How do you build a building that is one and half times the size of a football field? This is the question construction companies are now working on to provide the answer. In February, the blueprints for Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan main building were completed and released for tender. Read the rest of this entry »

Charlotte Greenall served Canada as a member of the military for 27 years. Concurrently, she’s served her community as an employee of Saskatoon Health Region for almost 30.

How has she been able to do that?

“I had to be able to balance both my civilian and military careers, and any balancing comes with a really supportive management team,” said Greenall, who is the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) program coordinator for Saskatoon Health Region, and up until last August when she retired, a reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces. Read the rest of this entry »

Duc knows what it’s like to wait.

For three years, he’s been waiting for a kidney transplant – his second.

“When my first kidney failed, I was devastated,” Duc Pflegervu says of the transplant he received from a deceased donor. “My transplant lasted six years, and I’ve now been back on dialysis for another three years.” Read the rest of this entry »

“It will be a challenging year for the entire province,” says Saskatoon Health Region’s President and CEO Dan Florizone, following the announcement of the 2015-16 provincial budget this afternoon in Regina. “This simply reinforces the importance of our innovative work now underway related to improving patient flow and achieving zero waits for patients.” Read the rest of this entry »

It was all hands on deck at Wadena Hospital on Friday, March 13, as staff dealt with the aftermath of a schoolbus rollover which occurred near Elfros that morning.

Luckily, only minor injuries were reported among the 19 students, two chaperones and driver who were on board the bus when it lost control due to road conditions, entered a snowy ditch and tipped onto its passenger side on Highway 35 one kilometre south of Elfros.  Read the rest of this entry »

When is the last time you made something from scratch, like a cake? You likely had a recipe to guide you through the process. But what if you didn’t? Would you still be able to create it?

Building the Safety Alert System at St. Paul’s Hospital was kind of like that; the end goal was to create a single safety reporting system, but creating and implementing it was not without its challenges and triumphs. Read the rest of this entry »

Provincial fundraising for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan has been given a substantial boost with the help of the CN Miracle Match program.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan and CN announced March 11 that those hosting fundraisers for the Foundation across the province from June 26, 2014 to December 31, 2014, had raised more than $890,000 with the support of the dollar-for-dollar match of $300,000 provided through the CN Miracle Match program. Read the rest of this entry »

They went above and beyond to save a patient, and last week, they were recognized by the Governor General for their bravery.

Chris Clark and Tyler A. Campbell, both members of Saskatoon Health Region’s Security team, received Medals of Bravery from the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, in a ceremony in Ottawa on March 6.  The two were honoured for their part in a rescue during a fire at the Irene and Leslie Dubé Centre for Mental Health nearly two years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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