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Communications & Media Centre

The Communications team is responsible for public messaging on behalf of Prairie Mountain Health. We also share information regarding our programs and services in a clear, responsible and timely manner to all the people we serve.

Communications uses a multi-media strategy to reach the public, staff, health partners and stakeholders through their preferred method of receiving information. We make sure this information is delivered through various channels such as our website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, digital signage, print, radio, television or through advertising.


  • Media Inquiries
  • Newsletters
  • Social Media
  • Prairie Mountain Health News

Prairie Mountain Health is committed to resonding to the media in an accurate, timely, relevant and professional manner. The team is committed to promoting and highlighting our successes in health care as well as our opportunities for improvement. To ensure the use of accurate sources and for the protection of patient privacy, all media requests for interviews, photography,video footage and access to Prairie Mountain Health facilities and staff are coordinated through Media Relations by contacting:

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Interviews with and permission to take photographs of patients at PMH facilities will only be granted with written consent from the patient or legal representative. In accordance with various privacy act regulations or legislation, updates on patient conditions may be provided to media if the patient or their designated representative has given authorization. PMH’s first priority is delivering excellent medical care and respecting the patient's and their family's wishes with respect to privacy.

A member of the department or designate must accompany news media at all times while in PMH facilities.



Health Plus eNewsletter


HEALTH PLUS is Prairie Mountain Health’s public e-newsletter.  The online newsletter will feature the latest updates and information from within our region and stories promoting wellness tips and living a healthy lifestyle.  If you haven’t already please take a moment and click on our subscription button to receive our monthly newsletter.  We welcome your feedback and suggestions.




Raise a Healthy Eater

RaiseAhealthyEaterWhether it is helping around the kitchen, finding healthy lunch ideas, or staying hydrated this newsletter will guide you on all aspects of teaching your child how to be a healthy eater. 








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Note about Professional Medical Advice
PMH social media sites do not provide professional medical advice. The content of any PMH social media site is provided for general information purposes only.



January 2023

  BRHC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Temporary Relocation Due to Construction
  February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month
  PMH Welcomes the Arrival of the 2023 New Year’s Babies
  Ready, Set, Quit!
  Peer Support Program to continue in PMH region
  Donations for PMH
  PMH and Dauphin high school coordinate ‘career day’
  Ring in the New Year with Bell Peppers
  Bell Let's Talk Day - January 25, 2023
  Seniors Fit Camp - A Healthy Together Now Feature
  Neepawa Health Centre Construction Project OPEN HOUSE - Join us!
  Are You in Crisis and Need Immediate Help?
  Prairie Mountain Health Rural Recruitment Bus Tour for Students
  Caring for Kids with Respiratory Viruses
  Volunteers are Needed for Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
  Brandon Respiratory Clinic
  Upcoming Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

December 2022

  Enjoy Holiday Eating!
  Donations for PMH
  Season’s Greetings!
  Two new Physician Assistants recruited to Swan River

November 2022

  Caring for Kids with Respiratory Viruses
  Donations For PMH
  Killarney Drums Alive: A Healthy Together Now Feature
  Support the BRHC Foundation This Holiday Season
  BRHC Gift Shop is Open for Business this Holiday Season
  Cute Little Cabbages
  Assiniboine acknowledges rural rotating Practical Nursing site in Virden
  Craving culturally relevant food | Dietitians deliver support to personal care homes in PMH

October 2022

  Roasted Red Pepper and Butternut Squash Soup
  Donations for PMH
  Nurse Practitioner hits the ground running in Souris area
  Sober Living Garden Program – A Healthy Together Now Feature
  International Day of People Impacted by Suicide Loss | Nov. 19, 2022
  National Grief and Bereavement Day 2022
  Should someone with dementia use a mobility aid?
  Five New International Medical Graduates Recruited
  Steppin' Up With Confidence
  The great pumpkin

September 2022

  Prairie Mountain Health hosts Family Medicine Residents’ Retreat
  The Get Better Together Program - Fall 2022
  Heading into Flu Season
  Swan River’s ‘Meet off Main’: Giving Thanks
  Closer to Home with Rural Medicine Opportunities
  Safer Care for Older Adults
  Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 2-8
  World Breastfeeding Week October 1-8

Summer 2022

  Donations For PMH
  World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10th 2022
  International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31
  Are You Craving Change®?
  Back to school lunches - Keep it SIMPLE
  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day - Sept 9
  'Tis the season for field tomatoes!
  Manitoba Health launches pilot project for retinal specialists in Dauphin
  Province invests in CT Scanner for Swan Valley Health Centre in Swan River
  Mindful Eating
  Dauphin HERO Club continues to be busy this Summer
  The Mighty Beet
  BRHC highlights five years of the new Westman Dreams for Kids Pediatric Unit
  Summertime Tips

June 2022

  Donations for PMH June
  Medical students participate in ‘Rural Week’
  PMH participates in new Primary Care Centre opening in Sapotaweyak

May 2022

  Donations For PMH May 2022
  Midwifery Care within Prairie Mountain Health
  World No Tobacco Day - May 31
  Swan Valley My Health Team offers multitude of services
  PMH Careers overview: Preparing for a job interview
  Good time of year to test your well water supply
  Russell Health Centre Chemotherapy Unit expansion acknowledged
  PMH Palliative Care Team Helps Colour the World of Patients and Families
  International No Diet Day in May

April 2022

  Renal nursing training program supports patient care in rural and remote communities; builds strong connections
  May is Speech and Hearing Month
  Community partners contribute to purchase specialized wheelchair
  PMH receives second national accreditation recognition
  Virden to host Assiniboine rural rotating Practical Nursing Program
  Mental Health Resource Nurses play pivotal role in COVID care
  PMH Welcomes Staff of Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
  MBTelehealth: Connecting doctors and patients for over 20 years
  COVID-19 vaccine clinics wrap up at Makaday Ginew Memorial Centre

March 2022

  Plenty of job opportunities within Prairie Mountain Health
  National Immunization Awareness Week April 23-30
  PMH physician recognized with 2022 Doctors Manitoba Award
  National Volunteer Week | April 24-30
  Are You Craving Change®?
  COVID Testing Sites/ Respiratory Clinics Update
  Advance Care Planning Day | April 16
  Melita welcomes new Nurse Practitioner
  Donations For PMH March 2022

February 2022

  COVID reflections from a frontline worker
  Dauphin Health Care Auxiliary Wraps up with Final Contributions
  Swan River Meals on Wheels signals need for volunteer drivers
  Donations for PMH
  Palliative Care Volunteer Service Returning to Prairie Mountain Health
  March is Kidney Month
  Unlock the potential of food: Ingredients for a healthier tomorrow
  March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
  Youth Cooking Classes | A Healthy Together Now Feature

January 2022

  Rivers Crokicurl: A Healthy Together Now Feature
  Dauphin health Care Auxiliary Ceases Operations
  Chemotherapy Unit Expansion Project to Proceed at Russell Health Centre
  Blue Monday Virtual Event | January 24
  Weedless Wednesday | January 19
  BU Students Complete Projects at PMH

December 2021

  Holiday Greetings From PMH
  Donations for PMH
  New Health Centre Planned for Neepawa
  Giving Back During The Holiday Season 
  DRHC Renovating Space For Enhanced Services

November 2021

  Prairie Mountain Health Celebrates the Participation of Volunteers
  Cooking Together with Traditional Foods - A Health Together Now Feature
  Your Donations Make a Difference
  Community Volunteer Income Tax Program - Volunteers Needed
  Pondering Poinsettias for PMH Sites? Check Here First
  Innovation and Investment to Improve Access to Care
  Donations for PMH

October 2021

  Is There an ERIK on Your Fridge?
  Nov 14-20 National Nurse Practitioner Week
  International Day for People Impacted by Suicide Loss - Nov 21
  National Bereavement Day - Nov 16
  November is Diabetes Awareness Month
  Donations for PMH
  PMH Flu Shot and COVID Vaccine Clinics throughout November
  November is Falls Prevention Month - What Do You Know About Falls?
  Ste. Rose Art Hive - A Healthy Together Now Feature
  Steppin’ Up with Confidence

September 2021

  Duck Bay Lighthouse Program
  Residency Unit Doctors Venture to Parkland Farms as Part of Farm Safety Day
  PMH emergency planning kicks in for loss of power event in Dauphin
  Will Covid Spook Away Trick or Treating This Year?
  Mental Illness Awareness Week - Oct. 3-9
  Healthy School Lunches
  Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week | Oct 4-8
  Donations For PMH
  October is Occupational Therapy Month: Perspectives from an Occupational Therapist
  Get Better Together
  Donations For PMH
  World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10
  Family Physicians attend Cultural Sensitivity Day at Riding Mountain National Park
  FASD Awareness Day - September 9, 2021
  National Day of Truth and Reconciliation: September 30th

Summer 2021

  Five New Foreign-Trained Doctors Recruited to PMH
  Suicidality in Rural and Remote Communities
  Visiting residents within PMH Personal Care Homes: What you need to know
  Provincial Health Care Investments in Prairie Mountain Health
  Roblin Hospital Kitchen Renovations
  Tri-Lake Health Centre Renovation Project Complete
  Dauphin HERO Club Reintroduces Hot Dog Cart To Community
  Water For All! - A Healthy Together Now Feature
  Residential Schools: Mourning with Indigenous People
  International Overdose Awareness Day - Aug. 31
  Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Vegetable Garden - A Healthy Together Now Feature
  Healthy Summertime Snacks
  Donations For PMH

June 2021

  Identifying Places That Foster Mental Health and Well-being Among Rural Men
  Dialysis Capacity Increasing at Russell Health Centre
  Message From New CEO Brian Schoonbaert
  Honouring 215 Lives Lost

May 2021

  PMH Welcomes New CEO
  Safe Kids Week
  Men's Health Month
  Nursing Recruitment For PMH
  When It Comes To A Stroke, Every Minute Counts
  Medical Students Participate in Rural Week
  National Indigenous Peoples Day
  Gardening 101
  Offering Pfizer COVID vaccine for people aged 12 and up
  Grizzly Finds a Way to Continue Visiting
  Donations For PMH

April 2021

  National Palliative Care Week 2021
  'Winning Together' PMH Staff 50/50 Payroll Draw surpasses 10,000 dollars
  May 5: Thanks For Cleaning Your Hands
  BRHC Foundation Donates 1.2 million in 2020
  World No Tobacco Day May 31, 2021

March 2021

  Donations for PMH
  National Immunization Awareness Week April 24-30
  Brushing Children's Teeth Can Be... Fun!?
  Prairie Mountain Health Values the Support of Volunteers
  One Year Later. Looking back on the pandemic's emergence in Manitoba

February 2021

  General Visitation Now Possible Within Personal Care Home Designated Shelters
  COVID Update: A Reminder To Remain Vigilant
  BRHC Foundation “Pumps for Life” Campaign Fundraiser
  Six New Foreign-Trained Doctors Working Within PMH
  Fairview PCH Receives Prestigious Recognition
  Nutrition Month 2021
  The Tech Behind the Treatment
  PMH Continues Working Toward Baby-Friendly Designation

January 2021

  Vaccine Super Site Open in Brandon
  PMH Continues with International Educated Nurses Initiative
  PMH Rolls Out COVID Vaccinations For Long Term Care Residents
  Respiratory Clinics Running Smoothly Within PMH Region
  Donations for PMH
  What is Situational Awareness in Acute Care Psychiatric Nursing?

December 2020

  Donations for PMH
  Blue Monday 2021
  PMH Holds Virtual Craving Change Workshops

November 2020

  Managing Psychological Wellness over the Holidays During COVID-19
  Donations for PMH
  Comprehensive Health Care Aide Course comes to Birtle in February
  Peter Loeppky & Jessica Brunskill of BRHC Receive Patient Safety Grant
  Project: Hello
  International Volunteer Day

October 2020

  Dauphin Hospital Foundation Holds Virtual AGM
  Test Your Home For Radon
  Donations for PMH
  Nutrition and COVID-19
  Birtle Announced as Next Rural Rotating Site to Host CHCA Program
  Tipi Tour Legacy Project
  "Be Ready-Be Steady" - Safe Winter Walking Information
  Healing Journeys

September 2020

  Ten First-Year Medical Students Participate in Rural Week
  MIPS Needs CPSW Partners For Better Outcomes
  CAEP Women in Emergency Medicine Local Heroes
  Mental Health Resource Needs of "Frontline" Healthcare Workers in Rural Manitoba During COVID-19
  Donations For PMH
  October is Occupational Therapy Month
  Virtual Care Is New To Most Of Us
  A Natural Sleep: Everyone Needs It, Not Everyone Gets It
  National Breastfeeding Week October 1-7

August 2020

  PMH Plays Supportive Role In Northern Community Gardening Efforts
  World Suicide Prevention Day 2020
  Community Connections – Meeting you where you are at
  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day - September 9
  Back To School And COVID-19
  What if there was a way to protect your child from some cancers?
  Tips For Easy School Lunches
  Dauphin's New Emergency Department: One Year Later
  Donations for PMH
  Back To School Tips

July 2020

  Mental Health Initiative Ventures Forward One Project At A Time
  Get Better Together Leaders - Our Shining Stars
  Dauphin Doctor Receives National Recognition
  BRHC To Receive State-Of-The-Art Upgrade To CT Scanner

June 2020

  Designated COVID-19 Testing Sites Shift Locations in PMH North
  Home For The Summer Program Begins In PMH
  Falls Prevention and Hip Fracture Hospitalization Rates
  Smoking/Vaping During COVID-19 Pandemic: Should I be concerned?
  Donations For PMH

May 2020

  Donations For PMH
  Neepawa Doctor Recognized For Mentoring Efforts  
  National Indigenous Peoples Day
  Two New Members Appointed to PMH Board
  Men Are Working Themselves Into An Early Grave

April 2020

  Celebrating Our Volunteers

March 2020

  Rivers PCH Resident Receives National Recognition
  Donations for PMH
  What Do Psychiatric Nurses Do?  Acute Care Psychiatric Nursing
  Follow Prairie Mountain Health on Social Media
  Love. Trust. Protect. Vaccines Work  

February 2020

  PMH Accreditation Survey ~ May 24-29, 2020
  Healthy Baby Programs in Prairie Mountain Health
  Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Set to Begin
  Mind the Gap... Read the Profiles!
  Nutrition Month Brings Tips and Advice
  15th Annual Camp Bridges Weekend
  Donations For PMH
  Recruitment Efforts Off and Running in 2020

January 2020

  Province Launches Social Impact Bond To Help Quit Smoking
  Cold or Flu - Know The Difference
  Better With Age: Move More Today For A Healthier Tomorrow
  Health Innovation Award for Patient-Centred Care
  Donations For PMH
  Medical Experts Weigh in on Cannabis Use
  Dialysis Services Expanding at Dauphin Reginal Health Centre
  Medical Students Visit Brandon/Neepawa
  Get Your Benefits!
  Birtle PCH Residents Getting To Know Local Families

December 2019

  BRHC Foundation Pancake Breakfast was a HUGE Success 
  Taja Lonstrup Receives Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba
  Holidays Can Be Stressful: Tips to Keep in Mind
  Prevent Winter Slips and Falls
  Making Healthy Eating Joyful and Positive This New Year
  Patient Safety Week In Prairie Mountain Health
  PMH Receives Grant For BRHC Surgery Project
  Small Steps, Big Hearts With Operation Walk
  Support For Those Wanting To Quit Smoking
  Donations For PMH
  Russell PCH Spruces Up Doors In Support Of Dementia Project
  New Peer Support Program Announced

November 2019

  DRHC Redevelopment Project Complete
  Substance Use Disorders - Stigma and Harm Reduction
  New Full-Time Paramedics Working In Manitoba
  Eating Well For A Good Mood
  Dancing Around Dementia At Hamiota's Birch River Lodge
  MIPS Patient Safety Award Presentation
  BRHC Temporary Parking Changes
  Donations For PMH
  New Hot Dog Cart for Dauphin HERO Club
  Volunteers Needed For CVITP

October 2019

  PMH Holds 2018/2019 Annual General Meeting
  Withdrawal Treatment Beds Open In Brandon
  Donations For PMH
  Under One Roof Pilot Project Underway In Dauphin
  Falls Prevention Month
  Patient Centered Care Awards
  Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Clinics Continue
  Swan Valley Primary Care Centre Welcomes New Additions
  Ste. Rose General Hospital Celebrates 80 Years
  Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Clinic Schedule

September 2019

  Get Vaccinated:  Don't Spread The Flu!
  ACC Nursing Graduates Celebrate
  Your Inner Voice Can Save Lives
  Remember To Always Bring Your Manitoba Health Card
  2019 RHA Indicators Atlas: PMH overview
  Donations For PMH
  PMH Board of Directors 2019/2020
  BRHC Chosen To Implement Baby-Friendly Initiative
  Prairie Mountain Health AGM
  Risk Taking Behaviours Among Brandon University Students
  Mental Health and Mental Illness - Are They The Same?
  RANA Respiratory Care Announces New Brand

Summer 2019

  Family Physicians Learn About Farm Safety
  Steppin' Up With Confidence Plus
  Vaping: The New Face of Nicotine Addiction
  DRHC Redevelopment On The Home Stretch
  World Suicide Prevention Day
  5 Tips For Easy School Lunches
  Donations For PMH
  Harvest Gets Under Way at Birch Lodge PCH in Hamiota

May 2019

  Dauphin HERO Club Rises Again Following February Fire
  Food is Medicine Too
  CancerCare Manitoba’s BreastCheck
  Caring For Your Speech and Hearing
  Parkland Family Medicine Residency Unit Hosts Rural Manitoba Health Mentorship Program
  BRHC Auxiliary Celebrates 5 Million Dollar Milestone
  Dauphin Regional Health Centre's Emergency Department Redevelopment Enters Latter Stages
  Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Appreciation Dinner
  BRHC Redevelopment Complete
  Medical Students Visit PMH Sites and Communities as Part of Rural Week
  Additional Paramedics To Be Hired Within PMH

April 2019

  Putting The “Health” in Mental Health
  Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) Drop Off Extended
  Hantavirus Awareness
  Caring For Kids Radiothon 2019 Raises Over 60 Thousand Dollars!
  Stop Clean Your Hands Day - Monday, May 6
  Protect Yourself against Tetanus
  Volunteer Luncheon Held at BRHC
  ‘Rural Week’ For Medical Students Set For End Of May
  May is National Physiotherapy Month
  Fairview PCH Declared Brandon Sun Reader’s Choice Award Winner
  Donations For PMH April

March 2019

  PMH Appreciates Volunteer Efforts
  The "Home" Project at Souris PCH
  Brandon Regional Health Centre Fourth Floor West Renovation Update
  Immunization Saves Lives
  My Health Team Evolves In Swan River Valley Area
  14th Annual Camp Bridges Weekend set for Clear Lake May 24-26
  ACC Provides Health Care Aide Training in Waywayseecappo
  April is Oral Health Month

February 2019

  March is Colon Cancer Screening Awarenss Month
  Busy Time Of Year For PMH Nursing Recruitment
  Dauphin H.E.R.O Club Temporarily Relocates to Friendship Centre
  March is Nutrition Month, and March 20th is Dietitians Day
  Prairie Mountain Health Accreditation Survey - June 2020
  Donations For PMH February
  March is Kidney Month
  Province Advises Of Syphilis Outbreak

January 2019

  Donations For PMH January
  Get Your Benefits
  Biggest Addiction Treatment Myths
  Health Care Aide Session Well-Attended in Dauphin
  Updated Canada Food Guide Released
  Mobile Clinic Marks Five Years of Being on The Road With PMH
  Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week
  Medical Students Attend Weekend Workshops in PMH
  Dauphin Redevelopment Project Update

December 2018

  Grizzly Volunteers at NHL Winnipeg Jets Hockey Fights Cancer Game!!
  Dauphin MRI Unit Celebrates Official Opening
  Brandon Wheat Kings Visit the BRHC Pediatric Ward
  Prairie Mountain Health Donations
  Vital Signs
  Dialysis Services Expanded in Brandon
  National Non-Smoking Week 2019
  Health Innovation Award
  Healthy Together Now Community Funding Available
  Using The Ottawa Personal Decision Guide
  Uncertified Health Care Aide Training Information Session
  MIPS Announces Annual Patient Safety Grants
  Antibiotics: Importance and Safety

November 2018


Learning from the Experts: Those Living with Mental Illness,Addictions and Trauma

  PMH Nurse Practitioner Receives Provincial Recognition
  Holidays Can Be Stressful
  PMH Paramedics Receive Exemplary Service Honours
  Is It A Cold Or Influenza
  Take Our Kids To Work Day
  Prairie Mountain Health Donations
  Child & Adolescent Treatment Centre Celebrates 20 Years of Service
  Dauphin MRI Safely Installed: Patient Appointments Set To Begin
  Sexually Transmitted and Blood Bourne Infections STBBI

October 2018

  Widespread Weight Bias and Discrimination
  Prairie Mountain Health Donations - November
  November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  New MRI Unit Arrives In Dauphin
  Medical Resident Retreat
  Local Doctor Set To Receive National Award
  Prescription Medication Safety: Know Your Medication List
Nurse Practitioners Enhance Collaborative Care Approach In PMH

September 2018

  Keep Safety A Priority During Harvest Season
  Donations For Prairie Mountain Health
  Pioneer Day A Blast From The Past At Birch Lodge
  PMH Capital Projects Update
  Thank You From Camp Bridges
  The Rural Graduate Nurse Mentorship Program
  Get Your Benefits!
  PMH Region Among Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus
  Six New Foreign-Trained Doctors Commence Work Within PMH
  ACC Nursing Students Graduate from Brandon & Melita Teaching Site
  Canadian Patient Safety Week - Oct 29 to Nov 2
  Parkland Resident Graciously Donates
  Dr. John Wade Patient Safety Initiatives Grant
  Minnedosa Primary Care Centre Holds Open House

August 2018

PMH Palliative Care Services & Bereavement Support
  BRHC's Dialysis Unit Now Operating Seven Days a Week
  World Suicide Prevention Day 2018
  Dauphin Hospital & PCH’s Join in on Stanley Cup Fun
  Back to School-Packing a Healthy and Tasty Lunch

July 2018

  Media Advisory: Canada Day Long Weekend in Dauphin
  Nora Kaye Receives Bonnie Schultz Memorial Award
  Donations For Prairie Mountain Health
  Families' Experiences Living With Acquired Brain Injury
  Birdtail Sioux Youth Running To Raise Awareness
  Home For the Summer Program Begins In PMH
  ACC Announces Practical Nursing Site In Russell
  Lead In Drinking Water: A Health Perspective