On June 30th, Dr. Sunil Gulavita, Radiation Oncologist, retired after a long and distinguished career with Regional Cancer Care Northwest at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Gulavita, MD, FRCR, FRCP, was a foundational member of the Regional Cancer Program, helping to establish the Regional Cancer Centre’s world class radiation therapy treatment centre and protocol.
Mental health is a crucial component of health. That’s why acute mental health is one of the priorities in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Strategic Plan 2020. It’s a commitment to provide the best level of care for all mental health patients.
Indigenous people account for at least 19% of our population. Unfortunately, they are the least healthy people in our region. Those from remote northern communities, in particular, face unique geographical, language and cultural barriers to accessing health care.
We're proud to share the news that Anne-Marie Heron, Executive Director of Capital Planning and Operations and Acting Vice-President of Research, was honoured as Executive of the Year at the Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards ceremony on June 2nd at the Victoria Inn.
People in Thunder Bay are being challenged by their workplaces during June 5 - 11. The Commuter Challenge is a national, week-long, friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces that encourages Canadians to leave their cars at home and celebrate active and sustainable transportation.
To help improve the quality of care, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has partnered with Superior Hearing Centre to make additional Pocket Talkers – personal amplification devices - available to the patients who need them.