News

January

January 16, 2019

UPDATE! Membership model FAQ

An updated FAQ has been completed and uploaded to the New Membership Model page to answer your questions about the model and the membership agreements. Based on questions submitted during the...

January 16, 2019

Blended Capitation Model project recruiting physicians

 A new phase of recruitment for the Blended Capitation Model (BCM) demonstration project is now open and will run until June 30. With assistance from PCNs, the BCM Implementation Team will...

January 16, 2019

NEW! Submit requests to Specialist LINK online 

Physicians in the Calgary area can now submit requests for advice from a specialist through the Specialist LINK website. Physicians or support staff can click on any one of the 15 specialties or...

January 10, 2019

NEW! Access Alberta Referral Directory without logging in

Login requirements for the Alberta Referral Directory have been removed as part of the recent relaunch, making it quicker and easier to select the right services for your patients. Information on...

January 10, 2019

Welcome new physician members!

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome eight new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective January 2019: Dr. Elizabeth Nguyen - Westside...

January 10, 2019

UPDATE! Membership model agreements

New membership agreements will be distributed the week of Monday, January 14,  to  coincide with the completion of an updated FAQ about the membership model. The agreements will be...

December

December 19, 2018

Primary Care Centre spreading joy to children and families

From the left: Erica Evans-Bruce, Jane Delovino, Catharine van der Linden and Patricia Hinds. The Primary Care Centre is spreading a touch of holiday cheer to less fortunate children this December...

December 19, 2018

Membership model update

All members should have received an email letter in mid-November detailing their provisional placement in the new membership model. If you have not, please contact your Physician Liaison for...

December 12, 2018

Primary Care Centre holiday hours

The CWC PCN would like to remind physician members that our seven-day-a-week, same-day appointment service will be available throughout the holiday season at the Primary Care Centre (PCC). Holiday...

December 11, 2018

Health Matters Magazine - Winter 2019

The winter issue of Health Matters focusing on the importance of continuity of care is now available for your patients and the public. Click here to view past issues of Health Matters ...

December 11, 2018

Two new specialties added to eReferral Consult Request

Breast Health and Pulmonary Medicine are now accepting requests for in-person specialist appointments in the Calgary Zone through eReferral Consult Request. Physicians, or their clinical staff,...

December 7, 2018

Update! Physician activity payments

In response to recent enquiries, it is important to the CWC PCN that we clarify a proposed change in the new business plan ahead of its distribution. When ratified, the new plan will gradually...

December 6, 2018

Surveyors complete on-site accreditation visit

Surveyors from Accreditation Canada recently concluded a three-day on-site survey of the CWC PCN, submitting their preliminary report on December 5. Dr. Edward Kucharski and Ms. Sheila Sears...

December 5, 2018

PMH in action: ‘A team makes such a big difference’  

Laura Young is living a healthier, more active life with less pain thanks to team-based care from her physician and the CWC PCN. “Overall, I feel much better,” she says. “It's...

November

November 29, 2018

Calgary Zone responding to opioid crisis with new resources

The Calgary Zone is developing two programs to increase access to Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) in primary care. Three CWC PCN physician members are taking online OAT training, and access to the...

November 22, 2018

Three primary care pathways added to Specialist LINK

Chronic diarrhea, sleep apnea and access to respirology pathways have been added to Specialist LINK , which now features 20 pathways. The web-based guidelines assist family physicians determine if...

November 22, 2018

Board Meeting Summary - October 27, 2018

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network Board met on October 27, 2018 . Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

November 15, 2018

Sports medicine to join Specialist LINK

Sports medicine is set to become the 15th group added to the fast-growing Specialist LINK tele-advice line, which has saved the healthcare system more than $1 million since it was launched in...

November 15, 2018

Complex Care Hub focus group

*** CANCELLED *** The CWC PCN is partnering with the  Complex Care Hub: Caring for seniors and patients with medical complexity beyond the hospital walls , to host a focus group on ...

November 8, 2018

CWC PCN accreditation process underway

At the CWC PCN, we are committed to continually improving our services. That’s why we are voluntarily undergoing accreditation with Accreditation Canada – to learn what we’re...

November 2, 2018

2018 Board of Directors Strategic Governance Retreat

Newly elected Board members attended their first annual Strategic Governance Retreat on October 26-27 at the CWC PCN Main Office. During the retreat, the Board and Executive Leadership established...

November 1, 2018

UPDATE! New membership model

The CWC PCN has completed the process of matching members with their new membership type using data collected from the survey and consultation meetings. Matches are based on readiness to...

October

October 31, 2018

Seniors’ resource fair connects members with community partners

CWC PCN physicians and staff joined our community partners at Main Office for the seniors’ resource fair and frailty session on the evening of October 25. The 43 members who attended learned...

October 31, 2018

Continuing Medical Education Newsletter - November

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October 25, 2018

Social Workers help patients navigate a complex system

Three years ago, DWB* was rushed to the Foothills Medical Centre — his heart outracing the ambulance — a severe cardiac episode the culprit. “The paramedics told me if they...

October 19, 2018

Board Meeting Summary - October 16, 2018

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network Board met on October 16, 2018 . Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

October 19, 2018

Access Mental Health: More than just a referral service

Calling Access Mental Health (AMH) for a consultation is AMH Manager Debbie Molloy’s top recommendation for physicians. “Lots of physicians believe they have to use AMH as a referral...

October 19, 2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Resource fair for seniors’ programs featuring education session

CWC PCN members have expressed a need for support coordinating care for seniors. We heard you and are hosting a seniors’ resource fair on Thursday, October 25, at our Main Office. The...

October 11, 2018

Research reveals demand for more education on medical assistance in dying

Medical assistance in dying (MAID) needs to be integrated into the family medicine curriculum and continuing medical education, according to research published in September. Researchers at...

October 11, 2018

PMH in action: AAA improvement project a lifesaver

A screening project initiated by Dr. Robert Cole earlier this year uncovered abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in two patients, one of whom required immediate surgery. “One went straight...

October 10, 2018

View the 2018 AGM presentations

You can now review the three presentations from the 2018 AGM for a refresher on what was discussed or to see what you missed. Videos of the slides synced with the speakers’ audio have been...

October 10, 2018

Welcome new physician members!

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome 13 new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective October 2018: Dr. Francis Adeagbo - Lakeview...

October 4, 2018

2018 AGM: Five new members elected to the Board

Two-hundred-and-twelve members voted at the 2018 AGM, electing five new directors to the Board on October 1 at The Bow. Dr. Jennifer MacPherson, Dr. Nicola Chappell and Dr. Kerri Treherne were...

September

September 27, 2018

Record 150-plus members register for the 2018 AGM

The CWC PCN is excited to announce a record number of our members have chosen to attend the revamped 2018 AGM at The Bow this Monday, October 1. We look forward to welcoming over 150 of you for...

September 25, 2018

NEW! Get to know the candidates: Dr. Jagdeep Doulla

Dr. Jagdeep Doulla,  a family physician with Braeside on 24th Medical Clinic, is standing for a one-year term on the Board. You can learn more about all nominees for the Board by reading...

September 21, 2018

Record number of candidates running for the Board

As of today, 10 physician members are running for five open seats on the Board, making your participation at the AGM more meaningful than ever. Register today to secure your seat; over 115 members...

September 21, 2018

Specialist LINK a hit with Calgary-area family doctors

Three out of four physicians in the Calgary area are using Specialist LINK and more than 70 percent say it improved management of patients, according to a new survey. The report, conducted by...

September 21, 2018

NEW! Get to know the candidates: Dr. Aman Khan

Dr. Aman Khan,  a family physician with London Medical Centre, is standing for a two-year term on the Board. You can learn more about all nominees for the Board by reading their candidate...

September 20, 2018

NEW! Get to know the candidates: Dr. Thomas Szabo

Dr. Thomas Szabo,  a family physician with Advanced Primary Care, is standing for a three-year term on the Board. You can learn more about all nominees for the Board by reading their...

September 19, 2018

NEW! Get to know the candidates: Dr. Saad Yasin

Dr. Saad Yasin,  a family physician with Crescent Medical Centre , is standing for a one-year term on the Board. You can learn more about all nominees for the Board by reading their candidate...

September 19, 2018

NEW! Get to know the candidates: Dr. Kerri Treherne

Dr. Kerri Treherne, a family physician with The Alex Community Health Centre, is standing for a three-year term on the Board. You can learn more about all nominees for the Board by reading...

September 19, 2018

NEW! Get to know the candidates: Dr. Theresa Truong

Dr. Theresa Truong, a family physician with The Alex Community Health Centre, is standing for a two-year term on the Board. You can learn more about all nominees for the Board by reading their...

September 18, 2018

NEW! Get to know the candidates: Dr. Matt Henshke

Dr. Matt Henshke, a family physician with Britannia Medical Clinic, is standing for a two-year term on the Board. You can learn more about all nominees for the Board by reading their candidate...

September 14, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Alberta Health Billing have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

September 14, 2018

NEW! Get to know the candidates: Dr. Nicola Chappell

Dr. Nicola Chappell, a family physician with Meadows Maternity and Family Practice, is standing for a three-year term on the Board. You can learn more about all nominees for the Board by reading...

September 13, 2018

PMH Case Study: Westglen Medical Centre

The improvement process is integral to h elping physicians establish their Patient Medical Home (PMH). Insights from the analysis of EMR data allow physicians and their teams to identify...

September 13, 2018

APCC: Early bird registration deadline

Early bird registration for the redesigned Accelerating Primary Care Conference (APCC) ends after Friday, September 28. The conference is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, November 29 - 30, at...

September 12, 2018

Falling Through the Cracks: Event invitation

Physicians and clinic teams in the Calgary Zone are invited to a special screening of Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story on Wednesday, October 10, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Cardel...

September 11, 2018

Health Matters Magazine - Fall 2018

The fall issue of Health Matters is now available for your patients and the public. Click here to view past issues of Health Matters ...

September 11, 2018

NEW! Get to know the candidates: Dr. S. Bajwa

Dr. Sameena Bajwa, a family physician with Lakeview Family Doctors, is standing for a three-year term on the Board. You can learn more about all nominees for the Board by reading their candidate...

September 6, 2018

Membership consultations complete

Consultation meetings with physician members have drawn to a close. Information from these meetings and the membership survey are being used to determine initial placements within the new...

September 5, 2018

NEW! Meet the candidates: Dr. J. MacPherson

Dr. Jennifer MacPherson, a consulting pediatrician with Kaleidoscope Pediatric Consultants, is standing for a three-year term on the Board. You can learn more about all nominees for the Board by...

September 5, 2018

Palliative care joins Specialist LINK

Palliative care is the latest service available via the rapidly expanding Specialist LINK tele-advice line. Physicians can call 403-910-2551 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, to receive a...

August

August 30, 2018

Senior Services wait times reduced

Patients now wait just one week to receive an initial assessment by the Senior Services team, following recent changes to the referral process. Most patients’ assessment needs are met by...

August 30, 2018

Primary Care Centre supporting children in need

Fifty children in need will be sporting new backpacks and supplies on their way to school this September thanks to the team at the Primary Care Centre and Stephen’s Backpacks Society. As a...

August 23, 2018

Accountability agreement focus groups

The CWC PCN is developing an accountability agreement to guide the relationship between members and the organization. The agreement will outline the responsibilities and ...

August 22, 2018

2018 AGM: Come for the view, broaden your outlook!

Join your colleagues atop the Bow, Calgary's tallest building, on Monday, October 1, for the revamped annual general meeting. The AGM is an important part of the governance of the organization,...

August 21, 2018

NEW! Online information repository for opioids 

Physicians in Calgary can access a new online collection of resources relating to opioid prescribing and management: the Calgary Opioid Coalition Information Repository. The repository was...

August 21, 2018

Recycling outdated CWC PCN communication materials

We are currently creating up-to-date communication materials that better describe our services and the Primary Care Centre’s new location. Prior to distribution, we will remove outdated...

August 16, 2018

Three new specialties added to eReferral

Advice on chronic pain, palliative care and general surgery (breast) can now be accessed through eReferral in the Calgary Zone. Do you have questions such as: What type of community resources can...

August 16, 2018

New messaging on continuity of care

The Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Heath and Alberta Health Services recently agreed on messaging about continuity of care. They encourage physicians and health professionals to incorporate...

August 9, 2018

Update: Membership consultations nearly complete

To date, 77 percent of physician members have participated in consultation meetings led by independent facilitators. The deadline to engage in a consultation is Friday, August 31. Physician...

August 7, 2018

Physician poll: Improvement projects webinar

The CWC PCN is conducting regular polls to understand our members’ opinions and needs. We value your input and would appreciate your participation. // Collecting feedback from members is...

August 1, 2018

We value your input: New series of physician polls

The CWC PCN is conducting regular polls to collect feedback from our members. In order to better understand members’ opinions and needs, we need to hear from you. The polls help with...

July

July 26, 2018

500 patients identified in valsartan recall

Patient Care Coordinators (PCCs) have helped physicians identify 500 patients affected by the recall of drugs containing contaminated valsartan. The patients have been booked for appointments with...

July 26, 2018

Nominations open for Board of Directors

Nominations are now open for the Calgary West Central P.G. Co. (CWC P.G. Co.) Board of Directors. Voting will take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, October 1. A total of five...

July 19, 2018

CWC PCN supports physicians after drug recall

Following the recent  recall  of several drugs containing contaminated valsartan, the CWC PCN is assisting members in identifying affected patients. Clinics with WOLF EMR, PS Suite EMR,...

July 9, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Translating the New Evidence in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation...

July 9, 2018

Specialist LINK versus eReferral

Two great ways to access timely, non-urgent advice The recent growth of Specialist LINK , in addition to eReferral Advice Request, gives family doctors two great options for accessing timely,...

July 5, 2018

PMH in action: Customizing mental health analysis

The CWC PCN is providing customized analysis of mental health conditions to the physicians at Fairmount Medical Clinic by leveraging tablet-based screening data and EMR data. Prevalence of mental...

July 4, 2018

UPDATE! New membership model consultations

Forty-nine percent of CWC PCN physicians have completed consultation meetings as of July 2. These meetings are a necessary part of our engagement with you to determine the membership type that...

July 4, 2018

NEW! Navigate Access Mental Health

Navigating addiction and mental health patients through the system is a challenge. There is a gap. Community Services, Transitions and Integration’s (CSTI) research with physician members...

July 4, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Infant Feeding: Applying the Pearls to Practice have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking...

July 3, 2018

Calgary Lab Services closing Stadium Patient Service Centre

Calgary Lab Services is closing the Stadium Patient Service Centre, located across from Foothills Medical Centre, on Friday, July 20. While the search for an alternate site in the northwest...

July 3, 2018

Welcome new physician members!

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome three new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective July 2018: Nancy Aul - Chinook Mall Medical...

June

June 27, 2018

UPDATE! Senior Services

To meet the needs of Calgary’s aging population and our growing membership, the CWC PCN will be expanding Senior Services to make Geriatric Nurse Consultants (GNCs) available to all of our...

June 27, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Depression have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

June 25, 2018

NEW! Electronic physician payment statements

In an effort to streamline processes and reduce costs, physician payment statements will be distributed by email starting on Friday, July 6, 2018 . If you have difficulties viewing your statement...

June 25, 2018

CAMSS executive election: President-elect

By acclamation, CWC PCN physician and Board member Dr. Scott Beach will be the Calgary Area Medical and Staff Society (CAMSS) President-elect for a two-year term effective Monday, October 1. ...

June 22, 2018

DFM Alert: Changes to Seniors Health Clinic referral criteria in Calgary

Given the aging of our community and the limited resources within the Calgary zone Specialized Geriatric Services portfolio, we have made changes to our Seniors Health Clinic referral criteria in...

June 18, 2018

PMH in Action: Continuing Professional Development event

Joins us at the CWC PCN office on   Thursday, July 5 , for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event focused on quality improvement initiatives that support the Patient Medical...

June 18, 2018

DFM Outstanding Family Physician 2017

Each year the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) recognizes an “Outstanding Family Physician” as nominated by Calgary patients and reviewed by a committee of family physicians and...

June 18, 2018

Health Matters Magazine - Summer 2018

The spring issue of Health Matters is now available for your patients and the public. Click here to view past issues of Health Matters ...

June 15, 2018

PMH in action: Supporting the care of Triplicate Prescription Program patients

Concerned by the dangers of opioids, Dr. Padilla is refining her treatment of Triplicate Prescription Program (TPP) patients with support from the CWC PCN. Dr. Padilla identified TPP patient care...

June 14, 2018

New membership model update

CWC PCN Member Open House – June 6 The CWC PCN Board of Directors hosted an open house where attendees learned more about the new membership model and were updated about the ongoing...

June 13, 2018

New! PMH page and timeline

From first appearance to modern day, the Patient Medical Home (PMH) model has evolved over decades. Learn about its development and adoption through an interactive timeline on the new PMH page on...

June 13, 2018

Board Meeting Summary - May 15, 2018

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network Board met on May 15, 2018 . Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

June 7, 2018

CWC PCN to launch SMS/text messaging service

In order to better provide critical and emergency updates to our physician members and staff, the CWC PCN will launch a SMS/text messaging service at the end of June. This new system will allow...

June 7, 2018

CME program changes coming soon

Industry involvement in Continuing Medical Education (CME) has long been criticized for its potential to influence physician decision-making. Two recent papers on physician-industry relations...

June 7, 2018

PMH Case Study: Hygieia Medical Clinic

The improvement process is integral to h elping physicians establish their Patient Medical Home (PMH). Insights from the analysis of EMR data allow physicians and their teams to identify...

June 7, 2018

CWC PCN recruiting Medical Director

The CWC PCN is seeking a Medical Director to provide physician advice and consultation to the Executive Director and Leadership Team. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Medical Director...

June 5, 2018

Specialist LINK is growing fast

The number of calls to Specialist LINK  has almost tripled over the last year as the fast-growing service continues to expand its impact and reach. Specialist...

June 4, 2018

CSTI identifies partnership opportunities to support care

Interviews with 30 physician members by the Community Services, Transition & Integrations (CSTI) team have identified priority areas for partnerships and revealed a desire to strengthen...

June 4, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Breast Cancer have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

June 1, 2018

Get on Board!

The CWC PCN Board of Directors needs physician members like you who are passionate about primary health care, and committed to the Patient Medical Home and the delivery of PCN programs and...

June 1, 2018

Home Care focus group

To support transitions of care, the CWC PCN partnered with AHS Integrated Home Care to involve family physicians in the development of an improvement plan for Home Care processes and services. A...

May

May 29, 2018

Tsuut’ina Clinic – Physician Shifts Available

Shift opportunities currently exist at the Tsuut’ina Clinic, operated by CWC PCN within the Tsuut’ina Nation Health Centre. Both regular weekly shifts and occasional locum coverage are...

May 28, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Knee Osteoarthritis have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

May 25, 2018

PMH in action: Increasing screening rates

Screening rates are on the rise at Elbow River Healing Lodge because of an ongoing improvement initiative. In collaboration with the clinic, the CWC PCN Patient Information Team optimized the...

May 24, 2018

CWC PCN member open house - June 6, 2018

Members of the Board of Directors would like to welcome you to the CWC PCN office on June 6 for an informative evening on the new membership model. Following the presentation you will have ...

May 22, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Stroke Prevention have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

May 22, 2018

AMA tentative amending agreement - voting closes May 29

If you haven’t had time to review the details of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) tentative agreement package, please watch this video from AMA President Dr. Neil Cooper: AMA Tentative...

May 18, 2018

Board Meeting Summary - April 17, 2018

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network Board met on April 17, 2018 . Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

May 17, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Irritable Bowel Syndrome have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

May 15, 2018

PMH Case Study: Rockyview Heritage Clinic

The improvement process is integral to h elping physicians establish their Patient Medical Home (PMH). Insights from the analysis of EMR data allow physicians and their teams to identify...

May 8, 2018

Three primary care pathways added to Specialist LINK

 Thyroid Nodules, Peripheral Arthritis, Headache & Migraine Three new enhanced primary care pathways have been added to www.specialistlink.ca , which provides family doctors in the...

May 3, 2018

New Membership Model page added to the Examiner

A new page has been added to the Membership section of the Examiner to house materials relating to the recently announced new membership model. It includes an interactive membership model dial, a...

May 2, 2018

NEW! EMS Mobile Integrated Healthcare

Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) is a new area within EMS focusing on the provision of  medical treatments using mobile Community Paramedic resources in the community setting. The goal is...

April

April 27, 2018

Calgary GI patients getting quicker access to care (Calgary Herald)

An initiative to improve collaboration between family doctors and specialists has almost completely eliminated the wait-list for Calgary patients seeking treatment for non-urgent gastrointestinal...

April 26, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Federal Tax Updates have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

April 23, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Congestive Heart Failure have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

April 20, 2018

PMH case study: Springview Medical Clinic

The improvement process is integral to h elping physicians establish their Patient Medical Home (PMH). Insights from the analysis of EMR data allow physicians and their teams to identify...

April 20, 2018

Board Meeting Summary - March 20, 2018

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network Board met on March 20, 2018. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

April 20, 2018

Introducing our new membership model

The CWC PCN is pleased to introduce an innovative new membership model designed to align with and support you as you build your Patient Medical Home. The College of Family Physicians of Canada...

April 18, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Irritable bowel syndrome have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

April 13, 2018

UPDATE! Health Team Survey

The PCN Health Team Survey was distributed by email on Monday, April 9. As in previous years, we are asking all members and clinic staff who work directly with PCN staff to complete this survey....

April 11, 2018

Community rehabilitation services added to the Examiner

InformAlberta provides a list of rehabilitation services available in communities, outpatient clinics or other settings. The directory is maintained by the InformAlberta Partners – health...

April 6, 2018

Welcome new member physicians!

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome 10 new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective April 2018: Abosede Adesina - Mount Royal...

April 6, 2018

New membership model coming soon

The CWC PCN will soon launch a new membership model to help support you as you evolve your Patient Medical Home. The new model consists of three types of membership: Standard, Enhanced and...

April 5, 2018

Pilot senior’s care program nearing capacity

A pilot program of in-home vulnerable senior’s care, which began last April, is nearing its current capacity of 24 patients. New referrals to the Seniors Home Based Primary Care (SHBPC)...

April 5, 2018

Member discount programs

Member Services & Engagement is excited to introduce several new corporate partnerships with organizations offering subscriptions and discount programs to our members. Please feel free to take...

April 4, 2018

Home Care focus group - April 19

The Community Transitions and Integration team is partnering with AHS Home Care to host a focus group. The purpose of the focus group is to gather feedback and suggestions which will guide...

April 4, 2018

Sheldon Chumir is ground zero in fighting the opioid crisis (Calgary Herald)

Despite its shiny and sterile look, the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre is sometimes referred to as ground zero for gritty medicine in Calgary — and that’s a beautiful thing. As a...

April 4, 2018

Health Team Survey

The PCN will distribute a Health Team Survey next week. As in previous years, we are asking all members and clinic staff who work directly with PCN staff to complete this survey. As a validated...

April 2, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Pneumococcal pneumonia and comorbidities have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the...

March

March 27, 2018

Board Meeting Summary - February 20, 2018

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network Board met on February 20, 2018. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

March 27, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Cardio Diagnostics have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

March 27, 2018

UPDATE! CWC PCN fiscal year end deadline

All physician claims for the financial year ending on March 31, 2018 must be received by the accounting department by  Monday, April 30, 2018 . Please fax your claim forms to...

March 22, 2018

What is the Patient Medical Home?

Over the past decade the College of Family Physicians of Canada has been advocating the Patient Medical Home (PMH) as a “vision for family practice across Canada.” In this vision,...

March 22, 2018

Psychiatry joins Specialist LINK

Vascular surgery, congestive heart failure also set to be added to tele-advice line Psychiatry has become the latest addition to the fast-growing Specialist LINK advice line. Physicians in the...

March 20, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Medical Marijuana have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

March 15, 2018

New Physician Liaison joining the team!

The Member Services and Engagement team is excited to announce the recruitment of Sabina Chawla as the third member of our Physician Liaison team. With the addition of Sabina, the Physician...

March 8, 2018

CWC PCN Main Office move complete!

After months of organization and planning, we are pleased to announce the completion of our clinic and office move. Thank you to the move team and staff for all their hard work during this...

March 7, 2018

Main Office move complete!

After months of organization and planning, we are pleased to announce the completion of our clinic and office relocation project. Thank you to the move team and staff for all their hard work...

March 7, 2018

Member open house postponed

In response to physician feedback regarding possible scheduling conflicts for members due to spring break, the Board of Directors has chosen to postpone the Member Open House initially scheduled...

March 2, 2018

Medical Director announcement

It is with mixed feelings that the Calgary West Central P.G. Co Board of Directors announces the departure of longstanding Medical Director, Dr. Jane Ballantine, and Assistant Medical Director,...

March 2, 2018

Health Matters Magazine - Spring 2018

The spring issue of Health Matters is now available for your patients and the public.   To view past issues of Health Matters, visit the archives on  www.cwcpcn.com.   ...

February

February 28, 2018

Main Office move begins Friday!

The final phase of the project to consolidate our facilities together under one roof begins Friday with the move of our Main Office. The office will close on  March 2  and reopen at the...

February 27, 2018

Nephrology, podiatric surgery added to Specialist LINK

Nephrology and podiatric surgery are the latest specialty groups to join the fast-growing Specialist LINK tele-advice line. With nephrology available from Monday, February 26 and podiatric surgery...

February 22, 2018

24-Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring now available at the Primary Care Centre

In response to physician feedback, we have reinstated the 24-hour Blood Pressure Monitoring service at the Primary Care Centre. Use the new centralized referral form to refer your adult patients...

February 22, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentations on  Ophthalmology have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

February 22, 2018

Board Meeting Summary - January 16, 2018

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on January 16, 2018. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

February 22, 2018

Member Services and Engagement update

Physician Liaisons Member Services and Engagement is building a team of six Physician Liaisons to promote, facilitate and enhance CWC PCN programs and services through regular contact with...

February 15, 2018

Member Open House - March 22, 2018

Save the date The CWC P.G. Co Board of Directors will host an open house for member physicians  on  March 22, 2018   at the new Primary Care Centre located near Chinook Centre. This...

February 14, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Knee osteoarthritis have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

February 13, 2018

UPDATE! New Primary Care Centre now accepting patients

The clinic move is complete and the new Primary Care Centre (PCC) at  5960 Centre Street SE  is open and welcoming patients. The Primary Care Centre at Westbrook is now  permanently...

February 12, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Kidney disease have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

February 9, 2018

UPDATE! Primary Care Centre move underway

The Primary Care Centre (PCC) at Westbrook is now  CLOSED  and the move to the new facility near Chinook Centre is underway. To facilitate the move and allow testing of IT...

February 7, 2018

New search tool added to Find a Doctor website

The Find a Doctor website calgaryareadocs.com has been updated to make it easier for patients to search for a family physician in the Calgary area. Users can now search according to preferred...

February 7, 2018

Measles alert! Communicable Disease Advisory

Alberta Health Services – Calgary zone is alerting all physicians to increase vigilance for measles disease in the context of ongoing measles outbreaks globally, including a multi-region...

January

January 29, 2018

Appropriate medication use in older adults

Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network™  is drafting a provincial strategy designed to minimize the risks of medication use in older adults in all care sectors across Alberta. The...

January 26, 2018

Member Services exploring potential member discounts

The Member Services and Engagement team is exploring partnerships with various organizations in an effort to provide discounted products and services to our member physicians. Please help us gauge...

January 26, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Medical Assistance in Dying  have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link...

January 25, 2018

Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 1-7

February 1-7 is  Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW)  and the Patient Care Team would like to remind you that Calgary will play host to a number of events designed to raise...

January 22, 2018

Earning Mainpro+ credits information page

Did you know that some PCN activities qualify for  Mainpro+ ® credits? For example, if you collaborate with the CWC PCN on a Patient Medical Home (PMH) support project you can earn ...

January 18, 2018

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Safe Opioid Prescribing have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

January 18, 2018

The Primary Care Centre is moving next week!

We will soon begin moving and consolidating the Primary Care Centre (PCC) and Main Office together under one roof in a beautiful and spacious building near Chinook Centre. The move will occur...

January 18, 2018

Reminder! Prescription to Get Active

As a member of the CWC PCN, your patients are able to take advantage of the Prescription To Get Active program. By prescribing physical activity to your patients, you are giving them a free jump...

January 18, 2018

Board Meeting Summary - December 19, 2017

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on December 19, 2017. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

January 11, 2018

NEW! Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Pathway added

A new initiative has been launched to help Calgary-area physicians better manage patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).   Calgary and area Primary Care Networks and the...

January 9, 2018

De-escalating potentially violent situations in the workplace 

Incidents of conflict, aggression and escalating workplace violence between patients, families and care teams is a growing problem for health care providers nationwide. According to Statistics...

January 5, 2018

Welcome new member physicians!

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome eight new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective January 2018: Zain Bheriani - Good Health...

December

December 20, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Cirrhosis   have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

December 20, 2017

Board Meeting Summary - November 21, 2017

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on November 21, 2017. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

December 20, 2017

Message from Board Chair, Dr. Scott Forsyth

Dear Primary Care Colleagues, On behalf of the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network Board of Directors, I would like to wish our 490 members a happy holiday season and hope you are able to...

December 15, 2017

2017 DFM influenza update

As you know, there is significant influenza activity in Alberta this year and specifically Calgary has seen relatively higher numbers than other zones. Please see the FAQ below with input...

December 15, 2017

Message from the Executive Director, Christopher Cameron

I want to take the opportunity to wish all of you a happy holiday season. Next year, the CWC PCN will be further engaging you on how best to deliver programs and services to over 490 members in...

December 12, 2017

Calgary Zone Primary Care Mental Health Survey results

The results of the Calgary Zone Primary Care Mental Health Survey have been tabulated and analyzed. As promised, we want to share the ‘high level’ results.  Thanks to an...

December 12, 2017

Health Matters Magazine - Fall 2017

The latest issue of Health Matters is now available for your patients and the public. Read how CWC PCN Medical Director, Dr. Jane Ballantine, helps her diabetic patients manage the disease. ...

December 8, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Alberta Health Billing   have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

December 6, 2017

CWC PCN member physician running in December 14 by-election

When reflecting on a recent decision to run for public office in the upcoming byelection within Calgary Lougheed, Dr. Phillip Van Der Merwe starts by saying “I have been living and breathing...

November

November 30, 2017

Changes to Specialist LINK call response time

Starting December 1, there will be changes to the Specialist  LINK  call response time in order to accommodate new specialist services growth and manage call volume - calls will be...

November 29, 2017

Primary Care Centre holiday hours

The CWC PCN would like to remind member physicians that our seven-day-a-week, same-day appointment service will be available throughout the holiday season at the Primary Care Centre (PCC)...

November 27, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentations on Advancements in Basal Insulin and  ADHD in Women  have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by...

November 24, 2017

Delay in expense claim payments

CIBC has informed the CWC PCN that a technical issue has occurred in processing Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) payments for our bi-weekly payment to some physician members. We are...

November 17, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Dementia Update  have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

November 15, 2017

Check out the PCN Governance Framework website

Want the latest updates on the progress of PCN Governance Framework implementation? This Alberta Health website page is the primary location for information about the workings of the provincial...

November 6, 2017

Patient care at the CWC Primary Care Centre

Doris Mercado , Licensed Practical Nurse     Charmaine von der ahe , Medical Office Assistant “It was a great experience at a time where we were very confused about what was going...

November 1, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on HPV and Vaccination  have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

November 1, 2017

Patient’s Medical Home is the common thread 

The concept of the Patient’s Medical Home isn’t new to Alberta and it’s the basis on which PCN Evolution was built when it was introduced a few years ago. This model has been...

November 1, 2017

Patient care with a Patient Care Coordinator

Tim , patient     Cindy Kalenga , Patien t Care Coordinator “They want to look after your health – I can’t remember how I handled it all before.” ~ Tim, patient...

November 1, 2017

Accelerating Primary Care Conference

The Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2017 program is now available.  Registration  closes November 13.   Click here for details. ...

October

October 31, 2017

New! Opioid Dependency Telephone Consultation Service

Primary care physicians caring for patients with opioid dependency now have access to expert consultation with an opioid dependency physician specialist over the phone. Physicians north or Red...

October 30, 2017

Annual Vaccination Guidelines for CWC PCN clinicians working in member clinics

The Alberta Influenza Vaccine Program started on October 23, 2017 . Taking part in delivering vaccinations is not a mandatory requirement. However, it can be a valuable augmentation to the...

October 23, 2017

Patient care with a Behavioural Health Consultant

Linda , patient     Donna Herrick , Behavioural Health Consultant "I am less worried about when the pain will return – I can live more in the moment." ~ Linda, patient Linda has...

October 23, 2017

Help improve referral services - take the primary care survey

The AHS Provincial Access Improvement Team aims to understand the current issues regarding the referral of patients from primary care to specialty clinics. This five minute survey will help us...

October 18, 2017

Patient care with a Primary Care Nurse

Elizabeth Braile , patient    Jill McWilliam , Primary Care Nurse “Whenever I would try and make excuses, Jill would put me right back to my target and that really...

October 18, 2017

Board Meeting Summary - September 19, 2017

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on September 19, 2017. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

October 18, 2017

Primary Care Networks improving

Sherwood Park’s Primary Care Network has been in the local light over the past year or so, reporting numerous increases in usage, including a 28-per-cent spike in anxiety-related referrals....

October 18, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Migraine Management have   been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

October 17, 2017

Helping doctors meet CPSA’s standards for after-hours care and emergency test-results

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) has introduced a new physician and group practice review program. As one of the CPSA’s Standards of Practice, physicians are required...

October 17, 2017

Be the Cure Campaign

The overall purpose of this effort is to promote and improve recruitment into clinical trials in Alberta by connecting patients to trials and trials to patients.    Click here to read...

October 17, 2017

2017 Report to the Community wins gold at MarCom Awards

Congratulations to the CWC PCN communications team for earning a gold award for the  2017 Report to the Community  at this year's prestigious MarCom Awards. This is the third year that...

October 12, 2017

Patient care with a Social Worker

Rochelle Roach , CWC CPCN Social Worker     Feza and Kaan , patient & son “I am very humbled and happy that Mom is able to get the help she needs.”  ~ Kaan K....

October 10, 2017

CME attendance summaries

As a new service to our physician members, we recently emailed individual CME attendance summaries to all members who attended at least one CME event in the 2017 calendar year. These summaries...

October 10, 2017

Welcome new member physicians!

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome 22 new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective October 2017: Raya Al-Dujaili - Revolution...

October 5, 2017

Important update from Dr. Rick Ward regarding zone mental health initiatives

*** THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED *** Dear Colleague: I am communicating with you to make a personal appeal for your assistance. Thus far, we have received feedback from close to 300 Family Physicians...

October 4, 2017

AHS approves contract for Connect Care

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has taken another important step with the Connect Care initiative, which will transform the way we deliver care.  I am pleased to tell you we have completed...

October 4, 2017

Engage Primary Care

It is a critical time for health care system transformation in Alberta. Primary health care will be the key to unlocking the whole system’s potential and family physicians are needed to...

October 4, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentations on Prostrate Cancer and Insomnia   have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

September

September 29, 2017

URGENT! Physicians need to relocate

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Vantage Medical Clinic has been forced to close on short notice. As a result, Drs. Hart, Patel and Weir urgently require clinical space from which to continue...

September 27, 2017

2017 Annual General Meeting results

The eleventh CWC PCN Annual General Meeting was held on September 26 th in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park. Congratulations to Dr. Scott Beach, Dr. Richa Tandon and Dr. Bitabella Cyrus who were...

September 27, 2017

2017 Report to the Community

The  2017 Report to the Community  is now available online and print copies of the report have been delivered to member clinics. Click the link below to read about how we are building a...

September 27, 2017

Now recruiting for new Physician Advisory Group

Our members are hard at work everyday by lending an ear, providing medical advice and giving guidance to people. We want to channel this strength in a similar way by providing an avenue for...

September 21, 2017

EMR instructional videos

As part of the Alberta Peer-to-Peer EMR Network program, a series of EMR instructional videos have been posted on the Towards Optimized Practice (TOP) website. These videos are a valuable resource...

September 21, 2017

Board Meeting Summary - September 5, 2017

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on September 5, 2017. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

September 18, 2017

Specialist LINK by the numbers – September facts just released

This quarterly scorecard provides cumulative data being tracked for Specialist  LINK . Since launching in December 2014, this service has received over 3000 calls. Specialist  LINK...

September 15, 2017

URGENT! What you need to know about Income Equity

The CWC PCN would like to congratulate Dr. Neil Cooper as incoming President elect of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Cooper practices at the Sunnyhill Pediatric Clinic and is a member...

September 15, 2017

CPP Disability: What we need to know to help clients 

This seminar on September 27 is for physicians and allied health related professionals in response to concerns around the complexity of these applications and rejections that are frustrating for...

September 15, 2017

Read about our Board of Director nominees

In response to our request for nominations for  the Calgary West Central P.G. Co. Board of Directors, two member physicians have already been nominated. To learn more about the nominees,...

September 13, 2017

New Physician Liaisons joining the team

In order to enhance customer service for our PCN members now and into the future, the Member Services Team led by Lisa Bergerman will be enhanced to include several physician liaison...

September 12, 2017

New member - PCN Physician Leads Executive

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ernst Greyvenstein as Calgary representative on PCN Physician Leads Executive. This election was held at PCN Strategic Leadership Forum on September 9 th and is...

September 7, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Bipolar Depression   have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

August

August 31, 2017

Health Matters Magazine - Fall 2017

The fall issue of Health Matters is now available for your patients and the public. Don't miss the feature story on the CWC PCN's Geriatric Assessment & Support Service! To view past issues of...

August 29, 2017

Associate Minister of Health visits CWC PCN

The Associate Minister of Health, the Honourable Brandy Payne (ND), visited the CWC PCN Leadership Team on August 28 to get an update about the great work our physicians and teams are doing to...

August 25, 2017

AGM packages are in the mail!

Watch for delivery of your 2017 AGM package starting this Friday. This package contains the Notice of Meeting, Agenda, Proxy Form and important information on how to become a champion of primary...

August 22, 2017

Mental Health Services survey

The CWC PCN has been working with the Calgary Zone PCNs and AHS Mental Health and Addictions to look at strategies to improve how mental health and addiction care is delivered. A critical part of...

August 15, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Major Depressive Disorder  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

August 15, 2017

Seniors Home Based Primary Care project survey

This survey is now closed. The Seniors Home Based Primary Care demonstration project was launched on April 1, 2017 as a joint initiative of the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network and...

August 10, 2017

Update on patient experience evaluation

Nearly 500 questionnaires completed and report coming soon From May to July, a short questionnaire was distributed to patients who had appointments with a Primary Care Nurse or a Behavioural...

July

July 27, 2017

New opioid dependency telephone consultation service

Beginning August 8, 2017, Alberta primary care physicians caring for patients with opioid dependency will have access to expert consultation with an opioid dependency physician specialist over the...

July 27, 2017

New Clinic Information Sharing Agreement Template

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta have recently suggested that clinics with more than one physician consider an Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) as a best practice to address...

July 20, 2017

Free online privacy training for your practice

Access to privacy training for the health industry is limited. The CWC PCN wants to assist member practices by offering access to a customized online training video for you and your staff. The...

July 19, 2017

Board Meeting Summary - May 16, 2017

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on May 16, 2017. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

July 18, 2017

Cannabis legalization survey

As the Government of Alberta prepares to make a number of decisions about the legalization of cannabis in Alberta - many of them unprecedented - we are asking all Albertans to share their views so...

July 14, 2017

Free online privacy training for your practice

Access to privacy training for the health industry is limited. The CWC PCN wants to assist member practices by offering access to a customized online training video for you and your staff....

July 6, 2017

Specialist LINK updates – Chronic Pain

The Health Systems Support team is pleased to welcome the Chronic Pain advice line under the Specialist LINK call service umbrella as of July 17, 2017 . The Chronic Pain Consult Service (CPCS)...

June

June 30, 2017

Nominations open for Board of Directors

The CWC PCN encourages member physicians to submit nominations for the Calgary West Central P.G. Co. Board of Directors prior to the deadline on  September 5, 2017 . This year, three...

June 29, 2017

UPDATE! SPAM ALERT

With the recent increase in SPAM activity, please remember to screen your emails to avoid infection by a virus, malware or ransomware. Look at the sender’s email address  – These...

June 28, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Alberta Health Billing  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

June 27, 2017

Welcome new member physicians!

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome five new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective July 2017: Adina Constantinescu - Crescent...

June 22, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentations on Hypertension Guidelines and Hearing Loss 101  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link...

June 22, 2017

Alert! Patient impersonating a doctor to access opioids

A female patient is phoning family medicine clinics in and around Calgary claiming to be a family physician based in British Columbia.  She speaks to a clinic physician, explaining her...

June 21, 2017

Board Meeting Summary - May 16, 2017

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on May 16, 2017. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

June 21, 2017

Province posts PCN Governance Framework audio interview and news release

An audio interview regarding the PCN Governance Framework vote with the Health Minister, Dr. van der Merwe and Dr. Verna Yiu is available on YourAlberta here:...

June 19, 2017

 AMA President-Elect vote results

Dear Member, This is to inform you Dr. Alison Clarke has been elected as Alberta Medical Association (AMA) President-Elect for 2017-18.  Voting closed yesterday afternoon and this morning,...

June 15, 2017

Alberta family doctors vote to proceed with primary care overhaul (Edmonton Journal)

Alberta’s 42 Primary Care Networks are set for major changes in the months ahead after a proposed new governance model received a strong endorsement from the province’s family doctors....

June 15, 2017

New health committees created as Alberta ratifies deal with doctors (Metro)

A new provincial committee is being created to help Alberta Health Services and Primary Care Networks (PCN’s) share resources in a more flexible way, Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said...

June 14, 2017

Poll finds Alberta patients generally satisfied with primary care doctors (Calgary Herald)

Alberta patients tend to be mostly satisfied with their family doctors, but some grumble over delays and other access issues, says a new poll conducted on behalf of physicians. The survey,...

June 14, 2017

Results: PCN Governance Framework vote

PCN Physician Leads Executive members are pleased to let you know that the results of the PCN Governance Framework are in and below is a breakdown of those results. 47.3% (1764) of...

June 13, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Obstructive Sleep Apnea  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

June 6, 2017

Common acne medication offers new treatment for multiple sclerosis (Calgary Herald)

University of Calgary researchers say acne medication isn’t just for improving teenagers’ complexions — it can also help those with multiple sclerosis.  A clinical trial led...

June 5, 2017

New Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors for the CWC PCN, we are pleased to announce that Mr. Christopher Cameron has assumed the Executive Director position for the organization effective Friday, June...

June 1, 2017

Health Matters Magazine - Summer 2017

The summer issue of Health Matters is now available for your patients and the public.  To view past issues of Health Matters, visit the archives on  www.cwcpcn.com.   ...

May

May 31, 2017

Alberta government creates new commission to combat opioid crisis (Calgary Herald)

The province is creating a new commission to help combat Alberta’s opioid problem. The commission, which will be co-chaired by Dr. Karen Grimsrud, the province’s chief medical...

May 31, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Medical Marijuana  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

May 26, 2017

RX to Get Active PCN survey

Prescription to Get Active is an Alberta-wide PCN initiative to provide family doctors with a prescription for patients who need an incentive to get active. PCN organizers are now...

May 26, 2017

Stationery for physicians/clinics

The CWC PCN has secured pricing from Supreme Basics for stationery items commonly used in medical offices. The special pricing is available for the items listed in the spreadsheet below. Delivery...

May 24, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Treating Opioid Use Disorder  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

May 23, 2017

URGENT! M. chimaera infection and open heart surgery

In May 2017 an AHS patient was confirmed to have M. chimaera infection linked to heater cooler units used in cardiovascular surgery.   This issue continues to be reported globally. In the...

May 17, 2017

CWC Primary Care Centre to move in 2018

For the last two years, the CWC PCN team has been looking to consolidate office and clinical space under one roof to maximize resources, address program utilization growth and to enhance patient...

May 17, 2017

Board Meeting Summary - April 18, 2017

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on April 18, 2017. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

May 16, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Child and Adolescent ADHD  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

May 15, 2017

Tentative deal reached to overhaul Alberta's primary care system (Calgary Herald)

Alberta’s $240-million Primary Care Network system is set for a major funding and governance overhaul in the months ahead under an important new deal aimed at providing patients more...

May 12, 2017

Today is International Nurses' Day!

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network would like to wish a happy International Nurses’ Day to all of our nurses! International Nurses’ Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize...

May 3, 2017

New Vertigo referral pathway helps family doctors navigate solutions

A new Vertigo   referral pathway has been added to Specialist LINK .  The pathway was developed by the Division of Neurology in conjunction with the Health Systems Support zone committee...

May 1, 2017

New Enhanced Endocrinology Referral Pathway helps streamline process for doctors

Specialist  LINK  connects family doctors and specialists through a real-time telephone advice line that improves collaboration, efficiency and enhances the coordination of patient care...

April

April 25, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Overactive Bladder   have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

April 25, 2017

Website hosting upgrade – April 28

Friday, April 28, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. The servers that host the Examiner and other CWC PCN websites are scheduled for an upgrade. This upgrade will begin on Friday, April 28 at 10:00 p.m....

April 21, 2017

BOARD UPDATE! PCN Governance Framework

On behalf of the CWC PCN Board of Directors, I am pleased to inform you of a provincial proposal for a revised PCN governance framework. Our Board has evaluated the information and is fully...

April 20, 2017

Board Meeting Summary - March 21, 2017

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on March 21, 2017. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

April 19, 2017

Patient experience questionnaire launching soon

One of the measures from the provincial Primary Health Care Indicator Set is patient experience, or patient satisfaction with care at their Primary Care Network delivery site. To implement this...

April 12, 2017

Welcome new member physicians!

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome 10 new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective April 2017: Ahmed Naveed - Glamorgan Medical...

April 12, 2017

AHS issues warning after measles case detected in Calgary (Calgary Herald)

Alberta Health Services is warning the public about a recent case of measles in Calgary. Officials said Tuesday that any individuals who were at the Shoppers Drug Mart at 8060 Silver...

April 7, 2017

Specialist LINK joins forces with Pead Link

The Specialist LINK team wishes to announce that Pead Link has joined the call service. Pediatricians are the seventh specialist area to join. Other groups include Endocrinology, Gastroenterology,...

April 7, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Newer Options in Treating Depression   have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

April 7, 2017

Seniors Home Based Primary Care service now available

Innovative program provides a mobile medical home for homebound elderly The CWC PCN and Alberta Health Services are collaborating on a one-year pilot program for vulnerable homebound seniors....

March

March 28, 2017

Deadline for 2017 physician claims

All physician claims for the financial year ending on March 31, 2017 must be received by the accounting department by Friday, April 28, 2017. Please fax your claim forms to...

March 27, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on New Lipid Guidelines  have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

March 23, 2017

Board Meeting Summary - February 21, 2017

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on February 21, 2017 Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

March 23, 2017

Seniors Home Based Primary Care service launches April 3

Innovative program provides a mobile medical home for homebound elderly The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are collaborating on a one-year...

March 21, 2017

Specialist LINK joins forces with Pead Link

Pediatric Link integrates with Specialist  LINK  line starting April 3. One call does it all. The Specialist  LINK ...

March 8, 2017

Health Matters Magazine - Spring 2017

The winter issue of Health Matters is now available for your patients and the public.  To view past issues of Health Matters, visit the archives on  www.cwcpcn.com.   ...

March 8, 2017

DFM Family Physician of the Year Campaign

The 2017 Department of Family Medicine (DFM) Family Physician of the Year Campaign is officially underway! To enable patients to easily submit their nominations, the resources below have been...

March 7, 2017

Repsol Sports Centre discount available to physician members

We are pleased to announce that the Repsol Sports Centre (formerly Talisman) is able to provide physician members of the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network the opportunity to take advantage...

March 3, 2017

Specialist LINK welcomes Hepatology

Sixth specialist group joins the service  The Specialist LINK team is thrilled to announce that Hepatology joined the service starting on Monday, March 6, 2017. Hepatology joins...

March 1, 2017

Physician profile: Dr. Scott Forsyth

CWC PCN physician and board member running in Calgary’s byelection Many of you may know Dr. Scott Forsyth as a fellow physician and board member with the CWC PCN for the last four years....

February

February 28, 2017

Data Sharing Agreement and FAQ now available

As announced last week, a new Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) has been distributed to all physician members and should be arriving at your offices shortly. A digital version of the DSA and a detailed...

February 22, 2017

Board Meeting Summary - January 17, 2017

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on January 17, 2017 Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

February 22, 2017

Prescription to Get Active

Do you have a patient who could benefit from more physical activity? If so, then Prescription to Get Active might be right for them. Prescription to Get Active is a program to help encourage...

February 17, 2017

Physician Members to receive updated Data Sharing Agreement

New DSA aligns with CWC PCN programs and services A new and revised Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) will be rolled out to all Physician Members starting on February 24, 2017. Watch for a package...

February 15, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Irritable Bowel Syndrome  have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

February 13, 2017

Time to third Next Available Appointment - January 2017 

Time to third Next Available Appointment (TNA) is a gold standard measure used to help gauge access to services from a patient's perspective. Results based on physicians who reported in January...

February 9, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Optimizing Heart Failure Management  have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

February 1, 2017

Seniors Home-Based Primary Care pilot debuts in April

Seeking two physician members to participate The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are collaborating to pilot an in-home primary care program...

January

January 30, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Lung Cancer  have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

January 23, 2017

Board Meeting Summary - December 20, 2016

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on December 20, 2016. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

January 23, 2017

AHS issues health advisory following provincial spike in respiratory virus outbreaks (Calgary Herald)

A nasty respiratory virus floating around Alberta has prompted a province-wide health advisory. Read the full story here Reminder:  Specialist  LINK   includes access to Respirology...

January 13, 2017

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Medical Assistance in Dying  have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

January 13, 2017

Streamlined Neurology referral pathway launched

The Division of Neurology joined the Specialist LINK service in 2016. Since that time, this team of specialists have been working with the Health Systems Support Committee (HSS) to also enhance...

January 4, 2017

Membership Charter and Agreement

The CWC PCN membership charter was finalized in August, 2016. Our member charter was improved significantly based on the input and feedback provided by a number of members. Initially, feedback was...

January 4, 2017

Dr. Ardythe Taylor: Breast Cancer Supportive Care (Calgary Herald)

It wasn’t her idea, Dr. Ardythe Taylor insists; she just took the ball and ran with it. Taylor is the medical director at Breast Cancer Supportive Care. Stricken with the disease 18 years...

December

December 22, 2016

AHS Update - Influenza notice for PCNs in Calgary Zone

Influenza season in Calgary Zone has arrived earlier this year than in the past few years, and will likely continue into the New Year. Download the Influenza notice ...

December 21, 2016

CPSA Message to Albertans with Chronic Pain

You'll want to read this too To help enable informed discussions between patients and physicians about the use of opioids for chronic pain, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta is...

December 21, 2016

Headache App launched

The Calgary Pain Centre announced a new app for family physicians to help with treatment plans for patients with headaches. This is a web-based app (point-of-care tool) designed to guide...

December 21, 2016

Message from Sandy Peacock, Physician Lead, Obstetrics – CWC PCN

With the upcoming changes to several of our billing codes, it would be helpful to keep the lines of communication open regarding how various primary care providers are affected. Recently a concern...

December 21, 2016

Board Meeting Summary - November 15, 2016

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on November 15, 2016. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

December 19, 2016

Holiday message from Christopher Cameron

I want to take the opportunity to wish all of you a happy holiday season. 2016 was a year of evolution at the PCN. Next year will bring with it a deep sense of commitment to continue building on...

December 15, 2016

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Weight Management  have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

December 8, 2016

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Full Functional Recovery in MDD  have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

December 8, 2016

Specialist LINK welcomes Rheumatology

Fifth specialist group joins the service The Specialist LINK team is thrilled to announce that Rheumatology joined Specialist LINK on Monday, December 12.  Rheumatology is the fifth team to...

December 8, 2016

Time to third Next Available Appointment - November 2016 

Time to third Next Available Appointment (TNA) is a gold standard measure used to help gauge access to services from a patient's perspective. Results based on physicians who reported in November...

December 1, 2016

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Contraception Guidelines   have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

November

November 30, 2016

Primary Care Centre holiday hours

The CWC PCN would like to remind member physicians that our seven-day-a-week, same-day appointment service will be available throughout the holiday season at the Primary Care Centre (PCC) ....

November 29, 2016

Health Matters - Winter 2017

The winter issue of Health Matters magazine is now available for your patients and the public.  This issue discusses a wellness plan for the winter season. To view past issues of Health...

November 23, 2016

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Osteoarthritis   have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

November 18, 2016

Real Practice Stories: The Alex Seniors' Health

How it all works when physicians, area managers, improvement facilitators, patient care coordinators and measurement and evaluation come together to create an extended team with a plan. ...

November 17, 2016

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Opioids/Fentanyl Overdose Crisis  have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

November 16, 2016

Integrating the Medical Home with the Medical Neighbourhood

Learn how managing GI patients in the medical home using resources like Specialist LINK is making a difference on wait times in the Calgary zone.  Click on the poster presentation for details. ...

November 16, 2016

Board Meeting Summary - October 18, 2016

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on October 18, 2016. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

November 9, 2016

Time to third Next Available Appointment - October 2016 

Time to third Next Available Appointment (TNA) is a gold standard measure used to help gauge access to services from a patient's perspective. Results based on physicians who reported in October,...

November 9, 2016

Alberta Healthy Living Program referral form

Please note that the Alberta Healthy Living Program has introduced a new referral form. Referring physicians should begin using this new form immediately; referrals made using the old form...

November 3, 2016

Member Directory available on the Examiner

For your convenience, a complete listing of CWC PCN member physicians and clinics can be found on the Examiner under  News > Member Directory.  This directory mirrors the...

November 3, 2016

Real Practice Stories: Vantage Medical

How it all works when physicians, area managers, improvement facilitators, patient care coordinators and measurement and evaluation come together to create an extended team with a plan. ...

November 2, 2016

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Binge Eating Disorder have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

October

October 27, 2016

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Functional GI Disease have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

October 25, 2016

Executive Director Announcement – Leaving the CWC PCN

On behalf of the Board of Directors and AHS governance partners of the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN), I wish to announce that Dan Doll, Executive Director, is no longer an...

October 24, 2016

Specialist LINK service restored

Thank you for your patience. Regular service for Specialist LINK has resumed. Please call the standard line 403-910-2551 for service. We are pleased that the administrator line functioned well...

October 21, 2016

Our nurses talk about 10 years of care

After 10 years at the CWC PCN, nurses Marilyn Scoville and Sylvia Huber have a lot to share. During their lunch break at a recent PCN Nurses meeting at the Holiday Inn, they reflected on their...

October 20, 2016

Board Meeting Summary - September 20, 2016

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on September 20, 2016. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

October 18, 2016

2016 Report to the Community wins platinum at MarCom Awards

Congratulations to the CWC PCN communications team for once again earning a platinum award for the  2016 Report to the Community  at this year's prestigious MarCom Awards. This is the...

October 13, 2016

Specialist LINK service interruption – alternate telephone line available: 403-284-3726

Due to technical difficulties with the Specialist LINK phone line, the 403-910-2551 and 1-855-387-3151 numbers are temporarily unavailable. Until regular telephone service resumes, please call...

October 7, 2016

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Alberta Health Billing have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation Archives ...

October 6, 2016

Patient Care Coordination and Improvement Facilitation survey

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, evaluation and measurement, the CWC PCN will be surveying some physician members and staff to help understand the introduction of the Patient...

October 6, 2016

Report to the Community and brochures arrive next week

The 2016 Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Report to the Community and public information brochures will be delivered to member clinics next Wednesday, October 12. This year, we...

October 4, 2016

Welcome new member physicians!

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome 24 new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective October 2016: Dr. Jennifer Bikow - Medical...

October 3, 2016

Government, primary care partners focus on sustainability

Today is an important day for PCNs and primary care. Minister Hoffman’s office has released a letter and press release   outlining two key policy changes related to Primary Care...

September

September 29, 2016

Specialist LINK – welcomes Endocrinology starting October 11

Linking Calgary area physicians together to improve patient care. Specialist LINK connects family doctors and specialists through a real-time telephone advice line that improves collaboration,...

September 29, 2016

Membership Charter update

The CWC PCN membership charter is now finalized. Our member charter has been improved significantly over the past few months based on the input and feedback provided by a number of members....

September 28, 2016

2016 Annual General Meeting a success

A special 10 year CWC PCN Annual General Meeting was successfully held on September 27 in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park. A quorum of 33 per cent was achieved with 88 members in attendance and a...

September 22, 2016

Primary Care Centre re-opens

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Centre (PCC) experienced significant flooding due to a ruptured pipe on September 8. The water damage forced the CWC PCN to close the PCC’s doors...

September 22, 2016

September 2016 Influenza Immunization Newsletter

As we move toward influenza season, the AHS  Influenza Immunization Program newsletter  has been posted to the influenza immunization website, listed under Health Professionals. In...

September 20, 2016

Time to third Next Available Appointment - August 2016 

Time to third Next Available Appointment (TNA) is a gold standard measure used to help gauge access to services from a patient's perspective. Results based on physicians who reported in August,...

September 16, 2016

UPDATE! PCC reopens this Saturday, September 17

The CWC Primary Care Centre (CWC PCC) located at Westbrook will reopen on Saturday, September 17 after closing last week due to a broken water pipe. We would like to thank everyone involved for...

September 15, 2016

Calgary area Primary Care Networks celebrate a decade of patient care

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Calgary and area are celebrating 10 years of care in the community, having helped hundreds of thousands of people through a variety of programs and access to...

September 9, 2016

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on New Acne Guidelines  have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

September 8, 2016

ALERT! PCC Service Interruption

Due to damage caused by a broken water pipe, the CWC Primary Care Centre at Westbrook is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience to you or your patients. Patients with...

August

August 31, 2016

AMA President's Letter - Tentative amendments to AMA Agreement reached

Dear Member: I have written to you previously about the issues of stewardship and professionalism and their linkage to the ongoing discussions with government. Our current negotiations began in...

August 26, 2016

CME Presentation Archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on Asthma & COPD Devices have been added to the Examiner.  Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below: Presentation...

August 25, 2016

Membership Charter

The CWC PCN membership charter is now finalized. Our member charter has been improved significantly over the past few months based on the input and feedback provided by a number of members....

August 24, 2016

More than 300 Calgary-area family doctors taking patients

The number of physicians listed on  www.calgaryareadocs.com  continues to grow prompting recent coverage by both the Calgary Herald and the CBC.  Find a Doc site hits grew to 135...

August 24, 2016

Patient Centred Medical Home EMR Analytic Support

The Measurement & Evaluation (ME) Team is excited to launch Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) EMR Analytic Support, a program that supports member physicians by identifying groups of...

August 23, 2016

Health Matters Magazine - Fall 2016

The fall isssue of Health Matters magazine is now available for your patients and the public. This special issue focuses on 10 years of PCN care in the Calgary area. To view past issues of Health...

August 12, 2016

Last chance - everything must go!

We are clearing out excess furniture and office supplies at Main Office. Items will be available until Saturday, August 20, 2016 and may be purchased via cash or cheque, with cheques payable to...

August 11, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions Updated – your guide to PCN resources

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network has significant resources for family physicians including your area manager, patient care coordination, improvement facilitation and...

August 9, 2016

Read about our Board of Director nominees

In response to our request for nominations for  the Calgary West Central P.G. Co. Board of Directors, four member physicians have already been nominated. To learn more about the nominees,...

July

July 29, 2016

Medical Assistance in Dying - Physician FAQ

End-of-life care and medical assistance in dying (formerly known as physician-assisted death) are important, sensitive and emotional issues for Albertans and Canada.  AHS wants to ensure...

July 28, 2016

UPDATE! Tetanus vaccine storage

CWC PCN has been advised that Alberta Health Services – Immunization, Adult and Senior Services will no longer be supplying the tetanus vaccine to clinics that do not have an approved...

July 28, 2016

Furniture and office accessories available

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network is clearing out excess furniture and office supplies. We would like to offer our physician members the opportunity to purchase these items on a first...

July 21, 2016

UpToDate – A PCN supported resource

The CWC PCN provides all member physicians with a subscription to UpToDate. This evidence-based clinical decision support resource can assist healthcare practitioners in making decisions at the...

July 21, 2016

Social work services now centralized at the Primary Care Centre

The PCN recently centralized social work services at the Primary Care Centre to help meet demand, clarify services for physicians and maximize our resources. The newest  referral form...

July 21, 2016

Medical Assistance in Dying resources

Dr. James Silvius attended the Joint Venture Council meeting in July to present on Medical Assistance in Dying and the work underway within Alberta. AHS has worked closely with the College of...

July 20, 2016

Board Meeting Summary - June 21, 2016

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on June 21, 2016. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary ...

July 19, 2016

CME presentation archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Office-based management of OA of the hip and knee  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking...

July 19, 2016

Diabetes Care on the Tsuut’ina Nation - Vital Signs, July 2016

The July 2016 issue of Vital Signs magazine features an article by CWC PCN member physician Dr. Christin Hilbert and Devon Guy, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes...

July 12, 2016

Breastfeeding Assessments

As a result of a PAN PCN initiative, information relating to breastfeeding assessments and an accompanying referral algorithm have been added to the Examiner. Click here to view the Breastfeeding...

July 11, 2016

CWC PCN member Dr. Neil Cooper is AMA President-Elect

Dr. Neil D.J. Cooper has been elected to the position of Alberta Medical Association President-Elect for 2016-17. He  will assume the President-Elect role on September 24, at the close of the...

July 11, 2016

Time to third Next Available Appointment - June 2016 

Time to third Next Available Appointment (TNA) is a gold standard measure used to help gauge access to services from a patient's perspective. Results based on physicians who reported in June,...

July 6, 2016

CME presentation archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Primary Care Breast Cancer Management Review  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the...

July 5, 2016

AMA President’s Letter to Physicians

Dear Member: As you may have seen in media reports, yesterday government released a review of primary care networks (PCNs). The report is available at ...

July 5, 2016

Enhancements to the Endocrinology Division Central Access and Triage (CAT) program processes

Enhancements to the CAT program processes include, the introduction of a number of innovative new consultation pathways and the addition of new Endocrinologists to the division, which have...

July 5, 2016

Release of PCN Review Report and Media Coverage

To PCN Physicians and Staff,   A  PCN Review  conducted by Alberta Health was just released.    The report contains a lot of information and PCN Leads will be...

June

June 30, 2016

U of C Feature on Dr. Scott Forsyth

Dr. Scott Forsyth, a member of the CWC PCN Board of Directors was recently featured in the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine magazine. In addition to his Board duties and...

June 28, 2016

Nominations open for Board of Directors

The CWC PCN encourages member physicians to submit nominations for the Calgary West Central P.G. Co. Board of Directors prior to the deadline on August 19, 2016 .  This year, three positions...

June 28, 2016

Time to third Next Available Appointment

Why use TNA? Time to third Next Appointment (TNA) is a gold standard measure used to help gauge access to services from a patient’s perspective. It is also used as the foremost measure of...

June 24, 2016

Immediate Action Required To Prevent Loss of Netcare Access

After July 7, 2016, computers that are not updated with the required software will be unable to connect to Alberta Netcare Portal (ANP). To prevent service interruptions, notify your manager and...

June 24, 2016

NEW! Improved CME registration process

Registering for the ever popular Continuing Medical Education (CME) events is about to get easier. Starting in July, all CME invitation emails will include a one-click “RSVP link” that...

June 24, 2016

Specialist LINK welcomes Neurology to telephone advice line

As of July 4, 2016, Specialist LINK welcomes Neurology to the telephone advice line team – a partnership between Primary Care Networks, Alberta Health Services and you.  Specialist...

June 24, 2016

CWC PCN Board of Directors nominations open next week

Each year, three positions become available for general election at the CWC PG Co. Annual General Meeting. This year, three positions, each for a three-year term will be open for voting.   If...

June 23, 2016

Introducing the Key Contacts Search Tool

If you have questions, or need assistance and don't know who to call, the new Key Contacts Search Tool is designed to help. Simply click the Key Contacts button in the upper right hand corner of...

June 23, 2016

Board Meeting Summary - May 18, 2016

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on May 18, 2016. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary. ...

June 17, 2016

Open House event well received

A successful Open House event was held at Heritage Park on Thursday, June 16 with 39 member physicians in attendance. Engaging  round table discussions were held with the Board of Directors...

June 17, 2016

Physician FAQ section added to the Examiner

 The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network has significant resources for family physicians including your area manager, patient care coordination, improvement facilitation and...

June 16, 2016

Provincial Immunization Records Now Available in Alberta Netcare

Starting June 24, immunization records from across the province will be available through Alberta Netcare Portal. Previously, this data was only available from the Edmonton area. At the click of a...

June 16, 2016

Kidney Health Strategic Clinical Network survey 

In partnership with the Alberta Renal Programs and Divisions of Nephrology, the Kidney Health Strategic Clinical Network is planning on hosting Alberta Kidney Days, an educational event targeted...

June 15, 2016

AMA Fee Navigator upgrade

A year ago the AMA launched its popular billing tool, the  Fee Navigator . Using your feedback, they have enhanced the tool to serve you better. Click here for more information. ...

June 9, 2016

Health Matters Magazine - Summer 2016

The Health Matters summer issue is now available for your patients and the public. This special issue focuses on PCN teams and how they can help patients manage and improve their health. To view...

June 6, 2016

Patients using social media to recognize their doctors

Visit the "Three Best Rated" website to view the results for primary care physicians in Calgary.   ...

June 2, 2016

Don't miss this Open House!

Join us for an engaging Member Open House event at Heritage Park on June 16 , from 6 to 8 p.m. When you arrive, you will be provided with a passport and schedule for the evening. You will be able...

May

May 31, 2016

Updated Alberta Screening and Prevention Maneuvers Menu for Adults Now Available

The updated 2016 ASaP Maneuvers Menu for Adults is now available on the TOP website. Physicians and Nurse Practitioners enrolled in the ASaP program, we recommend you reach out to your...

May 31, 2016

Important information about eReferral and Nephrology Advice Requests

AHS, Alberta Netcare and the Northern and Southern Renal Programs in Alberta are pleased to announce automated advice requests will be available for all nephrology concerns by the end of June,...

May 27, 2016

CPSA After-Hours and Emergency Test Results Standards follow-up letter

Dr. Jane Ballantine, Medical Director, and Christopher Cameron, Director of Clinical Services and Evaluation have issued a follow-up to their March 24th letter to CWC PCN member physicians...

May 20, 2016

Calgary area family physicians helping to impact GI wait times

A Specialist LINK update Since it started last year, the use of the Specialist LINK advice line combined with  appropriate FIT testing as well as the use of referral and clinical pathways is...

May 19, 2016

Board Meeting Summary - April 19, 2016

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on April 19, 2016. Click here to view the Board Meeting Summary. ...

May 16, 2016

PCC/Rockyview Hospital ultrasound collaboration a success

A pilot project to integrate the Primary Care Centre (PCC) with the Rockyview Hospital Emergency Department (RGH ED) community ultrasound process has successfully reduced emergency department...

May 16, 2016

Online wildfire resources

Healthy Children Outreach Services  and  Community Education Service  have gathered a collection of mental health resources to help support families, educators and professionals as...

May 12, 2016

CME presentation archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Mood Disorder Spectrum: Management of Bipolar Depression  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by...

May 10, 2016

New Calgary clinic initiative to improve patient care (Metro News)

One of Calgary’s largest family clinic operations is launching an initiative that doctors say will reduce hospital stays and improve overall patient health. After it was reported the Calgary...

May 9, 2016

National Nursing Week 2016

May 9-15 is National Nursing Week 2016 and on behalf of the CWC PCN we would like to thank our nursing staff for everything they do to provide excellence in community based comprehensive health...

May 6, 2016

Membership Charter Focus Group a success

Thank you to the member physicians who participated in the Focus Group on a proposed Membership Charter. Your feedback was very well received and plans to modify aspects of the document based on...

May 6, 2016

AHS UPDATE - Fort McMurray evacuation

Dear colleagues,   As you are no doubt very aware, our neighbours in Fort McMurray have been devastated by wildfires in the area causing an unprecedented evacuation. Many of those evacuees...

May 6, 2016

Fort McMurray wildfire - message from Board Chair, Brendan Vaughan

The unfolding wildfire disaster in Fort McMurray has transfixed the province for several days, and our hearts go out to the thousands of displaced people, the acutely ill transferred patients from...

May 2, 2016

Team-Based Primary Care the Alberta Way

As a provincial PCN lead,  Dr. Phillip van der Merwe spoke to the Vancouver Division of Family Practice on March 10, 2016. A video of his presentation on Team-Based Primary Care the Alberta...

April

April 29, 2016

CME presentation archives update

Materials relating to the recent CME presentation on  Migraine Diagnosis and Management  have been added to the Examiner. Visit the presentation archives by clicking the link below:...

April 29, 2016

Patient Care Coordinator training underway

CWC PCN employees transitioning into the new Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) position attended a training session on April 21 entitled  Introduction to EMR for Paneling . It is the second in a...

April 26, 2016

HQCA Primary Health Care Panel Reports

The Board of Directors has committed to information-driven practice improvement, using sources like HQCA panel reports. Physicians are encouraged to sign up for the HQCA Primary Health Care Panel...

April 21, 2016

Focus Group and Town Hall Update

Thank you to all the physician members that attended the recent town hall at Fort Calgary. Thanks also to those who responded to our call for participants in future member focus groups. The first...

April 20, 2016

Board Meeting Summary - March 15, 2016

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on March 15, 2016. An archive of all the meeting summaries can be found  here. ...

April 18, 2016

Thank you for participating in our Atrial Fibrillation Screening Initiative

In December approximately 23 physicians and one nurse from 13 clinics volunteered to participate in an Atrial Fibrillation Screening Initiative funded by a grant supplied by Boehringer Ingelheim....

April 5, 2016

Patient story: Jenn McCrea and breast cancer

Screening stopped a disease that was ‘coming for me’ Two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Jenn McCrea completed her first Ironman Triathlon. “I finished...

April 1, 2016

Understanding Utilization – New online tool launching April 1

The new utilization tool for our patient care teams will kick start on April 1 and with it will come a new level of understanding for how teams are engaged in the support of patients in physician...

March

March 30, 2016

UPDATE! Introducing the NEW Examiner

The Examiner - your daily dose of CWC PCN news - has been completely revamped and will debut this Friday, April 1 . The new and improved Examiner will feature secure access ( password = CWCdocs )...

March 24, 2016

CPSA After-Hours and Emergency Test Results Standards Letter

Dr. Jane Ballantine, Medical Director, and Christopher Cameron, Director of Clinical Services and Evaluation have issued a letter to all Calgary West Central Primary Care Network member physicians...

March 17, 2016

Help provide input to your PCN

As the CWC PCN plans new initiatives, input from a diverse group of our members will help us improve what is developed. Focus groups are a way to collect input from a sample of our membership in a...

March 17, 2016

Board Meeting Summary - Feb. 16, 2016

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on February 16, 2016. An archive of all the meeting summaries can be found  here. ...

March 14, 2016

Alberta physicians still failing on after-hours care, regulator finds (Calgary Herald)

Despite repeated warnings over the past year to change their practices, Alberta physicians continue to have poor rates of providing evening and weekend care to their patients. Read the full story...

March 10, 2016

New CWC PCN brochures

As part of the recent changes in CWC PCN programs and services, we will provide your patients with updated information through new brochures for your waiting rooms. These new materials will be...

March 10, 2016

Community Programs and Services

There are a number of community programs available to patients seeking chronic disease support, nutrition, physiotherapy, and pharmacy services. Click here to download a list of community programs...

March 10, 2016

Physician Town Hall archive

The CWC PCN Physician Town Hall was held on March 9, 2016 at Fort Calgary. View an archive of the webcast. Password: CWCdocs – you must register with an email address. Download the...

March 3, 2016

Health Matters - Spring 2016

The Health Matters spring issue on screening is now available for your patients and the public. This special issue has a comprehensive overview of early warnings for illness and available...

March 1, 2016

IMPORTANT! Message from Board of Directors regarding CWC PCN changes

NOTE: A package containing all related documents has been couriered to your practice office. Digital copies of these documents can also be downloaded from the Examiner by visiting Benefits/Forms...

February

February 16, 2016

CWC PCN Financial Year Deadline Approaching!

All physician claims for the financial year ending on  March 31, 2016  must be received by the accounting department by Friday, April 29, 2016 . Please fax your claim forms to 403.228.5845 or...

January

January 29, 2016

Board seeks budget input from membership

Dear Physician Members, We received a letter from Alberta Health on January 14, 2016 providing some new guidance on the use of PCN surplus dollars in addition to confirming our funding for the...

January 28, 2016

What you should know about FENTANYL in the community

The AHS Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicholas Etches, is working on a harm reduction plan in the community to reduce fentanyl overdose deaths by making Naloxone kits available by free...

January 14, 2016

Coming soon - Enhancing the Examiner experience!

The Examiner - your daily dose of CWC PCN news - is being revamped and will debut in April. The new and improved Examiner will feature a fresh design and updated navigation to make it easier for...

January 13, 2016

Alberta Referral Pathways

Alberta Referral Pathways is a provincial project that brings together specialty-specific working groups with members from primary care and specialty care to define what is required on a referral...

January 12, 2016

Respiratory team joins Specialist LINK

As of January 18, 2016, Specialist LINK is expanding its service to include a respiratory specialist team. The Specialist LINK telephone consultation service is available to all physicians in the...

December

December 17, 2015

New HQCA website targets abbreviation use

The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) has just launched  Abbreviations.hqca.ca  to address the issue of abbreviation use in healthcare. Abbreviation use is a risk to patient safety -...

December 16, 2015

CCT utilization tracker project

Utilization is a standard measure in healthcare settings and our CREDIT system was designed to capture aggregate patient encounter information, not team member utilization. Regular and consistent...

December 14, 2015

Linking Calgary physicians together leads to lower wait times

The Specialist LINK call service has been linking specialists and family doctors for nearly a year now. In a pilot program with the Division of Gastroenterology, 235 telephone consultations have...

December 14, 2015

CWC PCN holiday hours

The CWC PCN would like to remind member physicians that our seven-day-a-week, same-day appointment service will be available throughout the holiday season at the Primary Care Centre (PCC) ....

December 4, 2015

Medical Director update

The Medical Director (MD) is an integral leader of the CWC PCN and partners with the Executive Director to help ensure that the planning, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of clinical...

December 4, 2015

Urologic surgeon to be honoured at Prostate Cancer Centre (Calgary Herald)

A Calgary urologist and co-founder of the Prostate Cancer Centre will be honoured next week for his exceptional work in helping patients face prostate cancer. Read the full story here. ...

November

November 27, 2015

Chyma mobile site upgrade

The Chyma mobile site was recently upgraded and offers the following new features: Change language setting to French A weekly email of scheduled shifts will be sent to all physicians. All Shift...

November 26, 2015

Health Matters magazine - December 2015

We are pleased to provide you with a digital copy of our most recent Health Matters magazine. The magazine is produced in collaboration with other Calgary and area PCNs and through a partnership...

November 26, 2015

New CCAP Referral Form

The Calgary COPD & Asthma Program provides services for patients who require education and information regarding prevention, diagnosis, or management of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary...

November 17, 2015

Prescription to Get Active Update

Prescription to Get Active welcomes two new partners to Calgary and area: Anytime Fitness fits your patient`s busy schedule and on-the-go lifestyle. Patients can now get active in three additional...

November 5, 2015

www.cwcpcn.com

The CWC PCN's external website www.cwcpcn.com is our window to the community and provides a comprehensive snapshot of our organization and its many services. It receives over 60,000 visits...

November 4, 2015

Coming soon in Health Matters

Health Matters Magazine explores PCN member physicians working with Calgary’s vulnerable population in a new issue coming soon. Watch for  Home with a Heart  this December. In this issue,...

October

October 29, 2015

Membership applications now being accepted

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network is accepting membership applications until  March 1, 2016 . If you have colleagues who are interested in submitting an application to join our PCN,...

October 29, 2015

Patient Resource Library

Your patients can access an extensive library of Health Resources by visiting our external website at www.cwcpcn.com or specifically the Accredited Links section. There are many online and...

October 1, 2015

Referral / Consultation Responsibilities

As we all know, the referral/consultation process is one of the most important issues for both clinical effectiveness and professional standards. It's generally acknowledged, though, that this...

September

September 30, 2015

2014 Year In Review video

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September 24, 2015

The Specialist LINK tele-consult service continues to grow

With 67 consults in a three-month period, physicians have found this new service to be very helpful. See the evaluation results for full details. Family doctors can call 403-910-2551 and speak...

September 21, 2015

2015 AGM RSVP deadline extended!

The RSVP deadline for the 2015 Annual General Meeting has been extended to Friday, September 25. You must RSVP to attend or submit your Proxy form to allow a fellow member to vote on your behalf....

September 16, 2015

Welcome new members

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome 26 new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective September 2016: Dr. Rachel Bond Dr. Karen Choi...

September 16, 2015

Your Primary Care Network - new Video

You and your patients have a unique relationship and PCN programs and services are part of that relationship. Video is a key way to show how these services connect patients to their medical home....

August

August 27, 2015

Health Matters magazine - September 2015

We are pleased to provide you with a digital copy of our most recent Health Matters magazine. The magazine is produced in collaboration with other Calgary and area PCNs and through a partnership...

August 6, 2015

CWC PCN selected as one of 12 Alberta Health review sites

Early in July, Health Minister Sarah Hoffman expressed that Alberta Health would be conducting a summer review of twelve PCNs and their finances. The selection process includes a sample of urban...

July

July 30, 2015

CWC Primary Care Centre now administering RhoGAM® for your patients!

To help enhance access to RhoGAM®/WinRho® for Rh negative patients, the CWC PCN is now offering this service upon referral at the Primary Care Centre (PCC) located in Westbrook. Patients who need...

July 30, 2015

Panel Management program gains traction

Studies have shown that as primary care practices evolve into medical homes, panel management holds promise as a model that shifts a practice's focus from visit-based to population-based care. The...

July 16, 2015

Vices and Devices a success

The fourth annual Vices & Devices SFP event was a success with 11 sponsors and 47 CWC PCN physicians and staff members in attendance at the Holiday Inn on July 7. CWC PCN Medical Director Jane...

July 16, 2015

Annual Physician Survey final results

Thank you again to the 212 member physicians who responded to the 2015 Annual Physician Survey. The survey was launched in April as an opportunity to provide feedback on CWC PCN programs and...

July 9, 2015

Alberta Primary care networks get cash back from NDP government (Metro)

Alberta's Primary Care Networks will be allowed to invest $75 million back into their operations that the previous Tory government had denied them. Read the full story here. ...

July 9, 2015

Member comments from the Physician Survey

Once again, thank you to the 212 member physicians who responded to the 2014 Annual Physician Survey. The survey was launched in April as an opportunity to provide feedback on CWC PCN programs and...

July 8, 2015

Minister of Health visits CWC PCN

Minister of Health, Sarah Hoffman visited the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) today to learn more about our work and impact on patient care. After meeting with PCN Provincial...

July 8, 2015

NDP cancels $75-million cut to Alberta Primary Care Network (Edmonton Journal)

EDMONTON – Alberta's Primary Care Networks received a reprieve Tuesday, learning they will no longer face a $75-million cut imposed by the former Tory government. Read the full story here. ...

July 2, 2015

More results from the Physician Survey

Once again, thank you to the 212 member physicians who responded to the 2014 Annual Physician Survey. The survey was launched in April as an opportunity to provide feedback on CWC PCN programs and...

June

June 30, 2015

The Path to Home program continues to grow

As of June 18, 2015, the Rockyview General Hospital (RGH) began the process of notifying primary care physicians when their patient is admitted or discharged from the RGH. This process is in an...

June 30, 2015

Alberta Health Services and Calgary Primary Care Networks launch Find a Doctor website (Calgary Sun)

Is there a doctor in the house? Turns out there's plenty in Calgary and its surrounding area, and those looking for a suitable family physician now have a new online tool to help make that vital...

June 30, 2015

Find a Doctor website launched as Calgary shortage continues to ease (CBC)

Roughly 200 family doctors now accepting new patients in Calgary A new website  to help connect Calgarians to family physicians in the city was launched today. The Find a Doctor site includes an...

June 30, 2015

‘No wait' to find a doctor in the Calgary area with new website (Global News)

CALGARY - If you're having trouble finding a family doctor in and around Calgary, a new interactive website is trying to make it easier to find which health care professionals are accepting new...

June 25, 2015

Physician Survey

Thank you to the 212 member physicians who responded to the 2014 Annual Physician Survey. The survey was launched in April as an opportunity to provide feedback on CWC PCN programs and services....

June 19, 2015

Promoting your PCN - new communications materials

New materials are available to help your patients learn about the programs and services offered through your care as a member of the CWC PCN. These include a poster, a series of wallet cards that...

June 18, 2015

Nominations open for Board of Directors

The CWC PCN encourages member physicians to submit nominations for the Calgary West Central P.G. Co. Board of Directors prior to the deadline on August 14, 2015 . This year three positions are...

June 17, 2015

Board Meeting Summary - May 19, 2015

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on May 19, 2015. An archive of all the meeting summaries can be found  here . ...

June 12, 2015

Seven-day-a-week, same-day appointment service

Unable to see your patient? Refer them to the Primary Care Centr e (PCC) for seven-day-a-week, same-day appointment service. Did you know that last year, 4,961 patients were seen at the PCC during...

June 11, 2015

Introducing www.mypcn.ca

Calgary patients now have a new tool to help manage their health. With the  www.mypcn.ca  website, visitors can simply enter a postal code or view the interactive map to find their local Primary...

June 11, 2015

Path to Home pilot results

A PAN PCN patient admission and discharge notification pilot started in July, 2014 to provide family physicians with information about their patients requiring urgent care. This includes when the...

June 10, 2015

Palliative Care Support Line for Physicians

There is a new 24/7 On-Call Provincial Palliative Physician Service! There are two mechanisms in place. If a physician feels they need immediate consultation they hope to get the MD connected...

June 4, 2015

AMA Physician and Family Support Program

Please click here  to download a letter outlining some of the services offered to AMA members by the Physician and Family Support Program.   ...

June 3, 2015

Health Link now as easy as 8-1-1

On June 1 we launched  811 as the new phone number for Health Link , Alberta Health Services' (AHS) 24/7 health information and advice line. 811 will replace the 10 digit local Health Link numbers...

June 1, 2015

Calgary-area Find a Doctor website launch

A user-friendly new version of the popular Primary Care Networks website that helps patients Find a Doctor in the Calgary-are is now live. The updated and expanded online registry has been...

May

May 29, 2015

Health Matters magazine - Summer 2015

We are pleased to provide you with a digital copy of our most recent Health Matters magazine. The magazine is now produced in collaboration with other Calgary and area PCNs and through a...

May 27, 2015

Introducing www.mypcn.ca

Calgary patients now have a new tool to help manage their health. With the www.mypcn.ca website, visitors can simply enter a postal code or view the interactive map to find their local...

May 22, 2015

Seeking member input on flu shots

Dr. Richard Ward, Medical Director, Primary Care, AHS, Calgary Zone is sitting on a provincial committee advising on the annual influenza immunization program. Important changes this year will...

May 20, 2015

Board Meeting Summary - April 21, 2015

The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Board met on April 21, 2015. An archive of all the meeting summaries can be found  here . ...

May 1, 2015

CPSA Standard for Referral and Consultation

As we all know, the referral/consultation process is one of the most important issues for both clinical effectiveness and professional standards. It's generally acknowledged, though, that this...

April

April 29, 2015

Health Team Survey

Member practices working with CWC PCN Collaborative Care Teams will be invited to participate in an optional Health Team Survey as part of our evaluation process and for provincial reporting....

April 24, 2015

CWC PCN Seeks a Public Director

The CWC P.G. Co. is seeking to appoint a volunteer public (non-physician) director to its Board. This individual would provide an important voice from the community and would help to represent the...

April 24, 2015

Mackid Symposium - May 1, 2015

There are still some spots available to register for the 49th Annual Mackid Symposium on May 1, 2015 at Mount Royal University! Frustrated with long wait times to see specialists?  Struggling with...

April 21, 2015

Measles Alert: Advisory from the office of the Medical Officer of Health

With spring break now over, measles cases could be showing up in Alberta at any time because of continued global circulation. Through the recent measles outbreak in California was declared over on...

April 17, 2015

Mackid Symposium - May 1, 2015

CWC PCN physicians and members of their multidisciplinary teams are encouraged to attend the Mackid Symposium on May 1st, 2015. This year's program - the Frustrating Four: Innovative Approaches to...

April 17, 2015

Occupational Health and Safety help is on the way

As part of our ongoing commitment to the health and safety of employees, the CWC PCN has been reviewing its Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policy and procedures to ensure they meet or exceed...

April 16, 2015

2015-2018 CWC PCN Business Plan Town Hall

Approximately 38 member physicians attended a Town Hall at Heritage Park on April 15, 2015 to learn more about the context and history of the 2015-2018 CWC PCN Business Plan. The presentation by...

April 14, 2015

We are in it together

The CWC PCN is pleased to support the “We are in it together” campaign through the appearance of Dr. Phillip van der Merwe, who represented Calgary area PCNs as the Primary Care Network...

April 1, 2015

The 2015-2018 CWC PCN Business Plan Town Hall

Setting our course. What’s changed and why? The CWC PCN Board of Directors will provide an overview of the 2015-2018 business plan and provide background into the key concepts that shaped it...

April 1, 2015

Introducing a more streamlined Examiner

This site has been updated to reflect the changes in the 2015-2018 Business Plan outlined in the recent Virtual Town Hall. The CCE events are now branded as Sustainable Family Practice events...

April 1, 2015

Provincial Budget Announcement

Dear Physician Members, As many of you are undoubtedly aware, the recent provincial budget announced on Thursday March 26 th directs Alberta Health (AH) to incorporate surplus funds held by PCNs...

March

March 31, 2015

Welcome to our new member physicians

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are pleased to welcome 37 new members to the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network effective April 1, 2014: Shaza Abdalla – Killarney...

March 31, 2015

The annual CWC PCN Member Survey is now available

This survey is a critical opportunity to review CWC PCN programs and services in detail. The information is used as part of our ongoing evaluation and benchmarking of the pillars of providing...