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Wholistic Health of Keewatin Yatthé Health Region Residents

Welcome. The Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority (KYRHA) is located in northwest Saskatchewan -- encompassing an area of approximately 1/4 of the province.

The Keewatin Yatthé RHA administers a comprehensive and much needed health care delivery system for numerous northern villages and towns.

KYRHA takes pride in accepting the immense challenge of caring for people scattered throughout vast stretches of rivers and lake-laced forestland.


WORLD AIDS DAY

(Dec. 1, 2016) – Join KYRHA and the Population Health Unit in recognizing World Aids Day at the Buffalo Narrows Complex today from 5 to 9 p.m. HIV is different now. Attend today's event to find out how. Show your support by also sharing the video linked to below:

Video - HIV is Different Now


KY NEWS NOVEMBER 2016

Included in this issue: Halloween safety in Turnor Lake, F.A.S.D. awareness in Green Lake, P.A.R.T.Y. in Buffalo Narrows, a candle light vigil in La Loche, ASIST in IleX, upcoming events and a hidden-words puzzle to help keep you safe on the road this winter.

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NEXT BOARD MEETING IS NOV. 30 IN LA LOCHE

KYRHA's next Board meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. in La Loche. Please click on the link below for more information.

Board Meeting


NATIONAL ADDICTIONS AWARENESS WEEK (NAAW) 2016

Please join KYRHA and its partners in celebrating National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) from Nov. 13 to 19. From the NAAW Challenge to the Superhero Strut and Doors of Awareness, the NAAW Planning Committee in Buffalo Narrows is suggesting a number of ways you can show your support.

In La Loche, KYRHA and its partners are offering a jam-packed schedule of events, including an open house at the hospital on the Detox Centre, a Walk to Sobriety and an info session on the effects of drugs and alcohol.

Click the links below for more details on what's happening in each community!

La Loche

Buffalo Narrows


ORAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION TOUR 2016

The Oral Health and Nutrition Tour "Chomp Your Way to Health" is coming to our Region on Nov. 14 and 15. The tour is designed to educate parents, children and service providers across the north about nutrition and preventive oral care. Stops will be made in La Loche, Buffalo Narrows and Ile a la Crosse.

Workshops will be delivered by Dr. Gerry Uswak, who is Dean at the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan, and maintains a Dental Public Health consulting practice. He will be accompanied by Janet Gray (Dental Health Educator) and Audrey Boyer (Public Health and CPNP Nutritionist) from Population Health Unit, Northern Saskatchewan, based in La Ronge.

Click the link below for dates, times and locations!

Oral Health and Nutrition Tour Dates and Locations


Get the Shot not the Flu

2016 FLU CLINICS

(Oct. 24, 2016) – The publicly funded flu vaccine will be available in Saskatchewan starting Oct. 31, 2016. Anyone six months and older can receive the flu vaccine and is encouraged to get vaccinated early in the season. The flu vaccine is a safe, effective way for people to protect themselves and those close to them during the flu season.

Getting vaccinated is especially important for people at high-risk of influenza complications (pregnant women, young children, elderly, persons with underlying health conditions, immune-compromised) and their caregivers. Residents of all ages can get the injectable vaccine as soon as the flu clinics start.

Click the links below to know when and were clinics are being held in your community. More dates and locations will be added as they become available.

 

La Loche

Buffalo Narrows

Ile a la Crosse

Beauval

Green Lake

Michel Village and St. George's Hill

Jans Bay and Cole Bay

Sled Lake and Dorey Lake

Public Health Nurses

  • Beauval -- Adeola -- 306-288-4806
  • Buffalo Narrows -- Crystal -- 306-235-5813
  • Green Lake -- Adeola -- 306-288-4806
  • Ile a la Crosse -- Anna -- 306-833-3389
  • La Loche -- Brenda -- 306-822-3210

PATIENT SAFETY WEEK 2016

Patient Safety Week runs from Oct. 23 to 29, 2016, and in celebration, KYRHA is asking everyone to check out the Canadian Patient Safety Institute's website by clicking on the link below:

Canadian Patient Safety Institute


HOW SHOULD KYRHA'S NEW WEBSITE LOOK?

KYRHA is planning on a website re-design, and we want your feedback. We're presenting two design concepts and want you, our residents, to help us determine which looks best. Let your voice be heard! Click the link below, and complete our survey. We're accepting submissions until Oct. 3, 2016 at 8 a.m.

KYRHA Website Re-design Survey


POPULATION HEALTH UNIT HEALTH INDICATORS

Looking for Keewatin Yatthe Health Region stats? Population Health Unit now releases its health-indicators reports in sections as they become available throughout the fiscal year. Accessible sections include "A Guide to the Reports," "Community Characteristics," "Social Determinants of Health" and "Health Status." They can all be accessed by clicking on the link below. Sections to come later in the fiscal year relate to vital stats, hospitalization and communicable diseases.

New Pop. Health Indicators Report Sections


2015-16 ANNUAL REPORT

The Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority is pleased to provide the 2015-16 annual report. In addition to outlining activities and accomplishments of the Region for the year ended March 31, 2016, this report provides the audited financial statements for the same period. KYRHA remains committed to providing safe, quality care – to putting the needs and values of patients and families at the forefront and to using proven methods and best practices to continuously improve and change the health-care system for the better. Our ability to move forward on this patient- and family-first, continuous improvement path is made possible by the dedicated efforts of our employees, who have kept work on track, made and monitored improvements, and demonstrated progress towards priorities and goals.

KYRHA 2015-16 Annual Report


RHA NOTES FROM JULY 25, 2016 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Please see the document linked below for notes from KYRHA's special Board meeting on July 25, 2016.

RHA Notes


WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET THE FLU

With flu season having arrived in the north, some advice about taking care of yourself if you get the flu from Population Health.

Influenza Update


Get the Shot not the Flu

STILL TIME TO BENEFIT FROM FLU SHOT

(February 1, 2016) – The influenza season has started in Saskatchewan and it’s likely to start in northern Saskatchewan soon. This year the start of the influenza season is somewhat later than we usually see. The type of influenza that appears to be the most common so far in Saskatchewan is the H1N1 strain which seems to have a good match with this year's vaccine.

Recently in southern Saskatchewan where there are increasing reports of influenza illness, there have been hospitalizations for influenza for elders but also for some previously healthy young or middle aged adults - some of whom have required ICU (intensive care unit) admissions.

Dr. Irvine, the Medical Health Officer for Athabasca, Keewatin Yatthé, and Mamawetan Churchill River Health Authorities says that hospitalizations for influenza in other parts of Canada is following a similar pattern seen in other years when H1N1 is common, in that all age groups are affected. He advises that with the delay in the start of the influenza season in Saskatchewan, there is still a major benefit to get the influenza vaccination if you have not received your 2015-2016 influenza vaccination yet.
Public health nurses across northern Saskatchewan are continuing to offer the vaccine to all those over the age of 6 months.

For more information on influenza, all HealthLIne 811. For more information on flu clinics, call your public health nurse:

  • Beauval -- Ade -- 306-288-4806
  • Buffalo Narrows -- Crystal -- 306-235-5813
  • Green Lake -- Marlon -- 306-832-6257
  • Ile a la Crosse -- Anna -- 306-833-3389
  • La Loche -- Brenda -- 306-822-3210

Room to Roam

Take Off

TAKE OFF
FOR NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN

Take off for new adventures in the great outdoors.
Take off for new opportunities in nursing to deliver safe, quality health care.

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QUALITY PERFORMANCE ROADMAP REFLECTS COMPLIANCE WITH CRITERIA

Another challenge to demonstrate how KYRHA provides safe, quality health service – another challenge met.

Learn more about KYRHA Accreditation status


THANK YOU

With rain and cooler weather reducing wildfire threat to northern Saskatchewan communities, and evacuated residents returning to their homes, deepest appreciation and sincerest thanks are due individuals, groups and agencies for their hard work and dedication to residents of this region over the past few weeks..

Read thank you from CEO Jean-Marc Desmeules


SPOTLIGHT ON NURSING

Graduation from the University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing’s distributed learning Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Ile a la Crosse is a dream come true for three students -- and a long held hope realized for the Keewatin Yatthé health region: Northerners trained in the north to provide health care for the people of the north.

Read more about northern nursing graduates


Eat Fish

GREAT SPORT, GREAT EATING

As well as a relaxing hobby, fishing is a great soure of food for the table. Fish can provide a valuable, nutritious addition to a healthy, balanced diet.

Find out more


BOARD MINUTES - June 2015

General board meeting, Beauval, Valley View School, 24 June 2015. Minutes


EXECUTIVE PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE

Executive Pay-for-Performance has been suspended for the 14-15 and 15-16 fiscal years. More Information


EMBRACING LIFE - Northern Saskatchewan Working Together

Embracing Life is a call for action to reduce suicide by sharing the strengths of communities and working together through health promotion, suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention. We all have a role to play when it comes to suicide prevention and health promotion. Take ownership in your community by bringing your ideas forward and committing to positive, on-going change. The Embracing Life initiative is an opportunity to be a part of the growing community in northern Saskatchewan dedicated to making sure we all have the supports we need when it comes to health promotion, suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention.

More Information


QUALITY OF CARE AND PATIENT SAFETY

Do you have a question or a concern about the health care services you received from the Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority? You may be able to resolve these issues by talking to the caregiver who provided the service or to an appropriate supervisor. Should your question remain unanswered or your concern go unresolved, you may want to contact a quality of care coordinator (QCC).

For more information on quality care and the role of patient and family in achieving such care,
see Keewatin Yatthé News, April 14, 2014


COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING

New instructional videos about the Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer are now available for viewing on line. Available in English, Cree and Dene, these videos provide important information about the importance of early detection and the benefits of using the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) to screen for early signs of colorectal cancer. People between 50-74 in communities across the north will be receiving their FIT kits over the next few weeks. These videos provide step-by-step instruction on how to complete the FIT.

For videos

For more information on the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

Archives

BOARD MINUTES

Board Minutes October 2016

Board Minutes September 2016

Board Minutes August 2016

Board Minutes July 2016

Board Minutes June 2016

Board Minutes May 2016

Board Minutes April 2016

Board Minutes February 2016

Board Minutes January 2016

Board Minutes November 2015

Board Minutes October 2015

Board Minutes September 2015

Board Minutes August 2015

Board Minutes June 2015

Board Minutes May 2015

Board Minutes April 2015

Board Minutes March 2015

Board Minutes February 2015

Board Minutes January 2015

Board Minutes December 2014

Board Minutes October 2014

Board Minutes September 2014

BOARD HIGHLIGHTS

RHA Special Board Meeting Notes July 2016

Board Highlights August 2014

Board Highlights June 2014

Board Highlights May 2014

Board Highlights April 2014

Board Highlights March 2014

Board Highlights January 2014

Board Highlights November 2013

Board Highlights October 2013

Board Highlights September 2013

Board Highlights June 2013

Board Highlights May 2013

Board Highlights April 2013

Board Highlights March 2013

Board Highlights January 2013

Board Highlights November 2012

Board Highlights October 2012

Board Highlights August 2012

KYRHA NEWS AND INFORMATION

KYRHA Asbestos Report

KYRHA Wellness Grant Application form

KYRHA Board Members

KYRHA Chief Executive Officer

KYRHA 2014-15 Budget

KYRHA 2014-15 Accreditation Report

EXECUTIVE PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE

KYRHA 2013-14 Performance Measures

KYRHA 2013-14 CEO Calculated Earned Pay

KYRHA 2014-15 Measures of Performance

KYRHA 2012-13 Performance Measures

KYRHA 2012-13 Total Performance Pay at Risk

EPPP CEO Regional Results 2012-13

LINKS

3sHealth

Healthline 811 - 24/7 health information online

Northern Saskatchewan Health Indicators Report (2011)

Cost of Healthy Eating in Northern Saskatchewan

ANNUAL REPORTS

KYRHA Annual Report 2014-15

KYRHA Annual Report 2013-14

KYRHA Annual Report 2012-13

KYRHA Annual Report 2011-12

KYRHA Annual Report 2010-11

 

Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority , Box 40 - Buffalo Narrows, Sk. S0M 0J0
Ph: (306) 235-2220 Fax: (306) 235-4604