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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 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 »

Another obstacle for Royal University Hospital (RUH) parkade traffic was removed today.

The vehicle ramp next to the Saskatoon Cancer Centre on Level P3 was reopened today, after it had been closed earlier this month to support the last piece of repair work required for this portion of the parkade. 

The vehicle ramp next to the Saskatoon Cancer Centre on Level P3 was reopened today.

The vehicle ramp next to the Saskatoon Cancer Centre on Level P3 was reopened today.

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Almost seven months ago, Murphy, a St. John Ambulance therapy dog, and his handler Jane, began participating in a pilot research study visiting patients at Saskatoon’s busiest emergency department (ED) at Royal University Hospital. Since then, Murphy and Jane have become regular once-a-week volunteers whenever possible. They offer comfort, a listening ear, and more often than not, simply a calming distraction. Read the rest of this entry »

Yes, there are more parkade disruptions coming to Royal University Hospital (RUH).

Contractors have made significant progress on the parkade repairs for RUH which started last fall. However, they have reached a point where they need to close the parkade vehicle ramp on Level 3, starting Monday, July 4 through to late July.

Location of Level 3 vehicle ramp closure

Location of Level 3 vehicle ramp closure. Closure in effect until late July.

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The Royal University Hospital Foundation (RUHF) held its 14th Donor Grand Rounds event on May 25, focusing on the medical laboratories at RUH.

“Grand Rounds have a long tradition within a hospital setting, and serve as an opportunity for doctors, residents and students to learn about a particular case or aspect of medicine,” noted Arla Gustafson, CEO of RUHF. Read the rest of this entry »

Twice every day, they stop someone’s heart.

Perfusionists are a rare breed in the health care world. There aren’t many of them, and their patients rarely remember them as part of their health care team. Yet their work is heart-stopping, in both the literal and figurative sense. Read the rest of this entry »

Eric Gryba, #62 with the Edmonton Oilers, is putting his drive behind RUH Foundation to raise funds for the Campaign for Emergency, Critical Care and Trauma to help fund the new Trauma Program at Royal University Hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

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