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.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual national event that takes place the first week of May. People from all walks of life are encouraged to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. Acute mental health is one of our Hospital’s strategic priorities, and we recognize mental health as an integral part of overall health.
Sexual assault reaches beyond those who are directly involved and affects everyone in our community. In addition to the personal costs to the physical and emotional health of the victim, there are costs to our society. Assault can affect how a person performs at school, their effectiveness at work and how they participate in the community. Assault may also affect how people are able to interact in healthy ways in their relationships and in how they are able to parent.
he cyclotron passed a major milestone in 2016, delivering its first radioactive isotope (an atomic variant of an element) fluorine-18 for research and calibration purposes. Now, an application is pending with Health Canada to produce the radiopharmaceutical fluorodeoxyglucose or FDG for patient use. Stephen Exley, Interim Director of Cyclotron Operations, emphasized that the real achievement is the homegrown cyclotron program itself.
Dr. Stewart Kennedy is Executive Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. He is a member of the senior management team with responsibilities for medical affairs, pharmacy and academics, and interprofessional education. Dr. Kennedy is leading the development of a system-wide quality framework with a focus on enhancing the patient experience and developing a simulation program emphasizing quality improvement. He is introducing change into the organization and transforming a community hospital into an academic centre of excellence.
Patients and families of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre should always expect high quality care and experiences. Our patient care leaders “round” on patients to help meet those expectations
Pressure injuries (also called bedsores or pressure ulcers) are injuries to skin and tissue caused by prolonged pressure. Preventing pressure injuries from occurring is one of the goals set by Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in order to deliver an optimal experience for seniors.
On Wednesday, April 19, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, paid a visit to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and its research arm the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute. "We have formed a successful research hub outside of a major metropolitan area, focused on innovative ways to collaborate and build capacity, and – most importantly – remained patient-centric. It was an honour to share this with Minister Duncan," said Jean Bartkowiak, President & CEO of the Hospital and CEO of the Health Research Institute.