Moose Jaw serves as a regional health care centre with a major hospital, rehabilitation centre and long term care facilities. Five outpatient clinics provide residents with easy access to over 40 physicians and surgeons. The Crescent View Clinic takes pressure off the emergency room by treating minor health issues and is operated by nurse practitioners.
F.H. WIGMORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL The new hospital is located adjacent the Trans-Canada Highway on Diefenbaker Drive. This is the first large hospital in Canada using lean design and the only one of its kind in Saskatchewan. The three-story, 72-bed facility features four operating rooms, two procedure rooms and a MRI. The $3.3M Philips Ingenia 1.5T MRI is one of seven in the province, and the first in the Five Hills Region. Surgery, day surgery, observation and the lab are located on the main floor. Mental health and addictions, ICU and medicine are found on the second floor. Women’s services and surgical beds are located on the third floor. Saskatchewan’s hyperbaric (decompression) chamber is also located in the new hospital.
In 2017 the Five Hills Regional Health Authority amalgamated into a single provincial health authority.