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2016 Chronicle Journal Features


A Look Back at 2016 (December 31, 2016)


Resolute Forest Products' Commitment to Safety Inspires Gift (December 28, 2016)

Former Hospital Board Chair awarded province's highest honour (December 28, 2016)

Chronic Disease Self-Management - First Nations Health Clinics Integrating Self-Management into Primary Care (December 28, 2016)


CIBC Wood Gundy Staff Continuing Tradition of Helping Newborns (December 24, 2016)

Laboratory Staff Enhance Education Thanks To Scholarships (December 24, 2016)

Report from Nadine Doucette (December 24, 2016)


Polish Ladies Circle Gives Thanks While Healing Hearts (December 21, 2016)

Renal Friendly Foods for the Holidays (December 21, 2016)

You Can Help Cross Items off our Christmas Wish List (December 21, 2016)


Merry Christmas from the Health Sciences Foundation Board of Directors (December 17, 2016)

Safeway and its Employees Continue Essential Support for Wellness Programs (December 17, 2016)

You Can Help Cross Items off our Christmas Wish List (December 17, 2016)


Teen Banking on Your Sweet Tooth to Raise Funds (December 14, 2016)

Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Laurie Kroker (December 14, 2016)

You Can Help Cross Items off our Christmas Wish List: Sinoscopy Equipment (December 14, 2016)


Our Christmas Wish List: Fetal Telemetry Monitor (December 10, 2016)

New Technology Enables Cancer Program to Capture and Measure the Patient Experience in Real Time (December 10, 2016)

Hospital Hosts Prestigious Heart & Stroke Barnett Memorial Lectureship (December 10, 2016)


Health Sciences Centre's Regional Critical Care Response Program Makes the Honour Role (December 7, 2016)

Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Jeff Yahn (December 7, 2016)

Thank You!!! (December 7, 2016)


Donors Enhance Patient Care Through New Equipment in Laboratory (December 3, 2016)

Tbaytel Tamarack House expands service (December 3, 2016)

#GivingTuesday Kicks Off Christmas Wish List Campaign at Hospital (December 3, 2016)


Name Change Strengthens Focus on Patient-Centred Research (November 30, 2016)

The Role of a Clinical Stroke Nurse (November 30, 2016)

Exploring Respiratory Disease in Canada's Indigenous Population: Health Research Institute Partners (November 30, 2016)


Prostate Cancer Canada Network (Thunder Bay) Delivers Boost for Research (November 26, 2016)

Lung Cancer: What a Shame (November 26, 2016)

Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Christian Popa (November 26, 2016)


Genetic Counselling: Who Does It? What is it? (November 23, 2016)

Message from Jody Nesti (November 23, 2016)

Volunteer Profile: Carol Ann Brumpton (November 23, 2016)


Regional Orthopaedic Program Maximizes Patient Outcomes (November 19, 2016)

Get to Know: Giselle Boily, Drug Access Navigator (November 19, 2016)

The Hand Hygiene Journey (November 19, 2016)


Health Sciences Centre Takes Their Kids to Work (November 16, 2016)

Collaborating to Improve Care for Patients with COPD (November 16, 2016)


Genetics: More than what you're made of (November 12, 2016)

Long-Time Medical Oncologist Announces Retirement (November 12, 2016)


Caribou Charity Ride has Extra Meaning for Young Woman (November 9, 2016)

Get to Know: Dr. Marlon Hagerty, Radiation Oncologist (November 9, 2016)

What can Telemedicine Do for You? (November 9, 2016)


'Very Giving' Woman Leaves Legacy (November 5, 2016)

Need for Retinal Imaging Camera Inspires Community to Give (November 5, 2016)

Report from Nadine Doucette (November 5, 2016)


Matawa Students Join the P.A.R.T.Y. (November 2, 2016)

Thunder Bay Kings Announce ‘Kings Fight Cancer' (November 2, 2016)

Health Sciences Centre Encourages You to Be Wise and Immunize (November 2, 2016)


New Cardiac Monitors in 2B Improve Patient Care and Safety (October 29, 2016)

Soroptimist International presents Thunder Bay Comedy Night (October 29, 2016)

Brightening Kids' Hospital Stays (October 29, 2016)


Breast Cancer Screening Frequently Asked Questions - Part 2 (October 26, 2016)

The Health Sciences Centre Ranks High for Volunteer Satisfaction (October 26, 2016)

David Duncan Memorial Golf Tournament Continues to Honour David's Legacy (October 26, 2016)


All Health Sciences Centre Employees Can Enter Cruise Draw – Except for One (October 22, 2016)

Report from Nadine Doucette: Chair, Board of Directors, Health Sciences Centre (October 22, 2016)

Fact or Myth: Everything You Need to Know About Radon (October 22, 2016)


Women In Action Want to Host You! (October 19, 2016)

Message from Jody Nesti (October 19, 2016)

Dominion Motors' History Driving Force Behind Support for Cardiac Care (October 19, 2016)


Cervical Cancer Awareness Week: Pap Tests 101 (October 15, 2016)

Architecture 49 Shaping a Vision for Cardiac Care (October 15, 2016)


Aphasia after Stroke – An Invisible Impairment (October 12, 2016)

Ontario Power Generation's Latest Gift Helps Visualize Veins (October 12, 2016)

RBC's Support of Resolute Save a Heart Ball Part of ‘A Movement' (October 12, 2016)


Breast Cancer Screening Frequently Asked Questions – Part 1 (October 8, 2016)

Sharing and Caring Together: Health Sciences Centre Celebrates Patient and Family Centred Care (October 8, 2016)

Walking Together for Mental Illness Awareness (October 8, 2016)


Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life: Donors for Over Twenty Years (October 5, 2016)

Bringing Care Closer to Home: Hemodialysis Now Available in Remote First Nation Community (October 5, 2016)

Global Firm WSP Engineers Enhanced Cardiac Care Here at Home (October 5, 2016)


Sustainable and Accessible Cardiac Care Priority for Resolute Forest Products (October 1, 2016)

Five reasons why you should get screened for early signs of breast cancer (October 1, 2016)

Health Sciences Centre Celebrates Francophone Culture in Northwestern Ontario (October 1, 2016)


Paramedic Inspires Memorial Gift (September 28, 2016)

Welcome to Estate Planning in the 21st Century: Your Afterlife in a Digital Age (September 28, 2016)

Did You Know… (September 28, 2016)


Traveling Painting Journey Continues: Note Cards Bringing Art to New Places (September 24, 2016)

Report from Tracey Nieckarz (September 24, 2016)

A Night of Hope and Humour with Clint Malarchuk (September 24, 2016)


Racing for a Cure: AutoCross Raises $7,461.65 for Northern Cancer Fund (September 21, 2016)

TD Bank Financial Group Proud of Long History of Giving (September 21, 2016)

Bowlers Spare No Passion: Dan Taylor Celebrates Perfect Game (September 21, 2016)


Healing on Lake Superior (September 17, 2016)

Thanksgiving Feast to Support Cardiac Care (September 17, 2016)

Chartwell Retirement Residences – Partners in Cardiac Care (September 17, 2016)


Improving Through Engagement (September 14, 2016)

Reminder to Our Cherished Volunteers (September 14, 2016)

Preventing Falls by Keeping Active (September 14, 2016)


Upgrade the Brown Bag: Lunch Box Ideas that Kids (and Adults) will Enjoy! (September 10, 2016)

Get the correct facts about HPV (September 10, 2016)

Meet Our Farmers: Root Cellar Gardens (September 10, 2016)


Tbaytel Luncheon of Hope Returns October 7 (September 7, 2016)

Game night gatherings can be healthy too (September 7, 2016)

Right Time to Register for Ride (September 7, 2016)


Safeway Tours Benefitting WE-Can Program Participants (September 3, 2016)

Changing the Face of Giving (September 3, 2016)


Remembering Dr. Bob; A Pillar in the Medical Community (August 31, 2016)

Meet Our Local Farmers: Tarrymore Farms (August 31, 2016)

Did You Know… (August 31, 2016)


SHAD Students Learn About Local Patient-Centred Research (August 27, 2016)

Greek Supper Club; Putting the Delicious in Fundraising (August 27, 2016)

The Impact of Your Donations at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (August 27, 2016)


Researcher Examining New Way to Capture Images of the Brain for Alzheimer's Disease (August 24, 2016)

Screen for Life Coach Resumes Cancer Screening Services this Fall (August 24, 2016)

Did You Know… (August 24, 2016)


Chief of Surgery Wins Prestigious International Award (August 20, 2016)

Paying It Forward; Ricciardis Celebrate Cardiac Care with Monthly Gift (August 20, 2016)

Shirley Maki's Story: Teledermatology Dramatically Reduces Wait Time for Treatment (August 20, 2016)


Sunscreen Science (August 17, 2016)

Did You Know… (August 17, 2016)

PET Molecular Imaging Laboratory Works Towards Cutting-Edge Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (August 17, 2016)


Helping Out, His Way of Hanging In (August 13, 2016)

Cyclotron Ships First Isotopes (August 13, 2016)

Did You Know… (August 13, 2016)


Can Technology Increase Access to Healthcare? The Answer Might Surprise You... (August 10, 2016)

Did You Know… (August 10, 2016)

Improving Patient Care Through Research (August 10, 2016)


Middleton Family Uses First Marks Club to ‘Say Thanks' (August 6, 2016)

Leading the Way to a Better Patient Experience (August 6, 2016)

New Telemedicine Service Vastly Increases Access to Specialists (August 6, 2016)


Kidney Disease, Nutrition and Food Insecurity: The Making of the Renal Food Cupboard (August 3, 2016)

ACCSS Research Finds New Ways to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Among Indigenous Women (August 3, 2016)

Introducing A New Spin-Off Company: Radialis (August 3, 2016)


Staal Foundation Open Drives it Home with Record Breaking Charitable Contributions (July 30, 2016)


Intercity Shopping Centre & Moxie's Grill & Bar; Making Healthcare a Priority (July 27, 2016)

Hockey Meets Health Care: Stanley Cup Visits the Health Sciences Centre (July 27, 2016)

Clinician Researchers + NOAMA Grants + Research Institute Support = Better Patient Care (July 27, 2016)


Providing Increased Access to Mental Health Services (July 23, 2016)

What's Coming Up? (July 23, 2016)


Dr. Pichardo Collaborates with SickKids to Develop New MRgHIFU Technique (July 20, 2016)

Thunder Bay's Most Epic Road Hockey Game – The Pandora Intercity Summer Classic (July 20, 2016)


Q&A with Andrew Petrick about the Bombardier Charity Walk (July 16, 2016)

Delirium Screening: A Step Towards Optimizing Senior Care (July 16, 2016)

Win Up To $25 Grand Tomorrow! (July 16, 2016)


Cohesive Communities are Healthier Communities (July 13, 2016)

Health Sciences Centre Welcomes Genetics Program (July 13, 2016)

Q&A: Red Meat Alternatives (July 13, 2016)


Donors Fund Over $100,000 in New Equipment for Operating Room (July 9, 2016)

Champions of Patient and Family Centred Care (July 9, 2016)

Love to walk? Then we'd love to have you! (July 9, 2016)


Paying It Forward: How a Breast Cancer Survivor Inspired Others to Get Screened (July 6, 2016)

Take Our Healthy Eating Survey & Win! (July 6, 2016)

Research Institute's New Strategic Plan Focuses on Being Healthier, Wealthier and Smarter (July 6, 2016)


Cancer Doctor Retires After 30 Years of Practice in the Northwest (July 2, 2016)

Health Sciences Centre Fresh Market Returns! (July 2, 2016)

Health Sciences Centre Seeks Community Input for Healthy Eating Initiative (July 2, 2016)


L.U. and Philips Provide International Learning Opportunity to Next Generation of Scientists (June 29, 2016)

Connecting Patients to Urgent Mental Health Care (June 29, 2016)

Celebrating Strong and Vibrant Cultures and Traditions (June 29, 2016)


Roaring to Fight Prostate Cancer (June 25, 2016)

Anne-Marie Heron Wins Executive of the Year Award (June 25, 2016)

Hike for Health a Fall Tradition (June 25, 2016)


Health Sciences Centre Celebrates Pride Week (June 22, 2016)

Participants in Team Staal 2016 Challenge Surprised by Visit from Jordan Staal (June 22, 2016)

‘Queens' Take to the Links to Celebrate 10 Years of the RE/MAX Queen of Hearts Ladies Golf Classic (June 22, 2016)


 Nurses: With You Every Step of the Way (June 18, 2016)


Shaping Indigenous Health Through Engagement (June 15, 2016)

New Website Will Help Healthcare Providers to Enhance Quality Stroke Care (June 15, 2016)

Report from Nadine Doucette (June 15, 2016)


Bombardier Charity Walk Launches; Organizations Partner to Raise Money for Northern Cancer Fund (June 11, 2016)

Messenger Has Message for Fellow Employees (June 11, 2016)

Serving Community Never Goes Out of Style (June 11, 2016)


Easing the Pain: New Comprehensive Pain Management Program (June 8, 2016)

Last Chance to be a Queen! (June 8, 2016)

Health Sciences Centre Continues to Perform Well Among Other Teaching Hospitals in Ontario & Canada (June 8, 2016)


Win Up To $25 Grand This Summer! (June 4, 2016)

Legions Set Sights on New Camera for Ophthalmology (June 4, 2016)

Rethink Your Ride: An Excuse to Ditch the Car During the Commuter Challenge (June 4, 2016)


Employees' Gifts Fund Eight New Vital Signs Monitors at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (June 1, 2016)

Did You Know… (June 1, 2016)

TBRRI Offers an Update on the Cyclotron (June 1, 2016)


Motorcycle Ride for Dad, presented by Tbaytel – Registration BBQ Today! (May 28, 2016)

Be in Demand: Explore a Career in Healthcare (May 28, 2016)

Accessibility at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (May 28, 2016)


Community Input Wanted for Health Sciences Centre's Accessibility Plan (May 25, 2016)

Moving for Mental Health (May 25, 2016)

Pocket Talkers Amplify Patient Care (May 25, 2016)


Kids - Come Play Road Hockey with the Staal Brothers! (May 21, 2016)

Connecting Patients and Families: Free Wifi now available at Health Sciences Centre (May 21, 2016)

Celebrating 10 Years - The Re/Max Queen of Hearts Ladies Golf Classic (May 21, 2016) 



Four Thunder Bay Health Organizations Shine a Spotlight... (May 18, 2016)

Donors Support Professional Education (May 18, 2016)


It's Time to Register for Motorcycle Ride for Dad, presented by Tbaytel (May 14, 2016)

5 Dumptrucks Full of Cash; Thunder Bay Boy Growing Hair for Funds (May 14, 2016)

Did You Know… (May 14, 2016)


Northwest Supply Chain Celebrates Over $20 Million in Savings (May 11, 2016)

National Nurses Week (May 11, 2016)

NWO Regional Stroke Network & Superior EMS Team Up for Annual Health Expo (May 11, 2016)


New Activity at Staal Foundation Open; Where Everyone Plays (May 7, 2016)

Let's Talk Zika Virus (May 7, 2016)

Report from Nadine Doucette (May 7, 2016)


Renal Dietitian Honoured with Provincial Award for Exceptional Commitment to Patient Care (May 4, 2016)

Did You Know… (May 4, 2016)

Moving for Mental Health: Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week (May 4, 2016)


RBC's Ongoing Community Support Inspirational (April 30, 2016)

Greenstone's Girls Night Out: Inspiring Evening Leads to Huge Support for Tbaytel Tamarack House (April 30, 2016)


Report from Nadine Doucette (April 27, 2016)

Central Canada Charity Classic Delivers World-Class Cardiac Care (April 27, 2016)

Kids Helping Kids (April 27, 2016)


Thunder Bay's 50+ Lifestyle Expo: Help Now with Your Tax Planning Goals (April 23, 2016)

Mammothon: a one-day breast screening marathon! (April 23, 2016)


Pap-A-Palooza! (April 20, 2016)

Did You Know… (April 20, 2016)

Regional Genetics Program Integrated into Hospital Services (April 20, 2016)


Volunteer IMPACT at TBRHSC (April 16, 2016)

Patient Family Advisors Involved From the Start (April 16, 2016)

Volunteer Bio: Jean Murray (April 16, 2016)


National Volunteer Week Bio: Akul Bector – Hospital Elder Life (April 13, 2016)

Eligible Bachelor turned Dedicated (April 13, 2016)

Congratulations Valerie! (April 13, 2016)


Talking about Pap tests: Q&A with Dr. Claudette Chase (April 9, 2016)

Last Chance! 5 Forks Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction (April 9, 2016)


Celebrating Pharmacy Awareness Month (April 6, 2016)

Be an Organ Donor, Save a Life (April 6, 2016)

Did You Know… (April 6, 2016)


Nurses Supporting Nurses (April 2, 2016)

Leaders in Hospital Smoking Cessation Initiatives, Thanks to Your Support (April 2, 2016)

NEW! Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction PREVIEW NIGHT at 5 Forks (April 2, 2016)


Prostate Cancer Canada (Thunder Bay Chapter) Continues to Fund Local Care (March 30, 2016)

Raising her game: Ashley Sippala excels at Scotties Tournament of Hearts (March 30, 2016)

30 Years of Dream Homes! (March 30, 2016)


Growing Thunder Bay: Acadia Broadcasting Helps Community Move Forward (March 26, 2016)


The Role of Social Workers at TBRHSC (March 23, 2016)

5 Forks Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction Less Than 3 Weeks Away! (March 23, 2016)

Webcasting Gives Patients, Families and Stakeholders a Front Row Seat on Hospital Decisions (March 23, 2016)


New video helps kidney patients make treatment decisions (March 19, 2016)

Colon Cancer Screening with the FOBT Kit (March 19, 2016)

Aboriginal Patient Navigators Provide Support to Aboriginal Patients (March 19, 2016)


“Every Footstep Precious” – New Fridge Makes Lab Testing Faster Thanks to Family CARE Grant (March 16, 2016)

Allstate Insurance Company Provides Ongoing Support (March 16, 2016)

Colorectal Cancer Screening: FOBT versus Colonoscopy (March 16, 2016)


Mobile Screening Coach Temporarily Out of Service (March 12, 2016)

‘Lucky to be alive': Heart attack survivor Scott Wallace shares his story (March 12, 2016)

Save a Heart Car Raffle Continues Critical Support of Cardiac Care (March 12, 2016)


TBRHSC Celebrates Nutrition Month with a 100 Meal Journey (March 9, 2016)

Did You Know You Can Send Mail to Patients? (March 9, 2016)

Highlighting Local Patient-Centred Research (March 9, 2016)


Figuring Out Fibre: Are you getting enough? (March 5, 2016)

The Shoppers Optimum Points Donation Program: A Unique Way to Support the Foundation (March 5, 2016)

Staal Foundation Open Celebrating (and Recruiting) Volunteers (March 5, 2016)


Special Delivery: First Locally Produced Isotopes Arrive at TBRHSC (March 2, 2016)

Kidney Patient Raises Awareness for Kidney Health Month (March 2, 2016)

Navigating the Way for Aboriginal Patients at TBRHSC (March 2, 2016)


Sold Out Save a Heart Car Raffle Huge Boost for Cardiac Care (February 27, 2016)

Tour the Cyclotron (February 27, 2016)

Respect (February 27, 2016)


Employees' Giving Celebrated at TBRHSC (February 24, 2016)


Laugh Yourself Silly – Tonight! (February 20, 2016)

Local MPs get up close and personal with the cyclotron (February 20, 2016)


Walking the Talk for Aboriginal Health (February 17, 2016)

IVUS Provides “Close Up View” of Arteries for Better Diagnosis (February 17, 2016)

Last Chance to Grab Your Tickets in the Hottest Raffle of the Year (February 17, 2016)


Long-Time Support Celebrated (February 13, 2016)

The Impact of Concussions (February 13, 2016)

Learn how to reduce the risk of kidney cancer and melanoma with My CancerIQ (February 13, 2016)


Dr. Brown fosters culture of organ donation at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (February 10, 2016)

Volunteers to Provide Spiritual Care for Cancer Patients (February 10, 2016)

Cooking from the Heart Cookbook (February 10, 2016)


Committed to Patient and Family Centred Care (February 6, 2016)

Family CARE Grants Announced: $68,000 made available to fund grants to enhance patient care (February 6, 2016)


20th Annual Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic – This Weekend! (February 3, 2016)

Will You Be My Valentine? (February 3, 2016)

Committed to Patient and Family Centred Care (February 3, 2016)


New vascular services at TBRHSC already producing dramatic results (January 30, 2016)

Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel Tees Off for 2016 (January 30, 2016)


Powering the Future of Healthcare: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Unveils Completed Energy-Saving Power Plant (January 27, 2016)

Walking the Talk for Patient and Family Centred Care (January 27, 2016)

When You Love What You Do, It Shows! (January 27, 2016)


TBRHSC Recognized as “Shining Stars” in Transfusion Medicine (January 23, 2016)

New Provincial Legislation Changes Tighten Tobacco Control (January 23, 2016)

The Jersey Auction is coming up! (January 23, 2016)


Rewarding Excellence: TBRHSC Celebrates Employee Recognition Week (January 20, 2016)

Spiritual Wellness: Maintaining a Balanced Lifestyle (January 20, 2016)

Win a Quad! (January 20, 2016)


Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Terry Robertshaw (January 16, 2016)

Community Quit Smoking Supports (January 16, 2016)

Think Pink 2016 (January 16, 2016)


20 Years of Hope Classic Fundraising Benefits the Linda Buchan Centre (January 13, 2016)

Northern Cancer Fund and Shoppers Drug Mart Raise Critical Funds for Women's Health Initiatives (January 13, 2016)

Respect. (January 13, 2016)


Mark Your Calendar! (January 9, 2015)

New Year's Resolution Call for Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone? (January 9, 2015)

Cheerful Christmas Tunes Raise Money for NICU (January 9, 2015)



Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Holly O'Keefe (January 6, 2016)

Laughing Good for the Soul (January 6, 2016)

So You Didn't Get a Car for Christmas… (January 6, 2016)



Bariatric Surgery – It's About Health (January 2, 2016)

Award recognizes health system transformation (January 2, 2016)

Winner Takes Home $17,335! (January 2, 2016)

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