News

September 15, 2017

HOSPITAL RECEIVES NEW TRANSPORT VEHICLE FROM POWER DODGE

The St. Joseph's Hospital is revved up after a donation from Power Dodge that took place on Friday.

"It's a new 2016 Ram Promaster cargo van. They're really good for delivery vehicles and those kinds of things," said Power Dodge owner Trevor Knibbs.

It will be used for a variety of duties in the service of the hospital, according to Executive Director Greg Hoffart.

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July 23, 2017

ESTEVAN WELCOMES NEW PHYSICIAN TO TOWN

There’s a new physician in town and with the new addition to the local medical staff Estevan now has full coverage for obstetric services.

Dr. Edward Krickan, who recently finished a two-year residency training in family medicine and an additional year of enhanced surgical skills training, said he’s passionate about rural healthcare and is looking forward to working in a dynamic community.

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April 18, 2017

NEW OBSTETRICIAN-GYNECOLOGIST ARRIVES IN ESTEVAN

Estevan has its new obstetrician and gynecologist, ending a five-month spell in which the services weren’t available at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Dr. Ahmad Sawwan’s first day practicing in the city was on Sunday. His office is located at the medical clinic inside St. Joe’s.

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March 8, 2017

SMA BRINGS ROADTRIP TOUR TO ESTEVAN

St. Joseph’s Hospital, health-care in Estevan and the community as a whole were on display on Saturday as the Saskatchewan Medical Association brought its Roadmap Tour to the Energy City.

Nearly 40 aspiring physicians and family medicine residents from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine were in Estevan for the tour. The Roadmap program is designed to showcase rural and regional centres in Saskatchewan, so that more locally-trained physicians will be working in smaller communities.

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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.



June 30/2015

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.


June 29/2015

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


June 24/2015

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


June 20/2015

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.



June 27/2014

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