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.

Car Seat Clinic Ile a la Crosse RCMP Parking Lot June 24 11 am - 3 pm


Along with the pleasant days of summer comes the risk of forest fires. Sometimes even with distant fires, or even fires in neighbouring provinces, we can have smoke conditions in our communities. Forest fire smoke can have an effect on our health, especially if we already have lung problems.

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Eat Fish


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.

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EMRACING 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

BOARD MINUTES - March 2015

General board meeting, Buffalo Narrows, Provincial Courtroom, 25 March 2015. Minutes


The executive pay-for-performance plan (EPPP) for regional health authority and Saskatchewan Cancer Agency executive leadership (applies to KYRHA chief executive officer) was introduced in 2011 as a means to enhance accountability within the health system as well as to provide an incentive to achieve specific performance targets linked to key health system goals. 

If performance targets are not met, the CEO can lose up to 10 per cent of base salary. If performance targets are exceeded, the CEO can earn up to a maximum of 10 per cent additional pay. Final rate of annual pay can range between 90 and 110 per cent of base salary – determined by whether a specific combination of targets are met and/or exceeded.

For the 2013-14 fiscal year, five categories of performance measures were chosen for CEOs:

  • The ministry established two categories: 
    • 40% of the plan value was based on province-wide (system) goals
    • 20% was based on fiscal responsibility
  • The boards and CEO of each RHA/SCA established three measures:
    • 20% of the plan was based on organizational measures
    • 10% was based on patient satisfaction measures
    • 10% was based on executive behaviour or competency measures linked to organizational and system values

The documents linked below provide details of these performance measures as well as the “calculated actual earned pay” based on these measures.

KYRHA 2013-14 Performance Measures

KYRHA 2013-14 CEO Calculated_Actual_Earned_Pay

KYRHA 2014-15 Measures of Performance


The Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority is pleased to provide the 2013-14 annual report. In addition to outlining activities and accomplishments of the region for the year ended March 31, 2014, this report provides the audited financial statements for the same period. KYRHA remains committed to Lean and Kaizen – 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 healthcare system for the better. Our ability to move forward on this patient- and family-first, continous improvement path is made possible by the dedicated efforts of our employees, who through adoption of visual daily management, have kept work on track, made and monitored improvements and demonstrated progress towards priorities and goals.

KYRHA 2013-14 Annual Report


One word proclaims a milestone. Another word acknowledges challenges met. While many more describe how that milestone was achieved and those challenges met. All point to a commitment to health care quality and safety.

Learn more about why being "Acredited" is important to KYRHA and quality, safe health care. News release


Focusing on continuous improvement while staying within budget, the Keewatin Yatthé Regional Heath Authority will spend $29 million on the delivery of quality, patient- and family-first healthcare programs and services to residents of northwest Saskatchewan during 2014-15. News release


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


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


The Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Marc Desmeules as Chief Executive Officer of the northwest Saskatchewan health region ― effective immediately. Desmeules was previously the Executive Director of Health Services responsible for primary health care. Details


Two new members have been appointed to the Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority. Patty Gauthier of Beauval and Myra Malboeuf of Ile a La Crosse have been appointed to three year terms, replacing Gloria Apesis of Patuanak and Duane Favel of Ile a la Crosse. Board member Bruce Ruelling of La Loche has also been named vice-chairperson. Board Members



Board Minutes February 2015

Board Minutes January 2015


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 Asbestos Report

KYRHA Wellness Grant Application form

KYRHA Board Members



KYRHA 2012-13 Performance Measures

KYRHA 2012-13 Total Performance Pay at Risk

EPPP CEO Regional Results 2012-13


Healthline 811 - 24/7 health information online

Northern Saskatchewan Health Indicators Report (2011)

Cost of Healthy Eating in Northern Saskatchewan



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