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Communications

2022 News releases

Looking for a new voice – join HQCA’s Patient and Family Advisory Committee
August 8, 2022
Announcing the 2022 HQCA Patient Experience Award recipients
May 4, 2022
Health Quality Council of Alberta empowers patients to be active participants in their healthcare
March 31, 2022
Health Quality Council of Alberta announces chief executive officer
February 10, 2022

Archives

2021
HQCA announces 2021 Patient Experience Awards recipients
May 12, 2021
2020
HQCA reveals COVID-19 impacts on Albertans; launches follow-up survey
October 1, 2020
HQCA releases 2019 survey results on resident and family experiences with designated supportive living sites in Alberta
September 23, 2020
The Health Quality Council of Alberta to survey Albertans about pandemic
May 27, 2020
2019
Significant cost savings identified in HQCA study of two Alberta primary care clinics
December 9, 2019
HQCA expands online healthcare system monitoring tool to include three areas of continuing care in Alberta
November 28, 2019
HQCA releases survey results on the experiences of seniors receiving home care services in Alberta
November 27, 2019
2018
Family experience survey in Alberta provides voice for quality improvement in long-term care
April 17, 2018
Health Quality Council of Alberta seeks voice of Albertans to improve healthcare quality
February 23, 2018
2017
Resident and family experiences with designated supportive living facilities vary greatly across the province – HQCA calls for healthcare system to act on survey findings
July 12, 2017
New Health Quality Council of Alberta ground-breaking online tool provides insight on patients’ emergency department experiences
January 31, 2017
2016
HQCA releases survey results on clients’ experiences with home care services in Alberta
September 8, 2016
HQCA releases follow up report to 2013 Continuity of Patient Care Study
July 13, 2016
HQCA announces winners of its inaugural Patient Experience Awards
June 7, 2016
2015
2014-15 Long Term Care Family Experience Survey Results of 160 long term care facilities in Alberta
October 28, 2015
Health Quality Council of Alberta report finds nearly six out of 10 Albertans overweight or obese
July 29, 2015
HQCA releases first provincial surveys of supportive living facilities
January 28, 2015
HQCA reviews impact of medevac move to EIA
January 15, 2015
2014
HQCA survey finds 66% of Albertans are satisfied with healthcare services
December 11, 2014
John Vogelzang resigns from the HQCA Board of Directors
July 24, 2014
HQCA seeks voice of Albertans to improve healthcare quality
July 7, 2014
Dr. Tony Fields, Board Chair of the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA), today announced Mr. Andrew Neuner as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 2, 2014
July 2, 2014
HQCA releases two reports that address continuing care in Alberta
June 5, 2014
2013
HQCA study shines a light on opportunities to improve Albertans’ experiences when receiving specialized healthcare services
December 19, 2013
Health Quality Council of Alberta board chair responds to departure of Dr. John Cowell
September 12, 2013
Health Quality Council of Alberta wants rural voice on patient safety panel
March 15, 2013
HQCA survey finds 64% of Albertans are satisfied with healthcare services – Results reveal few significant changes compared to 2010 and identify the major factors influencing the overall satisfaction rating
January 22, 2013
2012
HQCA review results in recommendations for health system improvements in the practice of anatomical pathology
November 8, 2012
Provincial Health Ethics Network joins the Health Quality Council of Alberta
October 1, 2012
Access Inquiry getting organized
March 16, 2012
Retired Justice appointed to head public inquiry into access to health services
March 5, 2012
Edmonton – The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) has released its independent review of issues related to the quality of care and safety of patients requiring access to emergency departments (ED) care, lung cancer surgery, physician advocacy and the impact of physician intimidation
February 22, 2012
2011
HQCA to conduct pathology review at Royal Alexandra Hospital
December 2, 2011
Alberta Health and Wellness issued a press release regarding proposed legislation to enhance the HQCA’s role and independence
November 21, 2011
HQCA asked to review pathology testing processes
November 2, 2011
Health Quality Council of Alberta releases second interim progress report on independent review
October 27, 2011
Health Quality Council of Alberta committed to integrity of process for independent review
October 6, 2011
Health Quality Council of Albert a seeks members for provincial Patient/Family Safety Advisory Panel
July 20, 2011
Health Quality Council of Alberta releases update on the independent review of the quality of care and safety of patients requiring access to emergency department care and cancer surgery and the role and process of physician advocacy
June 29, 2011
Health Quality Council of Alberta releases findings and recommendations related to its review of the safety implications for patients requiring medevac services to and from the Edmonton International Airport
May 5, 2011
HQCA releases terms of reference for an independent review of the quality of care and safety of patients requiring access to emergency department care and cancer surgery and the role and process of physician advocacy
March 24, 2011
HQCA announces an Advisory Panel for the independent review of the quality of care and safety of patients requiring access to emergency department care and cancer surgery and the role and process of physician advocacy
March 23, 2011
2010
Health Quality Council of Alberta supports new legislative framework recommended in Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health report
January 20, 2010
2009
Health Quality Council of Alberta announces findings and recommendations related to its inquiry of infection prevention and control (focusing on the re-use of single-use syringes) in the High Prairie Health Complex
July 21, 2009
Health Quality Council of Alberta releases its first annual Measuring & Monitoring for Success Report
July 7, 2009
Getting the health information you need – It’s okay to ask
January 20, 2009
2008
Health Quality Council of Alberta announces findings of its first provincial Emergency Department Patient Experience Survey
May 13, 2008
2007
Health Quality Council of Alberta announces findings and recommendations related to its review of emergency and urgent care services in the Calgary Health Region
September 25, 2007
Health Quality Council of Alberta announces findings and recommendations related to its review of infection prevention and control and CSR sterilization issues in East Central Health Region
July 25, 2007
Health Quality Council of Alberta announces recommendations of leading practices related to Alberta Cancer Board medication incident
May 8, 2007
Health Quality Council of Alberta announces review team – Experienced team will look at factors impacting infection prevention and control programs at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vegreville
April 5, 2007
2006
Board Chair requests Health Quality Council of Alberta review of resources, systems and processes impacting Emergency and Urgent Care Services
August 22, 2006