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“Let’s Go Rural!” High School Event in Brooks introduces students to rural health-care opportunities

The goal of an RhPAP Let’s Go Rural high school event is to introduce students to career opportunities in rural health care that they aren’t…

The goal of an RhPAP Let’s Go Rural high school event is to introduce students to career opportunities in rural health care that they aren’t aware of. Student interest in a high school event in November in Brooks was overwhelming.…

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  • St. Paul kicks off 2022 with new doctors and more to come

    St. Paul kicks off 2022 with new doctors and more to come

    Maureen Miller can’t believe her community’s good fortune. St. Paul’s mayor is excited about the fact that seven new physicians have recently settled...

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  • Athabasca nurse closing in on 50 years of service

    Athabasca nurse closing in on 50 years of service

      Much has changed since Doreen Van Eaton began her career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). When Van Eaton first began working as an LPN in Athabasca, Peter...

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  • Community connections find welcoming home for student nurse

    Community connections find welcoming home for student nurse

    For nursing students, rural placements are exciting educational opportunities. However, for those with no local connections, it can be stressful to find short-term accommodation while training in rural communities. Stressed was...

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  • Health services return to rural Alberta town after three decades

    Health services return to rural Alberta town after three decades

    Two new families have rolled up their sleeves to ensure a northwestern Alberta community once again has health-care access close to home. After at least 30 years without local health-care...

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  • Alberta veterans hung up their boots to serve in rural health care

    Alberta veterans hung up their boots to serve in rural health care

    Remembrance Day continues to stir memories for retired Canadian Armed Forces members Linda Parrish and Mark Simons. The veterans, who now work...

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  • Wainwright offers degree for locals interested in becoming RNs

    Wainwright offers degree for locals interested in becoming RNs

    The recruitment and retention of nurses has been a challenge in rural Alberta for years. In response to that challenge, a “grow...

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  • Lactation consultants offer rural breastfeeding moms support

    Lactation consultants offer rural breastfeeding moms support

    Becoming a parent is an experience like no other: the overwhelming emotion of meeting your new baby, the sleep deprivation, the joys of the first smile and...

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  • Apollo’s new medical centre ‘one small step’ for Blackfalds

    Apollo’s new medical centre ‘one small step’ for Blackfalds

    It’s every community’s dream to have easy access to primary health care close to home. So when Dr. Muti Kauchali approached the...

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  • Rural firefighters remain committed to communities despite pandemic challenges

    Rural firefighters remain committed to communities despite pandemic challenges

    Fire Prevention Week occurs from October 3 to 9 across Canada and the United States this year. Established following the Great Chicago Fire of October 1871, this...

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  • Wabasca nursing team paves way for innovative training solution during COVID-19

    Wabasca nursing team paves way for innovative training solution during COVID-19

    Legendary musician and band leader, Duke Ellington, once said, “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”  That’s exactly the approach the Wabasca/Desmarais Health...

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  • Rural health providers get ‘REAL’ lifelong learning support

    Rural health providers get ‘REAL’ lifelong learning support

    Finding the time and money to enrol in optional professional development courses can be challenging for rural nurses and other health professionals....

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  • Health providers collaborate in Worsley to enhance patient care

    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...

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