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Welcome, Gladys Hokanson, RN, BN, OHN

It is with great pleasure that we extend a warm welcome to Gladys Hokanson, RN, BN, OHN, as she joins Hines Health Services Inc. in the role of Health & Wellness Manager. Her commitment to promoting health and well-being aligns seamlessly with our mission at Hines Health Services, and we look forward to working together to enhance the health and wellness...

Kristi Hines named in 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards

Kristi Hines, Founder and CEO of Hines Health Services, has been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner for 2023. The list was released by WXN (Women’s Executive Network) along with their partners today, recognizing women across Canada who make a transformational difference in their fields and actively shape a more inclusive future, especially in underrepresented...

Why do we need sleep, anyways?

When you sit down to think about it, sleep has an aura of mystery, doesn’t it? Research indicates why we need sleep, for physiological reasons such as brain function, but what are the deeper-seated reasons sleep is so vital to our existence, how does it work, and what really happens during sleep that doesn’t happen while we’re awake? Studies show the...

Hines Health Services and Chard Métis Dene Group of Companies (CMD) are proud to partner and create CMD Hines Health Services.

CMD Hines Health Services, a Fort McMurray-based organization provides health, wellness, and emergency medical services to people and businesses throughout Alberta. Experienced in providing health care staffing and recruitment services – CMD Hines Health Services combined has established a broad client-base including private organizations, public companies, and all levels of government. Click to view PDF

How Third-Party Services Can Mitigate The Emergency Room Capacity Crisis

A recent open letter penned by nearly 200 emergency room doctors about the collapsing emergency rooms in Alberta has highlighted the urgent need to address the hospital capacity crisis in the province. As healthcare systems face increasing strain, innovative and collaborative solutions are required to alleviate the burden on hospitals and ensure the quality of patient care, particularly in acute...

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Precedent-Setting Changes for Internationally Trained Nurses in Alberta

Over the last two decades, there has been a global shortage of nurses both in practice and academia — an issue that can be observed both Canada-wide and across the province of Alberta. In 2022, post-pandemic concerns grew surrounding the retainment of Alberta’s health care workers and mitigating the shortage of frontline workers such as nurses by expanding the province’s...

The Importance of Systemic Change and Workplace Improvements for Nurse Retention

Over the last two decades, there has been a global shortage of nurses both in practice and academia. The World Health Organization (WHO) is estimating a projected shortfall of 10 million health workers by 2030. In recent times, this has been attributed to COVID-19, which has exacerbated the problem, however causational factors long predate the pandemic, and this outlook overlooks...

The Importance of Psychological Disconnect

Due to the restrictions and social distancing rules enforced by government bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have had no choice but to function online, meaning employees have had to literally take their work home. This “new normal” of working from home, an option which has continued for many individuals post-pandemic, has blurred the boundaries between at work and not...

Debunking Myths Surrounding Solutions to Burnout

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “burnout” has been a buzzword that has increased in popularity given the myriad of unprecedented changes we have faced. Despite its recent rise in prevalence, ever since the original recognition and study of burnout, those in the healthcare industry have been at the forefront of concern and are deemed especially at risk. In fact,...

Proud sponsor of Business Over 100 Employees Award

Hines Health Services was proud to sponsor the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award for over 100 employees.  Congratulations to the Recipients Acden and Birch Mountain Enterprises.  Also great to see our very own Health & Wellness Team Leads, Megan Jacobs and Hannah Wood out presenting at the Business Gala. #chamber #localbusiness #ymm