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Sherbrooke Community Centre Veterans receive gift knitted with love
There are few feelings quite as warm and comforting as slipping on a pair of warm, cozy socks. For Anne Slade of Tompkins, Saskatchewan, and her friends, socks represent a way to show appreciation.
Parkridge Centre celebrates 30 years
Happy anniversary to Parkridge Centre, a long term care home located on the west side of Saskatoon. A small 30th anniversary celebration was held for residents on Thursday, October 19, 2017.
Humboldt District Hospital emergency department getting a helping hand from EMS
As part of their Community Paramedicine program, paramedics with Humboldt EMS have been working alongside emergency department staff when they are not out on calls or busy with their own work.
How emergency physicians are using technology to improve patient care
“It’s a big deal,” says Dr. Alison Turnquist of the voice recognition software that’s allowing emergency physicians to improve patient care.
A new model of care improves patient and care provider experiences
In April of this year, St. Paul’s Hospital began a new way to care for patients called Accountable Care in their 7th floor medicine unit. It has been five months since this new model of care was implemented and much has changed.
Residential health support worker puts the patient first
“If you can make a patient smile, then you’ve done your job,” says Matthew Miskocheegun-Donkey, a residential health support worker with Saskatoon Health Region.
Construction of Saskatchewan’s New Maternal and Children’s Hospital Reaches 70 per cent Completion
Premier Brad Wall was in Saskatoon on Friday for a private tour of Saskatchewan’s new maternal and children’s hospital construction site.
Tracking injuries to make community safer
Last year, RUH became the first hospital in Saskatchewan – and the 18th in the country – to join the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP).
Humboldt Broncos players visit St. Mary’s Villa
Residents and staff at St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt were treated to a special pancake breakfast served by players from the Humboldt Broncos hockey team on October 4.
Dr. Lilian Thorpe on the science of ageing and living in the moment
“Most people think that when you get older you’re miserable, but depression actually goes down with age,” says Dr. Lilian Thorpe, a geriatric psychiatrist with Saskatoon Health Region.
St. Ann’s Celebrates 848 Years of Marriage
“That was exceptional!” “Such an amazing day!” “I haven’t seen Mom and Dad this happy in years!”
Demonstrating our Commitment to Reconciliation on Orange Shirt Day
Saskatoon Health Region demonstrated their commitment to reconciliation on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 by wearing orange t-shirts, in recognition of Orange Shirt Day, which is inspired by the movement that Every Child Matters.
First SIBR-certification for Saskatoon’s Accountable Care Unit
In April of this year, St. Paul’s Hospital began a new way to care for patients on 7th floor Medicine called Accountable Care.
Dr. Ilia Poliakov: Taking MS care to new heights in Saskatchewan
Two – that’s the number of years Dr. Ilia Poliakov has been working as a physician, and in those two years, he’s done something no other physician in the province or country has done.
Globetrotter Handles Franklin lights up Pediatric Unit at RUH
A member of the Harlem Globetrotters dazzled pint-sized patients at Royal University Hospital’s Pediatric Unit on Friday afternoon, showing off his ball-handling skills and signing autographs for many adoring fans.
Honouring our Commitment to Reconciliation on Orange Shirt Day
On Friday, September 29, 2017, Saskatoon Health Region is encouraging employees to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope by wearing orange t-shirts.
New Patient and Staff Medical Library Opens at St. Paul’s Hospital
Yesterday evening, September 19, the new Patient and Staff Medical Library held its grand opening at St. Paul’s Hospital.
Accountable Care Unit in Saskatoon continues to provide better care, better patient outcomes
In April of this year, St. Paul’s Hospital began a new way to care for patients on 7th floor medicine called Accountable Care.
Mechanical CPR machine improves Watrous ambulance service
This spring, Watrous and District Ambulance (owned and operated by Saskatoon Health Region), began fundraising to purchase a ZOLL Autopulse, a mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) machine.
Palliative Care Unit receives heartfelt donation
The palliative care unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon is a special place. It focuses on a holistic care environment to achieve the best possible quality-of-life for a person at the end of life’s journey.
Saskatoon Health Region Working to Support Wildfire Evacuees
Saskatoon Health Region staff and physicians have been working around the clock to help people who have been evacuated from their homes due to wildfires across northern Saskatchewan.
RUH Parkade Repairs Completed
For those who have driven through a maze of green fence within the Royal University Hospital parkade, this is a moment you have been waiting for. Repairs to the parkade are nearing completion, coming in under budget and on time.
Cell structure gaining time, attention
The cellular structure Saskatoon Health Region introduced to better support managers is not only improving the work environment and ultimately benefitting patients, clients and residents, it’s also gaining interest from across the province.
Staff pile up donations for Lighthouse
Staff from the Irene and Leslie Dubé Centre for Mental Health have banded together to donate a mountain of underwear and socks to the Lighthouse in Saskatoon.
Renew your Health Card
It’s time to renew your health card. Health card renewal packages will be mailed out in September to all Saskatchewan residents with provincial health coverage.
Dr. Andrew Kirk and the human brain – why it’s so fascinating
At the age of nine, he wanted to be an astronaut. Instead, he became a neurologist.
Physiotherapy bike improving lives at Sherbrooke
A new physiotherapy bike will improve the lives of Sherbrooke's Elders and Community Day Program participants.
Australian paramedics check out Saskatoon programs
For two weeks earlier this summer, four paramedic students from Australia were in Saskatoon to learn more about the services offered by their counterparts here.
Navigators help chart course for First Nations and Métis patients
Hermaline Bear is a navigator, and that’s exactly what she does – she charts courses through the healthcare system for First Nations and Métis patients and families.
Rural students given opportunity to obtain Personal Care Aide diplomas
Saskatoon Business College and Saskatoon Health Region are providing an Earn While You Learn program for rural students for the second year.
Staff get sneak peek at NICU rooms
They’re the first nearly-complete spaces within the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, and in July, staff who will be working within them got to check them out.
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation raises over $108,000 for urology centre
The 2017 Driving Fore Prostate Golf Classic, put on by the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, raised an impressive $108,367 this year for the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul’s Hospital.
Former NHLer mentors kids on the ice
Former NHLer Reggie Leach was in Saskatoon for the Kids on Ice hockey camp in support of the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.
Creating Connected Care in the Community
Another step to strengthening team-based care in both hospital and community took place in Saskatoon last week.
Diabetes educator wins prestigious award
Nola Kornder, a nurse clinician with Saskatoon Health Region’s pediatric diabetes program, has won the 2017 Charles H. Best Award.
Dr. Paul Olszynski: Breaking ground in the use of ultrasound to improve patient care
For emergency physicians like Dr. Paul Olszynski, an ultrasound can be the gateway to correctly diagnosing patients in the emergency department.
Local team helps host neurosciences nursing conference in Saskatoon
A group of Saskatoon Health Region neuroscience nurses were part of organizing a very successful Canadian Association of Neurosciences Nursing Conference in Saskatoon June 13-16.
Team STEPPS work stepping along
Nearly two years after Saskatoon Health Region embarked on a 90-day focus on safety, initiatives are still going strong and gaining momentum.
Painted ceiling tiles installed at St. Paul's Hospital
The Heart of Community - Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-Op and Healing Arts Program celebrated a year of community service, and creativity with the installation of new painted ceiling tiles at St. Paul’s Hospital.
A first-person account of a therapy dog team in Wadena
There’s nothing more heartwarming than seeing everyone’s eyes light up when I bring Rush, my two-year-old purebred Great Dane, to visit at the Wadena Hospital and Pleasantview Long Term Care facility.
Fun fiddling afternoons offered in Wynyard
The Wynyard and Area Primary Health Team has partnered with a local musician group, Shades of Bleu, to offer monthly afternoons of “Fun and Fiddling” in the community.
Gift propels RUHF and U of S to forefront of tele-robotic medical imaging in North America
A transformational donation is equipping Royal University Hospital and the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine with tele-robotic technology.
Gunshots, babies and ewes: Dr. Jonathan Hey’s remarkable career journey
“We ran a unit on the border of South Africa and Angola,” says Dr. Jonathan Hey, Saskatoon Health Region’s Division Head of Family Medicine Obstetrics, referring to the time he spent serving in the South African army.
Traffic changes, continued construction and IT pilots signal progress to create new hospital
It’s a pain, but changes to roadways are a sign of progress for the construction of Saskatchewan’s new maternal and children’s hospital.
Lifesaving Cardiac Procedure Now Available in Saskatchewan
“As a family, we will be forever grateful that our husband and father was able to have the TAVI procedure,” says Geraldine Perron, wife of 78-year-old Jerome Perron, who received the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) on February 28 in Regina.
Staff donating time, skills to patient comfort
The staff of a unit at Royal University Hospital are volunteering their time to help make their patients more comfortable during their stay.
From benchside to bedside: MS Clinical Research Chair will work with patients
A seven-year commitment. That’s what Dr. Michael Levin has given to Saskatoon City Hospital, the University of Saskatchewan and the community.
Ride-on cars providing vital independence to small children
A program that gives kids with mobility issues their own wheels to get around in is now being offered at the Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program (ABCDP) in Saskatoon
Lanigan and District Ambulance celebrate addition to ambulance base
Congratulations to Lanigan and District Ambulance on the grand opening of the new ambulance addition to their firehall on May 31. A community BBQ was held to celebrate.
Drs. Annette Epp and Morris Markentin participate in Sanctum Survivor 2017
Tin of salmon from the food bank for supper but no can opener!" wrote Dr. Annette Epp on her Twitter page on June 2.
Swinging with the Stars raises $152,000 for hospital’s Rehab Centre
Every great dancer needs a great partner. Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation found that in Swinging with the Stars.
Region website launches new physicians and residents section
Saskatoon Health Region recently launched a new section for physicians and residents on its public website.
Hundreds celebrate community at St. Paul’s Hospital
​St. Paul's Hospital welcomed more than 650 children and families at their 25th Annual Community Day celebrations on May 31.
Bariatric Capable Ambulance means better care
A joint effort from five health organizations in Saskatoon Health Region will mean faster service and much more flexibility from our paramedics in our rural communities.
Dr. Paul Murphy: Helping people see better for three decades
“For me, ophthalmology is the best career in medicine,” says Dr. Paul Murphy, Saskatoon Health Region’s Department Head of Ophthalmology.
Sherbrooke celebrates Canadian milestone with citizenship ceremony
Sherbrooke Community Centre takes pride in bringing the world to its elders, and that was certainly the case on April 26th as the Centre hosted a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony to help mark Canada’s 150th birthday.
Dan Florizone on budget, employee wellness and infrastructure: Video
Saskatoon Health Region CEO Dan Florizone speaks with media about budget, employee wellness and infrastructure at the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority public meeting on May 17, 2017.
Angels of the Sky: Saskatchewan Air Ambulance flight nurses, paramedics and pilots
Saskatchewan Air Ambulance flight nurses, paramedics and pilots
Organ donation saved my life, says kidney transplant recipient
“Organ donation saved my life,” says Patricia Wiebe, who received a kidney transplant 20 years ago.
Record numbers converge on WEDOC conference in Saskatoon
For the first time in its history, Saskatoon played host to the Western Emergency Department Operations Conference (WEDOC) in April.
Nurses: why they do what they do
We all know a great nurse, or someone who received great care from a nurse. Nursing is a demanding profession – have you ever wondered what they think of their profession, and why they do what they do?
Borden boys’ recycling helps others
Two boys from Borden donated half of their recycling money from the year to the Borden Primary Health Centre.
Construction of Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan hits 55 per cent
Construction of the building reached 55 per cent completion at the end of April, and it has nearly reached its full height, as construction of the helipad on the top of the building has begun.
Young artists add colour to walls of Calder Center
The walls at Calder Centre are more colourful these days, thanks to some help from the Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Program (SCYAP).
Family area renovated in Unit 6000 Cardiology
The family waiting room on Unit 6000, the cardiology unit, at Royal University Hospital has been completely renovated
Retired Royal University Hospital Employees Give Back
In the span of less than half a year, Joan Lalonde and her daughter Kim each had a battle with cancer. But mother and daughter persevered.
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation raises over $5 million in 2016
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation raised a tremendous $5,279,345 in 2016 to support state-of-the art equipment advancements and education and training at St. Paul’s Hospital in 2016.
Saskatoon Police Service Badge award presented to Tracy Muggli
Saskatoon Health Region’s Director of Mental Health and Addictions Services Tracy Muggli has been recognized with a 2017 Badge Award from the Saskatoon Police Service.
Dr. Cory Neudorf: Champion of population and public health
Dr. Cory Neudorf describes himself as a health geek. It’s an apt description of a man who has spent the past 24 years dedicated to promoting and protecting the health of people in communities in Saskatchewan and around the world.
Saskatchewan celebrates National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week
National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week is an opportunity to focus on raising awareness about the critical needs of patients across the country in need of an organ transplant.
Volunteers vital part of Saskatoon Health Region
Volunteering comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself
When seconds count -- new “Code Blue” carts enhancing patient care at RUH
Seconds count when a patient’s heart or breathing suddenly and unexpectedly stops.
National Immunization Awareness Week celebrates lives saved by vaccines!
One hundred years ago, infectious diseases were the leading cause of death worldwide. In Canada, they now cause less than five per cent of all deaths thanks to immunization programs across the country.
CHS Operational Work for 2017-18 Underway
Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan (CHS) hit the 53 per cent construction completion mark at end of March.
Parkridge Centre welcomes spring with tropical paradise party
Parkridge Centre in Saskatoon is home to over 200 long term care residents, and on March 14, the Centre’s multi-purpose room was filled with residents and their families all clad in bright colours and tropical accessories.
Morning Glory Gardeners Bring Joy to Patients, Residents and Families
Plants brought together a group of dedicated volunteers at the Wynyard Integrated Facility.
Lab professionals: benefitting your health behind the scenes
They’re the behind-the-scenes team members you may never meet, but their work is critical to your health.
Flames Head Coach to host St. Paul's Hospital Foundation celebrity golf classic
Saskatoon's premium fund-raising golf tournament and banquet is returning this summer with celebrity host Calgary Flames head coach, Glen Gulutzan.
Region holds first-ever Schwartz Rounds
There were over 100 people in the room at Saskatoon Health Region’s first-ever Schwartz Rounds yesterday, and the stories and experiences shared connected them all.
Bedside Rounds Make a Difference
“Interdisciplinary bedside rounds are the right thing to do for our patients and their families,” says Dalene Newton, Director of Neurosciences, Rehabilitation Services and Interprofessional Practice.
New space for Day Surgery at Royal University Hospital
Day surgery patients at Royal University Hospital (RUH) are now being prepared for and recovering from their procedure in a new shared space on the main floor.
Telehealth brings counselling services to the client
Since she was a toddler, Annie spent hours travelling from her hometown into Saskatoon to see specialists for her ongoing medical and psychiatric needs.
Dr. Fergall Magee: The doctors’ doctor
Meet Dr. Fergall Magee, Unified Department Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Saskatoon Health Region and the University of Saskatchewan
Hospital retail food services running in the black
Food and Nutrition Services has seen their quality improvement journey bring results that were unheard of just a few years ago, helping to create a sustainable health care system.
Wear Purple on March 26
March 17 might be all about green, but March 26 is Purple Day across the province. The Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program is celebrating its 10th annual Purple Day on March 25 with an event in Saskatoon to raise funds for equipment to treat epilepsy.
O-Arm brings game-changing equipment to RUH
Orthopedic surgeons Michael Spiess and Allan Woo bring dedication and a tremendous skill set to Royal University Hospital’s operating rooms, where their specialty is performing exacting spinal surgeries.
Getting to know the Patient First Management System
The Patient First Management System is Saskatoon Health Region’s management model
Social work holds the power to empower
Social workers strive to provide their clients with tools to meet their needs. They provide support and guidance, and work to empower clients to find solutions and resources.
Brain Awareness Week culminating in Brain Blast
Brain Awareness Week from March 12-19 is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
Royal University Hospital Foundation serves up breakfast
The Royal University Hospital Foundation (RUHF) board and staff hosted their second annual pancake breakfast at RUH on March 8.
Nutrition Month 2017 - Take the Fight out of Food!
March is Nutrition Month in Canada and March 15 is Dietitians Day. The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month campaign is Take the Fight out of Food! Spot the Problem. Get the Facts. Seek Support.
Single Source Pharmacy - A Safety Initiative in Home Care
Client or patient medication errors are something every healthcare professional does their best to avoid.
Volunteers create sensory stimulation items for residents
Cudworth Nursing Home residents are keeping busy thanks to the help of the Cudworth Senior Citizen Recreation Association.
Region’s Spiritual Care department receives award from Islamic Association
Saskatoon Health Region’s Department of Spiritual and Cultural Care received an appreciation award from the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan on February 23.
Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan construction reaches visual milestone
A significant visual milestone was achieved on the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan (CHS) construction site on February 17 and 18 with the removal of the smaller of the two tower cranes.
Saskatoon Emergency Department Wait Times Posted Online
Earlier this week, Saskatoon Health Region began posting emergency department wait times for adult non-urgent patients on their website.
Making insulin therapy better for patients and residents
Instead of badges or capes, they’re armed with order sets and documentation records.
The right care helps patient take healthy steps
“My next goal is to dance,” Robert Green says with a laugh. “Walk, then dance!”
Improving Transfers to Home Hospital
There really is no place like home. This is especially true when you or a loved one isn’t feeling well. You want to be close to what’s familiar and those who support you.
Public feedback improves triage poster
Last year, a poster was created to help patients better understand the triage process in our emergency departments. A copy of the poster was shared on our social media feeds earlier this year.
Registration Services creates another year of Bear magic
Registration Services staff spend their own time to make a difference for every child they meet during their work day - presenting their latest donation of $9,500 to Teddy Bears Anonymous.
Health Region joins provincial transcription service
Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) joined the provincial transcription service on December 6 shifting to the Fluency for Transcription software from its existing voice recognition software program.
15th Annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon Raises $431,409
Children and families who have spent time in hospital proved to be remarkable inspiration for listeners of the 15th Annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon presented by your local SaskEnergy Network Member. The three-day event raised $431,409.60.
U of S launches study of cannabis treatment for childhood epilepsy
The Pediatrics Department at the U of S is launching a study examining the use of Cannabidiol to treat children with medically intractable epilepsy and associated cognitive decline, after recently obtaining Health Canada approval to proceed.
Eating Disorder Awareness Week
An eating disorder is not a choice – it’s a serious illness. That’s the theme for Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 1 to 7, 2017).
Best-practice care to stroke patients across Saskatchewan
From Swift Current to Spiritwood, Macklin to Moosomin, it doesn’t matter where you live in Saskatchewan; you now have access to more timely and appropriate care during the first crucial hours of a stroke.
Planning for a Provincial Health Authority Taking a Patient First Approach
As a working group was set to begin a long day of identifying the many steps and tasks needed to move to a Provincial Health Authority by fall 2017, patient advisor Diane Boulanger reminded everyone why patients need to be at the top of that list.
Dr. David Campbell: A man who puts his family and his patients first
“When my daughter was born, I had to resuscitate her,” says Dr. David Campbell of his first child, who was not breathing immediately following her birth.
Donation from Deloitte Means New Treatment Room for Kids at Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan
A $150,000 gift to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan will create a special new space for children receiving treatment for chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and insulin therapy at the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.
New $8.4 million Saskatchewan MS research chair announced
A new $8.4 million University of Saskatchewan Chair in Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research will lead a drive toward a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), the University of Saskatchewan and partner organizations announced today.
Recreation Therapy – Helping our clients and residents make the most of their lives
Therapeutic Recreation month in February is dedicated to enhancing public awareness of Recreation Therapy programs and services and to expanding recreation and leisure opportunities for people with disabilities.
Fear turns into confidence all thanks to a little bear
It’s been less than six months since Ben last saw the inside of an operating room. Last June, he suddenly found himself undergoing surgery thanks to a broken nose. Now, just a few weeks ago, life resulted in Ben needing surgery for ear tubes.
Training for Code Blue responses
The STARS Mobile Education Unit partnered with the Royal University Hospital (RUH) Code Blue team on January 12 for simulation training sessions.
New Options for Mental Health Benefit Physicians and Patients alike
Everyone needs some expert advice from time to time, including our physicians. Now, thanks to a brand new service, doctors in Saskatoon don’t have to look far to get it.
Western Financial Group in LeRoy Donates $5,000 to Humboldt District Hospital Foundation
The Humboldt District Hospital Foundation (HDHF) has graciously accepted a donation from Western Financial Group in LeRoy in the amount of $5,000.
Information Prescriptions offered at Region’s medical libraries
Saskatoon Health Region’s Medical Library, located in Saskatoon City Hospital (SCH), has been working on an Information Prescription (InfoRx) program for patients since March 2015 to help improve the health literacy of patients within the Region.
Changing demographics in Saskatoon Health Region
Drive by a playground or walk through the maternal care at Royal University Hospital and you will see what Saskatoon Health Region’s Public Health Observatory (PHO) confirmed.
Cigarettes as a Crutch: Kicking the Habit for Good
As this week marks National Non-Smoking Week (January 15-21, 2017), I’m compelled to reflect on my own struggle with kicking the habit.
Behind the scenes in the Emergency Room
The first thing that happens at the ER is triage, which is the sorting of patients according to the urgency of their need for care; he or she with the most immediate need will be seen first.
Health Records sorts out filing backlogs
Staff in the Health Records Department at Saskatoon’s three hospitals used to feel they were fighting a losing battle when it came to updating outpatient health records.
The rising cost of healthy eating
If you’ve visited a grocery store in the past couple of years, you’ve likely noticed you’re walking out with fewer bags after paying the same amount of money.
Jubilee Residences and Stensrud Lodge receive special recognition
Jubilee Residences Inc. and Stensrud Lodge received Golden Heart Awards.
Dementia assessment neighbourhood under development
A new northern Dementia Assessment Outreach team and neighborhood is opening later this year at Parkridge Centre.
Coders score near-perfect results on review
A near-perfect score. That was the result of a recent review conducted at Royal University Hospital, and it is great news for coders in Saskatoon Health Region.
Dr. Ivar Mendez: Bringing health care to communities around the world
He’s a sculptor, a photographer, a humanitarian and a neurosurgeon. But Dr. Ivar Mendez remains humble and believes that we are here to serve each other.
Building Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan - Concrete and More Concrete
Did you know we have poured the equivalent of the weight of 7,300 elephants - 109,180,000 pounds of concrete - so far in building the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan?
Game Day Approved Drives $118,000 Touchdown for Children
The Co-op-Roughrider Game Day Approved partnership made a $118,000 donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan for the 2016 season.
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