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ALBERTA MIDWIFERY MATTERS CONFERENCE

August 7th, 2018

ALBERTA MIDWIFERY MATTERS CONFERENCE

For Immediate Release | August 7, 2018

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We`re sorry!

August 1st, 2018

We are currently experiencing difficulty with our province-wide Client Management System. Users (clients and administrators) do not currently have access and the CMS is not reliably accepting registrations from potential clients. As a result, the site has been taken down temporarily and those accessing the site will see a notice to this effect.

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AAM Announcement – Interim Chief Executive Officer Appointed

April 3rd, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has unanimously agreed to appoint Pablita Thomas as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2018 based in Calgary and she has graciously accepted the appointment. Lolly de Jonge will remain with us as a Special Advisor to the Board and staff on a part time basis to provide ongoing management services, advice and mentorship. 

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Announcement: Departure of Craig Brown, CEO

March 16th, 2018

 

Nicole Matheson, President of the Alberta Association of Midwives, today announced the departure of Craig Brown as Chief Executive Officer of the AAM effective immediately.

 

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New Registrants 2018

February 5th, 2018

The NR Program 2018 is now open to Midwives in and out of Alberta, in addition to 4th year students who become qualified this year.

An index of open positions, and job application reference materials can be found in the links below.
(Job details will be closed from view as letters of intent are issued).

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Northern Alberta maternity groups call for more funding for Midwives in the region

December 5th, 2017 News Source: CBC News

Three northern Alberta maternity advocacy groups are calling on Alberta Health Services to fund more midwife positions in the region.  The groups say midwifery services are being stretched too thin and that too few communities have access to them.

"We are very underserved," said Jennifer Stephenson, chair of the Fort McMurray-based Wood Buffalo Woman and Baby Care Association.

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Craig Brown Appointed CEO, Alberta Association Of Midwives

August 9th, 2017

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

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

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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