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George Reed Kicks Off Influenza Immunization Season 2013

10/21/2013:  Canadian Football Hall of Famer George Reed once again kicked off the annual influenza immunization campaign in Regina today, as clinics open across the region to protect people against influenza.

RQHR Slows Elective Surgeries Due to Overcapacity

11-Oct-2013:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is slowing the number of elective surgeries provided at both Regina hospitals over the next two weeks in response to capacity pressures.

RQHR Renews Commitment to Improve Patient Access Through Community-Based Care

20-Sep-2013:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is renewing its commitment to deliver the safest, highest-quality, and most easily-accessible care to its outpatients in need of surgical and diagnostic procedures.

Panel Highlights Patients’ Contributions to Improvement at RQHR

16-Sep-2013:  The involvement of patients and their families has been essential to the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s (RQHR’s) success in its first year of Lean implementation.

Error in RQHR Laboratory Leads to Improved Process for Patient Safety

30-Aug-2013:  Tests may be reordered for up to 15 patients after an error was identified on August 23, at the Pasqua Hospital Laboratory in Regina.

Planned maintenance at Pasqua Hospital

19-Jul-2013:  The operating rooms at the Pasqua Hospital will be closed from 6 a.m. July 20 to 4 p.m. July 25, in order to undertake essential replacement of sewer pipes in the area.

New Primary Health Care Centre Opens in Regina

27-Jun-2013:  Residents in Regina’s inner-city neighbourhoods now will have improved access to quality everyday health care, thanks to a new innovative primary health care centre that will offer after-hours care and link to other services available to clients.

RQHR Hosts Research Showcase 2013

17-Jun-2013:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is hosting its seventh annual Research Showcase at the Delta Regina Wednesday June 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

RQHR Commits to Quality Patient Care While Working Towards a Balanced Budget

30-May-2013:  The Board of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) has reviewed the progress being made in bringing RQHR’s expenditures in line with projected revenues.

2013-14 Surgical Funding Will Help RQHR Increase Surgeries, Improve Services

30-May-2013:  ​The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is receiving almost $32.7 million through the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative in 2013-14 to enhance surgical services and continue to increase the number of surgeries performed in the region.

RQHR Begins Consultation and Planning for Pediatric Services

17-Apr-2013:  To better serve the children in our care, the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region will be consulting with parent/family and health care partners to develop a plan that will improve access and provide safe, timely, and quality in-patient pediatric care.

Clindamycin Susceptibility Reporting Error at Regina General Hospital

16-Apr-2013:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) became aware of an error in Clindamycin susceptibility reporting by the Regina General Hospital laboratory on March 28, 2013.

New pilot survey releases preliminary highlights about HIV and Aboriginal Peoples in Regina

28-Mar-2013:  Preliminary findings of a new HIV related survey among Aboriginal people in Regina were released today.

Community-Based MRI Service Coming for Southern Saskatchewan Patients

26-Feb-2013:  A new community-based Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine is coming to the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) to serve Regina and southern Saskatchewan outpatients.

Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region CEO Committed to ImprovementAssessment after 100 days

20-Feb-2013:  ​RQHR CEO Keith Dewar said today that following a period of review and assessment, he is planning an aggressive march forward to drive down surgical wait times, tackle the region’s deficit, reduce overtime and sick time, and better manage patient flow in the Region’s two largest hospitals.

Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Uses Lean to Deliver Sooner, Safer, Smarter Patient Care

15-Feb-2013:  To support Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s (RQHR’s) efforts to provide sooner, safer, smarter surgical care, RQHR has just completed a Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW), a Lean tool focused on the design of a short stay surgical unit at the Pasqua Hospital.

RQHR Overcapacity Causes Postponements

9-Jan-2013:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is postponing 19 elective surgeries and 23 endoscopies this week due to its current overcapacity situation.

More RQHR Postponements Announced; More Timely Discharges Needed

16-Jan-2013:  ​The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is postponing 10 non-surgical elective procedures and five elective surgeries tomorrow at two Regina hospitals as it works to resolve its current capacity situation.

RQHR Project Focuses Efforts to Engage Physicians

13-Dec-2012:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is launching a unique project today designed to help strengthen relationships and increase its ability to attract and retain physicians in the region.

RQHR Works to Reduce Capacity Levels through Timely Discharges

10-Dec-2012:  The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) is continuing its efforts to reduce overcapacity at its two Regina hospitals.