Who We Are
A Foundation of Love and Acceptance
Providence Place, a Catholic Healthcare Facility, is a welcoming, compassionate community, endeavouring to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional and social needs by providing recreational therapy, rehabilitation, dementia care, social programs, spiritual care, and medical treatment to our residents and clients.
Guided by Divine Providence, we strive to meet the changing needs of our community.
Our Core Values
Helpful and merciful behaviours.
Consideration for the dignity, intrinsic worth, and autonomy of each person.
Effective and efficient actions by a group of people to meet a common goal.
Care and wise use of entrusted resources with openness and honesty.
Pledging to fulfill our mission.
Health & Safety
Providence Place for Holistic Health Inc. is committed to eliminating accidents and creating a safe and healthy workplace through its Occupational Health & Safety Program and in accordance with applicable legislation.
The safety of our employees, residents, and clients will guide all operational decisions. We believe that no employee’s health should be negatively impacted by his or her workplace.
Our philosophy and emphasis on compassionate care is rooted in our history and connection to the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
In 1912, Moose Jaw was being ravaged by an outbreak of Typhoid fever, which led Father Woodcutter, a local pastor, to ask for assistance from the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence. They answered the request, sending Sisters Mary Angel Guardian Mangan and Mary Camillus Bradley to answer the call.
The very day the Sisters arrived (on November 14), they purchased a building. Just two weeks later, they welcomed their first patient. Providence Hospital grew with the new city, becoming respected for its nursing and training programs.
By 1939, Saskatchewan’s settlers were struggling once again, this time against the tides of age and economy. The Depression had left many of its aging citizens in need and the Sisters answered the call once more, promising to care for the indigent and elderly. In order to fulfill this promise, they purchased the former Presbyterian College in Moose Jaw and turned it into St. Anthony’s Home.
Saint Anthony’s Home and Providence Hospital operated independently until 1983 when the administrations merged. In 1995 both institutions closed, and the new Providence Place for Holistic Health opened to care for the aged, and the Sisters’ duties shifted from administration and medical services to pastoral care duties.
The Founding Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, provided leadership until 2002 when ownership was transferred to the Saskatchewan Catholic Health Corporation.
Emmanuel Care has aligned its twelve acute and long-term care facilities under a single governance board, known as Emmanuel Health.
The change mirrors the province’s transition to a single health authority overseen by a governing board of directors.
Emmanuel Care’s transition from 12 facility boards of directors to a province-wide board follows eight months of extensive consultation with local facility leaders and boards. The change will not affect Emmanuel Care facilities, residents, clients or families. The new model continues to reflect community presence, input, and involvement.
Local Councils in each community will ensure community input and local needs are reflected in Emmanuel Health’s mission, quality and safety policies, and budget planning.
Providence Place’s Local Council Members are:
- Nola Ayers
- Gwen Beitel
- Wayne Blazieko
If you would like information or interest in serving as a Local Council member please call Georgia Hutchinson, Executive Director at 306-694-8884.
Providence Place employs approximately 315 full-time, part-time, and casual employees. Our employees are dedicated to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of all those entrusted to their care. Residents, clients, and visitors are greeted and treated in a friendly, compassionate manner when living and visiting our facility.
All our teams work together to ensure the needs of the residents and clients are anticipated and met. Providence Place disciplines include: Professional nursing, Continuing care aides, Physio/Occup, PTA/OTA, Recreation Coordinators, Social Worker, Dietitian, Food Services, Enviro Services (Housekeeping, Laundry), Maintenance, and Administrative Assistants.
Our Relationship to the SHA
Providence Place works collaboratively with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and has an agreement to provide Long Term Care services, rehabilitation, and outpatient services as set out in our Principles and Services Agreement with the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
“On December 4, 2017, the Saskatchewan Health Authority launched, transitioning 12 former Regional Health Authorities to a single provincial health authority…We are driven by the commitment to improve front line patient care for Saskatchewan people, and we are working together to better coordinate health services across the province to ensure that patients receive high quality, timely health care, wherever they live in Saskatchewan. Establishing one provincial
approach to plan and deliver health-care services will break down geographic boundaries and service silos, to provide more consistent and coordinated health-care services across the province. The work to unify the health system under a single organization and coordinate system-wide transformation, for the benefit of people working in the system and those that use it, will be a multi-year journey in collaboration with patients, health-care providers, and partners across the health system.”
Job postings for positions available at Providence Place are posted at healthcareersinsask.ca. Use Employer filter and select SHA (Five Hills).
Internal job posting for Saskatchewan Health Authority employees are posted on Gateway Online (login required):
- Gateway Online – For all employees of Saskatchewan Health Authority but RQHR
- Gateway Online (RQHR) – For employees of the former RQHR only
For more information on how the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) protects your personal health information or if you have questions around accessing your personal health information please visit the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Privacy and Access website.
Your Generosity Goes a Long Way
The financial support of our donors and the valuable time our volunteers invest are a foundational part of our success. When you give to Providence Place Foundation, you become an essential part of what we do: providing compassionate care to Saskatchewan’s seniors. Here are just a few of the programs your donation can support:
- Medical treatment programs
- Nutrition services
- Recreational therapy programs
- Occupational therapy programs
- Rehabilitation programs
- Social programs
- Dementia care programs (Guardian Grove)
- Donations are tax deductible. You can also specify which programs you’d like your donation to support.