Bob's Bed Push
Agassiz Medical Centre will be honoring Dr. Bob Menzies' spirit and passion with a modest fundraising effort. Clinic staff have modified an old Morden Hospital ER bed with a large banner and will be pushing it from Agassiz Medical Centre to Boundary Trails Health Centre and back on September 29th, 2018 starting at 9:00am. We feel this will be a special tribute to Bob who spent many years travelling that stretch of road serving the community he loved.
We will also be collecting donations during this time as well for Boundary Trails Cancer Care. Any donations larger than $20.00 must have the individual's name and address attached to receive a Tax Receipt. Any cheques are to be made out to BTHC Foundation (memo line: Cancer Care and/or Bob's Bed Push). The bedpans are a 'cheeky' container that we feel Bob would support by giving us one of his deep bellow laughs.
The Bed and Sign currently sit in the AMC waiting room and you can donate there as well at any time until the 29th. So come on down and make the "Tin Ring".
Morden Community Thrift Store donates $3000!
A big thank you to The Morden Community Thrift Store who donated $3000 to the Agassiz Medical Centre Community Board to purchase a Digital Platform Scale with Handles and Blood Pressure Cuffs. The Digital Platform Scale has attached handholds to make it easier for people with mobility and balance concerns to get on and off the scale, as well as being able to hold on while being weighed. The weighing platform is low to make it easier to step on and off. There is an attached height gauge so that this can be done at the same time as the weight. This scale also has increased weight limit, allowing us to get weights up to 1000lbs. Overall this will help us better serve our elderly and less mobile patients to better determine their health needs.
The Blood Pressure Cuffs allow patients to take home the Blood Pressure machines for two week periods of time. We have several Blood Pressure Machines available for patients to use on request by their physician. The cuffs that originally came with the Blood Pressure Machines are standard sizes and do not fit all patients properly. With the purchase of a variety of different sizes it allows patients to get a better fit when doing a blood pressure reading at home.
Home for the Summer program
What it means to Agassiz Medical Centre
The ‘Home for the Summer’ Program hosted by Agassiz Medical Centre and Boundary Trails Health Centre allows 1st year medical students to see and experience what rural medicine entails. It gives the students a better understanding of the difference between rural and urban practices. Without this exposure, many students may not realize the quality of healthcare rural facilities can offer. We want them to appreciate that being a physician in the rural area is a worthwhile option so that they may consider coming to this area in the future.
As part of the Home for the Summer program, the students were required to work on a designated project that was given to them by Agassiz Medical Centre. The project information that they collected when doing their projects is now being used to improve the quality of patient care offered by Agassiz Medical Centre. The students also received a wage as a joint effort between Agassiz Medical Centre, Southern Health and the Office of Rural & Northern Health as this was considered their summer job position.
Agassiz Medical Centre looks forward to being part of this program again if the opportunity presents itself.
Advance Care Planning
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Right to Access
A Right to Access (RTA) is a form that you can fill out that will permit access to specific parts of your medical record to whomever you deem appropriate.
The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) is in place to protect your health information and restricts access to your health information unless you have otherwise given consent. In only very specific instances can we release any information to anyone without your consent. The Right to Access form is for you to give written consent to specific people to access certain areas of your health information.
The Right to Access will be kept here, on file electronically, until you determine it’s no longer valid.
You do not have to give access to everything. There are a variety of levels of authorization such as allowing someone else to be aware of your medical appointments or your lab results. Or you may choose to give full level access, the choice is yours.
Many times this form is used between spouses and family members. For example, without a RTA, our staff cannot disclose your appointment time/date to your spouse if we are trying to contact you. Another common use is for an RTA to be in place between adult children and their elderly patients.
Please request a copy of our Right to Access form to review your options or fill one out to have on file.
For more information on PHIA or RTA, please ask a staff member or visit:
Morden Collegiate Health Clinic
The Morden Collegiate Health Clinic is a cooperative partnership of the Western School Division, Southern Health-Santé Sud and Agassiz Medical Centre. It operates as a satellite clinic, an extension of the Agassiz Medical Centre and is staffed with a nurse practitioner (NP).
The NP serves over 525 students from the Morden Collegiate, working collaboratively with public health nurses, school counsellors, mental health workers and other allied health professionals. This partnership reduces barriers to care. By providing accessible care in school, health-related class absences are minimized.
Services available to the students are similar to a medical clinic. The health clinic facilitates a range of basic health care services, which include:
- physicals and checkups
- treatment of minor/acute injuries and illnesses
- bloodwork and specimen collection
- diagnostic testing
- prescriptions and immunizations
- counselling for mental health
- reproductive health
- health education and disease prevention
- referrals to other health professionals or specialists
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Online walk-in registration now open!
Exciting News!!! Starting September 19th, you will be able to register for our Walk-In Clinic without having to leave the comfort of your home. Registration starts every day, Monday – Friday at 8:15 am by going online to Agassiz.bleen.ca or call 1-888-852-9304. You can also come to AMC and register at our Walk-In Kiosk or you can also register by coming to the clinic at 11:15 and signing up at the Walk-In desk. Patients will be seen in the order they have registered regardless of how they have done it. We no longer have the number system so please feel free to register using one of the four methods now available.
Rural Week Students 2017
Left-right: Jay Best, Roy Hutchings, Greg Longbottom, Nathan Wiebe
Rural Week is a one week learning experience for all first year medical students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Rural Week provides an opportunity for the students to get first-hand experience and exposure to not just rural and northern medicine but rural and northern life. It is an opportunity for participating communities to showcase them selves and promote the opportunities and benefits of rural and northern medicine. These four students are participating in Rural Week with Agassiz Medical Centre.
Rural Interest Group
Morden and Winkler hosted first and second year medical students who are a part of the Rural Interest Group for a weekend workshop aimed at promoting the benefits of practicing medicine in rural communities. Thirty three U of M medical students participated in the event that took place on April 21 and 22, 2017. Students were able to participate in clinical workstations that were located at Boundary Trails Health Centre where students were able to put their skills to the test practicing everything from sutures, to putting casts on their colleagues, as well as learning pap and IUD techniques. Students also worked with a respiratory therapist and had an opportunity for a tour of the Boundary Trails Health Centre and Katie's Cottage.
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Since September 2016, Manitoba has been experiencing an outbreak of Mumps. As of February 10, 2017 there have been 162 confirmed cases. In recent weeks the spread of mumps has expanded throughout Manitoba and now includes cases in pre-school and school aged populations. Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) would like to ensure that all parents and guardians are aware of the situation and know how to recognize the symptoms of mumps, understand how to prevent its spread and know what to do if they suspect they or their child(ren) may be infected with the mumps virus. The mumps virus can be spread to others from two to three days before symptoms appear until four to five days after symptoms appear. Some people infected with mumps may not have any symptoms at all, but can still spread the virus to other people. Please go the the following website for more information on mumps, www.gov.mb.ca/health/
Agassiz Medical Centre
Dr. Kauenhofen has joined with Morden Physiotherapy and working from their location on Wednesday mornings from 9am - 12pm. He will be accepting Walk-Ins on a first-come-first-serve basis for sports, orthopedic, muscular and skeletal injuries.
Now Offering Travel Health Clinic
Stay healthy and enjoy every moment with comprehensive advice on Travel Health from our specialty trained team!
For more information, check out our new travel health clinic page or call us at (204) 822-4474
Agassiz Medical Centre
Our dedicated team of Nurses are committed to your health and well-being. We help you communicate with your Doctor, keep you up to date with Immunizations, and perform tests to help determine the care you need. We are driven to stay on top of the most recent trends and research in health concerns and management. With individual experience in ER, Neonatal Intensive Care, Long Term Care and other areas of our health care system, there is a breadth of knowledge and caring that can help you with whatever health needs you have. If you have a question or concern about your health, we can help you out.
Combined years of Nursing experience: 154 years
Did you know…
…that Boundary Trails Health Centre is a Clinical Teaching Unit?
Established in 2011, the Boundary Trails Family Medicine Enhanced Distributed Education Centre serves the communities of Morden and Winkler. Residents spend 24 weeks of their first-year Family Medicine Block Time and many of their second-year rotations in either Morden and Winkler, and at the nearby Boundary Trails Health Centre. For family medicine training, residents are paired with a primary preceptor at their busy fee-for-service clinic at the Agassiz Medical Centre or the C.W. Wiebe Medical Centre. Physicians at these clinics have specialty training in areas such as chemotherapy, women's health, obstetrics, hemodialysis, addiction medicine, palliative care, emergency medicine and anesthesia.
During residency in the Boundary Trails CTU, residents work with:
- 1:1 preceptor to resident ratio
- 53 family physicians
- palliative care
- sports medicine
- six surgeons (gen and ortho)
- three radiologists
- allied health staff
- local populations
- other learners, residents, and medical students
Advance Care Planning
None of us know what tomorrow will bring, or can predict what might become of our health. But there is a way to ensure you have a say in health-care decisions that lie ahead, should there come a time when you are unable to speak for yourself.
It’s called Advance Care Planning.
Advance care planning is way to help you think about, talk about and share your thoughts and wishes about future health care. It gives you a “voice” in decision making, helps you determine who would communicate for you if you are unable to communicate for yourself and should include conversations with your health care team.
Everyone should have a say in their health care. When should I consider advance care planning? Now! It is important to take part in conversations about advance care planning before you become seriously ill. Planning will ensure that if an unexpected event occurs, your treatment wishes are known.
Plan ahead today to ensure that your wishes are known, no matter what the future holds for your family and your health.
Talk to your doctor or visit www.wrha.mb.ca