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why did we need a new scanner?

The CT scanner at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre is now 10 years old and needs to be replaced. The manufacturer has advised that they will stop making parts for the current machine at the end of this year, and since the current machine is increasingly out of service for repair we know we will be unable to have it fixed early in 2016.

A CT scanner costs $1.245 million, 
making it the most expensive 
piece of equipment for which 
The Health Foundation has 
raised funds. 

The provincial government has 
agreed to pay half, and The 
Health Foundation committed 
to raising the other $645,000.

The new scanner will do

tremendous good because the

technology has changed so much

in the last 10 years. Our current

CT is a 16-slice machine and the new machine will be a 256-slice scanner, meaning it will provide our medical staff with a much more detailed view on which to base their diagnosis.

Last year 4,300 patients used the CT scanner at the Regional Hospital and many of them used the machine several times. Every year the number of patients needing a CT scan grows. This new machine will enable an earlier diagnosis of some cancers and heart conditions. It will save lives.

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2016 events

Radiothon: April 25 and 26

Charity Golf Classic: June 9

Road Race/Community Walk: Aug. 21

Gala: Oct. 22

Thank you!

The following individuals, organizations and businesses contributed more than $1,000 in 2015.

A and W Yorkton Drive-In Ltd. | Access Communications | Alfred Achtymichuk | Dr. Praveen Ahuja | Doug and Terry Alberts | Atlas Aggregates and Construction

Bailey's Funeral Home Ltd. | Barbour Excavating Inc. | Bev Berger | John Bilokreli | Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer | RM of Buchanan No. 304 | Village of Buchanan | Kenneth Burch

RM of Calder No. 241 | RM of Cana No. 214 | Canadian Pacific Railway | Canadian Tire | Canadian Western Bank | Canora Hospital Auxiliary | Canora Wheatland Lioness Club | Cargill Limited | Charis Medical Inc | Chernoff Family Foundation | Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium | Churchbridge Credit Union | RM of Churchbridge No. 211 | CIBC | City of Yorkton | Core Real Estate Inc. | Core-Tech Structured Cabling | Cornerstone Credit Union | Credit Union Manager's Association | Crossroads Credit Union Limited | Crusader Drilling Corp. | Culligan  of Yorkton | Custom Printers

D.R. Auto Extras Ltd. | Days Inn & Suites | Dick and Faye DeRyk | Done-Rite Autobody and  Painting Ltd. | Dr. C.A. Spies Medical Prof. Corp | Dr. Greg Trischuk Dental Professional Corp. | Dr. N.T. Swan Medical Prof. Corp. | Duck Mountain Ambulance Care Ltd.

E.M.W Industrial Ltd. | Eecol Electric | Roy and Elsie Elsasser | RM of Emerald No. 277 | Energy Guard | John and Josepha Engel

Fair Court Asset Management | Farrell Agencies Ltd. | Fedorowich Construction | RM of Fertile Belt No. 183 | Town of Foam Lake | Leonard    Ford | Functional Rehab Inc.

G & M Excavating Ltd. | Gateway Co-operative Ltd | Dave Gerega | RM of Good Lake No. 274 | Harlow Gough | Ron Gough | Grain Millers Canada Corp. | RM of Grayson No. 184 | GX 94/Fox FM Radio | GX94 Community Support Fund

Harvest Meats | Highway 10 Homes Ltd. | Larry and Kathy Hilworth | Vi and the late Andy Hnatuk | Alice Hollinger | Don Hood | Peter and Barbara Hutzul | Hyas Recreation Board

RM of Insinger No. 275 | Integrity Builders Ltd. | RM of Invermay No. 305 | Invesco Canada | Town of Ituna | RM of Ituna Bon Accord No. 246

Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary | R. Bruce and Gwen Keith | Henry and Florence Kereliuk | Key Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac Ltd. | RM of Keys No. 303 | Raymond and Nancy King | Kinsmen Club of Yorkton | Ryan Kitchen | Donna Kitsch | Knights of Columbus #2031 | Gene and Gladys Krepakevich

Gerald and Helen Lamson | Leland, Campbell LLP | Logan Stevens Construction | Loucks Medi-Health Pharmacy | Louis Dreyfus Commodities | Wasylina Lushney | M C Knoll School | W.Donald and Frances McLaren | RM of McLeod No. 185 | McMunn & Yates | Barry Mehling | Melrose Place | Melville Chevrolet Buick GMC | Melville Money Men | Miccar Aerial Ltd. | Morris Industries | Mosaic Canada ULC | Nestor Mykytyshyn | John and Anne Mysko

National Bank Financial | Newton Landscaping and Hydrovac Service Ltd. | Norenda Construction | Town of Norquay | Nykolaishen Farm Equipment Ltd.

RM of Orkney No. 244 | OSS (2002) Ltd. | James and Patricia Overend | Mike and the late Mary Ozirney

Painted Hand Casino | Painted Hand Community Development Corporation | Doris Elaine Parr | Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. | Diane Pask | Murray and Adele Pask | Penguin Refrigeration Ltd. | Edward and Agnes Perpeluk | Wayne Pochynuk | Prairie Co-operative Limited | RM of Preeceville No. 334 | Grant and Betsy Preston | John Prien

Neil and Tricia Rathgaber | RBC Foundation | RBC Royal Bank | Re/Max Blue Chip Realty | Thelma and the late Bob Ribchester | Richardson  Oilseed | Royal Canadian Legion Branch 77 | Royal Canadian Legion #249 | Rusnak  Balacko  Kachur Rusnak

Sage Creek Developments | RM of Saltcoats No. 213 | Kris and Debbie Sapara | SaskTel | Schaan Healthcare Products | SeCan Association | SecurTek Monitoring Solutions | Wally and the late Helen Sedlick | SEI Investments Canada Company | Gerard Severin | Shawn Patenaude Legal Prof Corp. | Sherring Diamonds | Shyiak Enterprises Ltd. | June Skrepnick | RM of Sliding Hills No. 273 | Ruth Smith | Smith Steel Inc. | Solon Core Contracting | Sorgaard Ranches Limited | Town of Springside | RM of Spy Hill No. 152 | St. Henry's Rosary Sodality | St. Paul Lutheran Home Foundation | St. Peter's Hospital Foundation | RM of Stanley No. 215 | Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation | Town of Sturgis | John Sukenik | Sun Local #78 | Sunrise Regional Medical and Surgical Staff | Supreme Basics

TA Foods Ltd. | TD Asset Management | Terry Ortynsky's Royal Ford | TF Yogurt Yorkton Inc. | Travellin Outlaws

Sylvia Ukrainetz | Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood

Viterra Inc. | Bernie and Karen Vogel

RM of Wallace No. 243 | Roy and Nancy Werle | Western Financial Group | Willowbrook and District Lions Club | Ruth Wilson-Bigg

Yorkton Antique Auto Association | Yorkton Area Parents for The Milk Box | Yorkton Co-operative Association Ltd. | Yorkton Curling Club | Yorkton Hyundai | Yorkton Lions Club | Yorkton SaskTel  Pioneers Club | Yorkton Toyota | Yorkton Welding & Machine (1983) Ltd.

Improving health care in our region

The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan, Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to being the leaders in continuously improving and expanding the quality of healthcare and medical services in east central Saskatchewan.

Our mission is to work in partnership with donors, the community, healthcare providers and government to raise and invest funds in capital and educational initiatives that will enhance healthcare services for our health region.

The Foundation is guided by a volunteer board, and operates independently from both the health region and government. It receives no money other than your much-appreciated donations.

Call 306-786-0506
Toll free 1-800-636-3243

Thank you! Thank you! 

ct scanner goal of $645,000 reached

The Health Foundation goal of raising $645,000 for the purchase and installation of a new CT scanner for the regional hospital has been reached, Ross Fisher, the Executive Director of The Health Foundation, announced on Jan. 22. The Foundation has been raising money since the beginning of 2015, and over the past year more than 2,500 donors, both individuals and organizations, have brought about the success of the campaign. Of those, 186 donors contributed $1,000 or more. 

The new CT scanner will cost approximately $1,245,000, including the cost of renovations necessary to upgrade the power supply and put in a new cooling system for the CT, and taxes. The Health Foundation is committed to paying for 50% share of the machine and the renovations. The scanner has been ordered. It will take five to six weeks for the machine to be built and to be delivered, and once it arrives it will take three to four weeks to install, test and train staff on the new machine. There will be a period of about three weeks when we are without CT service during the transition.

See the photo gallery above for photos and details of donations made since early November. Donations were also made by the Doug and Terry Alberts, $3,000; Dick and Faye DeRyk, $2,100; The Travelling Outlaws Hockey Team: $1,567; John and Leanna Neufeld, $1,500; Knights of Columbus Council 2031: $1,000; Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, $1,000; St. Henry's Rosary Sodality of Melville, $1,000;  Culligan Yorkton, $1,000; Kamsack Registered Nurses, $1,000; Bernard and Karen Vogel of Pelly, $1,000; Logan Stevens Construction, $1,000; Cargill, $1,000; Hubbard Community Ladies, $500; and in memory of Hilda Weese, $5,000.

• Thank you for helping us reach our goal for the purchase of our new CT scanner! •