Success Stories

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.

Drs. Sothilingam and Harriman

Royal University Hospital trauma surgeons Drs. Suzie Harriman and Niroshan Sothilingam never know what critically hurt trauma patient will come through the O.R. doors next.

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Nurse Ben Manley

For Royal University Hospital operating room nurse and father of four, Ben Manley, caring for people who are sick or injured is in his blood.

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Dr. Laura Hopkins

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.

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Donors

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.

Cameco

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.

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Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation

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!

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Nutrien

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.

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Patients

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.

Chris and Kamilla’s Story

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.

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Karsten’s Story

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.

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Chris and Amanda’s Story

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.

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