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Single point of access established for mental health services

Single point of access established for mental health services

Several organizations in the northwest have joined forces to offer a single point of contact for referrals to mental health, supportive housing, case management, and chronic pain management services. Access… Read more »

North West LHIN announces appointments

North West LHIN announces appointments

The North West LHIN has announced the appointment of Dr. Stewart Kennedy and Dr. Sarah Newbery to jointly fill the role of vice-president, clinical. Kennedy has been a family physician… Read more »

Northwest expands critical care response program

Northwest expands critical care response program

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has received $2 million in funding from the North West Local Health Integration Network to expand the Regional Critical Care Response Program (RCCR) and… Read more »

Health Sciences North launches lung cancer screening pilot

Health Sciences North launches lung cancer screening pilot

Health Sciences North (HSN) has announced the launch of a Lung Cancer Screening Pilot for People at High Risk in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario. “This is the first pilot… Read more »

Clinical trial to validate Sudbury-developed cancer test

Clinical trial to validate Sudbury-developed cancer test

An international clinical trial to validate the use of the RNA Disruption Assay (RDA) tool for treatment and management of breast cancer has been launched in North America and Europe…. Read more »

Northwest’s stroke network demonstrates improvements in care

Northwest’s stroke network demonstrates improvements in care

The Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network, part of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, has demonstrated significant improvements in stroke care, according to the latest Stroke Report Card released by… Read more »

Health system challenges highlighted at HSN’s AGM

Health system challenges highlighted at HSN’s AGM

Health Sciences North president and CEO Dr. Denis Roy retired at the end of June. “It has been an absolute pleasure and honour to serve as HSN’s president and CEO… Read more »

Doctors ratify binding arbitration framework agreement

Doctors ratify binding arbitration framework agreement

Ontario’s doctors have voted in favour of the tentative 2017 OMA-Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Binding Arbitration Framework Agreement. The vote was 65 per cent to 35 per cent… Read more »

Temiskaming Hospital uses order sets to improve quality of care

Temiskaming Hospital uses order sets to improve quality of care

Temiskaming Hospital is one of 75 hospitals in Ontario to take advantage of Think Research’s Quality-Based Procedures (QBP) order sets program. This voluntary provincial program, funded by the Ontario Ministry… Read more »

Family CARE grants fund unique and helpful items in Thunder Bay

Family CARE grants fund unique and helpful items in Thunder Bay

For the eighth year in a row, staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre have applied for grants for the ‘little things’ that can make a significant difference to… Read more »

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