About the Event
The Victoria Hospital Foundation honoured Dr. Orville Hjertaas by conducting this annual charity golf tournament in his name. Dr. Hjertaas was a key player in the development of Saskatchewan’s medicare system. His pioneering efforts have been used as a model in may areas around the world including the United States.
The Victoria Hospital Foundation has chosen to honour this prominent Prince Albert citizen by conducting an annual charity golf tournament in his name. The proceeds from the tournament are used to purchase urgently needed medical equipment at the Victoria Regional Hospital. For 2018, the Hjertaas tournament has amalgamated with the 7th Annual Help the Vic Golf Classic at Emma Lake Golf Course.
The 2017 tournament raised $78,000 to purchase much needed equipment for the Palliative Care Department which serves patients requiring medical care during their final days. The department focuses on providing people with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a terminal diagnosis.