To celebrate the start of Pride Month, the Progress Pride flag was raised today at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). Every June, communities across Canada celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex people, including Allies) communities, diversity, and love in all its forms. As a regional health care provider, our Hospital recognizes the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion in shaping the care we provide and the research we do. Raising the Progress Pride flag for Pride Month is one way our Hospital demonstrates our commitment to a kind, accepting and inclusive culture for our patients and our employees. Patients and families have the right to safe and equitable health care and staff have the right to an inclusive workplace where they feel valued. Our Hospital is dedicated to fostering an environment, free from discrimination, for all.
In this photo (from L-R): Dr. Bradley Jacobson, Chief of Staff, TBRHSC; Jason Veltri, Contract Procurement Specialist, Northern Supply Chain and President of Rainbow Collective, Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott, President & CEO, TBRHSC and CEO, Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute; Amy Carr, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer, TBRHSC; and Adam Vinet, VP, Patient Experience and Chief Nursing Executive, TBRHSC, and Vice President, Cancer Care Services, North West Region.