Story Posted: 2018-04-26
Donor Support Has Tremendous Impact on Patient Care
(Saskatoon) At today’s Annual General Meeting, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation announced that through the generosity of the people of Saskatoon and area, they raised an impressive $7,819,930 in 2017.
“Without support from our community - we would not be where we are today,” said St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Board Vice-Chair Neil Weber. “Donor generosity has a tremendous impact on patient care, bringing much needed medical equipment, programs, services and professional development opportunities to St. Paul’s Hospital that would simply not be feasible otherwise.”
At the event, the Foundation reported on their allocations of more than $3.1 million in 2017 to help bring state-of-the art equipment to the Hospital, like an EPIQ 5 ultrasound, advanced laboratory equipment, hemodialysis chairs, and a new reverse osmosis water treatment system. Highlights of the year included completion of Operating Room Advancements in all eight operating rooms and the Grand Opening of the new Patient and Family Medical Library.
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation also welcomed three new inductees Doreen Howlett, Kevin Sharfe, and Nicholle Povhe to their Board of Directors, which includes Chris Boychuk (Chair); Neil Weber (Vice-Chair), John Agioritis (Past Chair), Shari Watson (Secretary), Alan Koop (Treasurer); Arlene Jorgenson, Dr. Vivian Walker, and Jean Morrison (St. Paul’s Hospital President & CEO).
An emotional goodbye was said to retiring Board Members: Colleen Cameron-Bergan, Darlene Cooper, Lise de Moissac, Mercedes Montgomery, Dr. Arne Paus-Jenssen, and Candace Wasacase-Lafferty. We thank you for your service.
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has allocated more than $63 million to the Hospital since the Foundation was formed in 1982.