RhPAP, Alberta’s Rural Health Professions Action Plan
Media Release, September 22, 2017
Milk River to host rural experience for future health care professionals
October RhPAP Skills Weekend will introduce post-secondary students to rural health care and lifestyles.
Future healthcare professionals are coming to Milk River to discover the advantages of living and working in a rural Alberta community. On October 27-29, 2017 the southern Alberta town of Milk River will host up to 50 post-secondary students studying several healthcare disciplines—including medicine, nursing, and physiotherapy—at a weekend Medical Skills event sponsored by the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP), Alberta Health Services, and the Quad Municipalities Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee, representing the communities of Coutts, Warner, Milk River and the Counties of Forty Mile and Warner.
Local health care professionals from Milk River Health Centre will introduce participants to the broad range of skills health professionals in rural communities are expected to use every day, including suturing, casting, and intravenous (IV) starts.
RPAP Skills events provide rural Alberta communities with a unique opportunity to make a positive impression on future healthcare professionals through showcasing local amenities and attractions. Students will experience the best of local hospitality at a community potluck supper to take place at the Milk River Civic Center at 6 p.m., October 28. Community members are encouraged to come out to the pot luck to meet the students and welcome them to Milk River.
Skills events, including Skills Days and Skills Weekends, are sponsored by the Rural Health Professions Action Plan, and are scheduled in rural Alberta communities throughout the year by the RhPAP Health Professions Students’ Initiatives Coordinator. Visit www.rhpap.ca/skillsweekends to learn more about RhPAP Skills events.
Established in 1991 by the Government of Alberta as the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan, a renewed Rural Health Professions Action Plan, or RhPAP, is transitioning from a rural physician support program to a rural allied health professionals and community development agency. Our vision is to help rural Alberta have and sustain the right number of rural health practitioners in the right places, offering the right services, through community and professional development programs, services, and evidence-informed advocacy. We are grateful to Alberta Health for its continued financial support.
Two Flexible Use Observation Beds to be Added in Milk River!
Town of Milk River News and Views May 2017
From the Desk of Mayor Hawco
Just in case you did not hear, we have been approved for two beds to be opened in our hospital. These beds are “Flexible Observation Beds” and will be under the control of the doctors and the Health Center. This is great news for our citizens.
Milk River Bonanza Days Float August 5, 2017
First place ribbon at the Bonanza Day Parade! Well done Amy!
“Appreciation For Our Local Health Care”
“Celebrating With You Our Communities Sweet Success, QMPRRC”
(Quad Municipality Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee).
Amy Horgus, Chairman of the Quad Municipality Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee representing the communities of Warner, Coutts and Milk River and the southern portions of the Counties of Forty Mile and Warner.