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This week's reflection

This week's reflection

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Franz Kafka

Current news and events

Catholic Health Legacy Strong and Vibrant in Alberta

The history of Catholic health care in Alberta by Dr. Owen Heisler was published in Vital Signs (March 2016), a newsletter for the members of all Zone Medical Staff Associations in Alberta. ...
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Wedding wish granted in intensive care

In our health care system, we do a lot to keep people from dying, but not as much to help them die with dignity. That’s where I come in. ...
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Mock training for rural emergencies

It was all hands on deck for a specialized learning opportunity at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Vegreville. ...
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Covenant Health response to physician-assisted death

Following its landmark ruling in early 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada has asked Parliament and the provincial governments to develop legislative frameworks for physician assisted death by June 2016 ...
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Continuing Care EXPO

For anyone who has an interest in continuing care and independent living, including parents/families with children with special needs, ...
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Covenant Health puts its ethics to the test

Covenant Health is one of seven health care organizations and the only Canadian company recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company. ...
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St. Michael’s Health Centre opens new beds starting March 21

Additional supportive living beds will open next month for local and area seniors, providing supported independence with on-site health care... ...
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Edmonton Journal Letter to the Editor

Re: “If Covenant Health won’t obey law, it should not get public funds” Paula Simons, February 13, 2016 ...
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Ed Stelmach announced as new Covenant Health Board Chair

The way Ed Stelmach sees it; he owes a debt of gratitude to the Catholic Sisters for leaving a good impression on him at a very early age. ...
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Statement: Physician Assisted Death

Covenant Health embodies the long standing moral tradition in Catholic health care that neither prolongs dying nor hastens death, while also championing quality, compassionate care to all. ...
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Baby doll trumps antipsychotics

Gerry Harvey and her daughter Laura Krefting laugh as they sit near a sun-lit window in the long-term care unit at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre. ...
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Persistence pays off for hospital home lottery winner

The Padua family has been buying ticket packs for the 2015 Caritas Foundation Lottery for the last nine years. They have won small prizes along the way like gift certificates and a watch. ...
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CODE White: Aggression and violence on the frontline of healthcare

Global Television recently aired a provocative feature on violence against nurses. It shines the light on the verbal and physical abuse health care workers can suffer on the job. ...
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Deck the halls at Grey Nuns NICU

Santa quietly enters baby Merlin’s room. Her mom, Manju Wilson places the precious little girl whom she dressed in a festive sleeper for the occasion into the cradled arms of the Jolly Old Elf. ...
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Santa brightens Misericordia NICU with charismatic Christmas cheer

For parents Allison Dillon and Tyron Jimmy, the birth of their baby girl Aubree-Anna in Edmonton was not planned... ...
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Oilers make pre-Christmas rounds with patients, residents

For a few Edmonton Oilers hockey players, a visit to Covenant Health may be their most memorable assist of the year. ...
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Former patient transforms into super volunteer

After spending four months in intensive care and four months in rehabilitation at the Misericordia Community Hospital ...
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Youville Home Resident Calendar showcases the best of Old Hollywood

The Shining Stars calendar is now available at Youville Home for $20 each. Funds from the calendar sales will help build a greenhouse for Youville Home residents to enjoy year round. ...
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Reflecting on The Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has announced a special year-long reflection and call to prayer on mercy, known as a Jubilee. ...
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Santa helps celebrate World Prematurity Day at Grey Nuns Hospital

The World Prematurity Day celebration at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital is filled with laughter and Christmas cheer as Santa Claus poses for photos with babies born prematurely at the hospital this year. ...
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Q&A: Really? I should still get the vaccine?

We caught up with Dr. Curtiss Boyington, a medical doctor in Alberta specializing in Infectious Diseases at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital, to help us gain a better understanding of the influenza vaccine. ...
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BRA Day - eye-opening and empowering for breast cancer patients

After being diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, Karla Karch is excited to share her story in hopes of informing women of the options available to them when it comes to breast reconstruction. ...
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Help shape care that honours seniors

The Covenant Health Network of Excellence in Seniors’ Health and Wellness is hosting a conversation related to care that honours seniors, and we want your feedback. ...
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Examining the 'Francis Effect' in Catholic healthcare

What influence has Pope Francis had on Catholic healthcare and how can frontline workers in hospitals and care facilities relate his words to the tough stuff, the messes they deal with daily? ...
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Inspiring young medical minds

A dozen grade eight students slip into lab coats as they arrive at St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose. ...
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Even Healthy People Can Get the Flu: H1N1 Survivor Advocates for flu shots

It was almost two years ago, when Lance McNamara nearly lost his life to influenza. ...
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Women’s Wellness Fall 2015 Newsletter

Women’s Wellness Fall 2015 Newsletter ...
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Women's Wellness Program - Annual Prime Time for Women Conference

Annual Prime Time for Women Conference - Feeding Your Soul! ...
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Modern home supports modern health care

The Caritas Home Lottery has unveiled its 2015 grand prize, a $1.7 million, three-bedroom dream home in Edmonton’s Windermere community. ...
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Residents experience colourful new world

The Lethbridge Artists Club has left its mark on the walls of St. Michael’s Health Centre. ...
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Beaumont Covenant Care residents delighted by the renaming of their home to “Chateau Vitaline”

For residents at Covenant Care’s supportive living centre in Beaumont, the renaming of their home to Chateau Vitaline means a renewed sense of connectedness with the community. ...
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Stars of the Silver Screen Shine in Resident Calendar

Now this really is what you call old Hollywood. The residents at Youville Home in St. Albert have recreated some of their favourite Hollywood films for a resident calendar. Check out their classic poses… ...
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Schizophrenia Open Minds Walk/Run

Come out and support the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta’s OPEN MINDS WALK AND RUN September 19, 2015 in Rundle Park. ...
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Pulmonary Rehab Program empowers COPD patients to improve lung wellness close to home

Fort McMurray resident overcomes limitations of COPD with a smile thanks to the WBPCN Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. ...
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Putting the Power in the Patient’s Hands

The comfort of a whiteboard by Nancy Ward’s bedside has meant the world to her. “The whiteboard tells me everything I need to know, you can lose track quite easily in here.” ...
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St. Mary’s Hospital staff and volunteers pedal for Heart and Stroke Foundation

St. Mary’s Hospital staff and volunteers pedal to celebrate the permanent funding the hospital received for the Stroke Unit Equivalent Care and Stroke Early Supported Discharge Program. ...
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Teepee teachings – three questions to Kyle Campiou, Aboriginal Cultural Helper for Covenant Health

Throughout the summer people are welcome to explore the healing energy of the teepee erected in the outdoor courtyard of the Misericorida Community Hospital cafeteria. ...
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Healing more than hips

Chella Ross and Elvi Jensen embrace like old friends. Chella asks, “How are you?" Ninety-three-year-old Elvi responds with a big smile and a twinkle in her bright blue eyes, “I am very good." ...
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Local physician recruitment committee successful in Bonnyville

Six new physicians have been recruited to Bonnyville in less than a year, thanks to efforts of the Bonnyville Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee. ...
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Opinion: Staff are Misericordia’s beating heart. By Mark Mullaly, Edmonton Journal

It can certainly be argued Alberta’s health-care system has its challenges. It has also been argued that Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital suffers its own inefficiencies and dysfunction. ...
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Uncovering 25 years of Misericordia history

A Misericordia Community hospital time capsule was almost lost forever. “It was like a month of ‘Where’s Waldo’,” said Jan Schimpf, Senior Operating Officer of Acute Services at the Misericordia Community Hospital. ...
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Mock crash demonstrates dangers of impaired driving

Edmonton junior high students witnessed first-hand the consequences of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and not wearing a seatbelt at a simulated crash scene. ...
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A new perspective: from worker to patient

When Michael Reesick, Stores Attendant, Misericordia Community Hospital began to feel pangs in his heart, it didn’t occur to him that in just a few short days his coworkers would save his life. ...
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Covenant Health's 2015 Mission Awards

Mission Awards showcase staff, volunteers and physicians who continue the healing ministry of Jesus and live Covenant Health's six values in all they do. ...
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Surgeons worldwide flock to iRSM to learn technique to give patients better results

Nine delegates from around the world came to Edmonton to learn how to execute a digital surgical planning technique for reconstructive jaw surgery ...
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Researchers working to improve quality of life for head and neck cancer patients

Thanks to the legacy of an Edmonton surgeon, new research will help restore quality of life for head and neck cancer patients. ...
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Women’s Wellness Spring 2015 Newsletter

Women’s Wellness Spring 2015 Newsletter ...
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Osteoporosis Workshops

Workshop dates for the 2015 as follows: ...
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Annual Primetime for Women Conference

Please mark your calendars! Our annual Prime Time for Women Conference will take place Saturday November 14, 2015. ...
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Staying Cool at Menopause Workshops

Our new spring classes are as follows: ...
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Spring 2015 Lecture Series

Have you ever felt scattered, distracted, disorganized, preoccupied, out of control… out of your mind? ...
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Nurse practitioners join two local continuing care facilities

Pilot project aims to reduce preventable emergency department visits. ...
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Palliative Education & Research Days Call for Abstracts

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the conference is Sunday, March 15, 2015 ...
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Patient and family survey

Our job is to support your health and wellbeing. Your ideas can influence our vision. ...
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One of Alberta's Top Employers

We have been named as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital and we are, once again, on the list of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers. ...
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Grey Nuns is saving newborn's lives with app

Grey Nuns is the first hospital in the world to use Eve application to screen for congenital heart defects in newborns. ...
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Covenant Health staffing changes focus on resident needs and sustainability

Covenant Health is changing how it delivers care at its three Edmonton area seniors’ facilities. ...
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Clitar Heroes Foundation presents a cheque to Unit 43 at the Grey Nuns

The Clitar Heroes Foundation presents a cheque for $147, 397.63 to leadership, staff and physicians of unit 43 at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital on Nov. 20. ...
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Misericordia open for full services after water pipe leak

Thursday morning at the Misericordia Community Hospital a three-quarter inch pipe broke in an area under construction. The hospital remains open for full service, including emergency services. ...
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Santa comes to the Grey Nuns early to celebrate World Premie Day!

Santa arrived early to celebrate World Premie Day with some babies that were born early at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital this year. ...
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Devastated local family urges people to get the flu shot

“I really just don’t want to see anyone go through this, ever.” See this family's heart-wrenching story of what happened when a 27 year-old Alberta man got influenza ...
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Misericordia outpatient services fully operational and back on site after flood

The Endoscopy, Cytoscopy and Day Surgery units at the Misericordia Community Hospital are back in their respective units and working at full capacity. ...
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Covenant Health restructures to enhance resident experience and ensure stewardship

Covenant Health is realigning general support services within its Edmonton and St. Albert continuing care facilities to enhance resident experience and ensure stewardship in its operations. ...
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Palliative Care Education and Research Days, October 27-28, 2014

A Legacy of Pride and Progress: Leading Practice Through a History of Excellence. We are pleased to announce our plenary speakers ...
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Patient care restored following flood at Misericordia

We have made tremendous progress restoring full patient care since heavy rains caused a drain pipe to crack early Saturday morning on July 5, 2014. ...
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Dedicated team restores surgical supplies

"After how well our team worked to solve this, I think we could handle anything!” - Fatima Kovalenko, Covenant Health Surgical Reprocessor/Technician. ...
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Temporary disruption in select surgeries and procedures

UPDATE: Misericordia Community Hospital working towards returning to regular services. ...
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