“Give me the best and I’ll provide the rest.” Equip for Excellence is a multi-million dollar campaign to enhance healthcare at Saskatoon City Hospital through the purchase of equipment, resources and technology. To date, almost $10 million has been raised. Major capital equipment purchases include a state-of-the-art, 3D mammography unit, an endoscopic ultrasound, a point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department, and a vein viewer. The campaign also enabled a $2 million dollar upgrade and modernization of the hospital’s Surgical Pathology Lab.
As there will always be technological change and ways to better health care at Saskatoon City Hospital, the list of needed items remains.
If you would like to discuss the items on this list or wish to see a more extensive list of needs, please email SCHF@SaskHealthAuthority.ca or call 306-655-8489 (toll free 1-800-603-4464).
Medical Imaging: A Better Look
If you’re like thousands of patients, chances are your journey at Saskatoon City Hospital began with a medical imaging procedure. Medical imaging – such as x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasound – has played an important and crucial role in diagnosis for decades. As technology changes, so has medical imaging – results are sharper and processing is faster, leading to clearer decisions for more effective treatments.
You can ensure that Saskatoon City Hospital’s medical imaging equipment is the most current and relevant available. Your donations will support the purchase of a new portable x-ray unit as well as the upgrading of the department’s fluoroscopy suite.
You’ll help ensure that the 50,000 annual imaging procedures – for both inpatients and outpatients – are delivered with the best equipment possible.
Every year, Saskatoon City Hospital’s Pharmacy Department processes more than a million doses for the hospital and affiliated health agencies in the Saskatoon area. That’s a million times every year when patients are taking medication prepared at the hospital. A million times a year when it’s crucial that the right medication and dosage is administered.
You can ensure that those medications are safely stored and dispensed. The Pharmacy Department has requested $2.5 million to replace aging equipment in the intravenous (IV) storage room and to install a new medication dispensing system throughout the hospital.
Your support of the Fellowship Funding Program will fill service gaps and meet patient needs, support and retain young talent, and enhance treatment options. The program’s premise is to ensure funding supports areas of medical training that fit with the needs of the hospital. It offers financial support in exchange for a return-of-service to Saskatoon.
Breast Health Centre
Installed when the Breast Health Centre first opened in 2006 its prone biopsy table needs to be replaced.
“The prone biopsy table allows physicians to biopsy using mammogram images for guidance,” explains Dr. Carolyn Flegg, radiologist. “It’s used for biopsy of something abnormal seen on a mammogram that cannot be seen with ultrasound.”