The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (our Hospital), EcoSuperior, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the City of Thunder Bay came together today to kick off the Commuter Challenge week by welcoming a group of cycling, walking, busing, and other commuters to the Health Sciences Centre.
Today, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit partnered to release a new online smoking cessation support tool from the Northwest Tobacco Control Area Network (NW TCAN) called ‘NWQuit.com’.
Lisa Sandham’s mother, Francine, spent countless hours at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, particularly in the Renal Department where she received dialysis several times a week during the last few years of her life. She remarked to Sandham one time after finishing a round of dialysis, “If I ever won the lottery, I’d replace all those chairs!” She found them to be quite uncomfortable, especially after sitting in them for hours at a time during treatment.
The competition to play on #teamstaal2017 this July 10, in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic at the Staal Foundation Open Presented by Tbaytel, was intense. Following just over three weeks of competition between kids ages 9-14 to showcase their best street hockey moves in a video, the Top 15 videos (as determined by number of votes) have been selected, with each contestant moving on to the next stage of the #teamstaal2017 challenge.
The implementation of vascular surgery and on-site endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) now available in Northwestern Ontario is a major milestone in the establishment of a full cardiovascular surgery program for the region.
Today, the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO) released the 2017 Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI), a quality improvement index that highlights where cancer service providers can advance the quality and performance of care. One of the indicators that the interactive web-based public reporting tool highlighted was the commitment to reducing tobacco use among cancer patients by Regional Cancer Care Northwest (RCC-NW), at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
This Friday, May 12th, women across our region will have increased access to breast cancer screening mammograms. ‘Mammothon’ is a one-day breast cancer screening marathon that aims to increase breast cancer screening rates in Northwestern Ontario.
Donors across Northwestern Ontario continue to provide HOPE and exceptional cancer care services thanks to donations to the Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation. Today it was announced that Hopital Notre-Dame Hospital was the recipient of a grant in the amount of $5,305 for a new blanket warmer for the cancer program.
A feeling of celebration was in the air Friday night as hundreds of women filled the ballroom at the Valhalla Inn for the 19th annual 5 Forks Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction. Always a popular event, this year didn’t disappoint with a fresh round of 10 eligible Bachelors paired with fantastic date packages up for bidding.