Volunteer Showcase: Judith Christie

There are so many incredible people that donate their time to our hospital on a regular basis. One of these such people is Judith Alberta Christie. She currently volunteers in the emergency room and is coming up on her fourth year with the hospital in September. Judith is 90 years old and still remains very active in her community, along with volunteering she also bowls, does yoga and square dances, essentially there’s something going on every day in Judith’s life. Keeping as active as Judith may seem hard, but she is no stranger to work. She grew up as an…

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6th Annual Care From the Heart Day

On March 14th, 2019 from 7am-7pm Mix 107 will be hosting the 6th annual Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital’s Care From the Heart Day Radiothon. The event is broadcast live from the hospital foyer, and will host live speakers and music as well as many other events. The Radiothon is pivotal raising money for our hospital. In the past this money has been used for services and programs in the hospital just such as the new CT scanner, and we hope to continue this tradition of new services through the help of our donors. The radiothon is a great opportunity to…

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Mammogram Bus

One in eight women in Alberta will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes, and the chances increase with age. Due to this, if you are between 50 and 74 you should get mammograms regularly. In order to make this goal more achievable Alberta Health Service’s mobile mammography unit will be visiting the Fort Saskatchewan Hospital from January 24th-29th. To book an appointment at the mobile screening unit, or at either the full-sized clinics located in Edmonton and Calgary, visit screeningforlife.ca/book-a-screening/ or call Screen Test at 1-800-667-0604. This mobile screening service is meant to bring breast cancer screening tests directly into communities…

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Keys to a Successful Flu Season

With the flu season right around the corner it is crucial to remember AHS’ four keys to a safe and healthy autumn: get immunized, cover your cough, clean your hands, and stay home when you’re sick. Getting immunized is the best way for an individual to protect themselves against the flu, it is also one of the best ways to protect loved ones through what is call “herd immunity,” which is a resistance to a contagious disease in a population, by most of the individuals being immune to it. Every flu season, anyone over the age of six months old…

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Harvest Ball Tickets Available Online!

Event Info: Harvest Ball 9th Annual Recognition Dinner, Saturday October 13th, 2018 Semi Formal Dress CashBar Tickets 75$ per person Location – Royal Canadian Legion #27 Normandy Room, 9964 – 93 Ave The 9th annual harvest ball recognition dinner is booked for 2018, back in the Royal Canadian Legion! Join us at 6:00 pm October 13th for an evening of food, dancing and an exciting show by Zandra Bell. Ticket sales are now open, see you at the event! Purchase Now

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Advances in Training Procedures at FSCH

Since 2017 the simulation lab at FSCH has been operational and responsible for the training of many of our healthcare professionals. Simulation labs like this are becoming more and more standard when it comes to medical training, being implemented not only in hospitals for practicing healthcare professionals, but in universities for students as well.  These labs use state-of-the-art equipment, which includes life-like mannequins that are capable of recreating nearly any situation that can arise, including high-risk situations such as “CPR, ACLS, malignant hypothermia, any situation that doesn’t happen very often,” as described by the manager of site operations at FSCH,…

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