At the request of Archbishop P. J. Monahan and the residents of Melville, the Sisters of St. Martha from Antigonish, Nova Scotia were asked to take over the administration of the 15-bed Melville Municipal Hospital. The Sisters arrived June 28, 1940 on the Feast Day of St. Peter and changed the name of the hospital to St. Peter’s Hospital on June 30, 1942. The Sister’s of St. Martha actively served St. Peter’s Hospital from 1940-1980 in a spirit of faith, compassion, courage and trust in God. From 1940 to the present time, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have served as Chaplains for St. Peter’s Hospital.
In September 1980, Sister’s of St. Martha transferred ownership of the hospital to St. Peter’s Board of Trustees with sponsorship given to what is now known as the Saskatchewan Catholic Health Corporation.
1984 – Opening of CCU 2-bed Unit
1987 – St. Peter’s Lifeline Program
1990 – Geriatric Assessment Program
1994 – St. Peter’s becomes an Affiliate of the North Valley Health District