“Cancer sucks,” confirmed Florence Strang, one of two keynote speakers at the 23rd Tbaytel Luncheon of Hope. She would know. Diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in April 2011, Strang faced grueling treatment including chemotherapy, surgeries and radiation therapy. “But,” she continued, “I realized that feeling sorry for myself wasn’t going to help me get well. So I issued myself a challenge; find 100 perks of having cancer.”
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) staff, patients and partners are walking together to help raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health and addictions. The activity is held in honour of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 4 – Oct. 10)
When Gail Brescia heard the statistic, she was taken aback; Cancer Care Ontario notes that women aged 50 to 54 years have the highest number of screen-eligible women who have not been screened for breast cancer. “It surprises me, given the knowledge we have about health and how involved we are in our care,” said Brescia, 53, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January of this year.
Six years after adopting the practice, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is celebrating a recommitment to Patient and Family Centred Care during Sharing and Caring Together week.
Patient and Family Centred Care (or PFCC) is the provision of care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient/family preferences, needs and values, and ensures that patient values guide all clinical decisions. To this day, TBRHSC remains the first and only hospital in Canada to receive a Leading Practice award in Patient and Family Centred Care (PFCC) from Accreditation Canada.
Today, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) celebrated its new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant which promises to reduce the hospital’s average annual electricity bills by a half million dollars.
For the past two years, TBRHSC has been working with Thunder Bay Hydro and Johnson Controls to develop and implement the CHP project, which will be operational by the end of 2015. The project is not only beneficial to TBRHSC, but also the City of Thunder Bay and the people of Northwestern Ontario.
After a successful wrap-up of the Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign last Spring with over $7.2M raised, it was time for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation to unveil its latest awareness campaign. Held at the Health Sciences Centre this morning, the launch took place amongst loyal donors to the Health Sciences Foundation.
Inspired by a breast cancer survivor’s own journey, the Butterfly Story project has transformed breast cancer survivors into living works of art representing symbols of strength, hope, and poignant aspects of their journeys. This exciting and innovative project began right here in Thunder Bay.
Ontario’s healthcare system wouldn’t be where it is today if it wasn’t for the leadership of healthcare providers who have helped develop, test and deploy new technologies to improve care delivery. Yesterday, the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) awarded Trina Diner, Manager of Palliative Care and Telemedicine at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), a Champion of Telemedicine award for her outstanding leadership in advancing patient care in North West Ontario.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) today unveiled its new Strategic Plan 2020 which focuses its activities and initiatives for the next five years on five strategic directions: Patient Experience, Comprehensive Clinical Care, Seniors’ Health, Aboriginal Health, and Acute Mental Health.
On Thursday, June 25, 2015, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Corporation. Four, three-year Board of Directors vacancies were filled.
Returning to the Board of Directors for three-year terms are Anita Jean and Richard (Dick) Mannisto. Joining the Board for the first time for three-year terms are Gary Whitney and Georjann Morriseau.
Continuing their terms of office on the Board are Nadine Doucette, Gerry Munt, Grant Walsh, Doug Shanks and John Friday.