Our journey towards excellence in Aboriginal Health care delivery begins with improving our physical and cultural environments to reflect the expressed values, practices and traditions of Aboriginal communities.
Laboratory tests such as hematology blood analysis (blood work) are used to help health care providers diagnose diseases and medical conditions. With 85% of diagnoses based on lab results, the Clinical Laboratory at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRSHC) touches nearly every patient in the hospital.
Is patient-focused research the future? It’s already happening at Lakehead University, the St. Joseph’s Care Group, and the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI). An excellent example of this is a ground-breaking research project launched this spring at the Canada Games Complex that will help stroke survivors regain hand function beyond what they’ve been able to achieve during hospital-based rehabilitation.
Started in the Spring of 2015, the Employee Giving Committee includes employees from across the Health Sciences Centre, a Patient Family Advisor, as well as employees from the Health Sciences Foundation.
Many of the support services for cancer patients these days are geared towards two segments of the patient population – children and seniors. For those who are living with cancer in their late teens, 20’s and 30’s, it’s slightly more challenging to find supportive care programs that meet their needs.
Scientists and staff at the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) are continuing to inspire the next generation.
For the fifth consecutive summer, TBRRI (Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s research arm) has participated in the exclusive SHAD program, exposing gifted high school students to a potential career in patient-centred research.
Dr. Bill McCready, Interim President and CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), congratulated Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott on her appointment as new President and Chief Executive Officer of Nipigon District Memorial Hospital effective July 1st.
If you have ever visited the hospital, you likely encountered a nurse, physician, or other health professional, as well as employees from housekeeping, food and nutrition, and possibly administration.
But it is unlikely you met another critical member of your health care team. That is because the 55 employees in the Health Records department at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) work behind the scenes to ensure your care is meticulously charted.
It is common knowledge that growing your own food in a vegetable garden provides healthy, fresh produce that can give your diet a delicious boost. However, less commonly known are the mental health benefits that also stem from gardening. This form of ‘horticultural therapy’ inspired the Mental Health Programs at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) to build vegetable gardens for their patients to plant, care for and cook with.