Gifts In Action

We are grateful for the many gifts our donors have given to ensure our Hospital can continue to provide exceptional care to patients and families.


CT Scanner

Diagnostic Imaging CT Scanning is one of the most important parts of the patient’s medical journey. This project has been graciously funded.  Read more


Draeger PulmoVista 500

Breath is life! Helping to monitor patients’ breathing in the Intensive Care Unit. This project has been graciously funded. Read more.


Labscan Luminex

Identifying gene sequences for organ donation. This project has been graciously funded. Read more.


Quilters’ creations help bring dignity to end-of-life care at the Hospice at Glengarda 

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation board members Arlene Jorgenson and Shari Watson said the first time they heard of a dignity quilt was when the Hospice at Glengarda requested their quilting groups make two for the new hospice. The dignity quilts are used to lay over those who have passed on, so that they’re draped in a beautiful piece of artwork as they leave the Hospice. Read more...


How Kaylee Eden honoured a friend with a fundraiser for the Hospice at Glengarda 

Kaylee Eden spent eight years growing out her hair to donate to those affected by diseases that cause hair loss. And then what started as a general act of kindness became much more personal for Kaylee when she lost a loved one to cancer. Kaylee said a hospice in Saskatoon would have benefited her friend as well as her family. Read more...


Annual run heads online: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association supports SPH Foundation

Each year, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) holds an annual Run for Charity event. This year, they decided to bring this event to Saskatoon for the first time. Undeterred by the inability to host a run in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this youth group held their run online and raised $2,070. Read more...


Mistletoe baskets a huge success

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in March, the Mistletoe Ball committee was already well underway planning the 2020 event. Mistletoe Ball is a signature fundraiser for St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, and more than that, it’s an annual tradition for many people in the Foundation family, marking the start of the Christmas season. It was hard to imagine the season without it. Read more...


Smile Cookie campaign shares the love with $117,052 raised for the Hospice at Glengarda and STARS Air Ambulance

This year was the first time St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation participated in the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign, and it was so much fun! For one week each year, proceeds from the sale of special cookies at Tim Hortons locations support local charities. In Saskatoon, Warman and Martensville, the campaign supported SPH Foundation for the Hospice at Glengarda and  STARS Air Ambulance for Operations. Read more...


PREVIOUS PROJECTS

The Design of Giving: LMNO Donates Their Creativity to the Mistletoe Ball

When LMNO presented this year’s Mistletoe Ball designs in June, they went all out and really got into the Christmas spirit — they decked out the boardroom with Christmas decorations, twinkling lights, and a fire crackling on the TV. LMNO has been providing an in-kind donation of professionally designed marketing materials for the Mistletoe Ball for the past 14 years, since 2005. Read more...


Grateful Patient Pays it Forward — Buys Vein Viewer for the Hospital Unit She Stayed In

Karen Haffermehl doesn’t consider herself a philanthropist. She was simply so grateful for the care she received during her stay at St. Paul’s Hospital that she wanted to give back. She interviewed everyone who was working in the unit she stayed in and asked them what they would like to have in the ward. Read more…


T-shirt Fundraiser Inspired by Farm life: Ashley Van Meter is Raising Funds in Honour of her Dad

Ashley Van Meter’s dad Dan Van Meter died on Nov. 25, 2018, while in Palliative Care at St. Paul’s Hospital. Going through this experience gave her a new perspective on life — and death. When she heard about the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice & End-of-life Care, she started looking into hospice care in Saskatchewan and she knew she wanted to do something to help raise money. Read more…


Everybody Loves Early’s Farm and Garden Centre: Owners Give Back to the Community that Supports Them

Early’s Farm and Garden Centre is a Saskatoon institution. The much-loved family-owned business sells supplies for gardens, pets, livestock, and more. Early’s has been in operation since 1907, making it almost as old as the city itself. Some people have been going to Early’s their entire lives or returning for their pet food or livestock supplies for decades; it’s a household name in the city. Read more…


Giving Tuesday: The opening day of the giving season

You’ve probably heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Considered the “opening day of the giving season,” Giving Tuesday falls on Nov. 27 this year, and at St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Giving Tuesday gifts will support comfort care baskets. Read more...


Success Stories thanks to YOU!

Every year, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation raises funds for a wide variety of innovative technologies and programs, and none of it could be possible without you, our donors. Thanks to you, we’ve brought many exciting projects to the Hospital and we’re working on bringing many more. Read more...


Retired Roughrider Don Narcisse speaks up about prostate cancer

Retired Roughrider Don Narcisse says his sister inspired him to speak out about his prostate cancer diagnosis. He found out he had Stage 1 prostate cancer around Christmas 2017. When his siblings heard the news, they came to his house to talk about how they could support him. Read more...


Foundation Awards support Hospital security staff

Security might not be the first profession that comes to mind when you think about a hospital but the security department at St. Paul’s plays an important role in the safety of patients, staff, physicians and volunteers. Curtis Grueter has been working in the St. Paul’s Hospital security department for 17 years and this year he received funding from the SPH Foundation to take a locksmithing course. Read more...


Day in the life of an ethicist 

What is it like to be an ethicist at a busy community hospital? What does an ethicist do? Dr. Mary Deutscher, St. Paul's Hospital Bioethicist, takes us through a typical day in her line of work, highlighting her unique daily challenge to provide exceptional care at St. Paul’s Hospital. Read more...


Honey for the Soul: Worobetz Family Supports Spiritual Care

The Worobetz family connection to St. Paul’s Hospital runs deep, with three generations of the family working at St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Lawrence Worobetz personally supports the Hospital, and his uncle and aunt Stephen and Michelene Worobetz have supported the Hospital for decades through their foundation. Read more...


Thanks to You: A New Angiojet Ultra Thrombectomy 

Thanks to you, patients with clots in their arteries or veins are getting better care. Procedures have gone from two days in intensive care, to two hours and home the next day. Since donors supported the purchase of the Angiojet Ultra Thrombectomy System, everything has changed. Read more...


Survive and Thrive: Urology Symposium

The title “Survive and Thrive” for the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health annual Urology Symposium perfectly sums up the wishes of every man and his family following a diagnosis of Prostate Cancer. Our friend and prostate cancer survivor Murray Hill shares more information about the Urology Symposium. Read more...


The Gift Shop: Brightening Customers’ days

“The Gift Shop at St. Paul’s Hospital is a reprieve from the sometimes emotional and clinical atmosphere of the Hospital,” says Gift Shop Manager Stella Price. She and her staff strive to create a welcoming environment because they know their customers may be going through a hard time.  Read more...


Trauma-informed Care Respects the Whole Person

Dr. Mary Deutscher, Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan Bioethicist, reflects on trauma-informed care, which respects that people continue to be affected by traumatic events long after the physical scars have healed.  Read more...


Planting the Seeds of Hope

A Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) machine can be used to diagnose and treat a multitude of conditions right at the patient’s bedside. This means no transfers between Hospital units, no scheduled appointments, and most importantly—no waiting! Read more...


Day in the Life of the Nītisānak Navigator

There’s a friendly new face in the Emergency Department at St. Paul’s Hospital. Brian Favel is the Hospital’s first Nitisanak Navigator in the ER. He provides culturally sensitive, holistic health care support to First Nations and Métis patients in the Emergency Room at St. Paul’s Hospital. Read more...


Nîsohkamâtowak

The name Nîsohkamâtowak means ‘helping each other’ in the Cree language, and was chosen to name this initiative about recognizing and acknowledging the Truth and Reconciliation ‘Calls to Action’ and closing the gaps in kidney health care for First Nations and Métis people. Read more...


GreenLight Laser

The GreenLight Laser will advance care for urology patients with enlarged prostate issues, providing improved access to services, advanced treatment options, improved post-operative outcomes and shorter hospital stays. Read more...


Patient and Staff Medical Library

Thank you for your support. The Patient and Family Resource Centre has been completed.  Read more...


Franki Stuart’s Story

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The Healing Arts Program Saved My Life: Ken Brevik’s Story

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Operating Room Advancements

The remarkable $4.9 million transformation of all eight of our eight surgical operating theatres is a first for Saskatoon hospitals and will have tremendous impact on patient care and on education and training.  Read more...


Contact SPH Foundation at 306 655 5821 for more information on the following completed projects:

  • The Holst Family Foundation SPECT-CT Suite 
  • The Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health
  • Surgical Services Stryker Stack
  • The Mosaic Laboratory, home of the Kinsmen Foundation Digital Transmission Electron Microscope Suite and a Leica UC& Ultra Microtome and Nikon Stereomicroscope
  • Pylypchuk Hall
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound Scope
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Mini C-Arm X-Ray Scanner
  • Advanced Imaging and Biopsy Ultrasound
  • Portable Vascular Doppler Ultrasound and Radiofrequency Ablation
  • The Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health and Rawlco Radio Surgery Unit 4B

Thank you for making these Hospital programs, services and equipment a reality.