Eliminate repetition. That’s what a team dedicated to designing a blueprint for admission used as their priority during their Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) in March.

On average, there are 34 admissions at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon every day, and eight of those to the Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU). However, many of the forms used to admit a patient ask for the same information over and over again, which can make it a  long and tedious process.

The team working on Design RPIW No. 126, which used the CTU to design the new admissions blueprint, counted 53 pages of admitting documents. Within those pages, 79 topics were covered, the team noted, but there were also 126 duplications of information. Read the rest of this entry »

Ever wonder what happens with the ideas you submit to the Region?

All of them are actually being investigated, though not all may become a part of 90 Days of Innovation: Ready Every Day.

An example of how ideas are considered is what happened with one suggestion surrounding the effects a full moon can have on health care facilities. Read the rest of this entry »

A paramedic is now officially available to support the wellness teams at Luther Special Care Home and Porteous Lodge in Saskatoon.

As of Monday, April 13, a paramedic from MD Ambulance with enhanced geriatric assessment skills will be providing Community Paramedicine services at these two long-term care homes as part of a pilot project announced in February. Read the rest of this entry »

They focused on giving back in order to come together.

On April 7, the Healthy Mother Healthy Baby (HMHB) team volunteered their time at the Friendship Inn as a way to strengthen their team. Read the rest of this entry »

The fifth Annual Skate4Smiles made its final lap at the Communiskate Rink in Emerald Park in Regina on March 29 and raised over $500,000 in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Read the rest of this entry »

Funding provided during Saskatoon Health Region’s Better Every Day 14 Day Challenge could result in more housing units for people in need in Saskatoon.

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It takes a community approach to care for community members sometimes, and that’s something that’s currently being done in Wynyard.

In December, Home First and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Community Paramedicine program in Wynyard formed a partnership to assist a client who lived at home with his family but required two-person transfers. Read the rest of this entry »

By Leanne Nyirfa

Many things contribute to a positive healing experience within a hospital, including medical expertise, and respectful and compassionate care by physicians, health care personnel, staff and volunteers.

For patients at St. Paul’s Hospital, the process of healing the body, mind, spirit and soul is enhanced through art. Read the rest of this entry »

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