February 22, 2016
CT SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE IN ESTEVAN
Thousands of residents in southeast Saskatchewan no longer have to travel to Regina for CT scans.
Now that a state-of-the-art computed tomography scanner is operating at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan, residents can have the diagnostic test done close to home. For more information, click here
September 25, 2015
INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATIONS DONATES RADIOS TO HOSPITAL
St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan will benefit from the donation of four handheld, two-way radios by Industrial Communications. Alan and Elroy Dougherty from Industrial Communications presented the radios. The technology will be used to communicate during emergencies and other situations. They have an estimated value of $5,000, and more radios may be donated in the future. To read more about this fabulous donation, click here
August 29, 2015
COLOUR MY FOUNDATION EVENT A SMASHING SUCCESS!
The St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation is thrilled with the outcome of our inaugural "Colour My Foundation" colour run which was held on Saturday, August 29th, 2015. Over 450 participants were able to raise more than $60,000 for the Foundation, to go towards upgrading the sterile prep room of the Hospital's Pharmacy. This upgrade is needed to continue to be able to offer chemotherapy treatments within the hospital.
For more information on the most colourful event to hit Estevan, click here
August 14, 2015
ESTEVAN POLICE OFFICERS MEMORIAL OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT DONATES TO FOUNDATION
The St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce they have received a donation of $6901.02 from the Estevan Police Association and Estevan detachment of the RCMP. These funds were raised at the Estevan Police Officers Memorial Open golf tournament held on July 23rd. These funds will go towards the purchase of new equipment for St. Joseph's Hospital. The St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation would like to thank the organizers of this great event for choosing us as the recipient of their funds raised.
August 12, 2015
ULTRASOUND SERVICES EXPANDED AT ST.JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL
Ultrasound imaging is now available on a regular schedule at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the city.
“We now have a fulltime sonographer on staff. She is a local woman, a recent graduate of the training program, so we can offer ultrasound service Monday to Friday, eight hours a day, which is more than twice what we were able to do before,” said Greg Hoffort, executive director of the hospital, referring to the fact that St. Joe’s had been reduced to receiving parttime sonographic services from an operator who split time between Estevan and Weyburn, when she was available. To read more, click here.
July 3, 2015
REDHEAD EQUIPMENT DONATES TO FOUNDATION
The St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Redhead Equipment has donated $100,000 to their Revitalization Campaign.
This donation will provide Redhead Equipment with the naming rights of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Rotunda, located in front of the cafeteria, which is now called the ‘Redhead Equipment Rotunda’.
“This donation is about giving back to the families and communities in Southeast Saskatchewan that have supported us through the years,” said Gary... Redhead, President and CEO of Redhead Equipment. “We are strong believers in supporting the health care sector and its advancements in this province, and are proud to assist St. Joseph’s Hospital in obtaining the necessary equipment to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.”
Redhead Equipment is a privately-owned and operated heavy equipment dealership with seven Saskatchewan-based locations, including one in Estevan. Thanks to the hard work of its employees and ongoing customer loyalty over the last 65 years, the company has grown into one of the largest heavy equipment dealers in the province.
The St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation would like to thank Redhead Equipment for donating and participating in the ‘Revitalization Campaign’, a project of purchasing naming rights throughout the units in the St. Joseph’s Hospital.
SUN COUNTRY ANNOUNCES CT SCANNER PURCHASE
The Sun Country Health Region has announced the purchase of a computed tomography (CT) scanner from General Electric for $1.2 million. Click HERE to read the complete press release regarding this exciting addition to St. Joseph's Hospital.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DONATE TO FOUNDATION
The St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation would like to announce that they have received a donation from the Knights of Columbus Club of Estevan for $30,000. This donation will go towards updating several rooms in the Long Term Care Unit.
Residents are admitted to Long Term Care when they can no longer be cared for in their homes. Our Long Term Care facility has 38 residents including a unit for those living with cognitive impairment.
“The design challenge of this unit is to maintain a home like environment while meeting the needs of those living with cognitive impairment or physical disabilities. With these units becoming dated, it is time for an upgrade.” said Becky Conly, Executive Director of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.
“We are incredibly grateful for this donation, as it will kick off our campaign of upgrading the rooms that need to be done in both Long Term Care and in the Intensive Care Unit”
The Knights of Columbus of Estevan have performed several fundraisers and have made many donations to local charities over the past years. The St. Joseph’s Hospital would like to thank the Knights of Columbus Club of Estevan for their generous donation.
For more information, please contact 306.637.2474
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY DONATES TO FOUNDATION
The St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce receiving a donation from Crescent Point Energy for the amount of $100,000 over two years. To commemorate the donation, the emergency ward of the hospital will have its name changed to the “Crescent Point Emergency Department”.
“We are proud to contribute to the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan, as it serves all of southeast Saskatchewan. We have many employees and partners who live in the area, and we’...re happy to give back to a community that has always supported us,” said Scott Saxberg, president and CEO of Crescent Point Energy.
The St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation thanks Crescent Point for their contribution and participating in the Revitalization Campaign, a project of purchasing naming rights throughout the units in the St. Joseph’s Hospital. There are a number of units left to be purchased in the Revitalization Campaign. For more information, please contact Becky Conly at 306.637.2474
POWER DODGE DONATES NEW VEHICLE TO HOSPITAL
The St. Joseph’s Hospital was pleased to receive a brand new Dodge Caravan courtesy of Power Dodge of Estevan. This new vehicle will be used by Food Services to deliver around 70 meals per day to the Nursing Home. This means over 25,000 meals will be delivered yearly due to the kindness of Power Dodge! To read the full story, click HERE.
CT SCANNER WILL ENHANCE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES FOR SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN
TO READ THE PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, CLICK HERE
ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL PRESS RELEASE
The St. Joseph’s Hospital and the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation are very pleased with the announcement from the Ministry of Health that the Hospital has been granted approval to purchase and operate a CT Scanner for the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan.
The Foundation is now tasked with the goal to raise 2 million dollars to fund the CT Scanner Initiative; it will cost 1.2 million dollars to purchase the CT Scanner, and $800,000 to renovate the existing areas in the hospital and to cover start-up costs.
The Foundation is excited to announce that, in anticipation of this announcement, we have already acquired several donations for this initiative. The founding donation of $60,000 came one year ago from Dorothy Yoner and her late husband Steve Yoner, in efforts to move forward the CT Initiative. After that came $100,000 from the Mainprize Manor Trust.
The Hospital Foundation is also excited to announce that the most recent donation that they acquired is a donation of $500,000 from Ron and Shirley Carson of Lampman, SK. The CT Scanner/X-Ray Department will be called The Ron and Shirley Carson Diagnostic Center. “When considering our contribution to the CT Scan services at St. Joseph’s Hospital, we feel that it is a way we can give back to the entire community in Southeast Saskatchewan because that is where our customers, staff, friends and family are from,” said Carson, “We are very pleased to contribute to this initiative that will bring great value to the community we serve and we are happy to donate to such an important and lifesaving cause.”
The Hospital Foundation staff and board of directors, in partnership with the St. Joseph’s Hospital will be visiting the corporate community of Southeast Saskatchewan in the upcoming weeks in order to ensure this government approved healthcare dream comes into fruition.
For more information on the accrual and workings of the CT Scanner, please contact Greg Hoffort at the St. Joseph’s Hospital at 306.637.2402. For more information on funding or to make a donation to the CT Scanner Initiative, please contact Becky Conly at the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation at 306.637.2474