Southeast Alberta is part of the Alberta Health Services (AHS) South Zone. To learn about the strategic direction and state-of-the-art care that is available provincially we recommend watching the video, produced by Alberta Health Services and explore their website and YouTube channel for more information.
Bow Island Health Centre
The Bow Island Health Centre is an acute and continuing care facility. Core programs include: acute/sub-acute medicine and 24-hour emergency. Examples of services offered include: Diagnostic Imaging Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Continuing Care Services. To learn more about Bow Island’s Hospital and premium facility visit albertahealthservices.ca.
Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Alberta Health Services- South Zone)
The Medicine Hat Regional Hospital is an acute care facility, which also includes supportive rehab/transition beds. Core programs at the regional facility include surgical services, mental health, critical care, pediatrics, 24-hour emergency, ambulatory care, obstetrics, neonatal intensive care (Level 2), geriatric services, community health, home care, X-Ray and lab. In July 2010, the provincial government announced a $200 million expansion of MHRH to add space for ambulatory care (including endoscopy, day procedures, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation, renal services, cancer clinic, and specialty clinics), as well as expansion to the emergency department, surgical suite, maternal and child care, and building system upgrades. The redevelopment project is scheduled to be completed in 2015. To learn more about the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Alberta Health Services- South Zone) click here.
Physician Attraction and Retention Network
Established in 2012, this committee is focused on attracting physicians to the region. The objective of the group is to make doctors aware of the community and help them understand what it offers from a cultural, lifestyle, academic and business perspective. If a physician is interested in learning more about what the area has to offer, the committee will arrange a social setting and invite key people from the community.
Currently Bow Island is in the process of forming a similar committee.
Alberta Health Services identified that the South Zone required up to 20 family physicians. Nine are needed in rural areas and four in senior health.
If you are interested in learning more about this group, or are in the medical field and would like to see how this group can assist you contact Mike Christie, Co-Chair of the network at 403-527-9038 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org