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New QI learning program benefitting Saskatchewan patients, residents, and staff

Loretta Hrenyk says she is excited about making changes, and the Lean Improvement Leadership Training (LILT)* program has given her the tools and capacity to engage other staff members in identifying and solving problems. “I love change. I’m always thinking, is there a better way to do something?” says Hrenyk, a Nurse Educator on the […]
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New program getting resident physicians up to speed on quality improvement, patient safety in Saskatoon Health Region

“Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.” – Hippocrates, 460-370 BC With its Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Training program, Saskatoon Health Region is equipping resident physicians to both do good and prevent harm. This new program orients residents to the objectives of quality improvement, with a big emphasis […]
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Program improves access to surgery for rural, remote patients in Prince Albert Parkland

A program based at Prince Albert Parkland’s Victoria Hospital, aimed at improving access to surgeries in smaller and more remote communities, is gaining more recognition across Canada. The Enhanced Surgical Skills (ESS) program is operated through the University of Saskatchewan, and is based at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert. The purpose of the program […]

PACT program providing faster, more appropriate support to at-risk individuals in Saskatoon

Many calls that come to police do not involve a crime; in a lot of cases, calls are about at-risk individuals with mental health or addiction problems who need immediate support. A different approach launched in Saskatoon in 2014 has changed the way the province’s largest city is meeting the needs of this vulnerable population. […]