Ranch Ehrlo named Top Employer

Ranch Ehrlo named Top Employer

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Whats-new | 0 comments

It’s official! For the sixth year running, Ranch Ehrlo Society has been named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers. While some who receive this designation for six straight years may rest on their laurels, we do not! We are continuously striving to make our agency an even better place to work, but in the meantime – here are some of the reasons you may consider joining us!

If you’re interested in a career with Ranch Ehrlo, visit our job page to see our current openings!

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Ranch CEO awarded Safety Centered Leadership Award

Ranch CEO awarded Safety Centered Leadership Award

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Whats-new | 0 comments

Andrea Brittin and George Marshall, CEO of SHSA

Andrea Brittin and George Marshall, is CEO of the SHSA

We are proud to announce that Ranch Ehrlo CEO and president Andrea Brittin has been awarded the 2016 Safety Centered Leadership Award from the Saskatchewan Health and Safety Association (SHSA).

This award is the highest honour bestowed by the SHSA and is given to individuals, who, through their leadership, have made an impact on the safety culture in Saskatchewan.

At the end of 2015, Andrea – and the rest of the agency – committed to making Ranch Ehrlo Society a safer place to work. The agency has been working diligently with the SHSA to do so.

Since the enhanced focus on safety began, we have reduced our total injuries by an impressive 25 per cent. More serious, time-loss injuries have been reduced by over 50 per cent.

“For an agency your size, this is a phenomenal improvement,” said George Marshall, SHSA CEO.

“Making progress on reducing injuries in the workplace cannot be done by one person alone. It takes everyone talking, thinking and being vigilant about safety,” Andrea said. “So I share this award with everyone at Ranch Ehrlo Society – all 800 plus staff!”

Andrea accepting the reward

Andrea accepting the reward

“At the end of the day, our goal is improved safety for all our staff and we know that our increased focus on safety is paying off! We also know that we are not done, and the only right number of workplace related injuries is ZERO,” Andrea concluded.

She received her award on March 28th at the SHSA Executive Symposium in Saskatoon.

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Baby born in Ranch home

Baby born in Ranch home

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Whats-new | 0 comments

March 19th was a pretty special birthday in the Family Treatment Program (FTP).

Shanae

Shanae

That morning, FTP client Geri* welcomed her first child, a baby boy. Geri didn’t even make it to the hospital; her son was born right in the unit with a midwife, two doulas-in-training, and FTP therapist Shanae Harvey assisting – a first for the program!

Geri began feeling contractions very early Sunday morning. She called Shanae, who went over to the program home and called a midwife in to assess Geri. She was told to rest as she was in the very early stages of labour.  Around 8 a.m., the team went to the hospital to have Geri re-assessed. She was sent home because of lack of space, but by 9:30 a.m. she felt like she had to push, leading the Shanae and the doulas to place a call to both 911 and the midwife.

“At that point, we weren’t really sure where things stood,” Shanae explained, but a few minutes later the midwife arrived to see the baby’s progress.

“When the midwife returned we were still just thinking that Geri was in the early stages of labour,” Shanae said. “But the midwife looked and said, ‘no – we’re having a baby, right here and right now.”

Geri was concerned, feeling as though she needed to go to the hospital to ensure her baby’s safety, but there just wasn’t time.

“I’d say 15 minutes after the midwife arrived, there was a baby born in our family treatment house – right on the living room floor,” Shanae said.

After the birth, both Geri and her son, weighing in at 9 pound 1 ounce, were taken to the hospital to be checked out and found to be 100 per cent healthy.

“Geri is really happy – she has a really cool story to tell – not only an unplanned home birth, but it was right on baby’s due date, and that’s really rare.”

“Geri is doing awesome. She’s bonding so well with her little guy, and she’s just a natural mom. It’s really beautiful to see,” Shanae added.

Geri’s progress in treatment has really taken off since the birth of her son as well, Shanae said.

“I’ve noticed a big change. Now that mom has baby, it’s almost like priorities have now shifted – treatment goals are really understood a lot more. She’s showing such a commitment (to achieving her goals).”

“She really just wants to create the best life for herself and her baby.”

*name changed to protect the privacy of client

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