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Royal University Hospital Foundation raises $13.3 million

$7.82 million granted to support priority needs.
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The RUH Cardiac Catheterization Lab has been granted $2.5 million.

SASKATOON – Royal University Hospital Foundation, in partnership with its donors, raised $13.3 million during 2023-24 to advance patient care innovation and excellence at Royal University Hospital (RUH), according to a foundation press release.

RUH Foundation granted $7.82 million to the province’s largest hospital, funds used to support priority needs like:

New state-of-the-art technology and equipment for the Cardiac Catheterization Lab ($2.5 million), a dual modality SPECT-CT medical imaging scanner ($2.3 million), and high-tech upgrades to the hospital’s two busiest X-ray suites ($1 million); and

Other capital and donor designated grants ($510,000), Research Chairs ($350,000), Women Leading Philanthropy research grants ($200,000), and physician Fellowship Training Grants ($180,000).

In addition, RUH Foundation set aside $3.18 million for future capital grants.

“Thanks to the support from our donors, we continue to enhance the patient experience and improve patient outcomes for so many who require the specialized and complex life-saving care available at RUH,” RUH Foundation CEO Jennifer Molloy said during the non-profit organization’s annual meetingon June 11.

During its meeting, RUH Foundation volunteer board of directors elected Erin Eccleston, partner, MLT Aikins LLP, as chair for a two-year term, replacing Joe Vidal who becomes past-chair. It also approved the nomination of Shannon Patterson, associate vice president HR Connect with Federated Co-operatives Limited to the board, replacing retiring board member Kaylynn Schroeder.

Royal University Hospital Foundation’s 2023-24 annual report is available by visiting www.ruhf.org