Dr. Omar Farooq on his Research at FSCH

In November the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation (FSCHF) was approached by Dr. Omar Farooq, a general surgeon here at our community hospital. He came to the board with an ambitious proposal: to fund three research projects that were to be carried out in our hospital. With the goal being to not only enhance healthcare at home in Fort Saskatchewan, but everywhere colonoscopies and hernia repairs are done. The clear potential of these studies made the board’s decision simple, and it is no surprise it was a unanimous decision to award Dr. Farooq with more than $70,000 over the next…

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Research at Fort Sask Community Hospital

A brief introduction to Dr. Omar Farooq and his research being conducted at Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital. Watch this short video to learn more about Dr. Omar Farooq, the hospital foundation’s recipient of a grant worth more than $70,000. The physician has been given this money in order to pursue three research projects right here at our hospital. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Farooq, his research, and the impact it will have on our community you can head to our in-depth interview with him by clicking here.

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Merry Christmas From FSCHF

Thank you for all of your generous donations throughout 2019, these funds go to supporting and enhancing healthcare right here in our community. It is because of all of you that the foundation is able to help support the hospital. And is why we are so grateful for our donors. From all of us here at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital and the Foundation we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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Connect Care

Anyone who has worked in healthcare in recent years knows about the trials and tribulations surrounding health information records. In recent years, AHS has had more than 1300 different health information systems all operating independently, until now. AHS has recently implemented an action plan to centralize these information systems into one program, termed Connect Care. This will allow for all of a patient’s medical history, past diagnostic tests, doctor’s notes, and other key information to be in one place, and easily assessable to any healthcare team in the province regardless of where they are located.  So, what does all of…

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10th Annual Fall Appreciation Dinner

The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation is hosting its 10th annual Fall Appreciation Dinner. The event is set to be hosted in the Normandy Room of the Canadian Legion on November 2nd, doors will open at 5:00 pm and dinner is set to be served at 6:30 pm. It is sure to be a fun night consisting of dinner, cash bar, strolling magic show, and even a “fun” casino for which prizes will be allocated for the big winners. Not to mention by attending you are helping support the great work of our community hospital because all proceeds from the…

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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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