Success Stories

When Archie La Rocque’s younger brother passed way 12 years ago from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 44, “there was a fatalistic attitude toward the disease,” says Archie. Until he was referred to the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) clinic at RUH in 2018, Archie, who has a different type of pulmonary fibrosis saw his health steadily decline.

January 6 was a typical morning for Eugene Paquin and his wife, Debby. The retired couple woke up mid-morning, ate breakfast and read the newspaper.

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.

Carla Harris felt as though she was alone after being diagnosed with epilepsy. She had no idea how common epilepsy was. Growing
up in Raymore, Saskatchewan, Carla had
never met another person with epilepsy
when in fact; there are more than 10,000 people in Saskatchewan who have the disorder.

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.

Forty years ago, the professional fire fighters of Saskatchewan created a Burn Fund to improve medical care for burn victims, reduce the financial hardship when treatment outside the province is necessary, and support education for healthcare providers. Since then, the Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund has raised more than $6 million, of which $1 million has been invested in the care and comfort of burn victims and their families at Royal University Hospital.