In 2004, the citizens of Thunder Bay voted to develop a new facility rather than refurbish an existing older hospital. The result was a state-of-the-art health sciences centre that offers patients, visitors, and staff a more comfortable, welcoming environment.
Part of the appeal of a live program is that viewers might witness an unscripted moment. While the open Board meeting live webcast doesn’t quite deliver the same level of suspenseful drama, it still offers those who tune in with an informative view of what’s happening at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).
Since January this year, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) has been holding a number of focus group sessions to ask participants “What does your hospital look like in 2020?” Sessions are being held with TBRHSC’s 5 Partners in Health including - the Board of Directors, academic leaders, internal staff, managers, physicians, policy makers, and community members, including Francophone and Aboriginal residents, as well as newcomers to Canada – in order to gather input and shape a new Strategic Plan.
Congratulations to the organizing committee of the Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic women’s curling bonspiel, their sponsors and the 48 teams that participated in another successful year. Together, they raised $142,000 for breast cancer through the Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign.
The Health Sciences Foundation and Volunteer Association to the Health Sciences Centre recently announced some very special grants, called Family CARE (Care Advancements Recommended by Employees) Grants. Applications for these grants come from frontline. Employees, who work the closest with patients at the Health Sciences Centre, submit requests for new or improved equipment to enhance the exceptional care they provide to patients and their families.
In January, when Matt Lapointe headed off to Snow Epic, Europe’s first winter fat bike event held in the heart of the Swiss Alps, his goal was just to make the top 60. Lapointe came in 30th place out of 122 starters, one of only two Canadian cyclists to start the race. Not bad for someone who tried out a fat bike for the first time just three years ago.
Between working as a scientist for a local forestry research firm and studying psychology at Lakehead University, Peter Hindle doesn’t have a lot of downtime.
But helping to shape the future of local healthcare delivery is something he believes is worth making time for.
(Thunder Bay, ON – Thursday, February 5, 2015) Today, for the first time, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) welcomed French-speaking grade 11 students in Thunder Bay for a one-day injury awareness and prevention program.
It’s just the beginning of 2015, which means there’s plenty of time to make, stick to, or re-commit to New Year’s resolutions to be healthier and happier this year. The holidays are a time of tasty temptations, and January is the month of getting on track and making healthy choices. But, it’s important to make good choices all year long. With events like the Super Bowl, ongoing regular season NHL games, and the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament just around the corner, there will be many more gatherings to come this year.