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St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Highlights
Thanks to the remarkable generosity of our community, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation raised $1.5 million in just four short months to support the purchase of our province’s very first surgical robot.

Hospital Highlights: End-of-Life Care – A Comprehensive Approach
St. Paul’s Hospital has been leading end-of-life care in Saskatoon for more than a quarter of a century since the opening of the first Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in 1990 and the construction of Saskatchewan’s first free-standing residential hospice, the Hospice at Glengarda, in 2021.

Hospital Highlights: Kidney Health and Provincial Transplant Services and Primary Health and Chronic Disease Management
Kidney Health Programs at St. Paul’s Hospital serve the residents of Saskatoon and also of Central and Northern Saskatchewan. Primary Health and Chronic Disease Management provides education and support to those living with chronic disease.

Hospital Highlights: Mental Health and Addiction Services
Updates about Mental Health and Addictions Services from the 2022-23 St. Paul's Hospital and SPH Foundation Annual Review.

Hospital Highlights: Laboratory Medicine
The Laboratory has benefited greatly this year from community support through St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.

Hospital Highlights: Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
With funding made possible by generous donations, the Department is excited to pursue state-of-the-art upgrades to our MRI Scanner.

Hospital Highlights: Mission Office & Ethics
Updates about the Mission Office and Ethics Services from the 2022-23 St. Paul's Hospital and SPH Foundation Annual Review.

Hospital Highlights: Emergency Services
Highlights about Emergency Services from the 2022-23 St. Paul's Hospital & SPH Foundation Annual Review.

Message from Hospital and Foundation Leadership
St. Paul’s Hospital and its Foundation aim to strategize and innovate together with our dedicated front-line healthcare teams and visionary donors, whose commitments inspire us to dream with confidence, courage and compassion.

Message from Emmanuel Health Leadership
For more than a century, Catholic Health Ministry providers have been caring for generations of Saskatchewan families. Today, as part of Emmanuel Health, we continue this longstanding commitment to serving all those within our community.

Foundation Celebrates 40 Years of Community Support
This past year marked the 40th Anniversary of the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. For 40 years, “we have had the privilege of providing philanthropic leadership in support of St. Paul’s Hospital, holding the Grey Nuns’ legacy close to our hearts and striving to lead with the same sense of compassion and courage” explains SPH Foundation CEO Lecina Hicke. The Foundation has allocated more than $86 million to the Hospital since its formation in 1982, and supports our healthcare teams in providing the best possible care to those that we serve.

Creative Care through the Arts: St. Paul’s Hospital Healing Arts Program
Volunteering in the field of arts in healthcare is a tremendously rewarding experience. The Healing Arts Program at St. Paul’s Hospital was initiated in 2005 under the Mission Office in collaboration with the Volunteer Workforce. Marlessa Wesolowski, the Artist in Residence at St. Paul's Hospital, knows firsthand; she was a volunteer who helped form the Healing Arts Program. 

Our friends in Infection Prevention and Control
IPC sees their role very simply as providing staff with the tools they need to prevent patients from getting infections while in hospital through education and policies.

Nurse recruitment in the Philippines
Phoebe Chometa, Manager of 5A Surgery and Ostomy and Wound Care, was a part of the 2022 trip to the Philippines to recruit nurses, and she has been asked to return for the March 2023 follow-up trip. 

The Culture of St. Paul’s Hospital, AKA “The Culture Club”
Every week—every week—someone tells me why they love working here. For some, it is the work. For many, it is the patients and their colleagues that make coming to work not feel so much like work.

Remembering Tom Bird
As my friend, teacher, and mentor, Tom will forever live in my heart and mind. He was an inspiration to me and many others he touched.

Health Bus Awareness
Most of us will have seen by now the SHA Health Bus is parked out front of St. Paul’s on a regular basis.

W. F. Mitchell Bioethics Seminar: Dr. Cory Neudorf
The W.F. Mitchell Bioethics Seminar returned to Pylypchuk Hall as Dr. Cory Neudorf presented, “Health Inequities in Saskatoon: An Update on Reports & Actions.” The event was also available via Webex, with over 75 participants both online and in person.

Tracy Muggli Fund For Reconciliation
Many of you may know that our very own, Tracy Muggli, Executive Director of St. Paul’s Hospital, served as a dedicated board member of the Saskatoon Community Foundation from 2011 to 2019.

Christmas wishes from the Emmanuel Health CEO & SPH President and CEO, and SPH Executive Director
St. Paul’s Hospital CEO & Emmanuel Health CEO Jean Morrison shares her Christmas wishes in the latest issue of the SPH newsletter, the Lifeline.

Mistletoe Ball and Baskets Raised $215,600 for MRI Scanner
On Saturday, November 19th, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation hosted their 33rd Annual Mistletoe Ball, presented by Nutrien.

Hosting bingo at the St. Paul’s Hospital and community dialysis units
At the end of September, the St. Paul’s Hospital and community dialysis units filled with music as patients played Truth and Reconciliation Bingo in honour of National Truth & Reconciliation Day and Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30. Read more about this fun event hosted by Music Therapist Tinaya Entz in the latest issue of the SPH staff newsletter, the Lifeline.

Holiday Smile Cookies - Dec 5 -11
From December 5 - 11, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners in Saskatoon will be supporting St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation with Holiday Smile Cookies.

Cold Hands Warm Hearts - November 29, 2022
On #GivingTuesday your donation to Cold Hands Warm Hearts, sponsored by Cameco, will help purchase toques, mittens, socks and hand warmers during winter.

First Robot-Assisted Surgeries Benefit Saskatchewan Residents
Saskatchewan patients are benefitting from a new state-of-the-art robotic-assisted surgical system that contributes to less pain and faster recovery times.

Weekly Reflection November 21

Entertaining Angels: The Ethics of Hospitality
Dr. Mary Heilman presented at the SHA's November 16 Ethics Exchange

2022 W.F. Mitchell Seminar educates on health inequities
Dr. Cory Neudorf presents on "Health Inequities in Saskatoon"

Weekly Reflection- For Remembrance Day
Lest we forget.

Professional Development Awards
The deadline for the SPH Foundation Professional Development Awards is Sept 9, 2022.

PaRx presentation- prescribing nature
Join us for a presentation on the health benefits of spending time in nature and greenspaces.

Donor Generosity Advances Innovation
Saskatoon (June 6, 2022) St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (SPH) wishes to extend our profound gratitude to our remarkably compassionate donors who have once again allowed us to provide critical support in crucial times.

Mistletoe Baskets raises $173,412 for SPH
Learn more...

Mistletoe Baskets are SOLD OUT!
Mistletoe Baskets are now Sold Out! Thank you so much for your support. Call 306 655 5821 read more....

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation AGM Acknowledges Significant Fundraising Accomplishments in 2020
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation held its Annual General Meeting today, acknowledging our community for giving so generously of time and resources to ensure the health and well-being of patients and their families.

First Free-Standing Hospice in Saskatchewan Opens, Marking a New Era in Hospice Care
The Hospice at Glengarda, Saskatchewan’s first free-standing residential Hospice located in Saskatoon on Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis, will accept its first admission this week thanks to tremendous support from the community.

“Mistletoe 2020” Raises $162,575 For St. Paul’s Hospital Laboratory
On Saturday November 21, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation celebrated a reimagined version of its 31st Annual Mistletoe Ball, presented by Nutrien. Instead of gathering at the Sheraton in ball gowns and tuxedos, the community was instead invited to purchase Mistletoe-themed baskets that were delivered to the safety and comfort of their home...

Mistletoe Basket Sales Have Now Closed
Thank you for your support...

2020 Professional Development Award Recipients
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Professional Development Awards...

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Appoints Larry Long and Leah Schatz to Board of Directors
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors...

Tim Hortons® raises record amount through Smile Cookie Fundraising Campaign
Tim Hortons restaurant owners and millions of generous Canadians across the country combined broke a new Smile Cookie record this year...

Samaritan Place is Hiring for Hospice at Glengarda
The Hospice at Glengarda is opening in late 2020. Please visit the following link for exciting employment opportunities

2020 SPH Professional Awards Application Now Available
Application deadline: September 11, 2020.

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation 2020 Draws Winners
The 2020 SPH Foundation Draws winners have been announced!

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation 2019 Audited Financial Statements
The following audited Financial Statements were presented at the SPHF June 11, 2020 Annual General Meeting.

The St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Annual General Meeting was held today in an online event hosted by Volunteer Board Chair Neil Weber. Revenues of an astounding $16.67 M were reported by the Foundation in 2019, due in large part to community support for the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-Life Care.

SPHF AGM Zoom Meeting Link
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation’s Annual General Meeting will be held Thursday June 11, 2020 at noon. To get a password to the meeting, please contact Jennifer Bow at 306-655-5821, or email her at To attend the AGM, enter meeting ID 892 7629 7506 in the Zoom app, or click on the title of this article to open up the full version of this post.

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation AGM June 11, 2020
You are invited to the 2020 SPHF Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 12 noon via Zoom. The Meeting ID is: 892 7629 7506. Please email or call 306-655-5821 to receive a password for this event.

$20M Close to Home Campaign For Hospice Concludes With $1M Capstone Gift
Today St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation received a $1 million gift from Jim and Lisa Yuel and their daughters Neli and Taya. “We are thrilled to announce that with this remarkable gift, we are now able to effectively mark the completion of the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-life Care,” said Foundation CEO Lecina Hicke.

Close To Home Major Announcement
You are invited to attend a virtual Close to Home Major Announcement on Tuesday May 12 at 10:00 am. Watch online at or on Zoom Webinar (prior registration and application download required).

Apply Now for the 2020 Foundation Draws
The Foundation Draws Application Forms are now available. Application deadline is May 15, 2020. Items will be drawn on Tuesday June 23rd at noon in the cafeteria. More information and a downloadable application can be found at:

COVID-19 Hospital Fund Media Release
Today St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, Royal University Hospital Foundation, Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, and the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation announced a joint fundraising initiative called the COVID-19 Hospital Fund. Details below and at

SHA asks people to pause donations of supplies
Notice from SHA regarding donations of supplies ...

 SPH Foundation Update - March 16, 2020
For the health and safety of our community, effective March 16, 2020 St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has temporarily closed the Gift Shop and our Foundation office and will support our Hospital and your philanthropic goals through remote methods...

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation Announces Sandhya Padmanabh as Director of Philanthropy
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandhya Padmanabh as Director of Philanthropy effective January 1, 2020.

Research provides insight into supervised consumption services
The 2019 W.F. Mitchell Seminar focused on supervised consumption services.

Robert 'Bob' Steane Leaves Extraordinary $10M Legacy Gift to City Foundations
Foundations encourage everyone to 'Be A Bob' and give, volunteer in their own way

New $2.4 Million CT Scanner at St. Paul's Hospital
Saskatchewan residents are benefiting from improved access to specialized medical imaging, thanks to a new computed tomography (CT) scanner at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon...

Mistletoe Ball Raises $206,667 For Hospice & End-Of-Life Care
On Saturday November 16, Saskatoon’s 30th Annual Mistletoe Ball, presented by Nutrien, raised an astounding $206,667 for St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.“This is one of the most successful Mistletoe Balls to date...

Winners Announced for Sold Out Hospital Home Lottery in Support of Hospice
The 2019 Fall Hospital Home Lottery has sold out. Thank you for your incredible support...

Growing Our Community: Joe Remai Makes Significant Gift to Close to Home Campaign
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation today announced an exciting $500,000 gift to the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-Life Care from local philanthropist Joe Remai.

The Fall 2019 Spirit Newsletter is now available

Gordon and Jill Rawlinson Support Hospice with Heart
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation today announced an exciting $650,000 gift to the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-Life Care from local philanthropists Gordon and Jill Rawlinson.

SPH Foundation Announces Lecina Hicke as New CEO
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lecina Hicke as CEO of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, effective August 15, 2019.

Community Comes Together with Philanthropist Robert Steane to Support Local Hospice
(June 18th, 2019—Saskatoon)—St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation announced an exciting $1 million gift to the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-life Care from philanthropist Robert Steane.

Sod Turning Heralds Start of Construction for New Hospice in Saskatoon with Significant Gift from Leslie and Irene Dubé
Excitement was high today as community gathered to witness the ceremonial sod-turning to mark the start of construction for The Hospice at Glengarda, Saskatchewan’s first free-standing residential hospice...

Donor Support Has Significant Impact on Patient Care
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.

Apply Now for the 2019 Foundation Draws
The Foundation Draws Application Forms are now available. Application deadline is May 17, 2019. Items will be drawn on June 20th at noon in the cafeteria.

2019 SPHF Annual General Meeting Notice
You are invited to the 2019 SPHF Annual General Meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 12 noon.

Weekly Reflections: March 15 2019
Reflection from Emmanuel Care is on the value of prayer in our day. From Providence Health BC we reflect on connecting the good in ourselves with the good in others to transform the world through love.

Local Philanthropists Give Significant Donation to Support Hospice and Palliative Care in Saskatoon
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation announced a significant $700,000 gift to the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-life Care from the Campaign’s Honourary Co-Chairs Gene and Adele Dupuis...

$20M Campaign to Build Saskatoon's First Hospice Has Impressive Start With $6M Anonymous Donation
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation launched its new Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-life Care today...

Reflections into 2019
Reflections from Emmanuel Care and Providence Health BC as 2018 ends and a new year begins.

Christmas Craft Sale
Christmas Sale showcasing St. Paul's employee creativity.