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Milestones, formerly Benchmarks, tells the stories of your donations and the lasting impact your generosity has on medical research, advanced training and day-to-day patient care at Royal University Hospital.

The newsletter is published three times a year, and while there are many stories in each issue, the highlights are noted here:

  • December 2021: Much Needed Microscopes Will Provide Unprecedented Clarity; Thomas and Laura Smith Planned Their Gift; Rushed to RUH Hospital After a Life-Threatening Farm Accident; Donors Ensure RUH IS Ready When You Aren’t; Caring Team Guide Patients Through Surgery; A Mother’s Mission Honours Her Daughter
  • September 2021: Mission Possible: Operation New O.R. Campaign – New Equipment Delivers New Possibilities in Cancer Detection; A Lifesaving Trip to RUH’s New Adult Emergency Department; RUH’s Front Line Workers, Literally; Donating Investments to RUH Foundation
  • March 2021: Mission Possible: Operation New O.R. Campaign; An Unexpected Trip to the O.R.; The Perfect Bed; Anesthesiologists Consider the O.R. “Home”; Stepping up to Accelerate Women’s Health Research

Past issues of the newsletter are available by contacting the Foundation office at 306.655.1984.


Royal University Hospital Foundation names Jennifer Molloy New Chief Executive Officer

Dec 16, 2021

Royal University Hospital (RUH) Foundation is pleased to announce Jennifer Molloy as the Foundation’s new Chief Executive Officer, following a national search, with an official start date of March 1st 2022. She will take over the reins at RUH Foundation from our retiring CEO, Arla Gustafson.

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Saskatoon hospital foundations offer support to USask’s VIDO

Nov 25, 2021

Three of Saskatoon’s hospital foundations have partnered to donate $230,000 in support of Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO).

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Human Papilloma Virus Self-Sampling proposal wins Royal University Hospital Foundation’s Women Leading Philanthropy $100,000 Grant

Oct 01, 2021

More than 90% of cervical cancers are caused by the Human papillomavirus (HPV) and screening for HPV can be achieved using a self-collected vaginal swab as an alternative to the conventional Papanicolaou (Pap) test. This is not the reality in Saskatchewan today which puts a lot of women at a higher risk of undiagnosed HPV and potentially life-ending cancer. This is about to change thanks to a novel pilot project proposed by Dr. Jennifer Brown Broderick and her team, funded by women philanthropists from Saskatoon and across Saskatchewan.

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