Success Stories

Gynecologic cancer surgeon Dr. Laura Hopkins was recruited to Saskatchewan from Ottawa to lead our province in women’s surgical innovation. She believes Royal University Hospital has built the team now we need YOUR help to build and equip state-of-the-art operating rooms.

Kamilla Jönvik and her boyfriend Chris Kendall are lucky to be alive after a car plowed into their motorcycle on a sunny summer morning in 2018.

Life was good. My career was great. I had a loving wife, a beautiful little girl, and a baby on the way. Everything was just fine. We had just gone for coffee at my sister’s.

In June 2008, Amanda Taylor’s husband, Chris Pointer, was rushed to Royal University Hospital for lifesaving surgery after a motorcycle accident almost took him from her and their 4-year-old son.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.