Story Posted: 2017-04-28
Saskatoon Community Advances Patient Care through $5 Million In Donations to St. Paul’s Hospital
Together with our donors and community, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (SPHF) raised a tremendous $5,279,345 in 2016 to support state-of-the art equipment advancements and education and training at St. Paul’s Hospital in 2016.
“Thank you to all of the community groups, organizations, individuals and volunteers who give so generously to support our Hospital,” said Foundation Chair John Agioritis. “It is only through your support that we are able to continue providing vital resources that benefit health and compassionate care in our community and to the people of this province.”
Details of the $3,474,154 in allocations were presented at the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Annual General Meeting on April 27, 2017. The Foundation celebrated the completion of $4.9 million in fund raising to make St. Paul’s home to the most advanced hospital operating theatres in Saskatchewan. We also celebrated the grand opening of the Hospital’s new David and Karen Holst Family Foundation SPECT-CT, bringing the most advanced medical imaging technologies to our patients. Other highlights included raising funds for a Nītisānak 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 family, and the community.
Also at the Annual General Meeting, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation appointed officers to their 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 include: Bob Kirkpatrick (SPH Board 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. The Foundation is very grateful for their service.
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has allocated more than $59,953,044 to the Hospital since the Foundation was formed in 1982.