he cyclotron passed a major milestone in 2016, delivering its first radioactive isotope (an atomic variant of an element) fluorine-18 for research and calibration purposes. Now, an application is pending with Health Canada to produce the radiopharmaceutical fluorodeoxyglucose or FDG for patient use. Stephen Exley, Interim Director of Cyclotron Operations, emphasized that the real achievement is the homegrown cyclotron program itself.
Dr. Stewart Kennedy is Executive Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. He is a member of the senior management team with responsibilities for medical affairs, pharmacy and academics, and interprofessional education. Dr. Kennedy is leading the development of a system-wide quality framework with a focus on enhancing the patient experience and developing a simulation program emphasizing quality improvement. He is introducing change into the organization and transforming a community hospital into an academic centre of excellence.
Patients and families of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre should always expect high quality care and experiences. Our patient care leaders “round” on patients to help meet those expectations
Pressure injuries (also called bedsores or pressure ulcers) are injuries to skin and tissue caused by prolonged pressure. Preventing pressure injuries from occurring is one of the goals set by Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in order to deliver an optimal experience for seniors.
On Wednesday, April 19, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, paid a visit to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and its research arm the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute. "We have formed a successful research hub outside of a major metropolitan area, focused on innovative ways to collaborate and build capacity, and – most importantly – remained patient-centric. It was an honour to share this with Minister Duncan," said Jean Bartkowiak, President & CEO of the Hospital and CEO of the Health Research Institute.
Gardening season is here! For a successful end product, focus on the foundation of every garden – the soil. The quality of your crops depends on the composition and preparation of your soil. If you haven’t already made your compost at home, it might be time to try it out.
According to an Ipsos survey, as many as 1.8 million Ontarians mistakenly believe they are a registered organ and tissue donor. This BeADonor month, show your support for the 1,500 people in Ontario waiting for an organ transplant by checking your registration status.
December 15, 2016 marked the Grand Opening of the Multi-Faith Sanctuary at the Wilson Memorial General Hospital site, part of the North of Superior Health Care Group (NOSH). The sanctuary was created to provide a space for families to visit with loved ones undergoing palliative care.