Success Stories

Physicians & Staff

A hospital is little more than a shell without its medical team—those dedicated professionals who have devoted their careers to helping others through their medical milestones.

At the RUH Foundation, we celebrate and support their efforts with funding for the medical research, specialist training, professional development, scholarships and state-of-the-art equipment that help them do their jobs.

Dr. Janine Eckstein

Dr. Janine Eckstein, Interventional Cardiologist, received her medical degree in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Saskatchewan. She knew early in her career that she wanted to sub-specialize in Interventional Cardiology.

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Fellowship Funding

Physicians who wish to sub-specialize after their Residency training may enter a Fellowship training program. Sub-specialists fill service gaps and advance patient care, research and training at RUH. Similar to Residency training seats, a Fellow cannot fund their Fellowship seat: funding must be provided by a third party.

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Drs. Dilip Gill and Nathan Ginther

Drs. Dilip Gill and Nathan Ginther are revolutionizing colorectal cancer care for patients in Saskatchewan thanks in part to the generosity of donors to Royal University Hospital Foundation.

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Donors

At Royal University Hospital Foundation, we’re proud of our record, but we’re even more proud of our community and the many individuals, organizations and companies who have given generously in support of our hospital.

We love to share stories about the impact of donor generosity on medical research, training and patient care at Royal University Hospital. Your contributions truly work wonders.

Cameco

Over the years, Cameco has invested wisely and generously in the health of our community, and they’ve encouraged others to do the same. The Royal University Hospital Foundation is grateful for Cameco’s exemplary leadership and support of healthcare at Royal University Hospital and across our community.

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Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation

The Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation has given from the heart, for the heart. Its gift of $1.5 million for cardiac electrophysiology has helped prolong and save lives across Saskatchewan. In honour of their generosity, we named the Cardiac EP Lab at RUH the Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation Electrophysiology Laboratory. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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Nutrien

For over 25 years, Nutrien has supported advances in health care in our community, donating generously for patients and their families at Royal University Hospital.

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Patients

A hospital is a place of hope and healing, of solace and sympathy. Our patients and their family members are grateful for the caring dedication of our medical professionals. And many want to give back by making a donation to the Royal University Hospital Foundation.

Read their stories of gratitude and giving. If you have a story of your own to tell, please share it with us.

Archie’s Story

When Archie La Rocque’s younger brother passed way 12 years ago from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 44, “there was a fatalistic attitude toward the disease,” says Archie. Until he was referred to the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) clinic at RUH in 2018, Archie, who has a different type of pulmonary fibrosis saw his health steadily decline.

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Eugene’s Story

January 6 was a typical morning for Eugene Paquin and his wife, Debby. The retired couple woke up mid-morning, ate breakfast and read the newspaper.

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Carla’s Story

Carla Harris felt as though she was alone after being diagnosed with epilepsy. She had no idea how common epilepsy was. Growing
up in Raymore, Saskatchewan, Carla had
never met another person with epilepsy
when in fact; there are more than 10,000 people in Saskatchewan who have the disorder.

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