Story Posted: 2019-04-25

Donor Support Has Significant Impact on Patient Care

Saskatoon (April 25, 2019) Through the immense generosity and commitment of our donors along with effective stewardship of investments, in 2018 St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (SPHF) raised $8,219,236 in support of St. Paul’s Hospital and the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-Life Care. The funds support the purchase of urgently needed medical equipment, patient comfort care items, staff professional development, and holistic care at St. Paul’s Hospital, as well as the building of Saskatoon’s first hospice and advance end-of-life care in our community.

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation held its Annual General Meeting today and took the time to acknowledge everyone for giving so much of the their time and resources. “Thank you to all of the community groups, organizations, individuals and volunteers who give so generously,” said Foundation Chair Chris Boychuk. “With your contributions we are able to continue providing vital resources that benefit health and compassionate care in our community and our province.”

At the event, the Foundation reported on a few noteworthy funding allocations including $919,004 for Pyxis Automated Pharmacy Dispensing System, $559,030 for Ear Nose and Throat Ambulatory Clinic Equipment, and $121,096 for the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health.

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation also welcomed three new inductees: Gwen Dueck, Steeg Holmes and Ron Hyggen to their Board of Directors, which includes Neil Weber (Chair), Chris Boychuk (Past Chair), Dr. Vivian Walker (Vice-Chair), Nicholle Povhe (Treasurer) and Shari Watson (Secretary).

An emotional goodbye was said to retiring Board Member Alan Koop. We thank you for your service.

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has allocated more than $67 million to the Hospital since the Foundation was formed in 1982.


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