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Highlights from 2021 Soo Hospital Annual General Meeting

Highlights from 2021 Soo Hospital Annual General Meeting

Highlights from 2021 Annual General Meeting

SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~~ June 21, 2021  (LSN)  Sault Area Hospital (SAH) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 21, 2021. The AGM focused on the many successes over the last year, as well as the challenges faced and expectations for the future

One new Board Member, Antoinette Blunt, was elected to the Board of Directors for her 1st three-year term and two members were reappointed; Lisa Bell-Murray for a 3rd three-year term and Trevor Rachkowski for a 2nd three-year term. Thank you to our outgoing Board member, Jim McLean, who has dedicated 3 years of service to the Sault Area Hospital Board of Directors. Sharon Kirkpatrick will serve as Chair, Lisa Bell-Murray and Brent Rankin will serve as Vice Chairs and Wendy Hansson will serve as Secretary.

the SAH Board in 2011. These awards acknowledge an employee, volunteer and physician who consistently demonstrate the values of SAH – Integrity, Compassion, Collaboration and Partnership, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. The 2021 recipients were Chad Carter (employee), Rick Wark (volunteer) and Dr. Emmalee Marshall (physician).

The meeting concluded with the much-anticipated presentation of the prestigious Dr. William Hutchinson Award. Presented annually by the SAH Board of Directors, this award recognizes distinguished contributions to health care in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma. The 2021 recipient was Dr. Henry Leung.

SAH congratulates all award recipients for their dedicated service to the residents of Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma region.

Reports and year-end summaries are available on our website at www.sah.on.ca

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Dr. William Hutchinson Award: Dr. Henry Leung
Dr. Henry Leung has been a psychiatrist in Sault Ste. Marie for nearly 30 years. Described as a warm, non-judgmental, gracious individual, he has served as a mentor and a role model for professionalism, compassion, and empathy. It is no wonder that his patients find him easy to talk to and are so devoted to him. Dr. Leung has always had vision. He came to Sault Ste. Marie and Sault Area Hospital in 1992 and served as the only psychiatrist serving the Algoma District. The demands were overwhelming and required far more medical professional involvement than Dr. Leung alone could provide. These pressures lead to his conception and eventual development of the Psychiatric Outreach Program in collaboration with the University of Toronto Psychiatric Outreach Program. This was the genesis of Emergency Psychiatric Services, as well as the Outpatient Clinic. This forward thinking program development was recognized as the model for service provision to under-serviced areas in the North. In addition to provision of services in an under-serviced community, Henry has worked in an administrative capacity which has been key to maintaining and developing important infrastructure. He has sat on various committees and has given generously of his time to the Medical Advisory Committee, Board committees and Sub-committees, and has been both President and Vice-President of the Academy of Medicine for several terms. He has also been a member of the District Health Council Mental Health Sub-committee and the Medical Director in Psychiatry for over 8 years. Dr. Leung was often involved in the creation of new educational venues. He was the inaugural Postgraduate Specialty Program Director for the Northeastern Ontario Medical Education Corporation. This organization was responsible for initiating postgraduate residency training for specialty residents in Northeastern Ontario. He also went on to become the Assistant Dean of Postgraduate Education in Specialty Medicine for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). In this role, he was responsible for the integration of residency training programs in Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario, and he assisted with the accreditation of new residency training programs for NOSM. Dr. Leung has encouraged and motivated many individuals to pursue a career in psychiatry. Dr. Leung has put a great deal of energy into development of programs that benefit the community and have allowed our city to develop a wonderfully modern psychiatric service. These accomplishments and many more have improved the lives of patients and health care providers. We are fortunate to have Dr. Leung in our community.

Employee iCcare Award: Chad Carter
Chad Carter is SAH’s Enterprise Architect and has worked in SAH’s Information Technology Department for 15 years. He is collaborative, helpful, an expert in his field, and committed to improving the patient experience through technology. Over the years, Chad has been the driver of many technology initiatives at SAH including the adoption of VDI and the “Tap-N-Go” technology implemented as part of the Health Information System renewal initiative. This technology has helped improve the workflows of clinicians around the hospital making them truly mobile, resulting in improved patient care. Chad has always embraced enhancements in technology and in 2017, he was the recipient of the North East LHIN’s Health Change Champion award. Chad has always delivered IT solutions as promised or more often exceeded expectations. He works closely with all teams inside SAH and externally with vendors to ensure the best outcomes. Chad is always willing to help anyone in need and promotes teamwork within his department and throughout SAH. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Chad played a key role in using technology to keep patients and health care workers safe. Early on in the Pandemic, he was part of the team that set up the Assessment Centre, ensuring connectivity to the hospital’s information system. He also implemented technology to enable virtual physician visits in departments such as Geriatric Services. In addition, Chad has worked with the Algoma Ontario Health Team to set up online vaccine bookings for the mass immunization hub at GFL. This system was so successful that SAH implemented the same solution for online booking in the Assessment Centre. During the Pandemic, the IT department was called upon many times to help support the clinical areas so they could deliver patient care both on and off site. Both the implementation of the Electronic Medical Record/ONE project and the technological impact of the Pandemic have been massive undertakings in which Chad has been instrumental.

Physician iCcare Award: Dr. Emmalee Marshall
Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Dr. Emmalee Marshall earned her undergraduate degree from Laurentian University, her PhD from the University of Guelph and her Medical degree from McMaster University. She began working as a psychiatrist at SAH in October 2004 and provides both inpatient and outpatient care, along with electroconvulsive therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. She has served as the Medical Director, Chief of Mental Health & Addictions, and in a variety of other roles including Medical Staff executive, inpatient head of service, VP Medical Affairs, member of Senior Leadership Team and member of the Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Marshall has been a member of our Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, and is currently on the mental health quality care committee. She also provides training for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine medical leaners, including psychiatry residents. Dr. Marshall demonstrates all the hospital’s values consistently. She is a consummate professional, compassionate and a respectful physician who truly cares about her patients. She is a non-judgmental physician who believes in being straight-forward with her patients while exercising kindness, discretion and empathy. She puts her patients at ease, making them feel comfortable while actively listening; patients will attest that it feels like they have known her for years when they first meet her. Dr. Marshall is a team player, often collaborating with the entire team in the mental health and addictions program to find innovative solutions to challenges. SAH, our health care team, her patients and our community are fortunate to have Dr. Marshall as part of our team!

Volunteer iCcare Award: Rick Wark
Rick Wark is a dedicated volunteer who has contributed to SAH for the last 8 years, accumulating over 4,000 hours of volunteer time. He volunteers at the information desk, in the gift shop and is trained and fills in assisting with the Cancer Clinic and Surgical Daycare/Endoscopy. He has served as a patient advisor in the Algoma District Cancer Program and Chair of the Sault Area Hospital Association Volunteer Association (SAHVA) and presently sits as a Member at Large on the Association. With all the positions he takes on, Rick brings a genuine appreciation and concern for the patient and strives to make their visit as easy as possible, realizing all who come through our doors carry some apprehension. His compassion, respect, positive relaxed attitude, ease at interacting with people, and a warm smile make him a valuable volunteer at SAH. When taking on a task, Rick always remains focused and does not leave the task until it is done. When asked to volunteer in an area, he ensures that he knows the area and is willing to learn to ensure that what he relays to patients is correct. Rick has a deep understanding of patients’ needs, especially in the cancer clinic and surgical daycare programs. Patients trust Rick and they appreciate him for his understanding, holding him in high esteem. Rick has made many valuable contributions to the SAHVA including restructuring the Executive Council, forming committees to review the Constitution and Policies, as well as organizing fund raising projects such as bake sales and vendor days. As well, Rick served as the Director of Communications from 2014-2018 for the Hospital Auxiliary Association Ontario (HAAO) and was Vice President from 2018-2019. Among other duties, he was part of the planning team for the annual HAAO Provincial convention. Associated with this, Rick is the Secretary/Treasurer and is actively involved in the North Central Regional Auxiliaries providing a voice for Northern Ontario hospital volunteers. Rick’s influence has been significant. Each day that he volunteers at SAH, he brings a calm reassuring and embracing attitude, friendly demeanor, and a smile.

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Follow the numbers for TBDHU Easter Month Long Lockdown

Population of Thunder Bay District (2016)  146,048
April 8th 1st stay of stay at home order for 28 days

Date New
Cases
Active
Cases 
Resolved 
Cases
Deceased Hospitalized ICU
Apr 3 26 183 2673 53 12 3
Apr 5   9 163 2701 54 14 4
Apr 6  1 149 2716 54 14 5
Apr 7 15 148 2732 54 10 4
Apr 8  3 104 2779 54 10 4
Apr 9 12 101 2793 55 12 5
Apr 10 13   98 2809 55 13 5
Apr 11 Not  Reported        
Apr 12 13 91 2829 55 14 5
Apr 13 9 87 2841 56 13 4
Apr 14 4 72 2860 56 11 4
Apr 15 4 61 2875 56 10 5
Apri16 8 57 2885 58 12 4
Apr 17 4 56 2890 58 9 3
    Not  reported  Today    
             
Apr 20 11 54 2909 60 7 2
Apr 21  6 52 2916 61 7 2
Apr 22 11 59 2919 62 8 2
Apr 23 10 61 2927 62 8 2
Apr 24 10 67 2931 62 9 2
    Not  Reported  On Sundays    
Apr 26 10 69 2939 62 7 0
Apr 27  6 66 2948 62 8 2
Apr 28  5 61 2958 62 8 0
Apr 29 15 67 2967 62 7 0
Apr 30  1 63 2972 62 6 0
May 1  7 54 2988 62 6 1
May 2   Not Reported  On Sundays     
May 3 9 48 3003 62 6 1
May 4 6 44 3013 62 4 0
May 5 5 45 3017 62 5 0
May 6 5 45 3022 62 5 1
May 7 2 41 3028 62 3 1
May 8 5 37 3037 62 3 1
May 9   Not Reported  On Sundays    
May 10  7 40 3041 62 4 1
May 11  0 29 3052 62 3 1
May 12  8 31 3058 62 4 1
May 13  6 36 3059 62 4 1
May 14  4 34 3065 62 4 1
May 15  4 32 3071 62 4 1
May 16  Do  Not Report  On Sundays     
May 17  3 29 3077 62 4 1
May 18  1 25 3079 63 2 0
May 19  1 24 3081 63 2 0
May 20  7 31 3081 63 4 0
May 21  1 28 3085 63 5 0
May 22  4 25 3092 63 5 0
May 23 Do  Not  report  On Holidays     
May 24 Do Not  report  On Holidays     
May 25 4 24 3097 63 5 0
May 26  1 17 3105 63 3 0
May 27  5 19 3108 63 4 0
May 28 18
14
 3
 1
 33
First Nation
Distict 
TBay
3112 63 4 0
May 29 9
6
3
0
42
First Nation
Distict 
Thunder Bay
3117 63 5 0
May 30 Do  Not Report  on  Sundays    
May 31

17
8
4
5

54
First Nation
District 
Thunder Bay
3117 63 4 0
June  1  3
2
1
54
Thunder Bay
First Nation 
3120 63 3 0
June 2 4
2
2

Thunder Bay
First Nation
       
June 3 11
2
5
4
61
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
3128 63 6 0
June 4 21
 1
13
 7
75
Thunder Bay
First Nation
Disrict 
3273 63 7 0
June 5 16
6

2
81
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
3289 63 6 0
June 6 Do  Not  report on  Sunday     
June 7

10
 3
 6
 1

67
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
3169 63 7 1
June 8   
 0
 0 
 1
 60
Thunder Bay
First Natiomn 
 District  
3175 63 5 1
June 9  
0
1

 
56
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
3181 63 5 1
June 10

3
0
1

51
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
3190 63 5 1
June 11  1
3
0
47
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
 
3198 63 5 2
June 12
1
 2
3
39
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District
       
June 13 Do  Not  remport on  Sunday  
June 14

1
5
0
 
33
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District
3224 63 6 3
June 15 1
2
0
33
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
3227 63 6 3
June 16
1
3
1
35
Thunder Bay
First Nation 
District 
3230 63 6 3
June 17
1
0
0
31
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District
3234 64 4 2
June 18
1
0
0
29
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
3235 64 5 2
June 19
0
1
0
23
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
3242 64 4 2
June 20 Do not report  on  Sundays  
June 21

1
0
1

14
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
3253 64 4 2
June 22
0
0
0
12
Thunder Bay
First Nation 
Districtg 
3255 64 3 2
June 23


0
0
0

9
Thunder Bay
First Nation 
District 
3258 64 3 2
June 24


0
1
2

10
Thunder Bay
First Nation 
District 
3260 64 3 2
June 25
1
0
0
10
Thunder Bay
First Nation
District 
3261 64 3 2
June 26
June 27
  No longer  Available  on  Weekends  
June 28

2
0
0
 
9
Thunder Bay
First Nation
Distict 
3264 64 3 1
June 29 0 6 3267 64 2 0
June 30 0 6 3267 64 2 0
             

 

Follow the Ontario numbers for Easter Month Long Lockdown

Ontario's 3rd lockdown start April 3 at 12.01 am. 
April 8th 1st stay of stay at home order for 28 days

Date Test Cases  Date  Tests Cases
May
31
18,200 916 June 16 28,100 384
June 
1
20,300 699 June 17 30,500 370
June 3 34,300 870 June 18 26,600 345
June 4 32,300 914 June 19 25,400 355
June 5 27,800 744 June 20 21,100 318
June 6 22,600 663 June 21 13,800 270
June 7 15,200 525 June 22 16,800 296
June 8 17,600 469 June 23 27,400 255
June 9 30,500 411 June 24 29,500 296
June 10 31,400 590 June 25 26,600 256

June 11

28,900 574 June 26 25,600 346
June 12  24,100 502 June 27 18,500 287
June 13 20,700 530 June 28 13,100 210
June 14 13,600 447 June 29 28,300 299
June 15 17,200 296 June 30 184 27,300

 

Date Test Cases Date  Test  Cases Date  Test  Cases  Date  Test Cases
April 1  62,300 2,557 Apr 16 64,300 4,812 May  1 46,800 3,369 May 16 33,100 2,199
Apr 2 121,400 3,089 Apr 17  56,900 4,362 May 2 45,300 3,732 May 17 24,500 2,170
Apr 3   3,009 Apr 18 53,800 4,250 May 3 33,200 3,436 May 18 22,900 1,616
Apr 4   3,041 apr 19 42,900 4,447 May 4 33,700 2,791 May 19 38,400 1,588
Apr 5    2,938 Apr 20 40,600 3,469 May 5 45,800 2,941 May 20 45,400 2,400
Apr 6 37,500 3,065 Apr 21 51,900 4,212 May 6 54,100 3,424 May 21 37,100 1,890
Apr 7 49,900 3,215 apr 22 54,200 3,682 May 7 51,300 3,166 May 22 34,600 1,794
Apr 8 63,800 3,295 apr 23 56,200 4,505 May 8 47,800 2,864 May 23 31,200 1,691
Apr 9 61,400 4,227 Apr 24 52,200 4,094 May 9 38,500 3,216 May 24 16,900 1,446
Apr 10 61,400 3,813 Apr 25 46,700 3,947 May 10 27,200 2,716 May 25 20,200 1039
Apr 11 56,400 4,456 Apr 26 33,800 3,510 May 11 28,100 2,073 May 26 24,000 1,095
apr 12 47,900 4,401 Apr 27 34,000 3,265 May 12 45,700 2,320 May 27 37,700 1,135
Apr 13 42,200 3,670 Apr 28  50,200 3,480 May 13 47,600 2,759 May 28 40,900 1,273
Apr 14  54,200 4,156 Apr 29 56,900 3,871 May 14 44,000 2,362 May 29 33,600 1,057
Apr 15 65,600 4,736 Apr 30 53,100 3,887 May 15 42,300 2,584 May 30 26,600 1,033

 

TBDHU goes into Grey Lockdown March 1st 12.01 am.

Population of Thunder Bay District (2016)  146,048

Date  New
Cases
Active
Cases 
Resolved
Cases 
Deceased  Hospitalized 
ICU
Feb 27   335 1218 30 23 7
Feb 28   343 1239 30 26 9
March 1 56 376 1262 30 29 9
March 2  40 374 1304 30 26 9
March 3  26 389 1314 31 29 10
March 4 61 397 1366 32 29 10
March 5 48 389 1422 32 27 8
March 6 40 386 1465 32 35 11
March 7 111 470 1492 32 37 11
March 8 30 462 1529 33 36 10
March 9  58 458 1589 35 29 9
March 10 46 414 1677 37 31 10
March 11 46 423 1714 37 35 9
March 12 82 435 1784 37 35 8
March 13 43 446 1816 37 36 9
March 14 40 437 1865 37 37 9
March 15 51 446 1906 38 44 7
March 16 35 403 1984 38 39 8
March 17 68 424 2030 39 38 8
March 18 40 406 2088 39 39 12
March 19 38 399 2133 39 44 15
March 20 32 379 2185 39 45 16
March 21 20 362 2222 39 35 12
March 22  9 325 2267 40 35 12
March 23 29 305 2316 40 31 7
March 24 25 286 2355 45 26 5
March 25 33 283 2390 46 28 5
March 26 20 259 2434 46 28 4
March 27 29 233 2488 47 20 3
March 28  21 216 2526 47 19 4
March 29 12 207 2547 47 19 4
March 30 25 199 2576 51 17 3
March 31 34 216 2592 52 18 3
April 1 23 210 2621 52 18 3
             
             
             
             

This is the total number of deaths among cases in which COVID-19 was determined to be a contributing or underlying cause of death

 

Number of Test and Number of Cases of COVID Ontario

Date Tests Cases Date Tests  Cases  Date Tests Cases
Feb 11 68,800 945 Mar 1 35,000 1,023 Mar 19 56,100 1,745
Feb 12 62,000 1,076 Mar 2  30,800 966 Mar 20 52,100 1,829
Feb 13 58,800 1,300 Mar 3 52,600 958 Mar 21 49,200 1,791
Feb 14 48,700 981 Mar 4 65,600 994 Mar 22 31,100 1,699
Feb 15 27,000 964 Mar 5  64,700 1,250 Mar 23 32,600 1,546

Feb 16

30,400 904 Mar 6 57,800 990 Mar 24 52,000 1,571
Feb 17 34,000 847 Mar 7 46,600 329 Mar 25 60,100 2,380
Feb 18 56,200 1,038 Mar 8 38,100 568 Mar 26 53,400 2,169
Feb 19 65,400 1,150 Mar 9  33,300 1,185 Mar 27 61,000 2,453
Feb 20 57,200 1,228 Mar 10 54,100 1,316 Mar 28  50,200 2,448
Feb 21 Not report Not Report Mar 11 60,600 1,092 Mar 29  39,500 2,094
Feb 22 31,200 1,058 Mar 12 64,600 1,371 Mar 30  36,100 2,336
Feb 23 26,000 975 Mar 13  58,400 1,468 Mar 31 52,500 2,333
Feb 24  54,900 1,054 Mar 14 47,600 1,747 April 1  62,300 2,557
Feb 25 66,400 1,138 Mar 15 34,000 1,268      
Feb 26 64,000 1,258 Mar 16 28,500 1,074       
Feb 27 59,400 1,185 Mar 17 49,100 1,508      
Feb 28 49,200 1,062 Mar 18 58,600 1,553      
                 

 

Covid and test During Ontario Lockdown

December 26th is day one of lockdown in Ontario 

Date Tests #Cases  Date Test Cases Date  Tests Cases
Dec 26   2,142 Jan 11     Jan 26 30,700 1,740
Dec 27   2,005 Jan 12     Jan 27 55,200 1,670
Dec 28   1,939 Jan 13     Jan 28 64,700 2,093
Dec 29   2,553 Jan 14     Jan 29 69,000 1,837
Dec 30 39,200 2,923 Jan 15     Jan 30 59,600 2,063
Dec 31   3,328 Jan16  73,900 3,056 Jan 31 49,400 1,848
Jan 1   2,476       Feb 1 30,400 1,969
Jan 2   3,363 Jan 17     Feb 2 28,600 745
Jan 3 49,800 2,964 Jan 18     Feb 3 52,400 1,172
Jan
4
    Jan 19     Feb 4 64,500 1,563
Jan 5 35,200 3,128 Jan 20     Feb 5  62,700 1,670
Jan 6     Jan 21 70,300 2,632 Feb 6 62,300 1,388
Jan 7     Jan 22 71,800 2,662 Feb 7 51,700 1,489
Jan 8     Jan 23 63,500 2,359 Feb 8  28,300 1,265

Jan 9

72,900 3,443 Jan 24  48,900 2,417 Feb 9 30,800 1,022
Jan 10     Jan 25 36,000 1,958 Feb 10 52,500 1,072

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