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                           Sunrise Health Region is part of the provincial Saskatchewan Health Authority 
Health Services: Health Care Partners

Affiliated Health Care Organizations:

St. Paul Lutheran Home, Melville; St. Peter’s Hospital, Melville; St. Anthony’s Hospital, Esterhazy

Affiliated with Sunrise Regional Health Authority are three faith-based facilities. St. Paul Lutheran Home is a 129-bed long-term care facility; St. Anthony’s is a 22-bed hospital; and St. Peter’s is a 30-bed hospital. (St. Paul and St. Peter’s are located together with the Saul Cohen Family Resource Centre and community-based services in Melville, as part of the Melville District Health Centre).

The Regional Health Services Act defines the financial and operational relationship of health regions and affiliates. Governed by its own Board of Directors, each affiliate appoints a facility administrator to oversee the facility’s staff and management team. The three affiliates and Sunrise Health Region have a very close, and almost completely integrated, management team. The affiliates have chosen a relationship whereby they follow all policies and procedures of the region (that do not infringe upon the faith-based mandates of the organizations); human resource, finance and operational support services are fully integrated. The Sunrise Health Region and its affiliate partners produce a consolidated financial statement each year.


KidsFirst is an early childhood development program, intended to provide vulnerable children with the best possible start in life, and to encourage nurturing and supportive well-functioning families and communities. The KidsFirst program provides home visiting services, early learning and child care spaces, mental health and addiction counseling, and other supports to families in need. 

For further information, contact:

Linda Spracklin-Cross
Interim Manager
Telephone 306-786-0188
Email linda.spracklin-cross@shr.sk.ca

The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is a non-profit organization led by a volunteer board of directors that raises money to purchase medical equipment for the Sunrise Health Region. The Health Foundation puts on several events each year including the Learn to Run clinics that start each year in May, the Charity Road Race in August, the Your Choice Travel Lottery, the Airwaves for Health Radiothon in April, the Charity Golf Classic in June, and the Gala Evening in Yorkton in October. The Sunrise Health Region President & CEO and a Sunrise Regional Health Authority board member sit on The Health Foundation board.

Information on The Health Foundation, including recent donations and equipment purchases, is available on the website, click here.

For further information, contact:

Ross Fisher
Executive Director
The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan
Telephone 306-786-0506
Toll-free within Canada 800-636-3243
Email ross.fisher@shr.sk.ca

Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours (SIGN)

SIGN is a not-for-profit family and community service agency located at 83 North Street in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Developed in 1968 by four members of the Yorkton Ministerial Association, SIGN is a pioneer in the concept of partnering with local agencies and organizations to develop and deliver needed services to area residents. Today SIGN develops and delivers services to enhance the quality of life for individuals and groups in the Yorkton area. Their programming consists of education, mentoring, and counseling services. Sunrise Health Region has a contract with SIGN for services provided and an annual service agreement setting out the budget and terms and conditions.

For further information, contact:

Andrew Sedley, Executive Director
Telephone 306-783-9409

Emergency Medical Services

Sunrise Health Region provides emergency medical services, ambulance services, and first responder services to communities in the health region by a combination of contract ambulance services and region-owned services. The ambulance services in the region are:

RHA owned and operated:

Esterhazy Emergency Medical Service
Ituna Emergency Medical Service
Langenburg Emergency Medical Service
Melville Emergency Medical Service

Privately contracted:

Canora Ambulance Care
Crestvue Ambulance Services (Yorkton and area)
Duck Mountain Ambulance Care (Kamsack, Norquay and area)
Preeceville Ambulance Service
Shamrock Ambulance Service (Foam Lake and area)

First Nations

The Sunrise Health Region Medical Health Officer connects at the provincial level with the Medical Health Officer for First Nations and Inuit Health. Sunrise Health Region and Key, Keeseekoose and Cote First Nations continued our contract agreements to provide Home Care services on reserve. The region works in partnership with the Yorkton Tribal Council to support outreach services from Integrated Primary Health Care to Key, Cote and Keeseekoose First Nations. Clinics are scheduled regularly on-reserve, focused on offering services to support the health and wellbeing of women in the communities. Clinic services focus on women’s reproductive and gynecological health that include: pap smears, breast exams, sexually  transmitted infections testing, treatment and counseling, birth control, bone health, mental health, pregnancy testing, menopause education and support and prenatal care. The region also provides on-reserve therapies and mental health services. The region became a member of The Saulteaux Pelly Agency Health Initiative in January of 2014, which includes representatives from the First Nation Communities, Sunrise Health Region, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan government and the Federal government. The purpose of the committee is to work together to achieve improvement in the holistic health of the communities.

3sHealth Shared Services

3sHealth provides province-wide shared services to support Saskatchewan’s healthcare system. Working together with our partners, we find innovative solutions to complex problems to help create a sustainable system for future generations. They place patients and their families at the centre of all that we do; working with our partners to improve quality and ensure patient safety. The shared services 3sHealth provides include payroll and employee benefits administration for over 42,000 healthcare system employees, as well as joint contracting for goods and services. 3sHealth identify and provide new shared service opportunities to support better health, better care, better value, and better teams.

In 2014-15, 3sHealth developed five values that guide our work, priorities, and interactions with clients and stakeholders. They are:

  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Integrity and trust
  • Transparency
  • Bold and courageous leadership

In alignment with those values and together with the health regions and SCA, 3sHealth celebrated the following key achievements in 2014-15:

Surpassed its five-year cost savings goal of $100 million for the healthcare system, saving over $110 million through collaboration and innovation in provincial contracting, linen savings, and other initiatives.

Completed, in partnership with Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, a lean replication event that improved linen handling and inventory management in long-term care units. Worked with provincial contracting partners to create a product issue reporting process, ensuring safe, high-quality products are available for patient care across the healthcare system.

Explored improvement opportunities in areas such as transcription services, the provincial supply chain, environmental services, medical laboratory services, medical imaging services, enterprise resource management, and enterprise risk management, focusing on the ways the system can work together to implement solutions that improve care for patients and their families.