Successful Past Campaigns

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)  

In 1990, the RUH Foundation undertook to raise $3 million for a new diagnostic tool that had yet to be introduced to Saskatchewan – a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner or MRI.

At the time, the provincial health ministry did not believe this state-of-the-art diagnostic tool was needed in Saskatchewan. So, hospital CEO Tony Dagnone took the campaign to the people. Thanks to the leadership of PotashCorp ~ which pledged to match all donations of $1 to $10,000 up to a maximum of $1.5 million ~ the campaign goal was quickly reached. The new MRI was installed at Royal University Hospital in 1992.

Looking to the Future 

In July 2009, a new upgraded MRI facility at RUH was designated the PotashCorp MRI Centre in recognition of its corporate leadership in health care philanthropy. While meeting the needs of today's technology, the facility was designed to accommodate the diagnostic tools of tomorrow.

A mural detailing the story of the MRI campaign was installed on the exterior wall, visible to all who pass by at RUH. View the unveiling on You Tube.

Grand opening of the PotashCorp MRI Centre (l-r): Arnie Arnott, Volunteer Chair RUH Foundation; Dallas Howe, Chair PotashCorp Board of Directors; MLA Jocelyn Schriemer; Bill Doyle, President and CEO PotashCorp; Maura Davies, CEO Saskatoon Health Region; and Katherine Daniels, St. Paul’s Hospital Board.  

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