We’ve Been Busy. Here’s How We’re Enhancing Healthcare in Cold Lake.
Hearts for Healthcare is on a mission to enhance healthcare in Cold Lake for all our community
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Physician Incentive Program
Thanks to our Physician Incentive Program, we’ve attracted 10 new physicians to the Cold Lake area. Started in 2010, this program provides new physicians with $20,000 to assist them with relocation costs and practice costs. Physicians must sign a three-year contract to practice in Cold Lake.
Are you a general practitioner, family physician or healthcare specialist looking to work in Canada?
How Does Physician Recruitment Work?
Physician recruitment is a core focus of Hearts For Healthcare and we work diligently to bring healthcare professionals to our local area. The process of recruiting a physician is often complex and requires collaboration with many stakeholders and government organizations. Here’s how it works:
Alberta Health Services (AHS) must identify the need for a physician
Once need is established, AHS must determine which specialties that doctor should have. For example, the need for a family doctor who also specializes in anaesthesiology
AHS communicated this need to Medical Affairs. Medical Affairs advertises the position
Qualified, interested candidates are invited to Cold Lake for a site visit where they meet local physicians and tour our hospital and clinics with a vacancy
Invitation to Candidate
H4H engages & hosts a meet and greet to promote our community and provide information on our Physician Incentive Program and the City of Cold Lake Physician Loan Program
Hearts for Healthcare Engagement
Ultimately, the decision to accept a position to practice in Cold Lake rests in the hands of the candidate
Family Physician in Cold Lake
Hometown: Regina, SK
My name is Jessalyn, and I’m a family physician in my first year of practice in Cold Lake, AB. I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, in a family of five. Growing up, some of my best memories revolved around camping in the prairies over the summer months, and skiing in the Rockies over the winter months. I had a strong passion for learning from a young age, and knew I wanted a career where the learning never ends. I decided to pursue a career in medicine, starting with undergraduate training at the University of Regina in Kinesiology. I eventually went on to graduate from University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine in 2016.
Thanks to our fundraising initiatives and the generous donations of local residents, we’ve been able to purchase or help fund life-saving equipment for the Cold Lake Health Care Centre and our local community.
We’ve been proud to assist our community with the purchase of 3 new ambulances. An investment worth $100,000!
MaxiMove Patient Lift
Providing patients with safer and more comfortable experiences when being moved. This investment helps to support patient care in our community.
Improvements include the ER Staff Room/Lounge, 3 Mental Health Offices, a 2-Room Palliative Care Renovation project, and Hospital Lawn Upgrades.
Cardiac Monitors & Heart
We put our hearts into healthcare, and we want to make sure others can have healthy hearts. We’ve had the pleasure of using the generous funds donated by supporters like you, to fund two different cardiac monitors and a Heart Telemetry System worth more than $135,000.
Birthing Bed, Fetal Monitor &
Our children are our future, and at Hearts for Healthcare we care immensely about our maternity wards. With these three enhancements alone, we have been able to contribute more than $71,000 to our health centre and our community.
Our largest investment to-date, the purchase of the CT Scanner in partnership with AHS amounted to a $250,000 investment and an expedited equipment purchase timeframe. We are incredibly proud to have this critical piece of equipment in our community.
Community Healthcare Advocacy
As a not-for-profit and not a hospital foundation, Hearts For Healthcare is consistently collaborating with key partners to enhance healthcare in Cold Lake. We collaborate with:
Cold Lake Health
Our community is at the heart of everything our organization does.
Apply For Funding
Are you a member of a local healthcare facility? Do you require funding to purchase life-saving medical equipment, enhance your existing facilities or deliver important staff training?