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Proceed with caution: Think twice before gathering
May 14, 2021
Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all craving human interaction. We long to gather with family and friends.
Saskatchewan Health Authority’s statement of support for all vaccine types in the COVID-19 Immunization Campaign
May 05, 2021
Saskatchewan Health Authority supports COVID-19 immunization— the sooner the better and with the vaccine that is offered to you.
Five Saskatchewan hospitals recognized for using blood wisely
April 29, 2021
Five hospitals sites across Saskatchewan are being recognized by Choosing Wisely Canada and Canadian Blood Services as Using Blood Wisely hospitals.
Faces of the Fight: Dr. Jason Gatzke, Swift Current
April 01, 2021
Saskatchewan is entering the worst phase of the pandemic right now. The COVID-19 variants are causing sickness and hospitalization in a younger age group than what we have seen thus far.
Faces of the Fight: Dr. Hassan Masri
December 31, 2020
COVID-19 has affected the health and the well-being of more Canadians than any other disease in recent history and in a very short time.
Blood plasma trials: a message from Dr. Susan Shaw
December 23, 2020
Have you recovered from COVID-19? If so, you can help others currently battling the virus.
A week in ICU at the height of the pandemic
December 23, 2020
Last week was my turn to be the lead ICU physician in one of Saskatoon’s two adult Intensive Care Units.
Faces of the Fight: Dr. Kevin Wasko
December 11, 2020
Dr. Kevin Wasko recently took to Facebook to share 10 truths about COVID-19 to help stop the spread of misinformation through social media.
Faces of the Fight: Dr. Jared Oberkirsch
December 02, 2020
I am worried for rural Saskatchewan. Complacency, political division and, in some cases, outright selfishness are leading our province down a dangerous road.
Regina physician honoured by SMA
December 01, 2020
A renowned Regina physician was recently recognized for his decades of work in Saskatchewan pediatrics.
Minimizing social contacts important, says physician in isolation
March 20, 2020
Despite the hardship, a Regina physician in self-isolation due to clinical exposure is stressing the importance of social distancing to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Robotic ultrasounds helping mothers in north
March 05, 2020
Ultrasounds using robotics are now available to pregnant women in three northern Saskatchewan locations.
Three firsts in one surgery for Melfort doctor
November 29, 2019
Dr. Erin Beresh achieved not one, but three firsts in the Melfort Hospital Operating Room (OR) on Saturday, November 10. Of historical significance, Beresh was the surgeon on the first all-female surgical team to operate at the Melfort Hospital.
What is a dyad?
November 01, 2019
You may have heard the term “dyad leadership” at some point over the past two years since the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) was formed. But what is a dyad? And how does it make health care in Saskatchewan better?
Melfort surgeon first winner of national rural surgical excellence award
October 18, 2019
The Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) has named Melfort surgeon Dr. Adeyemi Laosebikan the first recipient of The G. William N. Fitzgerald Award for Excellence in Surgery.
Simulation exercises prepare teams for new spaces
August 22, 2019
With the opening of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (JPCH) and Royal University Hospital Adult ED approaching, point-of-care staff are preparing for serving a diverse mix of patients in their new spaces.
Regina team wins "most learner-friendly" unit award
May 23, 2019
The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine – Regina Campu sMost Learner-Friendly Unit award went to the Regina General Hospital’s Inpatient Mental Health Unit.
Dr. Susan Shaw receives award for excellence
May 02, 2019
Dr. Susan Shaw received the Chris Carruthers Award for Excellence in Medical Leadership from the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders (CSPL).
Surgeons present research on Saskatchewan Spine Pathway
April 11, 2019
Low back pain is a very common condition. Through the Saskatchewan Spine Pathway (SSP), primary care providers are educated about conservative management of low back pain.
Did You Know that walk-in clinics / extended hours Family Practices are private businesses?
April 11, 2019
Walk-in clinics are private businesses that are often attached to a family medicine physician office.
Most women need iron support during pregnancy
February 28, 2019
A Saskatchewan physician is shedding light on a commonly unrecognized problem: iron deficiency in pregnancy.
Saskatchewan’s physicians tell us why they love working here
December 06, 2018
In September 2018, the Medical Post ranked Saskatchewan as the country’s second best province to practice in. Here, physicians from across the province tell us why they love working in Saskatchewan.
How can we help our patients Move to Grow?
November 22, 2018
A few weeks ago before the snow descended upon us, I was biking with my kids to school. It was about two degrees outside.
Dr. Kevin Wasko: a vision for rural health care
November 22, 2018
Dr. Kevin Wasko leads the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s (SHA) Integrated Rural Health team for the southern part of the province alongside Vice President Karen Earnshaw.
Dissolving Barriers and Boundaries: Physician services now available in Green Lake
November 22, 2018
A healthcare team from Meadow Lake had been seeing patients drive from 50 kilometres from Green Lake for every physician visit, test and follow-up visit and thought there had to be a better way to deliver care.
Dr. Stephanie Young: a voice for physicians, northern Saskatchewan
November 08, 2018
Growing up on a small farm in rural Ontario, Stephanie Young was always drawn towards a career in medicine.
Dr. Mark Wahba’s dual role as emergency room doctor and physician executive
October 25, 2018
After Dr. Mark Wahba sees patients in the emergency room, he gives them his business card.
Dr. Julie Kryzanowski: Growing the public health team
October 25, 2018
Off the job, she grows a garden and nurtures her children; on the job, she’s leading a growing team of physicians dedicated to the public health of the people of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Phillip Fourie: Providing health care from rural Africa to rural Saskatchewan
October 11, 2018
“I was here doing a locum [standing in for another physician], and I quickly became drawn in by the opportunities in Saskatchewan, so I decided to stay and never looked back.”
Dr. Paul Babyn: An in-depth "scan" of a medical imaging expert
September 27, 2018
He was the head of medical imaging for the former Saskatoon Health Region, and now he’s the Executive Physician for Provincial Programs with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. So what does Dr. Paul Babyn feel his greatest success is?
10 Reasons why everyone needs a family physician
September 06, 2018
A family physician’s job goes far beyond treating you when you’re not feeling well. Here are 10 reasons why everyone needs a family physician.
Dr. Preston Smith: Committed to a life of advancing improvement
August 16, 2018
“When you’re driving down the highway on a motorcycle, you experience the environment in a way you just don’t in a car. You can smell the spruce trees,” Dr. Preston Smith says.
Dr. Janet Tootoosis firmly grounded in family and rural roots
July 26, 2018
Dr. Janet Tootoosis knows what it’s like to be a patient in Saskatchewan’s health care system. In 2007, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
What makes Dr. Susan Shaw tick?
July 12, 2018
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Susan Shaw sits across from me with her legs bent at the knee, feet resting comfortably on the chair in front of her. She’s talking about the things and people she loves, and as she does, her face lights up.
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