High school, college and university students, retirees, and business people - these are the types of Volunteers and Patient Family Advisors you will see at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation (TBRHSF) and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).
On Tuesday, March 29th, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented volunteer Valerie Dennison with a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award at Thunder Bay City Hall.
Dr. Chase understands women saying ‘ I don’t like getting this done’ when it comes to having a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, but reminds us that it’s a normal and healthy test to complete.
Every three days someone in Ontario dies because the life-saving organ transplant they need is not available. Despite this, only 29% of Ontarians have registered their consent to be a donor. It's really surprising, and it's not good enough.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” This rang true for Members of the General Hospital of Port Arthur School of Nursing Alumnae (1909-1970) who recently presented scholarships to two nurses in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Not that long ago – in 2006 to be exact – a $270,000 grant was awarded to Dr. Patricia Smith, Associate Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Lakehead University Faculty of Medicine and Dr. Scott Sellick, Director of Supportive and Palliative Care, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre by the Northern Cancer Fund (formerly the Northern Cancer Research Foundation). Funded completely through donations, the grant was to provide funding for research into hospital-based smoking cessation initiatives.
Ashley Sippala, second for Team McCarville, represented Northern Ontario at the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, placing second overall. When Sippala isn’t training for elite curling bonspiels or competing, she works as a lab technician at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.