain House to host rural experience for future health-care professionals

    Students studying several health-care disciplines are coming to Rocky Mountain House to discover the advantages of living and working in rural Alberta....

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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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  • Rhapsody Awards celebrate excellence in rural Alberta health care

    Rhapsody Awards celebrate excellence in rural Alberta health care

    Committed, impressive, innovative, and wonderful—these are some of the words used to describe the 2018 recipients of the Rural Health Professions Action...

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  • Today we really got to see what a rural hospital is like’ – Bow Island Skills Day

    Today we really got to see what a rural hospital is like’ – Bow Island Skills Day

    More than 40 nursing and paramedic students from Medicine Hat College experienced the demands of working in a rural hospital on September...

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  • Bashaw LPN complements small town health-care team

    Bashaw LPN complements small town health-care team

    Brooke Elworthy never can predict how her day will unfold when she walks in the door at Bashaw Medical Centre.     As a licensed...

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  • Point-of-care ultrasound turns low-risk patients into no-risk patients

    Point-of-care ultrasound turns low-risk patients into no-risk patients

    Now approaching the 1000th time it has been taught, the continually-improving and intensive Emergency Department Echo (EDE) Course is still raising the...

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