Southern, AB (rural residence between Medicine Hat and Lethbridge)
Alta recently retired from her position with Alberta Health Services (AHS) as Site Manager of Bow Island Health Centre. Previously, she worked in various roles at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and as a healthcare educator. She has been involved with the Bow Island & District Health Foundation since 1996 in a variety of roles including Trustee, AHS Liaison, and volunteer. Additionally, Alta is a member of Bow Island & District Physician and Health Care Professional Recruitment Committee; is a member of Gas City Dog Club, where she enjoys working with and training animals; and, is a volunteer with the Annual Joy of Giving Campaign and Victims Assistance.
Alta joined the Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) in November 2017. Not only has she worked as a nurse within Alberta’s healthcare system for 44 years in various roles and on numerous patient safety initiatives at the local, regional and provincial levels, but Alta has had personal experience as a healthcare ‘consumer’ for herself, with family members and with friends in areas such as diagnostic procedures, surgery, cancer care, trauma, and palliative care. She is looking forward to bringing both her professional and personal perspectives to continue to contribute to patient and family safety initiatives within healthcare.