Bringing World-Class Heart Health to Saskatchewan
In 2006, Mosaic donated $2 million to create the Mosaic Heart Centre at Regina General Hospital in Saskatchewan, the single largest donation in the history of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation. The Centre is intended to serve cardiac patients from across the province and eventually, Western Canada, and be recognized as a center for excellence in healthcare.
The donation enabled the hospital to purchase innovative diagnostic equipment that can detect and help treat cardiac symptoms before they require heart surgery or other invasive procedures. The donation was able to fund an upgraded catheterization lab, a new electrophysiology laboratory, outpatient programs replacement of outdated monitors and equipment. The donation also supports academic programs, research and teaching.
"The Mosaic Heart Centre offers the citizens of southern Saskatchewan the most advanced Cardiac Catheterization Lab in Canada at its time of completion. The cath lab led all other Canadian cath lab sites as the first in Canada and the first one in North America to house an integrated introvascular ultrasound," said John Fedirko, manager, Interventional Cardiac Services at the Mosaic Heart Centre. "The support of Mosaic has allowed us to purchase and install a digital archiving system that allows all cardiac investigation modalities to be archived and viewable throughout all areas of the facility."
The next phase of the Mosaic Heart Centre, to which Mosaic has donated $400,000, will include an electrophysiology lab.
In addition, Mosaic employees have raised approximately $50,000 for the Centre through their donations, which are matched dollar for dollar by Mosaic.
Mosaic also donated $100,000 to Yorkton Regional Hospital as the lead donor in a campaign to build a cardiac centre to serve the community of Yorkton and other areas surrounding our Esterhazy Mine. The donation will allow the hospital to purchase new equipment that will help with physician retention in the area, and will create synergies with the Mosaic Heart Centre in Regina. An estimated 1,500 patients were treated in 2008, allowing them to receive treatment in Yorkton without having to travel to Regina.
Both donations are critical economic investments in the greater Saskatchewan community, where we have four facilities.