e-link - June 8, 2017

e-link - June 8, 2017

e-link is an online, weekly newsletter for Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region employees, physicians and volunteers.

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Experiencing a snapshot of First Nations’ history

The RQHR clinical dietitians had an eye-opening experience during their monthly professional education session on Wednesday, May 31. They were joined by a group of young men from Bert Fox Community High School (Fort Qu’Appelle) and one of the dietitians who works with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council. The aim of the session was to foster the development of cultural competence amongst the dietitians. Read more...

Quality and Safety news:

Diverse group working together to stop falls in their tracks

Last year, 3,030 patients, clients and residents were reported to have fallen in a Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) facility. The actual number is likely greater.

Regina’s College of Medicine campus to grow

The Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (RQRHA) and the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine have committed to a formal 10-year agreement to work together to further develop the University’s College of Medicine Regina campus, to support access and quality of care in the southern region of the province.

Come celebrate the SIM centre anniversary

It seems like just yesterday, the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, in partnership with the Hospitals of Regina Foundation, opened the Dilawri Simulation Center at the Regina General Hospital. On June 8, 2017, we will mark its five year anniversary.

Are you positive or negative?

Did you know that it is estimated that one in five people infected with HIV is unaware?

Access/Patient Flow news:

Residents appreciate successful transition to assisted living

Gary Krueger became a resident of Mutchmor Lodge in 2012. He was one of 14 long term care (LTC) residents, who moved from a LTC facility in Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) to Mutchmor Lodge’s assisted living environment as part of a pilot project.

30 years of Hospitals of Regina Foundation

How it all got started

A powerful vision and a small home on the corner of McIntyre and 11th, led to the incredible hospitals we have today.

Celebrating the opening of the Mosaic Heart Centre, a look back

It was Oct. 1, 2006 that marked a defining moment in the history of cardiac care in southern Saskatchewan. The Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) announced the largest single donation it had ever received .

Rawlco Centre for mother baby care

It was on Nov. 2, 2010 that the Rawlco Centre for Mother Baby Care at the Regina General Hospital (RGH) officially opened to the public. Joining in the celebration were dignitaries, children born at RGH, staff, donors and the public.

Transformation Talk:

The importance of integrating services across separate facilities and geographic boundaries

In last week's Transformation Talk, I reflected upon some of the foundational work required to achieve a more efficient and affordable health care system.  This week I wanted to continue that theme and talk about the importance of integrating services across separate facilities and/or geographic boundaries.