Physicians & Staff
A hospital is little more than a shell without its medical team—those dedicated professionals who have devoted their careers to helping others through their medical milestones.
At the RUH Foundation, we celebrate and support their efforts with funding for the medical research, specialist training, professional development, scholarships and state-of-the-art equipment that help them do their jobs.
In “The Gambler,” country music singer Kenny Rogers croons that “The best you can hope for is to die in your sleep”– presumably suggesting that dying unexpectedly and without enduring long-term suffering is the best way to die. However, most of us won’t be so fortunate.
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.
For patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, in-hospital dialysis treatment can often seem as unsettling as the illness. One in ten Canadians lives with damaged or failed kidneys. As a result, they aren’t able to properly remove waste and unwanted water from their blood. Dialysis is an artificial way of carrying out this process when a person has typically lost 85 to 90 per cent of kidney function. Unless one receives a kidney transplant, a person must continue to have dialysis for the rest of their life.
At Royal University Hospital Foundation, we’re proud of our record, but we’re even more proud of our community and the many individuals, organizations and companies who have given generously in support of our hospital.
We love to share stories about the impact of donor generosity on medical research, training and patient care at Royal University Hospital. Your contributions truly work wonders.
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.
A hospital is a place of hope and healing, of solace and sympathy. Our patients and their family members are grateful for the caring dedication of our medical professionals. And many want to give back by making a donation to the Royal University Hospital Foundation.
Read their stories of gratitude and giving. If you have a story of your own to tell, please share it with us.
Scott Bray pauses while discussing “the summer of his heart’s discontent.” “I didn’t want to die; there was still too much to live for,” says Scott while recalling the three separate life-threatening cardiac-related events he had in August 2018.
Eighteen months ago, Dawne Banda’s body was hijacked by a blood clot that established itself in her brain and caused a major stroke. “My life could easily have ended that night,” says Dawne. She was 69 at the time and worked as the coordinator with Adele House, providing apartment accommodations for women seeking safety from abusive relationships.
“Thank you for saving my life. I now know first-hand how important it is to have the most advanced equipment, technology and cardiac specialists at Royal University Hospital. As the past volunteer Chair of the Royal University Hospital Foundation and as a donor I was aware of the innovation and advanced care that donor support provided, but I never expected to be alive today because of the advances in innovation at Royal University Hospital.” Read Bryan’s story and many others whose lives were saved thanks to the cardiac and emergency care received at RUH.
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