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Prairie Mountain Health/Santé Prairie Mountain (PMH) was officially formed in June 2012, following the Manitoba government amalgamation of the former regional health authorities of Assiniboine, Brandon and Parkland. It is one of five regional health authorities in the province.
The Region covers a geographically large area, around 67,000 sq. kilometres. It runs east-west from Saskatchewan/Manitoba border communities like Benito, Elkhorn and Russell to Waterhen Lake, Lake Manitoba and Treherne. From north-south, the region runs from the 53rd parallel north of Mafeking and close to Dawson Bay, right down to the United States border near communities like Melita, Deloraine, Boissevain, Killarney and Cartwright.
The land is also defined as the traditional territories of the Cree, Dakota, Ojibway, Oji-Cree and homelands of the Metis. There are 14 First Nation communities in the geographical area of PMH. The First Nation communities of Ebb and Flow, Keeseekoowenin, O-Chi-Chak-O-Sipi and Skownan are signatory to Treaty#2 that was signed in 1871. Gambler First Nation, Pine Creek, Rolling River, Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, Tootinaowaziibeeng, Waywayseecappo and Wuskwi Siphik are signatory to Treaty #4 that was signed in 1874. The Dakota First Nation communities of Birdtail, Sioux Valley and Canupawakpa were not a part of the Numbered Treaties. However, they are recognized as having occupation of territories within Manitoba and have secured alliances and arrangements with the Crown.
The region also has 15 Northern Affairs community councils and 32 Hutterite colonies/communities.
The population of the region as of 2018 was 170,899 around 12.9% of the Manitoba population. It is made up of 55 municipalities, which include the cities of Brandon and Dauphin. See PMH regional map.
In Prairie Mountain Health region, there are 20 acute care (hospital) sites, 43 long term care (personal care home) sites, nine (9) transitional care sites. A transitional care site is defined as a site where the client/patient does not require 24-hour hour per day/7 day a week medical (Physician) supervision and/or intervention.
There are also six Primary Health Care Centres, one Primary Care Centre (Swan River) and 38 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) ambulance facilities and one Orthopedic Rehabilitation Centre (Rivers) within the region. Community Health Services are also offered at sites throughout the region. Visit "our locations" and click on the community to see what services are available.
The Region works alongside a number of affiliate (non-devolved) facilities of which the numbers are included above, by means of operating agreements, which include:
- Winnipegosis District Health Centre;
- Dinsdale Personal Care Home - Brandon;
- Ste Rose General Hospital
- Dr. Gendreau Personal Care home - Ste. Rose Du Lac
- *Hillcrest Personal Care Home - Brandon; and
- *Valleyview Personal Care Home - Brandon
*Hillcrest Personal Care Home and Valleyview Personal Care Home in Brandon are proprietary (for profit) Personal Care Homes and are currently funded through Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. However, through a service agreement, PMH is responsible for quality of care and standards for these two facilities.
There are also seven Community Cancer Programs, with Regional Cancer Care Hubs in Brandon and Dauphin and support programs in Deloraine, Hamiota, Neepawa, Russell and Swan River. Prairie Mountain Health and CancerCare Manitoba also work together to provide services and support for cancer patients at a dedicated facility - the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre - which opened in Brandon in 2011.
The region also offers hemodialysis services in Brandon, Dauphin, Russell and Swan River.
As of October 2019, there are 29 communities within PMH region that provide Telehealth services.
As of July 2019, there are approximately 7,846 employees of Prairie Mountain Health whom, together, provide a broad continuum of health programs and services.
The Region is designated as a provincial bilingual Health Authority, in accordance with French Language Services legislation and guidelines.
Updated as of October 2019
Board of Governance
Prairie Mountain Health operates under the direction of a 10-member Board of Directors. This Board is appointed by, and accountable to the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living. Responsibility of the Board includes the mandate, resources and performance of the health authority. As such, members must represent the region as a whole, not any particular community or interests.
The Board’s role is to ensure the organization’s accountability by monitoring and evaluating its performance and by interacting and communicating with the public, stakeholders and partners.
Board members represent a broad cross-section of geographical areas, interests, experience and expertise. It is expected that members also share a strong sense of commitment to achieving the provincial vision of healthy Manitobans through an appropriate balance of prevention and care.
The Prairie Mountain Health Board of Directors must ensure that the organization complies with applicable legislation, regulations, provincial policies and Ministerial directives.
Meet our Board of Directors
Lon Cullen - Acting Board Chair
Bio Coming Soon
Murray Parrott lives on a farm near Franklin, MB. and is a recently retired Grade 5 teacher, having taught 33 years in total. To go along with his lifetime of teaching, he also has experience in farming and construction of seniors housing. Murray was widowed in 2018 after 36 years of marriage with his wife Kerry. Murray continues to enjoy spending time with his four children and spouses, with 8 grandchildren. He loves to draw floor plans and watch the sunset at his cabin.
Murray has served as a member of several organizations and boards in Neepawa including Town Council.
Some of his other key interests include sports like Judo, hockey, lake skating, fishing and hunting.
Wanda resides in Canupawakpa Dakota Nation where she is originally from. She is currently employed as the Health Director for CDN – Health Services where she has worked since November 2005. Wanda currently holds the volunteer position of Illegal Drug Coordinator for Canupawakpa.
Wanda has a passion for learning and has attained her education from numerous academic locations. She received her Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Native Studies and a Minor in Psychology from Brandon University. While attending Thunder Bay Confederation College she received her Law & Security Administration Diploma. She also received her Community Social Development Certificate from Assiniboine Community College. She continues to further her education, and recently received Certification from First Nations Health Manager Association of Ottawa.
Wanda lived in Vancouver, BC for 10 years and worked for a Provincial Aboriginal Women’s Organization. She started as a Volunteer, worked as a Loss Prevention Officer, then became the Assistant to the Executive Director, was appointed by the Board to Acting Executive Director then became Executive Director. Previous work experience includes working casually for CDN Education as a Dakota Language Instructor/ Teacher’s Aide. She was also worked casually as an Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator for Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women.
Past volunteer work includes being a Board Member for Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women, Committee member for Female Offender Advisory Committee and First Nations Breast Cancer Society of BC. Currently she is the Chair for the Aboriginal Liaison Committee (comprised of 7 Health Directors of former ARHA).
Wanda believes in giving back to her community and has volunteered as a committee member for education, housing, pow wows and community fundraisers.
In Wanda’s free time she enjoys time with family – especially her grandchildren, making star quilts, powwows and dancing (traditional women’s category). Her spirituality, her Dakota language and traditions are all important parts of her life.
Wanda is enjoying her work with the PMH Board – one of her focuses in on partnership and collaborative approaches in addressing gaps in health care, with First Nations, Health Canada and Manitoba Health.
Duane lives in Swan River and has a wealth of experience in serving his community and the surrounding Swan River Valley area.
Over the past several years, Duane has served as Chair of various local health committees and has worked closely with stakeholders and the regional health authority to enhance services in the former Parkland region. He was involved in the community process of ensuring a much-needed Primary Health Centre was established in Swan River.
Duane is serving his third term as a member of Swan River Town Council and was also a founding member of a Medical Services Committee that represented seven local municipalities.
He is a retired high school teacher and basketball coach of 40 years. He sits on several local boards and organizations and in 1988, he received a prestigious certificate of recognition for involvement in the community by then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
Gwen Drul has been involved with local boards and organizations for many years. Gwen has lived in the Oakburn area where she has farmed with her husband Wayne for the past 43 years.
Gwen is enjoying her work with the Prairie Mountain Health Board and has great respect for the work, dedication and commitment that staff, physicians, volunteers and health partners have for the health region. She has a keen interest in the health-care challenges that rural communities/areas currently face not only now but well into the next generation.
Gwen has worked as Operational and Office Manager in the Agriculture Pork Industry for 10 years. She has served as a Trustee/Board Member for the local school board for 12 years including four years as Chairperson. She has been involved with school functions, 4-H, church, marketing and community events for many years. Gwen has also been involved with Oakburn Teren Dance Group for the past 35 years.
In her free time, Gwen enjoys spending time with family and her grandchildren. She enjoys travelling, golfing, winter and summer sports.
Wade Schott has had a keen interest in helping his community grow and prosper for a number of years. While working as the manager of McMunn and Yates Building Supplies in Roblin from 1983-2008, he also held various volunteer positions within the community and surrounding area including; Board member (1989-98) and president (1992-94) of the Western Retail Lumbermen’s Association and Trustee of Sacred Heart Catholic Church (2003-2016). After his retirement, he held the position of President for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 in Roblin from 2008-2012. Currently, he acts as Treasurer for the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree Roblin council and is a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th degree Dauphin council.
Wade served as a Councillor for the Town of Roblin from 2010-2014, then as Mayor for the municipality until 2018.
Wade is now retired, but still works part time at a local lumber yard. He lives in Roblin with his wife Carol. They have three grown children. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and gardening.
Brad Collett - Photo Coming Soon
Brad Collett retired from his position at the City of Dauphin where he served as Chief Administrative Officer/City Manager from January 2002-October 2019. He then established BC Advisory Group, which continues to offer management, human resource, educational training and disability consulting to governments, departments and businesses in Manitoba.
Brad has been fortunate to volunteer and serve many organizations including; Dauphin & District Chamber of Commerce, Dauphin Economic Development, Dauphin’s Countryfest, Clear Lake Cabin Association, Dauphin Skating Club, Dauphin Regional Airport Authority, Wasagaming Tenants’ Association and the Municipal Employees Benefits Program.
Brad and his wife Joelle Robinson reside in Clear Lake.
Donna Davidson - Photo Coming Soon
Donna Davidson resides on a small acreage outside the community of Ochre River, where her and her husband raised two children, who are now young adults.
Donna Davidson has recently retired from her Superintendent/CEO position with Mountain View School Division. She has spent over thirty-seven years in education and has taught at the early, middle, and secondary level. She has also served in the capacity of principal, Coordinator of Programs and Planning, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent/CEO. She has over fourteen years of experience in senior level leadership. Along with her degrees in Physical Education and Education, she has a Master of Education Degree in Educational Administration.
Donna has been involved in community and professional organizations for many years. She recently participated on the Parkland Judicial Nominating Committee. She served as President of Manitoba Association of School Superintendents. She is a member of the Manitoba Summer Games Committee. She was a member of the PRHA Advisory Council, Ochre River Community Foundation, and College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba Complaints Committee.
In her free time, Donna enjoys spending time with family, participating in sporting activities, cooking and camping.
|Carla McLean - Photo and Bio Coming Soon
|Lori Rodych - Photo and Bio Coming Soon|
|Jana Knight - Photo and Bio Coming Soon|
The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) was passed on December 5, 2013 and provides a clear, proactive process to identify, prevent and remove barriers to accessibility.
Under this legislation, the Manitoba government will develop mandatory accessibility standards to address barriers to accessibility with respect to the following five areas:
- Customer service
- Transportation information
- Built environment
The implementation of AMA will have positive impacts on access to health care services. The removal of barriers addressed through the five standards will result a more welcoming environment for everyone using health care services and for staff, students, volunteers and visitors.
The original Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) Accessibility Plan was approved by the PMH Board of Directors on April 27, 2017. This plan is a living document and will be updated as additional information becomes available. The revised Accessibility Plan is now available and in effect for 2019-2021.
If you would like additional information about Accessibility in Prairie Mountain Health, please contact:
Executive Director – Communications & Corporate Operations
Prairie Mountain Health
One of our first steps is to gain an understanding of the barriers to accessibility in our healthcare facilities are.
What are Barriers to Accessibility?
Barriers to accessibility are obstacles that make it difficult - or sometimes impossible - for people with different abilities to fully participate in school, work, social situations or receive health services. Barriers usually develop because accessibility needs are not considered. There are many different types of barriers, both visible and invisible. They include:
Attitudinal Barriers - may result in people with disabilities being treated differently than people without disabilities (e.g., talking to an individual's support person assuming the individual with a disability will not be able to understand; assuming a person who has a speech impairment or speaks a different language cannot understand you; thinking a person with an intellectual or mental health disability cannot make decisions, etc.).
Informational and Communication Barriers - arise when a person with a disability cannot easily receive and /or understand information available to others (e.g., print is too small to be read by a person with impaired vision; public address systems alert only people who can hear, etc.).
Technological Barriers - occur when technology, or the way it is used, is not accessible (e.g., websites not accessible to people who are blind and use screen reader software; accepting only online registration forms for programs, etc.).
Systemic Barriers - are policies, practices or procedures that result in some people receiving unequal access or being excluded (e.g., not considering the needs of persons with disabilities at the event planning stage; not being aware of policies that support accessibility, etc.).
Physical and Architectural Barriers - in the environment prevent physical access for people with disabilities (e.g., a door knob cannot be turned by a person with limited mobility or strength; aisles are narrowed by displays or equipment making them impassable by a person using a wheelchair or walker, etc.).
Welcome to Prairie Mountain Health bid opportunities.
These tenders are for multiple departments; should you have any questions on a particular item, please contact the identified project lead.
You are encouraged to visit our opportunities often; updates occur as required and without notice.
- Confidentiality - PHIA Education Video
- Pledge of Confidentiality
- ICT Acceptable Use
- Photo Identification and Access Cards
- Respectful Workplace
- Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Program (DEPP) - Agency Nurse Orientation
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Hand Hygiene
- Workplace Violence Prevention Program
- Feeding and Swallowing Management (PCH and Transitional Care)
- Routine Practices and Additional Precautions
- Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD)
- Transfusion Medicine
- Abuse (Client)
- Client Safety Check
- Information Transfer
Private Healthcare Providers
Private healtcare providers are trained health care professionals who may hold a license with a regulatory body as applicable e.g. College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba. They provide a clinical health service and are not employed or contracted by Prairie Mountain Health (PMH). The Private Providers Provision of Health Care Services policy guides the safe provision of private health care provider services in PMH sites/programs operated and staffed by PMH.
Click here for all information including the Private Providers Provision of Health Care Services policy.
- Click here for information about volunteering at Brandon Regional Health Centre.