Saskatchewan Blue Cross to open applications for community investment program

Rural hospital foundations have until July 15 to apply

Saskatchewan Blue Cross to open applications for community investment program

Non-Profits & Charities

By Terry Gangcuangco

Saskatchewan Blue Cross, a non-profit health and wellness solutions provider, will open the applications for its community investment program on June 3.

Beginning next week until July 15, rural hospital foundations can apply for funding. The community investment program aims to enhance health services in rural areas by financing small projects and equipment purchases, including stethoscopes, wheelchairs, and accessible tables.

Recognizing rural healthcare needs is critical to improving the health and wellness of residents in Saskatchewan,” Saskatchewan Blue Cross president and chief executive Kelly Wilson (pictured) said. "This equipment is not only essential to patients but to the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff to provide exceptional care to the residents in their communities.”

Ross Fisher, chair of the Network of Hospital and Healthcare Foundations of Saskatchewan, expressed gratitude for the program’s continuation, saying: “The Network of Hospital and Healthcare Foundations of Saskatchewan is grateful that Saskatchewan Blue Cross is continuing their community investment program and is specifically allocating funds for rural hospitals under this program.

“Last year, our foundation here in Yorkton was able to access the funds to purchase an Ortho Workstation for the lab here in Yorkton. I know that many other foundations applied for funding and received it, allowing them to purchase new equipment for the hospitals in their communities.

“Saskatchewan Blue Cross is helping to make a difference in our rural healthcare, and we appreciate that.”

Providing health and wellness benefits, travel insurance, and life insurance solutions to Saskatchewan residents and employers, Saskatchewan Blue Cross supports the well-being of more than 200,000 members.

Foundations can submit their applications via Meanwhile, hospitals needing assistance with the application process can contact [email protected].

Those who wish to learn more about the program can visit

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