Saskatoon Health Region’s eHealth team had a busy fall advancing the use of technological tools used for healthcare services at the three emergency departments in Saskatoon.

Each month from September to December, electronic documentation using the Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) application was implemented in all three emergency departments in Saskatoon, starting with Saskatoon City Hospital, then Royal University Hospital (RUH), and finally St. Paul’s Hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

The Labour Assessment Unit on the fourth floor of Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon is where women greater than 16 weeks pregnant come if they are having pregnancy complications or if they are in labour. Ensuring expectant mothers move quickly through this triaging process was the focus of a recent improvement event in Saskatoon Health Region. Read the rest of this entry »

In the space of just 35 hours last week, the 14th Annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon raised an incredible $604,587 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Presented by SaskEnergy Network Members, the three-day, 35-hour event was broadcast live on 600 CJWW, 98COOL FM, and 92.9 The Bull in Saskatoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Reprinted with permission from The Watrous Manitou. Originally published January 4, 2016

By Daniel Bushman

As kids head back to school this week, there are a few others who will be looking forward to their return. Residents of Manitou Lodge, located at the Watrous District Health Complex, have been able to enjoy interacting with elementary and high school students over the years.

This past year has been no exception as residents have had the chance to meet some new faces while being able to reacquaint themselves with familiar ones. Read the rest of this entry »

“From what I can tell, they seem very thankful and grateful to be able to receive the services we’re providing for them,” says Rob Elfar, a Public Health nurse with Saskatoon Health Region who began working at a community health clinic for Syrian refugees in January 2016.

“These clinics are a smart way to provide health care to this group, because it’s a one-stop shop for healthcare services,” adds Elfar. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s a blessing and a curse. Repairs for Royal University Hospital’s (RUH) parkade are well underway, but the work is causing a maze of confusion for many arriving at Royal University Hospital.

“It’s frustrating for many parkers, both patient and family, along with our own staff and physicians,” acknowledges Nilesh Kavia, vice-president for Corporate and Financial Services. “But the good news is this will create a much improved parking situation in the near future.” Read the rest of this entry »

Saskatchewan’s largest annual fundraiser for the new provincial maternal and children’s hospital, the Children’s Hospital Radiothon presented by SaskEnergy Network Members, returned to the airwaves February 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Saskatoon residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis in the community have been benefitting from the Police and Crisis Team (PACT) program since it was introduced in June 2014, the public was informed at an update event held January 28.

PACT was put in place to ensure someone in mental health crisis would receive help from the right person, who would then get them to the right care. The goal is to reduce arrests due to psychosocial issues, reduce unnecessary and inappropriate emergency department visits, strengthen partnerships of those serving at-risk individuals and enhance community safety through more effective crisis intervention. Read the rest of this entry »

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