Guided by our Patient and Family Centred Care philosophy, the Cardiovascular Sciences Program leads the development and delivery of collaborative care to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people with diseases and disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Our objective is to improve the wellbeing and quality of life for the people of Northwestern Ontario; Healthy Together.
Hosted at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, the Cardiovascular Sciences Program engages in innovation and leading edge technology to provide excellence in clinical care, scientific research and improving patient outcomes.
We have successfully created a partnership with a global leader in cardiovascular care, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario. Our two sites one model partnership enables skill and knowledge sharing, bringing internationally-renowned medical expertise closer to home.
Regionally, we have created partnerships with patient and family members whose lives have been impacted by our program. Through developing the Regional Cardiovascular Sciences Patient and Families Network, we engaged this group to tell us what matter most to them. Reflecting on what was important to them, they developed a patient value statement intended to serve as a compass for the cardiovascular sciences program.
“Excellent cardiovascular care close to home. Every patient. Every family. Every time”.
As we continue to build the foundation of our program, we’ve recognized that cardiovascular care is not a linear health service and that a patient’s journey can begin at any one of our provided services. Hence the development of our Cardiovascular Sciences Program Continuum of Care, an integrated system of care that guides patients through comprehensive health services spanning all levels of intensity of care.