The 90 Days of Innovation: Ready Every Day Community Strategies team is focusing their tactics on strategies to prevent patients and clients in the community from having to visit the Emergency Department or be admitted to the hospital. The team is also working on initiatives to enhance patients’ transition hospital back into the community. Read the rest of this entry »

Is this chair too high, too low or just right? Arms or no arms? Do we have the right number of chairs for this room?

This might seem like minor details, but these are the finer points that make a difference for patients and families, along with staff and physicians, who will spend their days and nights in the new maternal and children’s hospital receiving and providing care. Read the rest of this entry »

He’s a familiar face to many of the staff at Saskatoon City Hospital. Elmer Schwartz was the president and CEO of the facility for many years, and he’s now back at the request of Saskatoon Health Region president and CEO, Dan Florizone, to connect with staff. Read the rest of this entry »

You need help, so you call for an ambulance – not to get you to the hospital, but so the paramedics can deliver the care you need.

This innovative concept is called Community Paramedicine and has recently been introduced to Saskatoon. But it’s not a new concept for some of Saskatoon Health Region’s rural communities, who have been  partnering with local emergency services to support communities in health promotion and treatment for a few years now. Read the rest of this entry »

This week, from May 24-30, is Paramedic Services Week in Canada.

This week salutes the paramedics of Canada’s Paramedic Services and celebrates their lifelong dedication to their work that keep Canadians safe every day. Read the rest of this entry »

Access over the University Bridge has been restricted to authorized vehicles like ambulances and the Health Region shuttle since the rehabilitation project began May 3.  But this weekend, the bridge will completely close to traffic.

From Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. to Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m., no vehicles will be allowed over the bridge at all. The walkway will remain open. Read the rest of this entry »

Four hard-to-match Saskatchewan patients with immune systems that were likely to reject a donated kidney have received transplants thanks to the national Highly Sensitized Patient (HSP) program officially launched May 22.

Canadian Blood Services, in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments and organ donation and transplantation programs around the country, now takes advantage of high-quality laboratories to allocate kidneys with an accuracy and efficiency that is unparalleled. Read the rest of this entry »

Imagine being able to research the ideal Personal Care Home (PCH) for your loved one as easily as you look for the perfect hotel room.

Creating a web-based, searchable directory of Personal Care Homes in Saskatoon Health Region is a project the 90 Days of Innovation: Ready Every Day Community Strategies team is currently investigating after it was suggested by PCH operators, patients and families, and staff. Read the rest of this entry »

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