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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:

On December 16, 2022, Doug Osborn, Volunteer Chair of the Royal University Hospital (RUH) Foundation Board of Directors, announced Jennifer Molloy as the Foundation’s new Chief Executive Officer with an official start date of March 1, 2022. She takes over the reins from retiring CEO, Arla Gustafson, who has served as CEO since 2007.

On January 27 and 28, 662 donors from all corners of Saskatchewan came together to help raise a record-breaking $1,008,960 for the RUH Radiothon, presented by Suer and Pollon Mechanical, in support of the transformation of surgical care at RUH.

We are seeking passionate, community minded and energetic individuals to join RUH Foundation Board of Directors. The Board oversees the organization and provides purpose-based leadership and strategic governance. Directors are involved in directing the organization in accordance with its strategic plan, articles, bylaws and applicable legislation.

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.

Howard Derksen led a busy life and his work, designing farm machinery, allowed him to visit many places around North America. Originally from Langham, Howard now lives in Saskatoon close to his daughter and grandchildren.

Health Care Providers Week is a designated week that recognizes the hard work and professionalism of Saskatchewan’s 50,000-plus health-care workers. Every member of the health-care team has an important role to play in caring for Saskatchewan residents, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, diagnostic technologists, continuing care aides, dentists, audiologists, mental health specialists and more. […]