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PMH participates in new Primary Care Centre opening in Sapotaweyak

June 2022

Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) representatives were very excited to be on hand for Grand Opening ceremonies of the new Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Primary Care Centre, which were held on June 22nd.  One of the key initiatives offered through the Centre involves the PMH My Health Team, developed in part, through a partnership with Sapotaweyak Cree Nation.  Team members will continue to provide itinerant services out of the new Centre, including nurse practitioner and physician services.

The My Health Team (MyHT) of professionals is located primarily within the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre (SVPCC) and provides outreach to serve clients in their homes, community settings, and remote locations such as Sapotaweyak and Wuskwi Siphik First Nations. All MyHT providers accept self-referrals from individuals in the community and any other health-care provider. 

“Working with the My Health Team has been great as it has increased services provided within the community which strongly benefits the people living here,” said Sevanna Delaronde, Nurse in Charge, Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Health Authority.

“Transportation into Swan River is an ongoing barrier to health care so the My Health Team improves accessibility by providing care right in the community,” Delaronde added.

PMH congratulates SCNHA on its new Care Centre and sincerely appreciates the opportunity to take part in the prestigious and momentous event.

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Official ceremonies for the grand opening of the new Primary Health Centre at Sapotaweyak Cree Nation (SCN) took place on June 22nd
L-R: Richard Gott, SCN Health Director, Darlene Shingoose (speaking), SCN Registered Nurse, Maria Sandy, SCN Licensed Practical Nurse and Sevanna Delaronde, SCN Registered Nurse. 

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Joseph (Sidney) Cook, Community Elder and Leisa Lukie, Swan Valley Primary Care Centre -Primary Health Care Manager, participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Sapotaweyak Clinic opening Staff June 2022

L-R: Rachel Dahl, PMH Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner (RN/NP) Sevanna Delaronde, SCN RN, Debbie Schulz, PMH RN/NP and Darlene Shingoose SCN RN.