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Alberta launches its Healthcare Action Plan

By CFF Staff   

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Dec. 29, 2022, Alta. – The province of Alberta rolled out its Healthcare Action Plan, which identifies immediate government actions to build a better healthcare system that supports patients needing care while setting clear measurements for success.

Dr. John Cowell has been appointed full-time official administrator of Alberta Health Services (AHS) to replace the existing part-time board of directors and will report to the premier and minister of health.

Dr. Cowell will work with the interim AHS CEO, Dr. Mauro Chies to address four immediate goals. These goals are to: decrease ER wait times, improve EMS response times, reduce wait times for surgeries and empower frontline workers to deliver healthcare. Applicable healthcare and frontline workers will report back on the success of the Healthcare Action Plan in February 2023.



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