Jean Bartkowiak, President and CEO
Jean Bartkowiak
President & CEO

Message from the President and CEO

Thank you for visiting our website.

I am so pleased to be a member of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI) teams, where our strong commitment to Patient and Family Centred Care reminds us that patients and families are the focus of everything we do.

Health care is increasingly challenging with a growing population of vulnerable and medically complex patients with constantly demanding fiscal pressures. It is also an exciting environment with opportunities to innovate in health care delivery, teaching and research to strengthen its quality, accountability and effectiveness for patients and families.

Our Patient and Family Advisors volunteer with us every step of the way as we explore the possibilities to improve, teach and investigate. They are involved in activities from program planning and hiring practices, to strategic planning and quality improvement. Representing the voices of our patients and their families, Patient Family Advisors ensure that above all else, patients are first.

As an academic health sciences centre, we are proud to support a variety of learners and instructors on their path to becoming healthcare professionals. We also have an exciting research agenda that is driven by the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, the research arm of TBRHSC. Our patients benefit directly from our academic and scientific mission through inter-professional care, world-class research and clinical trials led right here in our own community.

Please explore our site to learn more about the programs and services available, as well as the plans and projects that will help us become Healthy Together. You can also find our Annual Reports, Quality Improvement Plans, Open Board Meeting documents, and other posted information that describes our successes, challenges and plans.

Since TBRHSC and TBRRI belong to the people of the North West region, we encourage residents we serve to provide your input to us. By sharing your feedback on your care experience or what you found on this website, you can have an impact on the way health care is enhanced in our community. If you have a story to share or a question you want answered, please send us your message.

Jean Bartkowiak
President & CEO