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New "HotSpotting" Initiative Connects Patients to Care

4-May-2015:  Patients with complex medical needs in Saskatchewan will be better served thanks to a new health care initiative. Two planned “hotspotting” pilot projects are now underway in the province.

RQHR Patients, Staff and Physician Teams Contribute to Region’s Celebration of Significant Surgical Success

4/20/2015:  Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) patients joined staff and physician teams in celebrating significant surgical success today, as a total of 26,575 patients had surgery in the region in 2014-15.

RQHR Patients, Families, Physicians, Staff and Community Partners Contribute to Accreditation Canada Survey

4/17/2015:  Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) patients, families, physicians, staff and community partners have provided input and played a key role in a survey of the Region conducted this week by Accreditation Canada - an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits health care and social service organizations across Canada.

Temporary Water Disruption at Pioneer Village and Pioneer Manor Ends

4/13/2015:  A temporary water disruption at Pioneer Village and Pioneer Manor has ended, and both facilities are back to normal routines.

Temporary Water Disruption at Pioneer Village and Pioneer Manor

4/8/2015:  Residents at Pioneer Village and Pioneer Manor will experience water disruptions for the next three to five days while urgent preventative maintenance is undertaken on the main water line to the building.

New Board Chair for Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority

4/7/2015:  The new chair of the Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (RQRHA) Board is Dick Carter.

RQHR Presents Strategic, Business and Budget Plans to Board

3/31/2015:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) will present its multi-year strategic plan, 2015-16 business plan and an outline of its operational budget plan to its board tonight.

New Sterile Processing Equipment Improves Instrument Flow for Pasqua Hospital Surgeries

3/16/2015:  A new $250,000 sterile processing cartwasher with larger capacity and more adaptability is expected to improve instrument flow for surgeries at the Pasqua Hospital.

RQHR Board Chair Resigns

3/9/2015:  The Chair of the Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (RQRHA) Board of Directors, Lloyd Boutilier, has announced his resignation, which was effective Feb. 28, 2015.

RQHR Working to Minimize Midwifery Service Disruption

2/24/2015:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is working to minimize the disruption to midwifery clients due to a temporary shortage of midwives in the region.

RQHR Expanding Long Term Care Regional Placement Protocol July 1

2/17/2015:  All clients in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region in need of long-term care will be included in the region’s “first available bed” placement protocol beginning July 1, 2015.

Provincial Government, CUPE and Health Regions Sign Partnership

1/28/2015:  Health Minister Dustin Duncan, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and five health regions – Regina Qu’Appelle, Sun Country, Prairie North, Prince Albert, and Sunrise – have signed a partnership agreement, as part of a shared commitment to patient first care and health system transformation.

RQHR Asks Unimmunized Visitors to Mask for 2014 Flu Season

11/27/2014:  On December 1, visitors who have not been immunized against the influenza virus will be asked to wear masks while in Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) facilities.

RQHR Continues Commitment to Community-Based Surgeries

17-Nov-2014:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) has recently signed a contract with Surgical Centres Inc. (SCI) to provide surgical services in the community.

Gene Makowsky and Family Kicks Off Influenza Immunization Clinics

14-Oct-2014:  Gene Makowsky and his family kicked off the annual influenza immunization campaign in Regina today, as clinics open across the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) to protect people against influenza.

RQHR Moves Forward on Improving Patient Access Through Community-Based Care Initiatives

9/4/2014:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is moving forward on several initiatives to deliver the safest, highest-quality, and most easily-accessible care to its outpatients in need of procedures in four different areas of service.

Improved Oversight of Physician Report Distribution After Automated Faxing Error Identified

8/29/2014:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) has improved its oversight process for automated faxing of patient reports following a computer software error that resulted in the misdirection of 13 patients’ reports.

Improving Heart Attack Care Focus of RQHR-led National Research Study

7/18/2014:  More cardiac patients may be able to look forward to improved recoveries as a result of a national research study being led by the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region's Prairie Vascular Research Network, in cooperation with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

8th Annual Research Showcase Hosted by RQHR

6/23/2014:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is hosting its eighth annual Research Showcase at the Delta Regina today from 12 pm to 3:30 pm.

Two RQHR Teams Awarded at Health Care Quality Summit

5/12/2014:  Two Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) teams were recipients of award recognitions last week at the Health Care Quality Summit in Saskatoon, hosted by Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council.