RUH, which opened in 1955, is the largest clinical, teaching, and research hospital in Saskatchewan. Operated by the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the hospital is the preeminent provider of life-saving care to patients with the most life-threatening illnesses and injuries in the province.
The 400-plus bed tertiary care facility, with deep-rooted ties with University of Saskatchewan and SaskPolytechnic, specializes in emergency/trauma, cardiac, surgical, neurology, stroke, cancer, mental health care, and diagnostic testing, medical imaging scans and other support services.
The hospital’s dedicated and skilled health care teams provide exceptional and innovative care to more than 150,000 registered patients a year. Approximately 40 per cent of patients are residents of communities outside of Saskatoon and immediate area.
RUH is home to Saskatchewan’s main trauma centre; the province’s only Stem Cell Transplant Program, Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Program, Seizure Investigation Unit, and the PET-CT nuclear medicine imaging centre, to name a few; and the Irene and Leslie Dubé Centre for Mental Health.
Royal University Hospital Foundation, since its inception in 1983, and its community of supporters have invested more than $163 million to advance patient care innovation, education and research initiatives at RUH that have helped it stay at the forefront of modern medicine in Saskatchewan.
Commemorating Someone Special
Looking for a unique and thoughtful way to honour a friend, family member, colleague, group or company or to remember a loved one? Purchase a seat in RUH’s Theatre in the Mall or Vivian K. Asher Theater! Included in your purchase is a randomly selected seat with etched armrest plaque. Available seats are limited so hurry and get one! $10 per pay period for 26 pay periods through payroll deductions or $260 by cash, cheque or credit card. Anyone can purchase one! Honour someone special or leave your own legacy.
To purchase a seat, complete a Purchase Form and return it by mail to the RUH Foundation office, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W3; in person in the Foundation office in the main mall; by fax to 306.655.1979; or by email to email@example.com.
Cam Forrester has a deep and meaningful connection with RUH. Cam’s father, George Forrester, was a draftsman with Webster and Gilbert Architects—the architectural firm that worked on the design of the original (then) University Hospital that opened in 1955 as well as the 1978 expansion that began in 1968. RUH was a big part of George’s architectural career and Cam fondly remembers working alongside his father on several renovation projects from 1978–1984. Cam is a former architectural draftsman, golf pro and manager and has been a full-time artist since 2017. This painting was commissioned in honour of the 65th anniversary of the opening of the hospital.
This signed and numbered print is perfect for that special co-worker or volunteer at RUH that is retiring or leaving. Please contact our Foundation office at 306.655.1984 to arrange to pick up a signed copy of the print. You are responsible for having the print matted and framed and a plaque with the person’s name made.
The idea of having a permanent place to honour a co-worker or volunteer currently working at RUH or upon their retirement, or to remember someone dear to you who has passed away originated in 2012 with the passing of Warren Chykowski from the Respiratory Therapy Department. His friends and co-workers asked RUH Foundation for ideas on what might be done to honour a life well lived and the impact he had on patient care. The Memory/Honour Tree Grove provides a visual place in the Royal Gardens that tells a story of the caring and compassionate people who, through their work and life, contributed to the legacy of RUH.
To purchase a leaf on one of the Memory/Honour Grove trees to commemorate a someone, please complete a request form.
For more information on purchasing a theatre seat or obtaining either a Cam Forrester print for a retiring RUH staff member or volunteer or a Memory Tree leaf for someone important to you, please contact RUH Foundation at 306.655.1984 or visit the Foundation office in the main mall.
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