Grande Cache is currently without network, landline or cellphone services

911 calls can still be made from cellphones but 911 calls cannot be made from landlines. The Grande Cache Community Health Complex remains open and continues to provide care to all patients. EMS continues to be available for area residents. The cause of the issue is being investigated by Telus.

Strategic Clinical Network

The ESCN is a group of health care professionals and patients working together across the province to improve emergency services in Alberta.

We are working to improve the patient and family journey through emergency care from the time they seek care until the time the patient is discharged or admitted, and continuing to look for new ways to make the best use of our resources, improve access to emergency care and make sure all Albertans receive high quality care.


2018 ESCN Research funding opportunities announced.

Acceptance middletons


Email: [email protected]

Internal Resources

For more information visit us on the AHS staff website (Insite) and enter ‘Emergency SCN’ into the search field.

Getting Involved

Ideas and input of all stakeholders, including patients and families, are welcome:

To learn more, or become more involved, contact [email protected]

Network Members

Network Leadership

Dr. Brian Holroyd
Senior Medical Director

Scott Fielding
Senior Provincial Director

Dr. Brian Rowe
Scientific Director

Dr. Patrick McLane
Assistant Scientific Director

Heather Hair
Executive Director

Andrew Fisher
Clinical Network Manager

Jillian Bates
Senior Consultant

Monique Fernquist
Education Coordinator

Leigh Lang
Executive Assistant

Karen Landriault
Administrative Support

News, Updates








Learn more about the Emergency SCN, watch our video:

Projects, Priorities


  • Development and standardization of Emergency Clinical Knowledge
  • Standardized Provincial Emergency Nursing Education
  • Harmonization of Provincial Emergency Policies
  • Data and Performance Measurement supporting strategy and improvement in delivery of emergency patient care
  • Building research capacity and research partnerships, and engagement of stakeholder in activities related to research and innovation


  • Maximized Access, Flow and Capacity
  • Optimize People and Resources
  • Respond to the Needs of Our Patient Populations
  • Standardized Evidence Informed Care
  • Research and Innovation
  • Partner as Problem Solvers and Innovators



Related Resources

Education / Learning



Research, Innovation

Network Research

Evidence Research


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