Tag Archives: Alberta Health Services

Running with Scissors: Another AHS CEO Bites the Dust

It’s like running with scissors.  It’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt. On Oct 17, 2013, Duncan Campbell took over as interim CEO of Alberta Health Services, replacing Dr Chris Eagle who abruptly resigned with two years … Continue reading

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Janet Davidson is appointed Deputy Minister of Health

The Redford government just passed an Order in Council appointing Janet Davidson Deputy Minister of Health.  This decision has many implications, not the least of which is this:  Will Ms Davidson continue in her role as Official Administrator of Alberta … Continue reading

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A(nother) Trip to the Mayo: The Power of Seamless Connections

For the record, the Soapbox family is not crazy about going to the US for medical care, but our eldest daughter (let’s call her “Missy”) has some serious health issues (I blame it on Mr Soapbox’s gene pool) and her … Continue reading

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Protect the Rights of the Rich? The College of Physicians and Surgeons Grapples with Concierge Clinics

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said to Ernest Hemingway, “You know, the rich are different from you and me.”  Hemingway replied, “Yes.  They’ve got more money”.* I was sitting in a meeting of the Council of the College of Physicians and … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Mayo Clinic: Your dime or mine?

This past January Mr Soapbox and my youngest daughter (let’s call her Mini) went on a pilgrimage to the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Unbeknownst to them they were following in the footsteps of Ms Michele Lahey, former Chief Operating … Continue reading

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The “Tone at the Top” from two perspectives: Richard Nixon and the AHS

When Richard Nixon told David Frost than an illegal activity is not illegal “when the president does it” he confirmed what we’d all suspected: the “tone at the top” as far as the 37th President of the United States was … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Noodle Bed: Alberta’s Healthcare Delivery System is Reorganizing…Again!

When former premier Stelmach said he was willing to let local hospitals make decisions like buying light bulbs for their own operating theatres I thought he was kidding.  Turns out I was wrong. This week Stephen Lockwood, chairman of the … Continue reading

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