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On Monday, October 17, Saskatoon Health Region will launch its new Our Stories site – www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/stories – with stories no longer being featured on THE REGION Reporter. This will provide our readers with access to all Saskatoon Health Region news – both stories and news releases –  in one convenient location.

We thank you for your support of THE REGION Reporter and continued interest in what’s happening in Saskatoon Health Region. We remain committed to telling you our great stories and encourage you to subscribe to the new site to ensure you keep up-to-date. Please note that our subscription list will not carry over to our new site.

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“I know of specific instances when people’s lives have been saved because of quick access to a physician consultant’s advice,” says Lisa Weir, superintendent of Saskatoon Health Region’s Acute Care Access Line (ACAL), run by M.D. Communications at M.D. Ambulance.

“Let’s say there’s a car accident in North Battleford. Initially, the injured will be taken to the local hospital and assessed by the emergency room doctor,” Weir says. Read the rest of this entry »

Story courtesy Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan

For Saskatchewan moms with difficult pregnancies or complications, they are the last stop for critical care. Dr. Jocelyne Martel, along with Dr. Kristine Mytopher and Dr. Lara Wesson, are responsible for caring for moms expecting multiple births, or having complications like high blood pressure or diabetes in pregnancy. They also see mothers experiencing growth problems with unborn babies, as well as diagnosing and managing abnormalities in babies so that they have the best chance for the future. Their work is all part of the Fetal Assessment Unit, which sees over 3,200 patients per year. Read the rest of this entry »

Saskatoon residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis in the community have been benefitting from the Police and Crisis Team (PACT) program since it was introduced in June 2014, the public was informed at an update event held January 28.

PACT was put in place to ensure someone in mental health crisis would receive help from the right person, who would then get them to the right care. The goal is to reduce arrests due to psychosocial issues, reduce unnecessary and inappropriate emergency department visits, strengthen partnerships of those serving at-risk individuals and enhance community safety through more effective crisis intervention. Read the rest of this entry »

The focus of Saskatoon Health Region’s first 90-day cycle of breakthrough improvements has been patient flow. 90 Days of Innovation: Ready Every Day is all about ensuring that our patients, clients and residents move through our system seamlessly, that there is no backlog of people waiting for an inpatient bed, or being cared for in an inappropriate space.

This first 90-day cycle is due to wrap up in June.

So what’s next? Read the rest of this entry »

Imagine every member of your care team understanding your needs with just a simple glance. That is the idea behind a new board being trialed on one unit at Royal University Hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

If you hear “Pediatric Code Navy” being called at Royal University Hospital (RUH) in the future, it’s not a mistake.

Pediatric Code Navy is the new code for pediatric Code Blue training sessions, which will begin at the end of January and occur monthly from then on. Read the rest of this entry »

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