Alberta Health Services

Alberta Failing Cancer Patients, Says NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - An Alberta breast cancer survivor says if women are going to have to wait years for reconstructive surgery, the province needs to do a bett...

High-Rolling Former AHS Exec Sues Government

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A former senior Alberta health executive who came under fire for expense claims that included hiring a butler and fixing his Mercedes Benz ...

New AHS CEO No Stranger To Cleaning Up Scandals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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...

More Flu Vaccine Arrives

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Alberta

Young children in Alberta will now be able to receive their first, or second flu shot. Alberta Health Services (AHS) said on Monday that it has obt...

Did AHS Buy 11,000 Computers And Never Use Them?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Opposition Wildrose party is asking the auditor general to investigate reports that Alberta Health Services bought more than 11,000 com...

System Fails Cancer Patient In Worst Way

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne says he is directing doctors and other health officials to make changes following a report that a cancer...

Wildrose Slam Surgery Cancellations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta's Wildrose party says children's surgeries are being cancelled every week due to staff shortages.But Alberta Health Services' medica...

Private Medical Lab? No Way, Say Opposition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Opposition parties and a union are blasting the Alberta government's decision to seek proposals for a $3 billion private medical superlab i...

So, About Those AHS Executive Bonuses..

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 12.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

Just one of 99 Alberta Health Services employees turned down performance pay last year, meaning a total of $3 million was paid out in pay-at-risk comp...

AHS Makes Big Change

Edmonton Sun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Two CEOs, one superboard. Alberta Health Services has booted interim CEO Duncan Campbell back to his job as Chief Financial Officer. He will be rep...

NDP Says Government Plans To Slash Nursing Jobs

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The New Democrats say Alberta Health Services is planning to cut more than 177 nursing jobs across the province.AHS documents released by t...

Head Health Boss Quits

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The man in charge of front-line health care for all Alberta patients resigned Thursday, with critics saying blame for the constant turmoil ...

Big Wigs Ushered Out Of AHS

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

In what'll likely be a tough pill to swallow, Alberta's health minister unveiled a massive and drastic rebuild of Alberta Health Services that will se...

Double Mastectomy Leads To 'Calamity Of Errors'

CBC | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

Lynn Burkitt asked for a double mastectomy, hoping to rid herself of worry after a scary bout with breast cancer. But what the 52-year-old from Medi...

Town Faces Big Health Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

BONNYVILLE, Alta. - Medical staff in a town in northeastern Alberta say they are concerned that its pathology services are being cut.In a letter to th...

Will AHS Step In To Help This Little Girl?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A government member of the Alberta legislature added his voice Tuesday to the demand for immediate action to save a young girl wasting away...

Signing Off On Health Bonuses While Challenging Them

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

Twelve Alberta Health Services top executives will be paid out $637,000 in bonuses. According to the Calgary Herald, the amount is $157,000 more th...

Alberta Health Services Reverses Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services has reversed several decisions affecting palliative, home care and continuing care.It said Tuesday that it won't ca...

AHS Chair Openly Defies Government On Executive Bonuses

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

The board that runs Alberta's health system openly defied Health Minister Fred Horne Tuesday by refusing to claw back bonus payouts to 99 executives. ...

Albertans May Wait Longer For Surgery

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Patients face bed closures and possibly longer waits for surgery as the province works to make the system leaner and more efficient, Albert...

What Went Wrong At The Calgary Cancer Clinic?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says it will review the practices of a Calgary cancer clinic accused of allowing patients to jump the queue for tes...

Enough With The Poor Investigations, AHS

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services needs to shape up on its in-house investigations given evidence that supervisors brushed off warnings of queue-jump...

Despite Budget, This Group Will Still Get Their Bonus

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says it will pay its executives bonuses this year because they've already done the work.The day-to-day health provi...