Just imagine. You know the specialized equipment you are working with is reaching its end of life, yet each and every day, anxious patients with life-threatening heart conditions are relying on your help. This time, I need your help.

Canadians are known worldwide as compassionate people, who give generously to charities and humanitarian organizations. Have you ever wished there was a way to leverage the value of your donations to a charity?

Thank you to Don and Marg Ravis for their recent gift of $75,000 to advance cardiac care excellence at Royal University Hospital. This generous donation is  designated for the RUH Cardiac Care Endowment the couple created in 2021.

Imagine a moment that changes the course of medical history in Saskatchewan – for Bentley Wiebe, such a pivotal moment arrived unexpectedly this past May when he received ground-breaking cardiac surgery at Royal University Hospital.

Krista Schiebelbein is a breast cancer survivor. Her medical journey consists of many interventions, including a double mastectomy performed in the wake of a long-awaited genetic test confirming she had a gene mutation that increases one’s lifetime risk of breast cancer by 60 to 80 percent.

Dwayne Nicholson’s wonderful big smile says it all! That’s because he can now receive a portion of follow-up care for his Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD),  commonly known as a mechanical heart, at RUH rather than in Alberta.

My name is Devin Gerun. Right now in our province, someone’s father, sister, partner, uncle, or grandmother is experiencing a life-threatening situation they could never have prepared for, just like me last February.

Have you or someone you know suffered a heart attack or a heart condition?

My name is Dr. Jason Orvold, a cardiologist at Royal University Hospital and medical director for the hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab, commonly known as the Cath Lab. The Cath Lab includes medical imaging, x-ray equipment and technology that allows us to see clearly inside your heart so we can clear blocked arteries or repair heart defects.

“I’m pretty lucky to be alive,” says Devin, 27, while reflecting on the cause of his abrupt departure from the ice during a hockey playoff game in Leroy on February 19.

Daphne Arnason and Leo Bourassa (pictured above) know what it’s like to have their normal routines turned upside down without warning because of a sudden medical crises.

Over the years, the couple and other family members have benefited from the care provided by Royal University Hospital’s dedicated and talented individuals and teams and the services they provide 365 days a year.