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NEWS ARCHIVE 2012
Questions about the new tobacco-free policy?
All Prairie North Health Region Property Goes Smoke-Free
Board Notes - Better value the focus of monthly RHA meeting
Drug Shortages: What do I need to know?
Congratulations to Leeanne Koshykowski, PNHR's own Safe Worker!
Today's Nutrition Myth: Everyone needs to drink eight glasses of water a day.
Expanding Colorectal Cancer Screening to Prairie North
Happy Birthday, Cut Knife Special Care Home!
Board Notes: Health Region an important community partner in early childhood development
BUH launches MORE-OB obstetrical improvement program
Meadow Lake celebrates opening of Primary Health Centre
Prairie North Health Region receives funding to support surgical care
Students won with Walk with Charlie Chew Challenge!
Prairie North featured at Inspire Health Quality Summit
PNHR employees recognized for going above and beyond
Board Notes: Infection control becoming a ‘way of thinking’ in Prairie North
Province invests $3.6 million in primary health care innovation
HQC: Prairie North team working to improve care for people living with depression
Service Disruptions in North Battleford and Meadow Lake
Prairie North Immunization Van makes it easy to have your child immunized this summer
Board Notes: PNRHA Board hears call for better use of LPNs’ skills
Balanced budget supports provincial direction and regional priorities
Air conditioning outage at Battlefords Union Hospital
Improving Access to Battlefords Union Hospital
Sharing Success: Schools help youth make healthier choices
Board Notes: Board considers patient-first improvements in regional orthopedic and psychiatric services
Healthy Places. Healthy People.
Protect your loved ones from influenza
Lloydminster Hospital Renovations Improve Patient Experience
Saskatchewan temporarily suspends all influenza immunization clinics
Public influenza immunization clinics to resume this week
Service Interruption - Lab and X-ray Services at Goodsoil & Loon Lake Health Centres
Strides to Better Health makes move to Lloydminster campus
Board Notes: PNRHA Board reviews provincial health plans for 2013-14
Expanded Clinic Hours Improve Health Care Access in Maidstone
After-Hours Medical Clinic to open in Lloydminster in April
PNRHA Board considers seniors’ care issues
Board Notes: PNRHA Board reviews provincial health plans for 2013-14

November 13, 2012

The Prairie North Regional Health Authority held its regular monthly board meeting on Wednesday, October 31, in North Battleford.

Better Care

CEO David Fan shared a presentation delivered at a provincial ‘Connecting the Dots' conference that brought Board Chairs, CEOs, and other health system leaders together. The Draft 2013-14 Strategic Health System Plan outlines the proposed goals and outcomes of the provincial health care system for the coming year. The plan is more focused than that of 2012-13, as the number of outcomes has been reduced from 18 to eight, and improvement targets reduced from 38 to 19. Key provincial breakthrough initiatives or hoshins have been reduced from five to three:

  • Strengthen patient-centered primary health care by improving connectivity, access, and chronic disease management
  • Transform the patient experience through sooner, safer, smarter surgical care
  • Safety Culture: focus on patient and staff safety

Prairie North's 2013-14 plan, currently in development, will support the provincial plan and carefully align our priority projects with provincial breakthrough initiatives.

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Maryanne Janssen, general manager of Marshall's Ambulance based in St. Walburg, made a presentation to the Board regarding wage parity between private for-profit ambulance operators (such as Marshall's) and public ambulance operators (such as the service in Meadow Lake).

Janssen provided Board members with background on which collective agreement clauses apply to private sector employees and which do not. The reimbursement of emergency responders' annual professional licensing fees is one area that is inconsistently applied throughout the province. Janssen asked that Prairie North cover the licensing fees of all contracted ambulance service employees throughout the Region, at an approximate annual cost of $21,000.

Better Value

  • The Board approved a request from the RM of Wilton to donate its entire trust fund of $41,559.80 to the STARS Air Ambulance service.
  • Financial statements to the end of September 2012 show an operating surplus of $991,492.

Governance

  • The Board reviewed four of its governance policies: Authority Committees; Community Advisory Networks; Authority Sponsorships; and Authority Communications. The Authority Committees policy will be reviewed more carefully and brought back for discussion at a future meeting, while the other three policies were reaffirmed.
  • The Board reviewed its proposed 2013 meeting schedule. Meetings will be held in North Battleford, Lloydminster, and Meadow Lake. The Board also discussed and approved in principle the idea of having additional community meetings in rural areas throughout the year.

Upcoming public meetings:

November 28 – Lloydminster Hospital

December 17 – Battlefords Union Hospital

Minutes from previous Board meetings can be found at www.pnrha.ca, under About PNHR > Governance / Board of Directors > PNRHA Board Minutes.

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