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In April of 2012, Saskatoon’s three Registration departments (at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon City Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital) joined forces with Teddy Bears Anonymous, and were given a true gift: the ability to give a teddy bear to every child being admitted to a nursing unit or having a day surgery procedure at one of the hospitals in Saskatoon. Read the rest of this entry »

June 5, 2016 marked the inaugural LiveWell Cardiac Rehabilitation Walk of Life in Saskatoon.

Three walkers take part.

Walkers took to the trails near the river for the first Walk for Life in Saskatoon in June.

The Walk of Life is a national event sponsored by the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada. The focus is on raising awareness of the importance of cardiac rehabilitation. The event was organized by LiveWell staff through the Saskatoon Health Region. Read the rest of this entry »

There was no shortage of fitness, food or fun at a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the Fitness, Food, Fun program which took place June 14 at White Buffalo Youth Lodge (WBYL).

Approximately 50 people attended the event, which included regular participants, peer leaders, past and present staff, as well as guests. Read the rest of this entry »

Submitted by Sherri Julé, Manager Pre-hospital EMS & Erika Stebbings, Clinical Nurse Educator

The International Round Table of Community Paramedicine (IRCP) annual conference, which was held June 3 and 4 in Saskatoon, brought together Paramedics and health care professionals from many different disciplines to build, grow and share lessons learned in community paramedicine. This year, 150 participants attended a session that involved 30 lecture style presentations and brain storming opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

By Erika Stebbings RN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Saskatoon Health Region

Community Paramedicine (CP) is an evolving model of care that began to gain traction in the Saskatoon Health Region after the Saskatchewan Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Review Final Report October 2009 was presented by the Ministry of Health. The review identified that EMS will evolve into a Mobile Health Service that offers a seamless transition within the continuum of care. Read the rest of this entry »

Last week, St. Paul’s Hospital hosted their annual Community Day. Over 800 local school children and community members were treated to fun and food on the front lawn of the hospital. Over 100 volunteers from St. Paul’s Hospital and Saskatoon Health Region, as well as high school students from Tommy Douglas Collegiate, the Hospital Board and community sponsors, served hotdogs, fruit, water and popsicles. Entertainment included stage shows, face painting, games and display vehicles from Saskatoon’s emergency services. Read the rest of this entry »

Promoting the healthy growth and development of children is important to the staff at the North East public health office. Located at 108-407 Ludlow Street, the office offers a variety of child health services that include postnatal services, child health clinics, school health services and speech language . On site, there is also an International Travel Centre and regional Vaccine Management Centre, which supplies over 70 healthcare sites, including physician offices, with vaccines.

The Region Reporter sat down with Cristina Ugolini, Manager of Healthy Families, and Karen Grauer, Manager of the International Travel Centre, to learn about the diversity of services offered by Population and Public Health on Ludlow Street. Read the rest of this entry »

Beginning today, four primary healthcare physicians from the Wynyard and District Community Health Centre will provide primary healthcare services at the Day Star First Nation’s on-reserve health clinic. The clinic will offer physician services on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The primary healthcare services that the physicians will provide include preventative care such as annual physicals, chronic disease management and health promotion,” says Paul Lendzyk, Executive Director of the Wynyard and District Community Health Centre. Read the rest of this entry »