Author Archives: Michelle Morrison

When you hear the words “open-heart surgery”, what do you think of? Fear? Risk? What if I told you that your help could lead to a less invasive procedure being done for the first time, here in Saskatchewan?

My name is Dr. Aly Ghoneim and as a cardiac surgeon at Royal University Hospital (RUH), I deal with some of the most complex heart surgeries in the province.

Royal University Hospital (RUH) Foundation’s 39th Annual Greek Gourmet Feast, hosted by Manos Restaurant and presented by Nutrien, raised more than $83,000 (net) at a sold-out event last night!

Residents from across the province generously donated $241,740 to this year’s RUH Radiothon in support of Royal University Hospital Foundation’s Mission Possible: Operation New O.R. campaign. Proceeds will be used to fund much-needed new state-of-the-art equipment and other enhancements to RUH’s current operating rooms and related areas that were built in 1978. Suer & Pollon Mechanical graciously matched donations in the amount of $100,000.

The two-day Radiothon, broadcast on 600 CJWW, 92.9 The BULL, and 98COOL radio stations, shared inspirational stories from more than 40 grateful patients, surgical team members, donors and supporters of RUH. Each story and person helped to emphasize the need for an improved surgical experience.

Hello, my name is Dallas Carpenter. I am a 45-year-old husband and father of two teenagers. I am alive today thanks to the lifesaving surgery I received at Royal University Hospital.

A magical collection of wizards and centaurs, owls and lions, and other enchanting individuals and creatures gathered Saturday evening and raised $300,732 to help transform surgical care at Royal University Hospital.

The assembled converged on Royal University Hospital Foundation’s Royal Wizard’s Chronicle Ball: Harry visits Narnia presented by Nutrien to show their support for Foundation’s Mission Possible: Operation New O.R. campaign. A special thank you to Nutrien for matching all event proceeds in the amount of $150,000!

We feel blessed and grateful that donors like you who have supported RUH were there for us in 2020 when we needed surgical care, especially since it was in the middle of a pandemic – Thank you. We would like to share our story to show how important it is to continue to support health care, and we hope you will join us by making
your gift today.

It was a normal fall morning as Jeanie Story from Swift Current was getting ready for work. Suddenly she thought she saw her dog behind her. She turned and looked over her shoulder. Then she remembered her dog had sadly died months earlier. A part of her knew this and still, she had to turn around. A couple of months later Jeanie experienced the same thought pattern and realized something was wrong.

On March 1, 2022, RUH Foundation was pleased to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Molloy. Here are five things about Jennifer you might not know:

Walter Koob was born on the family farm in the R.M. of Viscount in 1928. He grew up on the family farm in the Meacham district and went to Lucasville School. In the winters, Walter worked off the farm. He worked in Saskatoon at the Wheat Pool Flour Mill and as a strong young man, he often carried up to 200 lb. bags of flour on his shoulder (loading rail cars) for his entire shift.

My name is Richard Robin and I’m a farmer near Leask, Saskatchewan. I want to start off by saying how truly grateful I am for your past contribution to Royal University Hospital (RUH) as it was your previous support that ensured the Trauma team was there for me when I was rushed to RUH.