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Latest Alberta Children's Hospital Stories

2014-01-22 16:25:57

CALGARY, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Scientists at the Alberta Children's Hospital and the University of Calgary are teaming up with the YMCA Calgary to study the effect of intensive aerobic activity on brain plasticity and as a potential new therapy for depression in adolescents. Dr. Frank MacMaster, holder of the Cuthbertson & Fischer Chair in Pediatric Mental Health, will lead the pilot study - a first of its kind in Canada. His research team will work with certified...

2013-10-15 16:25:15

CALGARY, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - New research to help combat the growing obesity epidemic in Canadian children has received a big boost thanks to a generous $1.5 million donation from BMO Financial Group. "The latest information from the World Health Organization tells us that close to one third of kids between 5 and 17 are classified as overweight or obese," said Petra O'Connell Acting VP, Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition, Strategic Clinical Networks with Alberta Health Services....

2013-03-04 16:25:44

CALGARY, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Alberta Children's Hospital will soon be home to new pediatric pain and rehabilitation services, thanks to a gift from local philanthropist, Clay Riddell and his family in the amount of $15 million - the largest donation ever made to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. The gift, made in memory of Vi Riddell who was a nurse at the Alberta Children's Hospital, will help to create the Vi Riddell Children's Pain & Rehabilitation Centre. "We...

2013-02-09 00:21:22

10 year total at $15.3 Million for the Alberta Children's Hospital CALGARY, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Listeners of the 10th annual Country 105 Caring For Kids Radiothon once again responded with overwhelming generosity, setting a new record for the annual event. Tonight, during the final hour, on-air personalities from Country 105 announced that their three-day event raised over $1.8 million for the Alberta Children's Hospital, bringing the overall radiothon total to more than $15.3...

2012-11-21 12:23:45

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today, along with HealthPartners, broke ground on a new shared clinic in Hugo. The clinic is one way the two organizations are working together to improve the health of children in Minnesota. The facility will house a HealthPartners clinic for patients of all ages, a night and weekend urgent care, and will also be the new home of Northeast Pediatric Clinic, currently located in Vadnais Heights and part...

2009-05-15 16:06:00

C. Martin Harris M.D., a Leader in Healthcare Technology Initiatives, Selected as Advisor to Second Presidential Administration on Improvements to Healthcare Delivery CLEVELAND, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic Chief Information Officer C. Martin Harris, M.D., M.B.A., has been named to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee. As one of 23 experts appointed to the federal advisory committee by HHS, Dr. Harris will be...

2008-08-11 15:01:17

MedBuild, the specialized healthcare division of Modular Space Corporation (ModSpace(R)), has completed construction of River Hospital Clinic in Alexandria Bay, NY. The 5,040-sq.-ft. modular facility provides space for six physicians with an office for each doctor, 12 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, a waiting room, and administrative area. River Hospital Clinic will be used to provide primary care, post-op, and OB-GYN services to the area's growing patient population. "For River Hospital,...

2008-07-16 12:01:30

Buyers Health Care Action Group (BHCAG) and Minnesota Bridges to Excellence today announced that 104 high-performing clinics from 22 medical groups in Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and North Dakota - more than double the number of last year - will be recognized for meeting diabetes and cardiovascular treatment goals established by the Minnesota Bridges to Excellence guiding coalition, a multi-stakeholder group designing the first pay-for-performance program of its kind. The Bridges to...