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St. Paul’s advances patient care

By Sandhya Padmanabh


SASKATOON — Together with donors and the community, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (SPHF) raised $5,279,345 in 2016 to support state-of-the art equipment advancements and education and training at the Catholic hospital in Saskatoon.

Details of $3,474,154 in allocations were presented at the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Annual General Meeting on April 27. The foundation celebrated the completion of $4.9 million in fundraising to make St. Paul’s home to the most advanced hospital operating theatres in Saskatchewan.

The grand opening of the hospital’s new David and Karen Holst Family Foundation SPECT-CT was also celebrated this year, bringing the most advanced medical imaging technologies to patients.

Other highlights included raising funds for a Nitisanak Navigator, a pilot project for an Emergency Room Navigator to provide individualized patient support and develop specialized care plans based on the unique needs of indigenous patients, their families and the community.

During the AGM, SPHF also appointed officers to its volunteer board of directors: Chris Boychuk (chair), Neil Weber (vice-chair), John Agioritis (past chair), Darlene Cooper (secretary), and Alan Koop (treasurer). Members of the board are Bob Kirkpatrick (chair), Colleen Cameron-Bergan, Arlene Jorgenson, Dr. Arne Paus-Jenssen, Mercedes Montgomery, Jean Morrison (SPH president and CEO), Dr. Vivian Walker, and new inductees Candace Wasacase-Lafferty and Shari Watson.

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has allocated more than $59,953,000 to the hospital since it was formed in 1982.

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