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Ride for Dad - Sunday, June 16, 2019

Motorcycle Ride for Dad Keeps Roaring for Cancer Care

Ride For Dad stops at Cyrstal Beach   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY,  ONTARIO - June 16, 2019  (LSN)   In its 19th year, the Tbaytel Motorcycle Ride for Dad, welcomed 209 riders and 18 passengers and raised $76,676.56, bringing the 19-year total to $1,154,572.56. All funds raised through the Northern Cancer Fund support prostate cancer education, care and research in Northwestern Ontario, with 100% of funds staying local.

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Phone System Down - Sunday, June 16, 2019

Phone System Down
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Phone System Down Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY,  ONTARIO - June 16, 2019  (LSN)  Please be advised that the land-based telephone system at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is currently down. The Hospital is unable to receive incoming calls with the exception of fail-safe phones. Switchboard can be reached on a fail-safe phone at (807) 346-8096.  

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Gail Bresci new Executive Director - Tuesday, June 11, 2019

St. Joseph’s Foundation Gail Bresci new Executive Director

St. Joseph’s Foundation new Gail Bresci new Executive Director   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY,  ONTARIO - June 10, 2019  (LSN) –  St. Joseph’s Foundation of Thunder Bay is pleased to introduce Gail Brescia as Executive Director.  Gail brings many years of experience in fund development and philanthropic giving, and is a widely-respected fundraising executive in Thunder Bay. 


Gail is a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and holds the professional designation of Certified Fundraising Executive. Most recently, Gail held the position of Manager, Advancement at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. 

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Specialty Pharmacy at Regional - Saturday, June 1, 2019

Specialty Pharmacy Services Provide Better Patients Care

Specialty Pharmacy at Thunder Bay  Regional Hospital   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY,  ONTARIO - May 31, 2019  (LSN) –  The Specialty Pharmacy at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre  opened its doors to the media today to give a first-hand look at the unique services it provides.


“The Specialty Pharmacy at the Hospital allows us to enhance the quality of care and education that is provided to patients,” said Dr. Stewart Kennedy,

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Opening of New Ibn Sina Simulation Lab - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Opening of New Ibn Sina Simulation Lab

Ibn Sina Simulation Lab  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY,  ONTARIO - May 15, 2019  (LSN) –  Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre now provides improved medical education. The Grand Opening of the new Ibn Sina Simulation Lab, located in the Hospital, highlighted the advantages of simulation and celebrated the donors who made it possible.


“As an academic health sciences centre, we are committed to teaching the next generation of health care professionals,” said Jean Bartkowiak, Hospital President & CEO and CEO of Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute.

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Register as Organ and Tissue Donors - Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hospital Encourages Community
to Register as Organ and Tissue Donors

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre  Be an organ Doner   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 3, 2019  (LSN) –  This week, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital) is joining others to raise awareness about the critical need for more organ and tissue donors in our community and across the country.
 

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week – along with the rest of Canada – takes place from April 21-27, and is an opportunity to not only celebrate donors and transplantation but to also raise awareness about organ and tissue donation, and to encourage people to register as donors if they haven’t already.

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Helping Canser Patients in Hearst - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Northern Cancer Fund  Helping Canser Patients in Hearst

Northern Cancer Fund  Helping Canser Patients in Herst  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, HEARST, ONTARIO - April 16, 2019  (LSN) –  New computer funded thanks to donors from the Northern Cancer Fund are, from Hopital Notre-Dame Hospital, Pascalle Payeur-Jacques, Registered Nurse for the Oncology Center and (right) Josée Mitron, Executive Leader Ambulatory Care. This computer will help facilitate the transmission of orders and documentation, allowing the caregiver to remain at the patient's bedside, providing safer patient care.

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Raises $90,236 - Monday, April 15, 2019

Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction Raises $90,236

Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 15, 2019  (LSN) –  This year’s Co-Operators Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction raised a remarkable $90,236 for the Northern Cancer Fund, bringing the 21-year total to $1,330,957.76. Funds raised directly support breast cancer research, education, diagnosis and treatment in Northwestern Ontario, ensuring women (and men) have access to exceptional cancer care at home.

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Don’t Miss the Bus! - Monday, April 8, 2019

Don’t Miss the Bus!
Screen for Life Coach Returning to Region

Don’t Miss the Bus!!    Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 3, 2019  (LSN) –  The Screen for Life Coach is on the road again, returning to a full travel season for 2019. The mobile health screening service visits more than 70 different locations in Northwestern Ontario throughout the year to provide breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening.
 

Lauren Beach, Mobile Coach Lead at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, is preparing for the upcoming travel season.

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Hospital Aims to be a Healthy Eating Leader - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hospital Aims to be a Healthy Eating Leader

Eat Healhy Together Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 3, 2019  (LSN) – Positive change is coming to the retail food environment at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital).

After nearly two years of research, development, and engagement with staff, patients and community members, a new initiative called ‘Eating Healthy Together’ was unveiled today that is designed to provide a supportive, informative, and healthy food environment for consumers at the Hospital.

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Influenza Outbreak at TBay Regional Hospital - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

 Influenza Outbreak at TBay Regional Hospital

 Influenza Outbreak  Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre ~ Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - March 27, 2019  (LSN)An Influenza A outbreak has been declared on unit 1A at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital). All patients and staff are being closely monitored for signs of infection and treated accordingly. 
 
“As always, our number one priority is the safety of patients and their families, staff, volunteers and visitors,” said Dr. Stewart Kennedy,

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Family CARE Grants Fund - Monday, February 25, 2019

Family CARE Grants Fund Unique and Helpful Items at Hospital

Family CARE Grants Fund Unique and Helpful Items at Hospital  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - February 25, 2019  (LSN) – For the 10th year in a row, staff at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre have been applying for grants for the ‘little things’ that can make a significant difference to patient care. Thanks to funding provided by donors to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, along with the Volunteer Association to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, this year $61,594 was provided to fund 43 Family CARE (Care Advancements Recommended by Employees) Grants.

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Health News 2018

Cindy Lou Luhtala winner $17,305 - Sunday, December 23, 2018

Cindy Lou Luhtala winner $17,305
ICS Northern Cardiac Fund  50 - 50 Draw

ICS Northern Cardiac Fund  50 - 50 Draw  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Terri Hrkac  and Stacey Ball

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO –  December 23, 2018  (LSN) Winner Takes Home $17,305 in Sold-Out Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Cash Draw

Cindy Lou Luhtala of Thunder Bay had great reason to celebrate this afternoon with a special surprise right before the holidays. Today, at Intercity Shopping Centre, she was announced as the winner of $17,305 in this year’s sold-out Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Cash Draw (Ticket No. 8774). Altogether, 10,000 tickets were sold.

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Thunder Bay Chamber Supports Cannabis Retail Opportunity - Monday, December 17, 2018

Thunder Bay  Chamber Supports Cannabis Retail Opportunity

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce  Charla Robinson
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 17, 2018  (LSN) I appreciate this opportunity to provide the perspective of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce for consideration in the upcoming debate and discussion regarding the opportunity for cannabis retailers to locate within our municipality.

Thunder Bay residents are already legally able to purchase cannabis online and will have the option to legally purchase cannabis in retail stores in other Ontario jurisdictions as of April 1, 2019. A 2018 report by Deloitte 1 estimates that the legal recreational cannabis market in Canada will generate up to $4.34 billion in total sales in 2019, of which up to $1.68 billion will be purchased in Ontario.

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Council decides The Police and Families or Administration Monday Night - Sunday, December 16, 2018

Neigbourhood Pot Shops Who will TBay Council Support?
The Police and Families or Administration Monday Night

Comming Soon Thunder Bay For Profit Pot Shop   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 16, 2018  (LSN)  In a report to be presented to Thunder Bay City Council Monday night the majority of City Departments and Committees including the Thunder Bay District Health Unit council's Drug Strategy Committee  support Neiigbourhood, for Profit Cannabis Stores. The only hold out is the Thunder Bay Police who will have to deal with the problems 

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Local Leaders Honoured for Health Care - Sunday, December 16, 2018

Local Leaders Honoured for Health Care System Transformation

Northwest LIN hounours Jocelyn Bourgoin, CEO, Santé Manitouwadge Health  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY,ONTARIO, - December 16, 2018- (LSN)  The North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors presented the fourth annual North West LHIN Leadership Award , at the LHIN’s Board meeting in Thunder Bay. The award acknowledges outstanding transformation, partnerships and leadership excellence across Northwestern Ontario’s health care system

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Public Health and Human Services Workers Recognized - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Public Health and Human Services Workers Recognized
in Governor’s Proclamation

Cook County,State Health and Human Services Worker Day Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -  December 11, 2018  (LSN)   Cook County, along with communities across the State, are recognizing County, City, Tribal, and State Health and Human Services Worker Day in Minnesota on Wednesday, Dec. 11, following a proclamation by Governor Mark Dayton.

  

Cook County employs 26 people in the Public Health & Human Services Department who deliver and connect residents to supportive services,

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Cannabis Retail Stores in the Thunder Bay - Sunday, December 9, 2018

Thunder Bay Drug Strategy
Survey Polls Residents
about Cannabis Retail Stores in the City

Thunder Bay Drug Strategy Committee  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 9.   (LSN)  The City of Thunder Bay Drug Strategy Committee made up of over 30 health agencies and community groups invites residents to share their input through an online survey about the future of cannabis retail in the City and whether or not allowing bricks-and-mortar stores would receive support from the community.

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The Green Team and their Blessing Boxes - Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Green Team and their Blessing Boxes

The Grean Team with Blessing Box   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTGARIO  -  December 2, 2018  (LSN)  The Green Dream Team - Helping Hearts, is a volunteer group organized by Ashlee Burton as a way to create a healthier and happier environment within our community. Between April and October of 2018 she and her crew filled 364 bags of garbage and properly disposed of over 2500 used needles. These cleanups were conducted all over the city at locations either scouted in advance or called in by people who noticed problems.

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Holiday Cash Up for Grabs TBRHSC - Saturday, November 3, 2018

Intercity Holiday Cash Up for Grabs  TBRHSC

Holiday Cash Up for Grabs TBHSC  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Tickets  are now on Sale

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO –   November 3, 2018  (LSN) It’s back again for its 19th year! Thunder Bay’s most popular 50/50 Cash Draw launched this afternoon at Intercity Shopping Centre. In the past 18 years, this event has raised $197,072 to advance health care at our Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. 100% of the funds remain in Northwestern Ontario to support world-class patient and family centred care for the people of our community. This year, one lucky winner will take home up to $25,000 in cash, just in time for Christmas.

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Holiday Cash Up for Grabs TBRHSC - Saturday, November 3, 2018

Intercity Holiday Cash Up for Grabs  TBRHSC

Holiday Cash Up for Grabs TBHSC  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Tickets  are now on Sale

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO –   November 3, 2018  (LSN) It’s back ag