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Craig Brown Appointed CEO, Alberta Association Of Midwives

August 9th, 2017
Craig Brown Appointed CEO, Alberta Association Of Midwives

Nicole Matheson, President of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Association of Midwives, is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Brown as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 9, 2017. "The AAM is in a position of organizational stability with an exceptional staff contingent and a two year funding contract in place with Alberta Health Services,” said Nicole. “We are poised under Craig’s leadership to embark on the next stage of organizational development as we advance our five strategic objectives to: grow midwifery services, improve member experience, enhance operational excellence, diversify operational sources of revenue, and strengthen external relations.”

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Midwifery brought to Fort hospital

August 4th, 2017 News Source: Fort Saskatchewan Record
Midwifery brought to Fort hospital

The province has given birth to a new health program at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital.

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman announced the local hospital will welcome seven midwives who will have on-site delivery privileges.

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Fort Saskatchewan hospital offers midwifery care

July 31st, 2017 News Source: Alberta Government
Fort Saskatchewan hospital offers midwifery care

Expectant families from Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding communities can now deliver their newborns with the support of a midwife at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital.   

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Midwife services approved for Fort Saskatchewan hospital

July 31st, 2017 News Source: CTV News

The Alberta government announced Friday that midwifery services would be available to expectant families at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital. Officials said seven midwives hold delivery privileges at the hospital now.

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Alberta government continues focus on increasing midwife options with services in Fort Saskatchewan

July 31st, 2017 News Source: Global News
Alberta government continues focus on increasing midwife options with services in Fort Saskatchewan

Expecting mothers wanting to use the services of a midwife will now be able to do so in Fort Saskatchewan. On Friday, Health Minister Sarah Hoffman announced the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital is now offering midwife services.

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Midwifery Services Now Available in Airdrie!

June 12th, 2017
Midwifery Services Now Available in Airdrie!

Briar Hill Midwives opened a satellite office in Airdrie on Monday, June 5th! Registered Midwife, Mary Landsiedel will be working with Richard Mountain, a naturopath and his team out of Mountain Health Team (213 Main Street North, Airdrie).

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Mount Royal University Graduates Eight New Midwives

June 5th, 2017
Mount Royal University Graduates Eight New Midwives

Thursday, June 1st marked the graduation of eight Alberta educated midwives. This was Mount Royal University's third graduating class. Our sincerest congratulations to both the graduating class and midwifery professors on a job well done! Midwifery graduates ensure the growth and sustainability of the profession within Alberta and across Canada.

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Alberta midwives, AHS reach agreement on expanding rural access

May 5th, 2017 News Source: News Talk 770

Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Alberta Association of Midwives has come to an agreement the province says will increase the number of midwives practicing in Alberta and includes a plan to get more midwives caring for families in rural and remote areas.

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Province announces funding on International Day of the Midwife

May 5th, 2017 News Source: Red Deer News Now

On the International Day of the Midwife, the Alberta Government says Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Association of Midwives (AAM) have reached an accord which will increase the number of midwives practising in this province, particularly in rural and remote areas.

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Families to get better access to midwives

Fewer rural and remote Alberta families will have to drive to a city or join a waitlist to get midwifery care thanks to a new agreement between Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Association of Midwives and stable government funding.

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