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Doctor advocates for making women's lives better

Dr. Corrine Jabs

Dr. Corrine Jabs has long been a champion of women’s health care in our community. For 17 years, the current department head of obstetrics and gynecology for the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region has dedicated her career to women across southern Saskatchewan. Each day, she strives to do the most good for as many patients as possible.

In 2016, she built on that commitment by playing the role of donor, contributing a substantial gift to the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic through Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF). Her generous donation will help equip the Clinic, housed within the Women’s Health Centre at the Regina General Hospital, with a new stretcher and new lights, as well as allow for improved access to ultrasounds. The award-winning physician says her decision to give back is about making lives better

“I literally wake up at night thinking about how I can help improve the care we provide,” says Dr. Jabs. “Donating my time and money is a tangible way to give back to the very system that allows me and my colleagues to provide exceptional care to our patients.
in addition to her own practice, Dr. Jabs was the driving force behind the establishment of the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic. Since opening in May 2016, the facility has assessed 600 women who have experienced issues early in their pregnancy and those who have been diagnosed with pregnancy loss or miscarriage.

“These women are a part of our community. They are our mothers and daughters. It is important that we provide them with a safe and supportive environment when they need it most,” she says. “Our goal is to help them navigate the system and ensure they are on the best path when it comes to treatment and recovery.”

Amanda Watson is one of countless women in our community who appreciates Dr. Jabs’ dedication.

Women’s health care in southern Saskatchewan has been given a renewed voice,” says Amanda. “Having suffered a miscarriage, it means so much to know that we have a centre that provides us with the care we deserve. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for ensuring we are not alone in our time of need.
For her part, Dr. Jabs is hopeful her efforts will inspire others to get involved and give back. “I am delighted with the improvement I have seen not only in women’s health care, but the care we provide all residents through our hospitals,” says Dr. Jabs.

The needs within our health-care system always exceed the resources available. Donating to Hospital of Regina Foundation gives you the ability to address this need in a very meaningful way. I have worked in hospitals across the country and there is no place I would rather be than right here in Regina.
 
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