The Flagstaff Community Medical Recruitment & Retention Committee was formed in 2008 to ensure long term viability of recruitment and retention of medical professionals in the Flagstaff Community.

The core membership of the committee consists of seven members:

  • One representative from each town council with a hospital within their municipality (3)
  • One representative from each hospital (Daysland/Killam/Hardisty) (3)
  • One representative from Flagstaff County

The committee meets on a bi-monthly basis and receives funding on an annual basis through Flagstaff County, subject to budget approval, for the following projects:

  • Marketing
  • Recognition
  • Communication
  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Workshops/Training
  • Administration
  • Advertising

The committee works together with the Rural Physicians Action Plan (RPAP) to develop strategies regarding the recruitment and retention of medical professionals within our region. In order to achieve success, it is imperative to focus on the strengths and advantages that our rural communities have to offer physicians – and more importantly, their families.

Each year, committee members attend the RPAP Workshop in Nisku, Alberta to share successes and struggles that contribute to a community's ability to attract and keep physicians.

For more information regarding the Flagstaff Community Medical Recruitment & Retention Committee, contact

Jenalee Blackhurst

(780) 384-4152 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.