“For all things there is a season. For me, that means it is time to pass the torch and, at the request of the Authority, complete my time as President and CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region, effective December 1, 2014.”

Those words greeted Saskatoon Health Region employees on Friday morning, in an email from Maura Davies.

The decision to ask Davies to step down came from the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority (SRHA), and was based solely on timing. Read the rest of this entry »

Donning and doffing was the order of the day at the first staff training session on the personal protective equipment (PPE) required for health care workers when dealing with a patient suspected of having Ebola.

The session, held last week for emergency room staff at St. Paul’s Hospital – identified as the preferred location for adult Ebola care the in Saskatoon Health Region – focused on teaching staff what to wear, how to wear it, and more importantly, how to take it off. Read the rest of this entry »

Evin Davis had spent nearly a week in the pediatric unit at Royal University Hospital by the time he picked up a paintbrush, ready to transform a blank mask into something out of his own imagination. Read the rest of this entry »

How well do your lungs work? How do they work at all? And how do Respiratory Therapists help keep them working?

Those are questions Respiratory Therapists in Saskatoon Health Region are providing the answers to this week, as October 26 to November 1 is Respiratory Therapists Week in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

They came as Batman and Robin, Leia and Luke, and even The Thing.

Over 270 comic characters filled the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon on October 18 for the Royal University Hospital Foundation (RUHF) 16th annual Royal Ball. Read the rest of this entry »

He not only came back to say thanks, he sat with them to watch a hockey game.

Tim Bozon, the Western Hockey League player who was treated for meningitis at Royal University Hospital last spring, came back to the hospital on October 20 to say thank you to the staff who cared for him during his very serious illness. And he came with hockey tickets in hand, courtesy of the Saskatoon Blades. Read the rest of this entry »

By Paula Gronsdahl
Recreation Coordinator, Central Parkland Lodge

 

Lanigan’s Central Parkland Lodge was witness to some fantastic entertainment this summer.

Lodge Recreation Coordinator Paula Gronsdahl asked staff and community members to showcase their talents at a show at the lodge. Any talent, big or small, outrageous or unusual, was accepted. The show was held on August 27, and the multipurpose room at the Lodge was packed with the long term care residents, family and friends and the local day care children, ready to enjoy the show. Read the rest of this entry »

What used to take hours now takes minutes; what was once reactive is now proactive.

Saskatoon Health Region’s Scheduling Department looks after the staffing of 7,000 employees (roughly half the employees of the Region) in both urban and rural facilities. There are about 60 schedulers in the Staff Scheduling department working in Saskatoon and Humboldt. Read the rest of this entry »

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