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“The morning my brain aneurysm burst was like any other,” says Peggy Benko, a lawyer from Regina who in 2015 was rushed to Royal University Hospital for treatment of a burst aneurysm and stroke. “There was no warning. No symptoms. One minute I was in my office and my next memory is from a month later.” Read the rest of this entry »

Story courtesy St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation

On October 4, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (SPHF) hosted a double Grand Opening, celebrating the installation of a medical imaging SPECT-CT and new operating theatre technology at St. Paul’s Hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Story courtesy Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan

A ground-breaking week-long pediatric heart camp in Saskatchewan just may be a vital first step in developing a Canada-wide chronic disease management program.

CHAMPS Healthy Heart Camp, focusing on the unique needs of the approximately 2,000 children in Saskatchewan living with congenital heart defects (CHD), launched last year as a pilot project at the University of Saskatchewan. Read the rest of this entry »

Story courtesy Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan

It’s the kind of news that strikes fear into the heart of any parent-to-be. Derek and Vicki Gross were no exception when, at 27 weeks into her pregnancy, Vicki was told she was going into labour. For five long days, medical staff did everything they could to delay labour. In spite of doctors’ best efforts, baby Calla came three months early, weighing just over two pounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Story courtesy Royal University Hospital Foundation

Royal University Hospital Foundation (RUHF) is helping health care at RUH move from good to great.

And every day, donors are rising in support of that challenge to help usher Saskatchewan’s primary acute and critical care hospital into a new era of health care, one that continues to attract the best medical professionals, uses the most advanced technologies and procedures and saves lives, possibly even the life of someone you know and love. Read the rest of this entry »

Story courtesy Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan

AREVA Resources Canada has donated $500,000 to support a Family Room in the Maternal Care Centre at the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan. Read the rest of this entry »

Story courtesy Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan

It’s been a total whirlwind for 11-year-old Bella Arcand since she was chosen to throw the first pitch at the Toronto Blue Jays game just a few weeks ago. But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Saskatoon girl from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation took the mound at Rogers Centre August 9 when the Blue Jays took on the Tampa Bay Rays. She was be joined by her mom Bev, little sister Ava, and 25 members of her extended family who traveled from across the country to see her big moment.  What’s remarkable about Bella’s story is that just three short years ago, she underwent a headline-making surgery to disconnect half of her brain to treat a rare neurological disease called Rasmussen’s Encephalitis (RE). Read the rest of this entry »

 Story courtesy Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan

Children needing to stay overnight at Saskatchewan’s new maternal and children’s hospital have received a welcome boost from a Saskatoon family. Ian and Barbara McNaughton and family are supporting a new Pediatric Inpatient Room at Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan, which is currently under construction. Read the rest of this entry »

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