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Happy Birthday to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre



Click to listen to this page using ReadPlease It is now two years. Yes, TWO YEARS! Congratulations to everyone who helped a vision become a reality. The physicians, staff, and volunteers of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre are celebrating their second birthday in this state-of-the-art acute care Health Sciences Centre.


On February 22, 2004, we began moving patients to our new facility. The move made possible a major shift in service from two sites to one. The change was significant as the one site consolidated services for Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. In fact, there have been many changes over the last couple of years.


The move to one site fulfilled a major initiative of Members of the Board that started back in the 1990’s. Now, we celebrate an integrated Cancer Care Service, a Forensics Service, an Adolescent Psychiatric Service, and an expanding Diagnostic Imaging Department using two MRIs, and three CT Scans. As well, Cardiac Care has placed new equipment in the Cath Lab and is looking to expand services there.


Furthermore, the ICU has moved to an Intensivist model of care. The Electronic Medical Record has been “rolled out” to the City and to some regional hospitals. Film-free, the Picture Archival Communications System digitizes images for easy access and distribution. Telehealth plays a significant role in allowing specialists quick and easy access to patients living in the region. Progress in an eLearning environment is substantial.


As medical students make their way through the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, we are excited to be a key partner in the development of physicians for our region. Furthermore, our research programs are expanding with international interest in what we are doing.


There are numerous new services and many new employees and associates from the community and region helping us achieve a world-class service. We are proud of our first two years. The future looks very promising. We thank you for your continuing support.


Please explore our website to find out more about the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.



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