Alberta Health Care

New AHS CEO No Stranger To Cleaning Up Scandals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The woman who led Newfoundland's largest health authority as it attempted to recover from a major breast-cancer testing scandal has been na...

Barred Families Threaten Legal Action

CBC | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

People who say they are being prevented from visiting family members at long-term care facilities in Alberta, but not told why, are asking the govern...

Families Banned From Checking On Loved Ones In Care

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Family members of some long-term care patients in Alberta say managers have barred them from seeing their loved ones.Several people spoke o...

Good News For Calgary's Tiniest Patients

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Calgary is getting a special, new ambulance to transport its tiniest patients.The neonatal intensive care unit vehicle will be able to trans...

Taxpayers Billed For Cancer Care

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Calling the situation "offensive," Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne said Tuesday there is no way to recoup more than $7,000 in public fun...

Did Former Health Exec Expense U.S. Medical Treatments?

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government says there's no clear proof that a former health executive billed taxpayers for medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic...

How Much Is Your Doctor Getting Paid?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

It's been a rough couple of months for Alberta's health care community. A lean 2013 provincial budget means no money for doctor wage increases, nur...

Wanna Skype, Doc?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

More Albertans are meeting with doctors through video conferencing. The technology, which allows patients to see, hear and speak with their health-...

Arbitration Prescription Is Not The Cure

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne says he sees no point in sending the ongoing fee dispute with physicians to arbitration.A facilitator wor...

Rare, Dangerous Body Lice Outbreak In Edmonton

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - An infectious disease expert is speaking out about a rare outbreak of body lice in Edmonton.Dr. Stan Houston says the lice found on a patie...

Where Did All Of Alberta's Rural Doctors Go?

CBC | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

An estimated four million Canadians still don't have a family doctor — a shortage that continues to plague small towns in Alberta. Two ...

Health Execs Living Really Large On Taxpayers' Dime: AG

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's auditor general says taxpayers have been paying for health bureaucrats to take $1,200 short-hop flights, shelling out up to $300 ...

How Satisfied Are Albertans With Their Health Care?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A survey suggests that two out of every three Albertans are happy with their health care, but they aren't getting bang for their buck.The H...

No Strike For Doctors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta doctors have agreed they will not take strike action even if contract talks with the province fail.Hundreds of members of the Alber...

Alberta Doctors Outraged At This Guy

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne says he will consider a request from doctors to go back to the bargaining table — but there's no extra...

Push For Private Health Care In Alberta

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Alberta's ban on private insurance for medically necessary services is being challenged by a group that says the law ensures a "virtual mono...

Wildrose To Cure Ailing Health Care System?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Alberta's Wildrose party says it will expand the scope of a judicial health inquiry to include allegations of doctor intimidation and queue ...

Alberta Health Services Board Chairman Resigns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The head of the board that runs Alberta's health-care system announced Wednesday he is stepping down to pursue other interests.But Ken Hugh...

Which Province Will Benefit From Health Transfer Payments?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Alberta's premier says she likes Ottawa's plan for health-care funding and she suggests the province is likely to end up ahead financially.F...

Alberta Government Letting Cronies Jump Health-Care Queue?

CP | Posted 08.06.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- EDMONTON - Political opponents say new allegations of cronyism and queue-jumping by the governing Progressive Conservatives prov...