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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Profile: Michelle Opaski, Screen For Life Coach


It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re highlighting staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre who play a vital role in the breast cancer journey. From cancer screening to cancer treatment, there are hundreds of caring professionals that you will meet along the way. Today, we’re sharing a Q & A from Michelle Opaski, a Mammographer on the Screen For Life Coach.

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Screen for Life Coach to Host TBRHSC Staff Cancer Screening Day

After four months on the road, the Screen for Life Coach is making a stop in Thunder Bay to offer cancer screening services to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI) staff....

Thunder Bay’s Mona Hardy Receives Highest Honour for Volunteerism

An award ceremony was held today to present Mona Hardy, a dedicated volunteer at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers (SMV). This prestigious national award recognizes the volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields....

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Profile: Donna Preater, RN, Screen For Life Coach

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re highlighting staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre who play a vital role in the breast cancer journey. From cancer screening to cancer treatment, there are hundreds of caring professionals that you will meet along the way. Today, we’re sharing a Q & A from Donna Preater, a Registered Nurse on the...

Report from Gord Wickham

With children back in school and our communities back from summer vacation, I truly hope the residents of Northwestern Ontario took the opportunity to enjoy our immense natural wonders and safely reconnect with friends and loved ones over the past few months. A year and a half of this historic pandemic has undoubtedly tested everyone’s resolve and mental endurance....

Meet Joelle Mandamin: Indigenous Care Coordinator

In June 2021, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and Grand Council Treaty #3 partnered to hire Joelle Mandamin as the Hospital’s first Indigenous Care Coordinator (ICC)....

New BPH Procedure Preserves Specific Sexual Function

Drs. Hazem Elmansy and Walid Shahrour, two urologists at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, have brought a new treatment to Thunder Bay for men suffering from enlarged prostates. Called Rezum, this treatment was developed five years ago as an option for patients concerned with a specific sexual side effect of the laser surgery called retrograde ejaculation....