Each year from September to June, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) Board of Directors use the power of technology to invite the public to their monthly meeting.
As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability to patients and families in Northwestern Ontario, TBRHSC has made the open meetings of its Board of Directors accessible for viewing via a live webcast.
The option makes it possible for anyone – whether they live in Thunder Bay, Northwestern Ontario, or beyond – who is interested in the decisions being made about the hospital to watch the open Board meetings online. These meetings occur monthly and are webcast live via the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).
“Webcasting the open Board meetings allows us to provide patients, families and stakeholders from across the region with a front row seat on the decisions being made about the hospital,” says Tracie Smith, Senior Director, Communications & Engagement, TBRHSC. “It’s also another innovative way that we use technology to overcome the vast distances of Northwestern Ontario.”
On the day of an open Board meeting, viewers can go online to www.tbrhsc.net/webcast. There, they will find a link to the webcast, a meeting agenda, and a full schedule of upcoming open Board meetings. Webcasting begins at the time prescribed on the agenda, and ends immediately after the adjournment of the meeting. There’s no need for viewers to register. Simply click, watch and learn.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the affairs of the Health Sciences Centre. For example, they oversee the allocation of financial resources; ensure that the organization’s operations are consistent with the strategic plan and strategic priorities; and are responsible for establishing policies that guide the quality of patient care and research, patient safety, patient experience and access.
TBRHSC’s open Board meetings occur monthly and are webcast live via the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). Stay informed on what’s happening at your hospital by tuning in on these upcoming dates:
Wednesday, April 6th at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 4th at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 8th at 5:00 pm
Visit www.tbrhsc.net/webcast for more information.