“This was a tremendous year for our Farming for Health project,” Larry Hilworth, Chair of the Farming for Health committee, stated in conjunction with the Health Foundation 2018 Gala, where the proceeds of the project were officially presented. “We had donations of time and product that allowed us to realize a great profit on the land we farm. All of that profit will be used to buy medical equipment that will benefit everyone in this region of the province.”
“We have had the same core group on our organizing committee for several years now, and they stepped up in a big way this year, and every year. The local implement dealers, Pattison Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Equipment, and Yorkton New Holland seed and harvest the crop each year. Yorkton Co-op donates the fuel, Logan Stevens picks rocks and has staff run equipment, Cargill provides fertilizer and storage, Miccar Aerial applies fungicide and pesticide, City of Yorkton donates the land, Bayer Crop Science donates crop inputs, Dow AgroSciences provides our seed, AVT Transport hauls our grain and Louis Dreyfus Company buys our crop. Agratactics Agronomy provides the agronomic services,” continued Mr. Hilworth.
“What I love about this project is that it brings together businesses and people who are in competition with each other, but they all put that aside and work together because this project is about making our community a better place. It’s good to be a part of that.
“This is our core group, but there are many other businesses that help. This year we had nine combines in the field at harvest; that’s an example of how people want to participate and help. I had other calls asking if we needed anything, and it is wonderful to see how the agriculture community is prepared to step up,” said. Mr. Hilworth.
This is year six for Farming for Health. The first five years were dedicated to raising $1 million for a new hospital. That goal was reached last year. Starting this year, funds will be used to buy equipment that will make a difference in people’s lives right away. Read the whole story >>
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 >>
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.