Hines Health Services (HHS) is pleased to announce that it has been selected through a competitive bid process to provide nursing services in Alberta for travellers returning from outside of Canada who are housed in a Quarantine Site and placed under quarantine order by the Government of Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) requires nursing services and health assessments to support its onsite health operations team.
On March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada invoked the Quarantine Act which gives the Minister of Health the power to screen travellers entering and exiting Canada who may have a communicable disease, to set-up designated quarantine zones, and to fine and jail travellers who refuse to comply with the instructions of screening or Quarantine Officers under the Act. Through its mandate to prevent and control infection, PHAC has established Quarantine Sites at various hotels and facilities across Canada.
Hines Health Services’ Registered Nurses (RNs) will provide nursing services such as conducting health assessment checks on travellers, at Quarantine Sites and at the identified Alberta airports (Calgary and Edmonton) and border point of entry (Coutts, Alberta), to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19.
“It’s a great honour for Hines Health Services to be chosen to provide these critical health services and to partner with the Government of Canada at entry points in Alberta,” said Kristi Hines, Founder & Director of Hines Health Services. “Comprehensive nursing health assessments of the physical, emotional and mental health of clients are regularly performed by Hines Health
Services (HHS). HHS has been performing such assessments since 2012 and ensuring that employees are “Fit for Duty” to work in safety sensitive positions.”
HHS has screened over 1,000 people for COVID-19 at its head office in Fort McMurray, and conducted over 42,000 screens for COVI9-19 at client sites. HHS has developed policies and procedures in accordance with the Governments of Canada and Alberta Health Services guidelines.
Hines added: “We are proud of our Fort McMurray, Alberta roots and thankful for the opportunities we’ve had to build our experience alongside the country’s largest operators in Canada’s oil sands industry.”
About Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada has been created to deliver on the Government of Canada’s commitment to help protect the health and safety of all Canadians. Its activities focus on preventing chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, preventing injuries and responding to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks.
For more information on Public Health of Canada, visit: www.canada.ca.
About Hines Health Services
Based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Hines Health Services (HHS) offers comprehensive occupational health services and programs performed only by highly qualified medical professionals.
Kristi Hines, Founder and Director, is a leader in occupational health and workplace safety. In 2012, she founded Hines Health Services out of her passion to provide optimal occupational health services with a customer-oriented approach. Under her leadership, HHS has continued to add services, built a national network of 120 affiliate locations across Canada, and serving clients represented by numerous sectors. HHS has established relationships with all levels of government and has municipal, provincial and federal government contracts.
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce named Ms. Hines the 2019 Women Entrepreneur Award of Distinction at the Alberta Business Awards for outstanding achievement in business and being a
positive role model in the community. In 2018, Hines Health Services was the recipient of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce’s Gold Award for Professional Services. In 2017, HHS was the recipient of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award and Ms. Hines was recognized as a Women of Inspiration by Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Syncrude Canada, an award that recognizes women throughout the Wood Buffalo region who inspire others, break new ground or old barriers and help create change.
Ms. Hines is a Director on Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation’s inaugural Board of Directors, Past-President of the Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association, and ViceChair of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce.