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Learn about improvements on our facilities - Capital Projects Edmonton Zone 2030 Plan EMS in Edmonton Zone Provincial lab announces first CEO and official name We Are AHS: the faces and stories of the physicians, staff, patients and families behind AHS Find Health Care Hospitals & Facilities Programs & Services edmontonareadocs.com PCN Healthcare Map Edmonton Zone Edmonton Zone Leadership Team Deb Gordon Dr. David Zygun Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ‘We must nurture the soul as we heal the body’ Reflection and Renewal Centre at Glenrose brings spirituality into the healthcare journey Building bridges for children’s health Awasisak Indigenous Health Program provides cultural support for Stollery families Mealtime companions prevent malnutrition Volunteers at University of Alberta Hospital bring friendship and a helping hand for patients Gamma Knife puts end to years of headaches 'I haven't had a migraine since... it's nothing short of a miracle' Alberta Hospital Edmonton marks World Mental Health Day Speakers highlight care of troubled youth Ambition 2023 improvements Grade 5 students craft cards to spread holiday cheer Dialysis patients at Royal Alex enjoy visit by McLeod Elementary kids Vintage blueprints stir fond memories University of Alberta Hospital decks the halls with time capsule treasure Misha the therapy dog leaves precious memories at Royal Alex Sweet hound set to retire after happy years of helping staff and patients Glenrose eases access for patients Hospital team embraces fresh strategies to improve flow and transparency Eskimos ring the bell to honour Cross Cancer Institute Footballers raise over $20,000 to show the love for Alberta Cancer Foundation. New smartphone app supports cancer patients My Care Conversations helps keep track of medical and treatment details. Survivor pays it forward after cardiac arrest Dragomir Vujnovic sponsors fundraiser, thanks good Samaritans who performed CPR. ‘The Art of Healing’ Royal Alex patient shares his artistic gifts to promote healing and heritage 'Bin' there, done that! Glenrose staff BigSteelBox team up to gather warm winter clothing for Edmonton needy Country band pulls strings for Alberta Cancer Foundation Caring comes naturally to many healthcare providers Tina Giesbrecht joins community of iconic Canadian women leaders Women Executive Network names AHS General Counsel among Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2018 Mom and daughter ‘GLA:D’ to get moving Program helps participants manage osteoarthritis build up strength ‘Mechanical’ heart health gets a boost Ventricular Assist Device education day for patients and family National recognition for AHS Chief Information Officer CIO of Alberta Health Services received national recognition for being one of Canada top women leaders in digital health. National Philanthropy Day celebrates healthcare giving Foundations recognize individuals and groups whose generosity makes a positive difference Books for newborns build maternal bonds Welcome Baby promotes language and literacy for babies in neonatal intensive care Brunch is on us, folks! Pharmacy team steps up to serve families Meals that Mend at Ronald McDonald House New $24M neuro ICU to boost brain care at U of A Hospital Government of Alberta and University Hospital Foundation pledge $12M each Kidney One on One program makes connections Newcomers befriend patients to navigate world of kidney care transplant WestView keeps an eye on care New slit lamp aids precision placement of replacement lens Access 24/7 to simplify process of getting help Royal Alex one door system to offer round-the-clock addiction and mental health services Hope for people with dementia and their caregivers Apple Talks offer support and advice for people dealing with Alzheimer and dementia diagnoses New hemophilia treatment lets young Jace play Drug therapy at Stollery reduces risk of prolonged bleeds Flu permanently altered the lives of Edmonton family McNamaras urge others to get immunized to protect against tragedy Hospice a home away from home Rivercrest Care Centre new beds means Fort Sask families can stay close Product adds protection for some prostate cancer patients Injectable gel creates buffer space for nearby healthy tissues during radiation therapy Cystic Fibrosis Canada honours Stollery nurse Amanda Jober inspires compassion love and support for children in her care Brave kids boost research at Stollery Pediatric Clinical Investigations Unit creates friendly relaxed setting for families to take part Donor’s gift keeps on giving to advance research Seven recipients share nearly $700 000 in newly established Kaye Fund Competition New water quality test wins top marks for triathlon Environmental Public Health pilots faster method to ensure safety For a person to recover, you have to keep them alive Moms Stop the Harm sponsors free symposium on supporting families affected by opioid crisis Every bite counts for health and healing Malnutrition Week highlights how patients can be encouraged to eat Light Up Your Life Society creates a place in the sun WestView hospice and long-term garden brings beauty comfort and tranquility to residents and families Stollery Women Network gives comfort to families Over 600 volunteers participate in Giving Comfort Campaign Video welcomes parents to neonatal intensive care Stollery Children Hospital gives families knowledge comfort and support Going paperless a worthy goal Award-winning project recognized for moving AHS closer to 'one patient, one record' across province Royal Alex celebrates Indigenous health Open House showcases AHS' integration of culture and healthcare Energize your commute AHS wellness teams challenge you to get active en route Protective Services brings home the gold standard Alberta Health Serivces community peace officer training program achieves provincial accreditation Soldier’s journey inspires Walk at this year’s Fringe Glenrose helps local playwright bring authenticity to story of rehabilitation and a family’s emotional rebirth Hearts in right place at special summer camp For many, camping is a summer tradition — and now cardiac patients ages 8 to 14 have a weekend summer camp of their own located at Wabamun Lake where the counsellors are all physicians, nurses or therapists from the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton. Butti honoured for 40 years of service to healthcare Olivia Butti has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to support healthcare in Edmonton. Royal Alex immunization service marks first anniversary ARCH and CDC teams celebrate successful collaboration Cross Cancer Institute celebrates 50 years Cross Cancer Institute has proven itself a leader cancer research, prevention, treatment and care initiatives since opening its doors in 1968. Be Spa Safe What you need to know before being pampered at the spa Jars of gratitude Royal Alex ICU team jots down their reasons for joy Taking the sting out of needles Kids put at ease as WestView creates Positive Immunization Experience as a model for all of Edmonton Zone Order of Canada welcomes six associated with AHS Six people associated with Alberta Health Services are new appointments to the Order of Canada. Not your typical P.A.R.T.Y. Simulated car crash steers students away from the trauma of impaired driving Alberta Health Services celebrates a culture of Pride 'Our diversity is a strength' Parachute helps keep kids safe Kids Week focuses on preventing concussions in children Senate celebrates volunteers at Cross Cancer Institute 150th Commemorative Medal recognizes more than five decades of service Mom, daughter make for a dynamic duo Martina and Kristin fortify family bonds as part of Diagnostic Imaging team at U of A Hospital Get up, get dressed, get moving! Leduc takes action, motivates patients to end PJ Paralysis Oncology nurses honoured in Alberta Legislature Health Minister Hoffman proclaims Oncology Nursing Day in province Neuro suite improves odds for stroke patients Bruce Nelson, 70, believes his stroke may have been a blessing in disguise. AHS garners Patient Experience Awards for inspiring positive change Health Quality Council of Alberta honours inner-city, community paramedic and kidney-care initiatives Because You Cared: Sisterly bond behind sickle-cell cure Stem cell transplant for adult one of first in Canada Royal Alex pumps up the tunes Music therapy motivates patients to laugh, sing and dance Royal Alex debuts supervised consumption service North America's first hospital-based service offers safety, lessens harm from substance use. Improving the quality of surgical care across Alberta Albertans are spending less time in hospital after surgery. Celebrate Dietitians Day with a healthy meal AHS dietitians translate the science of nutrition into better health for Albertans. Researchers study emergency department experiences First Nations partnership key to coming up with ideas for improvement There’s a new voice at Alberta Health Services AHS launches Alexa skill for Amazon's Echo products Kidney team promotes quality of life across care spectrum From early detection to dialysis to transplants the Northern Alberta Renal Program does it all with compassion Dialysis nurse sweeps for gold in Pyeongchang 'I get inspired by my patients' says Team Canada curler Joanne Courtney Photovoice exhibition shows the softer side of care UAH staff, physicians and volunteers were invited last November to take part in a recent photovoice exhibition. Neonatal ICU coming to St. Albert Strengthened services to bring extra reassurance for families. Gratitude that keeps on giving Hematology patient says thanks with $3M gift to University of Alberta Hospital Order of Canada welcomes four from AHS Richard Dicerni is among four people within AHS who are new appointments to the Order of Canada. ‘Iron Man’ teen enjoys his robot rehab When Hussain Alhussainy puts on a high-tech exoskeleton during therapy, he feels like Iron Man. A prescription for success Preceptor of the Year Award celebrates AHS pharmacists who go above and beyond to guide students into new careers. Breathing easier after 40 years Patients living longer as Edmonton’s Cystic Fibrosis clinic marks milestone anniversary. AHS hospitals hit top 40 list AHS research hospitals in Calgary and Edmonton placed in the top half of a national ranking – for the second year running. Simulation lab hones skills in Fort Saskatchewan Karol Maschmeyer Practice Readiness Centre a loving husband’s tribute to his late wife New Stollery ICU brings comfort, privacy to pediatric heart patients and families First phase of $18M Stollery critical care expansion funded by Alberta Infrastructure and Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation Pint-sized hero saves Mom Six-year-old Ronan Male is definitely the person you want around in an emergency. Celebrating the ability Fort Saskatchewan volunteer feted on International Day of Disabled Persons Top Chef: Neuro Style keeps it tasty Kaye Edmonton Clinic patients with feeding challenges compete to whip up some mealtime pizzazz. ‘Capsule’ transplant proves effective in treating infection Results of Alberta-led clinical trial published in Journal of the American Medical Association Brain surgery without a scalpel Gamma Knife suite opens at University of Alberta Hospital Defusing workplace violence Provincial pilot develops tools to keep the peace, preserve safety of both staff and patients. AHS mental health duo recognized with regal honours This year's winners of the True Award from The Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health and Addiction are AHS employeesamela Spurvey and Dr. Kathryn Dong. Magazine celebrates healthcare talent We know our people excel in their fields. Keep active, check eyesight, review meds to prevent falls Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults. Quicker ticker surgery promotes swift recovery Racha Kamal, 27, was offered the opportunity to be the first patient at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute to undergo a minimally invasive procedure to repair a hole in her heart. Pharmacy staff Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Men of AHS Pharmacy Services raise $11,240 to end domestic violence. Support comes in all shapes and sizes Facility dog provides comfort to EMS staff experiencing psychological stress. Helping patients heal with healthy meals When we think of malnutrition we rarely think it applies right here in Canada. But it does. Treatment helps kidney-failure patients preserve quality of life Like many couples in their golden years, Tom and Chris McGee love to travel. A marathon effort for awareness — in full uniform! Crowds lining the route of the Edmonton Marathon may have been startled to see a participant run past them in a full paramedic uniform and bright pink shoes. Art therapy instils pride, lifts spirits Brad Pfeifle has always been artistic but didn't pick up a paint brush until he became a quadriplegic as the result of a spinal cord injury in 2008. Overdose Awareness Day Seven years ago, Graves lost her brother Josh, a skilled arbourist and talented athlete, to an opioid overdose Taking charge of your ticker’s health As a patient with congenital heart disease, Danielle Tailleur has traversed the healthcare system and speaks from personal experience. Opioid substitution reduces cravings, withdrawal symptoms To address growing concerns about opioid use, Alberta Health Services' Addiction Recovery Centre here now provides Suboxone, an opioid substitution maintenance treatment. Opioid treatment expands across Central Alberta Opioid dependency treatment has been expanded to nine communities throughout Central Alberta. Opioid dependency advice line boosts care options Primary care physicians caring for patients with opioid dependency will soon have access to expert consultation with a specialist over the phone. Canada 150 In honour of this major milestone, please join AHS in taking a virtual walk through the history of health care in Alberta. ‘Inside job’ restores quality of life Barely a week after cardiologists at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute bypassed his blocked heart artery, Keith Hutchings was back at work. Taking a stand against falling Falls pose one of the greatest risks of injury to our patients. ‘You gave me my life back’ It would be tempting to dismiss Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), which in the plainest terms is the transfer of one person's poop to another, as a fringy novelty procedure best avoided in polite conversation. Giving cancer patients more time with their care team Kate Leyerzapf set out to ease pressures on crowded outpatient clinics and give patients more time with their care team during their initial visit to the Cross Cancer Institute. EMS unveils medical flight simulator The air ambulance team of Alberta Health Services (AHS) has come up with a novel down-to-earth way to perfect their skills. Baby’s Journey just got better Having a newborn in intensive care is never easy for parents through the compassion and teamwork of their babies' caregivers, parents now have a little less to worry about. New car and booster seat safety guidelines protect Alberta kids As a busy mom of two kids Susan Duff does a lot of driving — and that's a lot of time with kids in car seats, too. Trimming surgical wait times for children Mary Muir was surprised to learn she was a recipient of this year's Alberta Health Services' President's Excellence Award for Distinguished Service. Dialysis patients roar for the rings Frank Brown can't help but tear up with pride as he relives the moment one of his dialysis nurses captured gold at the World Women's Curling Championship in Beijing earlier this year. Leading the Glenrose like a starship Isabel Henderson's views on innovative leadership parallel those of Star Trek's Captain Kirk. New initiative to benefit patients with complex needs Improving care for patients with complex health needs is the premise behind a unique new initiative called Patients Collaborating with Teams. Two generations of care Sarah Savard followed her mom to work in Grade 9 — and never left — ultimately going on to join her in the nursing profession. Pay it forward with the gift of life This is National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week an opportunity to honour organ and tissue donors and their families who have so graciously given the gift of life and better health to many individuals who needed a transplant. Your EMS - Citizen Award - Maslyn Dansereau Maslyn Dansereau’s father is alive today because she knew CPR. Alberta home to Canada’s first Stroke Ambulance Specially equipped vehicle to bring hospital-level care to rural patients. Your EMS: Jason Layton Providing more care in the community to reduce stress on patients and hospitals. Women’s health program expanded in Fort Sask New doctor specializing in obstetrical and gynecological care improves the patient experience for women and their families. AHS hospitals make national top-research list AHS research hospitals in Calgary and Edmonton have placed in the top half of a national ranking survey. New service a baby boon Stollery neonatologists help rural, critically ill newborns. Alberta Health Services recognized for Wood Buffalo wildfire response Each and every member of Alberta Health Services (AHS) involved in the incredible response to the Fort McMurray wildfire was recognized and thanked today at a special ceremony at the Alberta Legislature. Get involved in clinical studies Edmonton pilot campaign promotes importance of participating in research. Thankful to have survived Edmonton woman advocates for influenza immunization after almost dying. More privacy, comfort and safety Royal Alex's $3.8M newly renovated Emergency Department opens its doors. Keeping seniors on track for superior health New study employs free preventive meds, education to help seniors better follow their treatment plans. Turning silence to sound for 30 years Glenrose Cochlear Implant Service marks milestone anniversary. New website helps parents manage common childhood illnesses and injuries Reliable information now online for minor childhood illness and injury not requiring treatment in the emergency department. Seniors enjoy comforts of home longer CHOICE Program marks 20 years of teamwork for AHS, CapitalCare. Stollery kids to benefit from new $36M operating suite Family-friendly design improves surgical journey for young patients. A clean sweep The Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) is serious about having the cleanest hospital grounds in Edmonton. Top marks for spinal care AHS hospitals earn accreditation, recognition from Rick Hansen Institute. For Manny, the beat goes on EMS lauds workers for using AED to restart colleague's heart. Breathing easier with all the comforts of home Program helps patients with chronic lung disease cope better in familiar surroundings. Spirit of invention alive and well at Glenrose New technology hub puts rehab hospital at forefront of health-care innovation. EMS scenario exposes dangers of distracted driving P.A.R.T.Y. 'crashers' give Grade 9 students a shocking safety lesson Breathing easy and back on his feet High-tech heart-valve fix heals seniors who are too weak for open-heart surgery. 3D imaging cuts radiation dose for kids Scoliosis patients safer with new diagnostic technology at Stollery Children’s Hospital. 102 reasons to celebrate a birthday Born before the First World War, centenarian Else Lindberg takes the cake at CapitalCare. Living Your Best Life with Cancer and Beyond CancerControl Alberta event connects patients with survivors. Saving young lives for two decades Dr. Daniel Garros marks milestone at the Stollery. Thanks a million, Braden! Boy who had four brain surgeries grew up into tireless, beloved fundraiser for Stollery Children’s Hospital. A mom’s shoes are hard to fill A future in healthcare is a family affair. 'Cheaters' prosper sooner after rotator cuff surgery New research shows not wearing a sling can speed up patients' return to mobility. Immunization: Be Aware; Get Protected The week of April 25, 2016 isn’t only the last week of the month: it’s also Immunization Awareness Week, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is encouraging parents to learn more about arming their children against disease by visiting immunizealberta.ca. Taking the drama out of trauma followups Canada’s first nurse practitioner-led Outpatient Trauma Clinic cares for patients from bedside to post-discharge. Caregivers take a tour in dementia patients’ shoes Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff at the Barrhead Continuing Care Centre have a newfound appreciation for some of the challenges facing some of the residents they care for after taking part in a virtual dementia tour. Young doc leads from the top Dr. Ryan Oland became Edmonton Zone’s youngest chief of medical staff when he took on the position at WestView Health Centre in 2012 at age 36. Since then, he’s been working to improve the system and increase patient access. Inner city care growing Edmonton health care team recognized for inner city care. A weekend of big wins Royal Alex video claims top honours. Helping kids breathe easier Asthma research gives electronic care guide to family docs. Giving a baby’s brain the room to grow Stollery’s first-in-Canada skull-shaping surgery marks 10th anniversary. Babies, parents cosy up in new Family Care Unit Stollery neonatal intensive care makes rooms more comfortable for Moms and Dads. Still going strong after half a century Fort Saskatchewan auxiliary marks milestone with special tea. The gift of life Record-breaking 144 liver and lung transplants performed in Edmonton in 2015. Helping patients exercise while they dialyze Two years ago, Fred Sydor, 84-year-old Edmonton man, joined a pilot project to start exercising during his dialysis treatment. He’s been getting his pump on while his pump is on ever since. CT scans come home for Leduc residents Local couple donates $100,000 to help Black Gold Health Foundation buy equipment. Doc’s nurse-for-a-day stint takes Facebook by storm In less than four days, a photo of Dr. Laurance Lequier, Medical Director of the Stollery Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), who worked as a registered nurse for the day, spread to more than 250,000 Facebook users. Practise makes for perfect OR care Novice operating-room nurses polish skills in CAMIS simulation training. Winter wishes do come true Kids say thank-you for toys, hot lunch from Northeast Edmonton Community Health Centre. Smoking and home oxygen a lethal mix Senior shares painful lesson for Burn Awareness Week. New beds make it easier to admit ED patients Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation funds 14 new Medicine beds. Heart-rehab patients hit their local gym AHS-City partnership promotes lifelong health, eases transition from hospital. Edmonton clinic aims to prevent kidney failure Patients with rare kidney diseases can achieve remission within months. The Difference Between Care and Caring Small, thoughtful actions can make all the difference. Cancer survivor pays it forward Volunteer shares courage, inspires new patients at Cross. Comfy cozy are we Handmade quilts bring holiday cheer to Glenrose patients Stroke patient grateful for 'miracle' of research AHS strategy integrates research, innovation in health system Alberta to lead national ALS research team $2.94M grant drives hopes for better detection and cure. Edmonton art workshop embarks on a pet project Therapy dogs used as subjects for patient artwork. A fatherly welcome Paramedic delivers own baby at home. Give these high school students credit Program helps teens with chronic pain to graduate. AHS staff smashes hand-hygiene world record Compliance rates on rise across the province. AHS staff support Ethiopian women's health Experienced and delivery staff and physicians in Edmonton pass on their skills to Ethiopian health-care professionals. Spider-Mable KAPOWS cancer! Six-year-old superhero gets final round of chemo at Stollery. Healing fields from the heart WestView patients appreciate artist’s donation. AHS nurse wins national award Educator named 2015 Oncology Nurse of the Year. First-time unlucky with fentanyl Bereaved mother highlights danger of killer drug. Oilers score one for the kids. New family room opens for pediatric mental health patients. Pain-free brain surgery without a scalpel Edmonton centre to revolutionize neurosurgery in Alberta. <p>Edmonton surgical unit to meet specific needs of elderly</p> ‘Elder-friendly’ research study aims to improve outcomes AHS staff pull together wedding in a day Dying man attends son’s wedding in his hospital room. A fresh look at autism Glenrose researcher named to new cross-Canada group. Seeing is believing Pioneering gene therapy takes aim at inherited blindness. Bartenders donate $1k tip to Stollery It was a relief for bartenders Celeste Bouchard and Trent Schmidt when they decided to just give the $1,000 they’d just been tipped to the Stollery Children’s Hospital. ‘Fun-raising’ a class act in Edson Pie fight sweetens pot for Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Stroke care on wheels saves time and brains Canada’s first stroke ambulance gives best chance for recovery. Giving Back feels just great Alberta Hospital Edmonton group creates acts of kindness. Comedy Cares for kids Street performers go for the giggles at Stollery show Robot steps Glenrose patients making great strides with exoskeleton. Edmonton team performs 500th islet cell transplant Treatment reduces need for insulin in people with Type 1 diabetes. Canada’s emerging leaders tour AHS sites Delegates see how technology is transforming health system. Strathcona Community Hospital celebrates first year More than 43,000 patients seen in ED over past 12 months. Heart in the right place Patient returns to thank entire cardiac care team. Kids true winners in Mother’s Day run The starting gun sounded at 9 a.m. Sunday as thousands of eager sons, daughters and their families sprinted into action for the SportChek Mother’s Day Run, Walk and Ride, hosted by the Forzani Foundation in Calgary and Edmonton. Four-legged 'therapists' help kids heal A waggin' train of canines keeps Stollery patients on the mend. Young patients reap what snowbirds sew Quilting group deliver winter’s work to Stollery. Help for people living with drug and substance abuse Health minister announces new cross-Canada research initiative at Royal Alex. ED nurse among AHS health providers off to Nepal Edmonton nurse Teresa Berdusco learned of the Nepal earthquake while watching the news, and her first question to her physician husband was: Are you going, or am I? Family finally gets chance to say thank you EMS crew meets boy whose life they saved five years ago. Registry drive boosts number of organ, tissue donors AHS CEO among 2,000+ Albertans who signed up in one day. A window into a child’s Stollery experience Art show displays works by pediatric patients and families. AHS physician to receive prestigious medical award Dr. Tyrrell discovered first oral medication for hepatitis B. Donor livers kept alive longer New device helps Edmonton surgeons make transplant history. Canadian Armed Forces salute AHS Support for reservists garners provincial award. Now hear this! New Glenrose remote, hi-tech hearing test for infants celebrated as Leading Practice by Accredition Canada. Compass points the way Parents of young neurosurgery patients pen guidebook. Spasticity experts flex muscles Edmonton clinic eases suffering, improves patients’ lives. New program tames wild heartbeats One-stop shop cuts stroke risk, improves quality of life. Needle and the damage undone Faster stroke treatment improves recovery. AHS staff in Edmonton, Camrose collaborate for kids EDMONTON / CAMROSE — Having easy access to the best of care for his two special- needs daughters means the world to Dustin Manchester. A quarter-million-dollar day! University Hospital Foundation pumps up Heart Pledges. Gift straight from the heart Cardiac patients benefit from non-invasive technology. Charity milestone for Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is celebrating a milestone with their achievement of Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standard Program. Hockey players score $1.1M for Alberta Cancer Foundation 250-hour hockey game breaks world record. EMS makes homecoming possible Westlock community rallies around H1N1 patient. An eye toward the future Child’s vision care inspires parents to donate testing device. World’s longest hockey game Alberta Cancer Foundation fundraiser. Edmonton ortho overdrive More staff, OR times used to deal with surge in ice-related injuries. New equipment to help in fight against head, neck cancer Alberta researchers well-equipped to deal with rising rates. Cardiac hybrid surgery buys time for Calgary newborn Mom grateful equipment, expertise available in Alberta. Cardiac system doesn’t miss a beat Fast response shown to prevent heart attacks Better care for kidneys New online resource empowers family physicians, patients. Medevac patient safety upheld after airport switch Health Quality Council of Alberta confirms high quality of care at new Edmonton base. Fewer patients will need surgery for esophageal cancers More Albertans able to undergo minimally invasive procedure.