By Paige Goodman

Reprinted with permission from

When Jeannie Coe steps into her office at The Lighthouse, she has no idea what the day will bring her. As a nurse practitioner employed through Saskatoon Health Region, she has to be ready for anything. Coe and her colleague Donna McKnight, a registered psychiatric nurse, are on the front lines of primary health care at The Lighthouse. Read the rest of this entry »

The Safety Alert System has made its way to Saskatoon City Hospital! The system launched on June 26 at 7:00 am and the first call came in at approximately 7:30 am.

“It’s great to have Saskatoon City Hospital on board,” says Victoria Schmid, director of the Safety Alert System for Saskatoon Health Region. “It took some time, but everyone we’ve talked to has been very receptive and it sounds like they are looking forward to just calling one number to report safety issues.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Food for Thought program by West Winds Primary Health Centre was identified as a leading practice in our Region by Accreditation Canada. The program was asked to submit an article for the Accreditation Canada Newsletter, “Quality Matters.”  The article, titled “Leading Practice: The Impact of Peer Leadership,” appeared in their spring 2015 edition.

Written by Jacki Veregin, Tammy Wilson, Donna Nelson, Jennifer Hiebert.

Reprinted with permission from “Quality Matters.”

As part of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s Food for Thought program has had a significant impact on the lives of its participants and their infants. One of its greatest assets is its use of a highly effective Peer Leader model that could be put in place at other organizations for numerous types of health care and community programs. Read the rest of this entry »

How do we ensure that managers are able to devote more time to knowing and growing their people?

Designing an effective daily work process for managers was the focus of a recent Rapid Process Improvement Workshop within Saskatoon Health Region.

“To be able to manage every day, I need to have a certain amount of control over my day,” said Dan Florizone, President and CEO of Saskatoon Health Region and a member of the RPIW team. “One of my frustrations is when my day gets eaten up, and I’m not as productive as I’d like.” Read the rest of this entry »

St. Paul’s Hospital and Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) renewed their Partnership Agreement at the St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) Annual General Meeting June 25.

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This week, maternal and children’s hospital interior design teams, which include clinical experts, housekeeping, and –  most importantly –  families, heard how architects have taken their feedback and adapted that to the design created by over 600 children and teenagers from north, central and southern Saskatchewan. Read the rest of this entry »

It has been out with the old and in with the new at Saskatoon Health Region employee gyms this spring, as old equipment was replaced with new. But the equipment taken out of Region employee gyms, which are funded through membership fees, isn’t taken to the landfill. Instead, it’s donated to schools in rural communities in the Region in need of gently used equipment.   Read the rest of this entry »

A generous donation of $250,000 by CIBC has meant a highly specialized treatment room in the Day Medicine Unit of the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan will be named in their honour.

While visiting as either an inpatient or outpatient, children using this treatment room will be examined and receive infusions for chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and insulin therapy. Read the rest of this entry »

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