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Health Innovation Award for Patient-Centred Care – Prairie Mountain Health Prairie Mountain Health 2019 Award Winners Brandon Regional Health Centre Hemodialysis Unit – Seven Day Dialysis Cycle The Hemodialysis Unit at Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC) required additional dialysis treatment spots in order to provide care to the growing…

Health Innovation Award for Patient-Centred Care – Shared Health Shared Health 2019 Award Winners Diagnostic Imaging Outpatient Centre (DIOC) Since April 2019, the Diagnostic Imaging Outpatient Centre (DIOC) has been improving patient access and reducing wait times for CT exams. Located at Misericordia Health Centre, the DIOC’s walk-in…

Celebrating 50 years of organ donation and kidney transplant excellence in Manitoba

As the 60’s began to fade, new hope arrived for Manitobans waiting for the gift of a functioning kidney. In November 1969, the team at the Winnipeg General Hospital (now HSC Winnipeg) successfully performed the province’s first renal transplant.

“It was an incredible first step and one that set us on a path leading to significant contributions in kidney disease research and transplantation practices worldwide,” said Dr. Peter Nickerson, medical director, Transplant Manitoba. “That same effort and determination to begin a transplant program still drives us today because the need for kidneys in Manitoba is increasing.”

On the day that would have been her oldest child’s birthday, Nina Kautuq received the answers she has always longed for.

In 2015, Nina, her husband Ike and their four children, aged two to 11 at the time, were camping near Pond Inlet in Nunavut on August 16 when their tent caught on fire. Nina and her children were flown to Ottawa to receive care, while Ike was transported to HSC Winnipeg.

The decision of where to transfer each family member was based on resources available at the time and where they could receive the fastest care possible.

Congratulations to Dr. Marcia Anderson for being named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2018 by Women’s Executive Network (WXN)! For the past 15 years, WXN has celebrated the accomplishments of 100 Canadian women who have strongly contributed to their organizations, their areas of expertise and their communities.
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