Two palliative care rooms were opened at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Sep. 20 in a brief ceremony hosted by The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan.

“I am so glad we were able to work with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the many people who donated to bring these rooms about,” Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation told supporters and healthcare staff present.

Palliative care is health care for patients and families facing life-ending illness. The focus is helping patients to achieve the best possible quality of life right to the end. Palliative care is sometimes considered end-of-life care, with a main focus on comfort. Read more >>

Below: short video showing the room; donors to the project at the official opening.

• Join us for An Evening Aboard the Titanic -- our annual gala on Oct. 20 • Thank you to the Rotary Club of Yorkton for supporting the campaign to purchase new lab equipment •

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.

New equipment for ENT specialist

Rhythm 'N Ribs raises almost $39,000

The Health Foundation has purchased a new transnasal laryngoscope for the ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinic conducted in Yorkton by Dr. Grant Wright one week each month.

The importance of such a scope is increasing with the rapid rise in HPV throat cancer, Dr. Wright explains. ​Read more >> 

two Palliative care rooms opened

at regional hospital

Rhythm 'N Ribs committee co-chairs Bruce Thurston and Ron Skinner pronounced the event a huge success financially, in attendance and in how much fun everyone had. The event raised $38,782, which will go towards lab equipment at the regional hospital.


TD and Health Foundation Award $13,714

​TD Bank Financial Group and The Health Foundation announced the recipients of the Spring Education Awards for 2018. Applications are considered twice each year and awards are given each spring and fall. There were 16 successful applicants and a total of $13,714.50 awarded. 

2018 events

April 16 & 17: ​​Radiothon
May 1: Start of
 Learn to Run Clinics 

May 26:Deadline for lottery purchase

June 1: Cash Lottery 2018 Draw
June 7: Charity Golf Classic 

July 27, 28, 29: Rhythm 'n Ribs
August 19: 
Charity Road Race 
October 20: 

Thank you!

The following organizations and businesses contributed more than $1,000 in 2017.

49 North Resource Fund

Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer | Broadway Investments

Canadian Tire | Canora Wheatland Lioness Club | Charis Medical | Churchbridge Credit Union | Collins Barrow | Cornerstone Credit Union | Crestvue Ambulance Service | Crossroads Credit Union

D.R. Auto Extras | Dr. E. C. Machnee | Dr. Greg Trischuk Dental Professional Corp | Duck Mountain Ambulance Care

Eecol Electric | Ekos Holdings | Everlast Eaves and Exteriors

Fair Court Asset Management | Family & Friends Community Foundation | Farm Credit Canada | Farrell Agencies | Fedorowich Construction | Franklin Templeton Investments

Gateway Co-operative | GX 94/Fox FM Radio | GX94 Community Support Fund 

Harvest Meats | Hutterian Brethren of Crystal Lake

Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary | Key Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac | Key Yorkton Kia | Kinsmen Club of Yorkton

Leland  Campbell Kondratoff Persick | Leon Ram Companies | Logan Equipment | Loucks Medi-Health Pharmacy | Louis Dreyfus Company 

Mark's | Massage for a Cause Dalman | Melville Chevrolet Buick GMC | Morris Industries | Mosaic Company 

National Bank Financial 

OSS (2002) Ltd

Painted Hand Community Development Corporation | Paras Properties | Pattison Agriculture | Private Giving Foundation

RBC Foundation | RBC Royal Bank | Richardson  Oilseed | RM of Cana No. 214 | RM of Churchbridge No. 211 | RM of Preeceville No. 334 | RM of Saltcoats No. 213 | RM of Spy Hill No. 152 | RM of Wallace No. 243 | 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 77 | Rusnak  Balacko  Kachur Rusnak 

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority | SaskTel | SaskTel TelCare Employee Charity Trust | Schaan Healthcare Products | Scotiabank | Solon Core Contracting | Springside Lions Club | St. Gerard's Catholic Women's League | Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation

TD Canada Trust | The Co-operators | The Wireless Age | Town of Canora | Town of Norquay | Traction Truck Proz

Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood | UncommonSense Business Solutions | United Commercial Travellers #578
Value Tire & Battery | Village of Buchanan | Viterra

Wagner's Flooring 

Yorkton Area Parents for The Milk Box | Yorkton Business Improvement District | Yorkton Co-operative Association | Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community | Yorkton Distributors | Yorkton Lions Club | Yorkton Toyota 

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