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COVID-19 Situation Alert for November 10th, 2020

As of today, November 10, 2020, there are 23 active cases of COVID-19 in the area served by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. As a result of the rapid climb in cases, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre must implement precautions to protect the patients, Essential Care Partners, staff and professional staff of our Hospital. As the only provider...

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Message from Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott

It is an honor and privilege for me to lead and serve our Hospital and Health Research Institute as your new President and CEO.  As we begin our journey together, I look forward to reconnecting with you, our dedicated staff, Professional staff, Scientists, Patient Family Advisors and Volunteers....

New Kidney Stone Equipment Makes Surgery Faster and Safer

Kidney stone surgery has always had a high risk of side effects including bleeding and the need for follow-up surgery. That’s because using traditional surgical methods of removing kidney stones is tricky. Urologists literally smash the kidney stone with a laser or a small jackhammer-like device, which often sends pieces flying. To get a basic idea of the difficulty, imagine...

Farewell Message from Jean Bartkowiak

On November 20th, Jean Bartkowiak will officially retire as a senior health care leader and as President and CEO of our Hospital and CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute. As he enters his final week, Jean shares some personal reflections on his past five years of serving the community....

Genetic Counsellor Awareness Day (November 12)

On November 12th, Canada celebrates Genetic Counsellor Awareness Day. This day provides an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate the hardworking Genetics Program team at our Hospital....