RhPAP wants to give a HUGE shout out to rural health-care providers! We know how valued you are by rural Alberta communities, and that you are, without hesitation, stepping up to do the work required to confront COVID-19. Your hard work and the example you set is truly inspiring to everyone around you. You are the true unsung heroes of rural Alberta, and we are proud to watch your never-ending commitment to the populations you serve across this province. RhPAP offers a heartfelt thank you to all the health-care providers in rural Alberta

Wanted: Stories of rural health-care pioneers

Jonathan Koch

February 19, 2020

Can you imagine a small-town doctor with an airplane, visiting patients all around southern Alberta 100 years ago? - Ron Wickson, Mayor, Town of Bassano

Above and Beyond

For almost 40 years, Bassano’s Dr. Alexander Gladstone Scott worked around the clock, tending to the well-being of the surrounding frontier communities.

With patients spread across many miles, he took to the roads, and then to the skies, going above and beyond to care for prairie people in the days before public health care.

Doctor A.G. Scott, Canada's flying doctor and pilot Sandy Sandgathe
Dr. A.G. Scott, Canada’s flying doctor and pilot Sandy Sandgathe, Dr. W.G. Anderson, seated, 1934. Plane is a 1929 S.H. Gipsy Moth, CF-APA. Courtesy of Glenbow Archives.

RhPAP is proud to celebrate the living legacy of Dr. A.G. Scott: an innovator, pioneer, and prairie trailblazer in this video produced by Jonathan F. Koch and the Forgotten Alberta Project (www. forgottenalberta.com), with the cooperation of the Bassano Medical Clinic, the Town of Bassano, and RhPAP.

 

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