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  • New St. Paul doctor team connects long before work begins

    New St. Paul doctor team connects long before work begins

    Long before they settled into their new homes in St. Paul, seven physicians with roots around the world started building their own...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • RhPAP funds tele-rehab project in Crowsnest Pass

    RhPAP funds tele-rehab project in Crowsnest Pass

      Crowsnest Pass residents requiring additional rehabilitation support are now able to remotely access expertise from larger centres thanks to a cutting-edge technology project...

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  • Program promoting healthy habits comes to rural Alberta

    Program promoting healthy habits comes to rural Alberta

    Learning how to shop for, cook, and eat healthy food are some skills children and their families are being taught to “CHANGE” their habits and reduce chronic...

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  • Doctor’s children follow his lead into health professions

    Doctor’s children follow his lead into health professions

    In honour of Father’s Day on June 20, we pay tribute to all dads especially those who also contribute to the health-care scene across rural Alberta.  One...

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  • Collaboration leads to recruitment success in Northern Alberta

    Collaboration leads to recruitment success in Northern Alberta

    For communities in Northern Alberta, attracting health professionals, and retaining them once they are there, can be a challenge. That’s why a new collaboration between...

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  • High River doctor finds working with patients rewarding

    High River doctor finds working with patients rewarding

    Rural life, work ideal for High River doctor When Dr. Nicole Roper was a teen, her grandfather had a heart attack. Her...

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