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Vital upgrades to cardiac catheterization labs enhance patient care

Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, have...

New program improves care for elderly patients

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) recently announced the launch of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to improve care for elderly patients. “At...

Smoother transitions for patients living with mental illness

Richard Merrick knows how challenging it can be to make the transition from hospital to community, particularly for patients living with mental illness or...

Tele-mentoring brings specialists close to home

When a migraine brought Sara Hampel to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) earlier this year, she had no idea that she would...

Opportunity in the face of overcapacity

This year Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) celebrates 10 years of advancing world-class patient and family-centred care in an academic, research-based, acute...

Low compression alternative for breast cancer screening

Getting a mammogram every two years for breast screening helps make sure any problems are caught at an early stage. The earlier you find...

Leading the way in enhancing patient experience

Four years after adopting the Patient and Family Centred Care model and making it a cornerstone of our strategic plan, the Patient Family Advisors...

Patient and family advisors use own experiences to enhance mental healthcare

In 2005, Margret Hajdinjak’s son (Steven Hajdinjak) took his own life after suffering with depression. He had visited the hospital for treatment for mental...

New Physician Assistant enhancing patient care in Emergency Department

Ben Piper realized he wanted to work in the Emergency Department (ED) while doing rotations as a student in the Physician Assistant (PA) program...

New Cardiology Manager, New Approaches to Patient Care

In terms of admissions, discharges, and transfers, Cardiology is one of the busiest inpatient programs at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Patients...

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