List/Grid Tag Archives: Northwestern Ontario

Innovative recruitment efforts bring Atikokan to full complement of doctors

Innovative recruitment efforts bring Atikokan to full complement of doctors

“The biggest problem we’re having right now is that capacity in the north in general is a challenge. You’ll find that some communities are very well staffed with doctors for… Read more »

Rhonda Crocker Ellacott new NW LHIN CEO

Rhonda Crocker Ellacott new NW LHIN CEO

The new CEO for the North West LHIN is Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott. “The Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the high calibre of skills and abilities that Rhonda brings… Read more »

Nursing stations equipped with i-STAT devices

Nursing stations equipped with i-STAT devices

A nurse can do a blood test and know within two minutes if the patient is having a heart attack. BY NORM TOLLINSKY Six remote Health Canada nursing stations in… Read more »

Cancer screening targets Indigenous communities

Cancer screening targets Indigenous communities

Cathy Paroschy Harris with the Screen for Life Coach. The coach plays a key role in providing more access to cancer screening to everyone across northwestern Ontario including Indigenous communities…. Read more »

Northwest’s Regional Critical Care Response program makes honour role

Northwest’s Regional Critical Care Response program makes honour role

The Regional Critical Care Response (RCCR) program of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has been honoured with a Minister’s Medal for excellence in health quality and safety.  “Health care… Read more »

Community Healing Program in northwest fly-in reserves is a huge success story

Community Healing Program in northwest fly-in reserves is a huge success story

In addition to a full family medicine practice and his role as program manager at the RAAM clinic, Dr. Mike Franklyn serves as an addiction specialist with a Community Healing… Read more »

New vascular service produces dramatic results

New vascular service produces dramatic results

Kissing stents save Nakina woman’s leg People in Northwestern Ontario lose their limbs to amputation at a rate 2.7 times greater than the provincial average. Many of these amputations would… Read more »

Unsung health-care heroes: a spotlight on NOSM’s researchers

Unsung health-care heroes: a spotlight on NOSM’s researchers

Our culture has a fascination with alter egos and hidden identities. With the name “Northern Ontario School of Medicine” (NOSM), the most obvious thing the School does is educate future… Read more »

Manitouwadge residents benefit from amazing walk

Manitouwadge residents benefit from amazing walk

Staff at the Manitouwadge General Hospital talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes to motivating local residents to be more active. Last March, the hospital-based Manitouwadge Family… Read more »

Televisitation enables face-to-face visits

Televisitation enables face-to-face visits

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Televisitation Program helps patients keep in touch with family members in remote communities across the northwest. Connecting patients and family members is one of… Read more »

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