Story Posted: 2020-06-11


Saskatoon (June 11, 2020)

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. “The Close to Home campaign will help build Saskatchewan’s first freestanding hospice and we are truly delighted in the community’s belief in and support for quality end-of-life care in our province,” said Board Chair Neil Weber. “Your remarkable support for the Hospice at Glengarda and St. Paul’s Hospital is having a significantly positive impact on the health care that is delivered in our province, and we are grateful for your dedication and your generosity.”

At the event, Secretary Shari Watson provided a Spiritual Reflection, KPMG LLP delivered the Auditor’s Report, and Treasurer Nicholle Povhe delivered the Finance and Allocations Report. Of note were St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation’s distributions of $5.46 M. These funds supported urgently needed medical equipment, patient comfort care items and staff professional development at St. Paul’s Hospital and the Close to Home Campaign. Distributions of note included $2.34 M for Hospice at Glengarda construction and $1.28 M for a new CT Scanner at St. Paul’s Hospital, purchased in partnership with the Ministry of Health.

SPH Foundation CEO Lecina Hicke provided a comprehensive Development Report, outlining progress made in 2019 to advance St. Paul’s Hospital’s mission and vision. The report outlined a significant year for the Foundation, and showcased progress made in all four Close to Home campaign priorities: building the Hospice at Glengarda, renovating the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital, advancing palliative care education, and supporting holistic care endowments in the community.

Vice-Chair Dr. Vivian Walker provided the Nominating Report and noted the following continued Officer appointments: Neil Weber – Chair; Chris Boychuk – Past Chair; Dr. Vivian Walker – Vice-Chair;
Nicholle Povhe – Treasurer; and Shari Watson – Secretary. Former Board Chair John Agioritis retired from the Board of Directors. We thank him for his dedication and service since joining the Board in 2011.

Emmanuel Health Board Chair David Patola joined Foundation Chair Neil Weber in a commissioning ceremony for new inductee Leah Schatz. The group welcomed Leah to our Board of Directors and look forward to her guidance and leadership in the coming years.


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