During the week of January 17th to the 23rd, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is celebrating Employee Recognition Week. The week is dedicated to celebrating the people – medical staff, employees, teams, volunteers, Patient Family Advisors, and donors – who are making a difference for patients and families in Northwestern Ontario through their outstanding service and dedication.
The Thunder Bay Hill City Kinettes were at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Thursday, December 17 to drop off a wagon full of special toys and books – all destined for young patients who will be at TBRHSC over the holidays.
The Employee Giving Committee got Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre employees into the spirit of giving his holiday season. The Committee put together an Employee Wish List of small equipment requested by TBRHSC employees and raised funds to purchase these items to help fellow staff provide the best possible care to their patients.
Weight management is about more than just reducing numbers on the scale, it’s about improving health and wellbeing. For some patients, that means bariatric surgery – a service that has been available in Thunder Bay for just over a year now.
TBRHSC’s Regional Bariatric Care Centre (RBCC) is a Bariatric Centre of Excellence that provides services and options for those struggling with obesity. The bariatric surgical services, which include pre- and post-operative care, counseling, and surgical services, have successfully helped over 135 patients in the first year.
On Monday, November 30, staff on Unit 3A were proud to hang a new plaque outside room 310. Recognizing the incredibly successful event, ‘The Hippest Party in Town’ (an 80s themed dance party), which was held in both 2014 and 2015, the plaque represents over $25,000 raised. (In total – the event has raised more than $38,000!)
The North West Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) new Leadership Award acknowledges outstanding contributions to health system transformation in Northwestern Ontario. The first ever recipient is the City of Thunder Bay Integrated District Network (IDN) Health Link Steering Committee, which was recognized for its Commendable Approach to Collaboration.
Kids + Books = A Winning Combination. That’s why, on Monday, December 7, representatives from Frontier College (Thunder Bay) brought a selection of brand new books to the Paediatrics Department at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Aboriginal students are given a special sneak-peak of different career options available in health care through Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s (TBRHSC) new Aboriginal Career Experience Program (ACE).
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute and HealthCareCAN recently recognized Keith Taylor as an honourable mention recipient of the Patient Safety Champion Individual Award. As a Patient Family Advisor for the past six years, Keith has played an integral role in the development and promotion of Patient and Family Centred Care (PFCC) at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).
The Catalyst, a publication by CAHO (Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario), recently highlighted how the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s and its research arm is driving northern development, creating jobs and attracting global experts to Northwestern Ontario.