The All Nations Healing Hospital (ANHH) in Fort Qu’Appelle has received an anonymous $1 million donation.

The hospital plans to use the money to start a new foundation with the help of the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF).

“They wanted to start a foundation to help keep the hospital programs going,” File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council communications specialist Cory Generoux said. “We provide a full spectrum of services. We keep our standards very high. In order to keep those standards high, it takes resources to do that. We are always accepting donations.”

The foundation is named after a family member of the donors who passed away last year.

“The foundation will be named the DEK ANHH Foundation Fund and will continue to serve the citizens of the Qu’Appelle Valley for many years to come,” said the donors in a statement. “This new foundation is now open to future contributions.”

The same family had also previously donated $25,000 to the hospital.

“We strive to deliver the best health care services we can,” said File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Chief and ANHH board chair Edmund Bellegarde. “This donation is a testament to the exemplary work of the staff and health care providers of the All Nations Healing Hospital.”

(Photo: from left to right, File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Chief and ANHH board chair Edmund Bellegarde and Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone. Photo courtesy of