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New hospital praised along with those who fought to bring it
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and every infrastructure minister and premier opening the center has already seen its first baby, a
come to this town telling them that we needed a girl, delivered, at least 200 patients through the
new facility —and they have delivered the most emergency department, eight endoscopies, and a
beautiful hospital in rural Alberta.” number of exams.
Mayor Pasychny praised the province for their Dr. Rudy Gous, Edson medical director, said, “It
investment in the community and the efforts of wasn't really the physicians who worked hard for
councillor Jim Gomuwka, Mayor Gerald Soroka, this facility but nonetheless we are really thankful
and the past and present council and MLAs who to be a part of it.”
have fought hard to bring the facility to Edson. Ruth Martin Williams, chair of the Tamarack
Yellowhead County Mayor Gerald Soroka also Advisory council, who has been one of the
spoke to the crowd and said, “Edson and strongest advocates for the new facility said she is
Yellowhead County, I look at us like a family. We pleased with the facility, “Everything is going to be
get together, we celebrate, we have good times and under one roof. It will be a one stop shop for
bad times... and when we have a common issue health. It is going to reduce costs and increase
and a common goal we work together.” positive outcomes.”
Mayor Soroka said the councils first started Minister Hoffman said, “I think this is a fantastic
working with former MLA Ivan Strang and soon facility and it's an investment in rural Alberta.
realised that although the Minister of Health was a Obviously times are tough right now economically
good contact it was the Minister of Infrastructure here in the province but the right thing to do isn't to Dr. Rudy Gous spoke on behalf of the local
who was needed. “I think we have to pay a lot of put the brakes on in a downturn it is time to move doctors at the grand opening of the new Edson
homage to Robin Campbell. I am sure our forward in a stable and predictable way to invest in Healthcare centre. photo Adrienne Tait
lobbying helped a lot but he did a lot more inside our communities.” physicians that has just been amended to go to
government to get this building started. The The integrated primary and acute care model is different compensation models so they can spend
building was started and then we changed being implemented elsewhere in the province more time with patients. In communities where it
governments. And I am so pleased and proud that including High Prairie and the modernisation in might be difficult to attract and retain staff we can
the NDP government, along with our Mistier of Slave Lake, “I think it is a really good way to put in some safeguards so you get that right care in
Health and MLA, followed through on the project incorporate keeping the physicians close to the the right place piece.”
because the services now that we have will hospital as well as enabling them to do clinic The natural light, new equipment, and design that
enhance this region ten-fold.” work,” said Hoffman, “We're moving and looking allows for future growth were also praised
Since opening one week prior to the grand at other ways through our agreement with throughout the event.

McMan program manager says farewell

by Deanna Mitchener province. I would have to say that throughout my of things for children to do that is focused around
career at McMan I've had the privilege to work health and wellness, recreation, learning, literacy,
Saying farewell to someone who has been a huge with some wonderful clients and their families. I science and engineering —and just having fun."
impact on our community can be hard to do. have learned so much from the team at McMan. "I will miss the community but feel it is time to
Emotions were running high at the Edson They are so compassionate and caring helping move closer to my own family. Edson stole me
McMan office on November 8, as staff and those support people to succeed in their community. The from the Maritimes, but the Maritimes are getting
they support gathered to wish Leslie Langman all Edson community is one of the most amazing me back," said Leslie.
the best with her new adventures moving back to communities I have ever lived in," said Langman.
Nova Scotia, after working for the agency since Not only has Leslie
2003. made a huge impact on
Langman has been the program manager at those at McMan she was
McMan Edson and started her career off as a very involved with the Sid's Safety
community resource worker with their Day Edson Boys and Girls
Program. Club. "I believe in what
"I have enjoyed working in all the programs over the group does in Edson & Janitor al
the years in Edson. I have been a part of the and they are a great club.
regional management team for the agency in the They have a wide verity

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