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.

Laura Holitski

“I try to treat people, the way I would like to be treated.”
These are powerful words in health care. We want to know that our loved ones, or even we ourselves will be treated with respect, compassion and kindness when we are at our most vulnerable.

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Beverly Pavelich

It’s been a lifelong journey of nursing service that has surpassed a half-century. And the trek isn’t over yet for Beverly Pavelich whose professional home has been Royal University Hospital for all but a couple of those years.

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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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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.

BHP

Royal University Hospital Foundation and BHP are pleased to announce a $1 million donation from BHP that will transform the way the most utilized diagnostic procedure—X-ray imaging—is done at Royal University Hospital (RUH).

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Irene And Leslie Dubé

As founders of the Concorde Group of Companies, Irene and Leslie Dubé built a successful business and a reputation for giving back. “Philanthropy feeds the soul,” says Les, and Irene agrees. “Sharing our blessings with others brings us great peace.”

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Be a Bob

For Bob Steane, former Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Cameco, philanthropy wasn’t only about a financial donation to improve our community, it was a passion he embraced with hands-on enthusiasm. Whether making a lead donation for the newest generation of interventional imaging at Royal University Hospital, volunteering at the Lighthouse, serving breakfast at […]

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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.

Devin Gerun

“I’m pretty lucky to be alive,” says Devin, 27, while reflecting on the cause of his abrupt departure from the ice during a hockey playoff game in Leroy on February 19.

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Virginia’s Story

Virginia Nordlee is extremely grateful to donors like you for your role in helping mend her broken heart in Saskatoon rather than in Toronto.

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Dallas’s Story

Hello, my name is Dallas Carpenter. I am a 45-year-old husband and father of two teenagers. I am alive today thanks to the lifesaving surgery I received at Royal University Hospital.

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