Saskatchewan Healthcare Industry News

May 2015


Take a look at how the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region made North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week an interactive experience at their facilities.  These folks definitely know how to engage employees, increase awareness for safety and continue to improve their safety culture in the workplace.  Activies included everything from word searches to scavenger hunts!  Full Story

March 2015

Congratulations to Lorna Hamilton who was one of the winners of the 2015 Safe Worker Awards from WorkSafe Saskatchewan.  Lorna is a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) at Kelvindell Lodge in Kelvington, Saskatchewan as well as one of the Worker Directors on the SASWH Board of Directors. Congratulations Lorna!  *Photo provided by WorkSafe Saskatchewan

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Congratulations to Eden Care Communities and CEO, Allan Stephen, the recipients of the 2015 Healthcare Excellence Award for their resident-centered approach to seniors care and house.  Full Details


January 2015


Over the past year SASWH participated in a province-wide marketing campaign within Business & Industry Magazine. SASWH chose to feature Suann Laurent, President and CEO, of Sunrise Health Region in the Winter issue. 

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December 2014


CEO, Sandra Cripps provides a fourth quarter update for the year 2014.  Find out what the association has been up to and the many great strides that have been achieved by our members and staff. 

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November 2014


In the November issue of PINK magazine, SASWH featured two Safety Champions from the province who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to workplace safety.  Dona Braun, the Director of Patient Safety for the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region and Sherrie Glister, Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator for the Kelsey Trail Health Region.  Read Full Story (PG 24 & 25).

October 2014

WCB announced at the Preliminary Industry Rate meeting held in Regina on Monday October 21, 2014 a positive improvement in regards to safety in the workplace.  The projected premium rate at the Board Level for 2015 is the lowest it’s been in three decades at $1.46.  Specific to the healthcare industry; the premium rate for 2015 is anticipated to be $1.98.  The lowest it has been in six years.  This is a 2.9% decrease from the 2014 rate of $2.04.  Read Full Story.