2017 Chronicle Journal Features


A Look Back at 2017 (December 30, 2017)


New Process Improves Care for Emergency Cardiac Patients (December 27, 2017)

Animikii Tour Day an Enjoyable Experience for Tbaytel Tamarack House Patients (December 27, 2017)

Foresters Financial fund dignity through hygiene kits (December 27, 2017)


Hospital Recognized for Achievement in Organ & Tissue Donation (December 23, 2017)

Laboratory Staff Enhance Education Thanks To Scholarships (December 23, 2017)

You Can Help Cross Items off our Christmas Wish List (December 23, 2017)


Lions Club of Thunder Bay Continues to Lead Vision Care Funding (December 20, 2017)

Dave Duncan Memorial Golf Tournament Celebrates Fundraising Milestone (December 20, 2017)

Getting to Know Your Health Sciences Foundation Board of Directors: Tom Mihaljevic (December 20, 2017)


You Can Help Cross Items off our Christmas Wish List (December 16, 2017)

Let's Get Healthy Together! (December 16, 2017)

Message from Jody Nesti (December 16, 2017)


New online referral program for people seeking various outpatient services (December 13, 2017)

Report from Nadine Doucette - Chair, Board of Directors, Health Sciences Centre (December 13, 2017)

Thunder Bay Minor Football Association Thrilled to Support Local Breast Cancer Care (December 13, 2017)


Fallen Souls Riding Association Halloween Bash Supports Meaningful Connections (December 9, 2017)

Hospital Board Director Appointed to the Order of Canada (December 9, 2017)

You Can Help Cross Items off our Christmas Wish List (December 9, 2017)


Hospital Welcomes Cardiovascular Program Medical Director (December 6, 2017)

Youth Injury Prevention Expands Into Northwestern Ontario (December 6, 2017)

Twin City Refreshments Making Sure TBRHSC is Well Equipped (December 6, 2017)


Giving Tuesday Kicked Off Christmas Wish List Campaign (December 2, 2017)

Vitally Important (December 2, 2017)

2nd Annual Barbells for Boobs Supports Local Breast Cancer Care (December 2, 2017)


Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Ashley Alliett (November 29, 2017)

Metro Lions Showing Big Heart (November 29, 2017)

A Day in the Life of Home and Community Care Coordinator Cynthia McQuay (November 29, 2017)


Giving Tuesday Kicks Off Christmas Wish List Campaign (November 25, 2017)

Hospital's Volunteer Association Helps to Benefit Paediatric Patients (November 25, 2017)

Wrap Up Your Holidays the Eco-Way! (November 25, 2017)


Leaving a Legacy of Generosity (November 22, 2017)

Sellout 50/50 Draw Means Big Win for Diagnostic Imaging (November 22, 2017)

Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Sherry Minnella (November 22, 2017)


Genetic Counselling: Know the Facts (November 18, 2017)

Lung Cancer: What a Shame (November 18, 2017)

Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Kristen Kovac (November 18, 2017)


Hospital Staff Take Their Kids to Work (November 15, 2017)

Caribou Charity Ride Going Strong (November 15, 2017)

Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Colleen Morrow (November 15, 2017)


Hospital Celebrates World Diabetes Day 2017 (November 11, 2017)

Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Ursula Danner (November 11, 2017)


Students Participate in Trauma Care Training (November 8, 2017)

Getting to Know Your Health Sciences Foundation Board of Directors: Barry Streib (November 8, 2017)

Hospital Leader Makes Minister's Medal Honour Roll (November 8, 2017)


Sage Needed for Smudging at Hospital (November 4, 2017)

I Just Want to Make Sure People Know There's Hope (November 4, 2017)

Mustangs Score Touchdown for Cancer Care (November 4, 2017)


Hospital Staff and Nucci Family Help Remodel the Renal Kitchen (November 1, 2017)

Grab a Girlfriend and Get to Ladies Night Out (November 1, 2017)

My Retirement from the Armed Forces (November 1, 2017)


Proudly Serving Paediatrics (October 28, 2017)

Indigenous Health Community Health Workers Supporting Diabetes in Remote First Nations (October 28, 2017)

Optimal Eye Care Inspires Eye-Opening Gift (October 28, 2017)


Hospital Celebrates Patient Safety Week (October 25, 2017)

New Medical Physics Residents Learning and Providing Care Locally (October 25, 2017)

New Retinal Imaging Camera Unveiled Thanks to Visionary Donors (October 25, 2017)


Cancer Screening Found a Lump I Couldn’t Feel (October 21, 2017)

Co-gendering: How males and females sharing rooms support patient care (October 21, 2017)

Staying Up-To-Date with Screening Can Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer (October 21, 2017)


My journey to Tbaytel Tamarack House (October 18, 2017)

Fallen Souls Halloween Bash (October 18, 2017)

Women in Action Celebrating One Year! (October 18, 2017)


Would you like a piece of Rossport for your home? (October 14, 2017)

Join our Team at Seasons Gift Shop (October 14, 2017)

Smoking and Your Cervix: Getting Screened, Cutting Back and Quitting (October 14, 2014)


Sell Tickets: Help Healthcare! (October 11, 2017)

Keith Jobbitt Reflects On the Hospital That Almost Never Was (October 11, 2017)


Ignace Golfers Tee Up for Tbaytel Tamarack House (October 7, 2017)

New Patient Discount Program Helps Improve Experiences for Patients and Families (October 7, 2017)

Regular screening is best: know the facts about getting screened for breast cancer (October 7, 2017)


Improving Critical Care for Patients Across Northwestern Ontario (October 4, 2017)

Our Christmas Card Needs You! (October 4, 2017)


Local Man Wants to Make Myeloma Matter (September 30, 2017)

Bistro One ready to ‘Go Greek' Again (September 30, 2017)

Breast Cancer Isn't Slowing Down Sandra Kuzyk (September 30, 2017)


Sharing and Caring Together: Learn about Patient and Family Centred Care (September 27, 2017)

Marathon Hockey Players Hit Huge Goals (September 27, 2017)


Mark Your Calendars for Crossfit – Barbells for Boobs Happening This October (September 23, 2017)

Getting to Know Your Health Sciences Foundation Board of Directors: Sue Dubinsky (September 23, 2017)

Recipe of the Week: Healthy Chicken Stir Fry (September 23, 2017)


Alan Williams Fondly Remembered in Fun Golf Tournament Benefitting Tbaytel Tamarack House (September 20, 2017)

IVUS Provides “Close Up View” of Arteries for Better Diagnosis (September 20, 2017)

Family CARE Grants – Applications Open! (September 20, 2017)


Breaking the Silence and Stigma Surrounding Suicide (September 16, 2017)

Make Your Body Your Friend This Fall Hiking Season (September 16, 2017)

Recipe of the Week: Summer Glow Buddha Bowl (September 16, 2017)


Going Digital: New Process for Order Sets at the Hospital will Improve Patient Care (September 13, 2017)

Meet our new Fresh Market Vendor: Little Doo's Farm and General Store – Michael Quibell (September 13, 2017)

Marinos Just Wants to Say a Big Thanks! (September 13, 2017)


Emo's Cuts for Cancer a Real Community Event (September 9, 2017)

Not Just Another Ride (September 9, 2017)

Recipe of the Week: Middle Eastern Shaved Zucchini & Carrot Salad (September 9, 2017)


Mindfulness: Making Moments Matter (September 6, 2017)

Party foul: let's talk about low-risk drinking (September 6, 2017)

Group Makes Legacy Giving About Enhancing Community (September 6, 2017)


Cruise Night Features Free Concert (September 2, 2017)

Health Sciences Centre Recognized for French Language Health Services (September 2, 2017)

Jays Fans Take Note (September 2, 2017)


Recipe of the Week: Summer Berry Cobbler (August 30, 2017)

Save the Date – for Fun this Fall! (August 30, 2017)


Diner en Blanc Supporting Cardiac Care (August 26, 2017)

Information Technology: Helping to Provide Patient Centered Care (August 26, 2017)

Health Research Institute Unveils Refined Strategic Plan (August 26, 2017)


Indigenous Art Helps Enhance Hospital's Welcoming Environment (August 23, 2017)

Information Systems: Improving Care & Services (August 23, 2017)

When being mobile has nothing to do with a phone (August 23, 2017)


Darryl Fox “Penasi” Memorial Golf Classic Celebrates 10 Years (August 19, 2017)

New Imaging Technique Could Vastly Improve Alzheimer's Care (August 19, 2017)

Recipe of the Week: Fruit and Vegetable Salad Supreme (August 19, 2017)


Summer is a great time to walk to work (August 16, 2017)

Did You Know… (August 16, 2017)


Festa Italiana Raffle Sells Out (August 12, 2017)

Improving Patient Care Through Research (August 12, 2017)

Recipe of the Week: Raspberry Oatmeal Bars (August 12, 2017)


Transforming Patient Experiences: Hospital to Share Expertise in Patient and Family Centred Care (August 9, 2017)

What Will Your Legacy Be? (August 9, 2017)

Care Partners Welcome 24/7 at Health Sciences Centre (August 9, 2017)


16th Intercity Shopping Centre & Moxie's Charity Golf Tournament Supports Two Hospital Programs (August 5, 2017)

Happy Retirement, Lorna! (August 5, 2017)

Win a trip to Italy! (August 5, 2017)


Winner Takes Home $8,142.50 in Cash Draw! (August 2, 2017)

Get Ready for the 25th Tbaytel Luncheon of Hope (August 2, 2017)

Recipe of the Week: Braised Kale Frittata (August 2, 2017)


Intensive Care Outreach Services Improve Patient Care (July 29, 2017)

It's Great To Be A Member of Women in Action! (July 29, 2017)

Recipe of the Week: Sandy Acres Burger (July 29, 2017)


Getting to Know Your Health Sciences Foundation Board of Directors: Dr. Stephen Adams (July 26, 2017)

New Test Helps Identify Inpatients Struggling with Mental Health (July 26, 2017)

Keeping the Fun in Fundraising! Summer Raffles (July 26, 2017)


It Was the Great Number Four (July 22, 2017)

Discharge Planning Eases Transition Home for Indigenous Patients (July 22, 2017)

Recipe of the Week: Wild Rice and Veggie Stir Fry (July 22, 2017)


Sunscreen Science (July 19, 2017)

Supporting Indigenous Communities to Get Screened (July 19, 2017)

Hospital's Cardiovascular Surgery Program Receives Provincial Support (July 19, 2017)


Providing Safer Care to Inpatients Struggling with Mental Health (July 15, 2017)

RBC Continues Its History of Generous Support to the Hospital (July 15, 2017)

New Research Demonstrates Increased Need to Break the Sedentary Cycle (July 15, 2017)


Knee Scooter a Welcome Addition (July 12, 2017)

The Daily Dilemma of Skipping Breakfast (July 12, 2017)

Digital Order Sets Improve Patient Care (July 12, 2017)


What's Ahead Next Week at the Staal Foundation Open (July 8, 2017)

Adopting Ontario's Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Framework (July 8, 2017)

Rethinking Your Commute (July 8, 2017)


Why Not? How one family’s campaign gift was made through monthly donations (July 5, 2017)

Clinical Pathways Support Frail Seniors' Care in the Emergency (July 5, 2017)

Health Sciences Centre and Health Research Institute Celebrate Joint Annual General Meeting (July 5, 2017)


June is Stroke Month: Every Stroke Recovery Journey Is Unique (June 28, 2017)

In the Eye of the Beholder: Painting Brings Joy to Cancer Centre (June 28, 2017)

Mary Says a Heartfelt Thanks (June 28, 2017)


Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network Demonstrates Improvements in Care (June 24, 2017)

The Roar Continues - Over $1M Raised! (June 24, 2017)

Walkers Rejoice! Resolute Charity Walk Returns for 2nd Year (June 24, 2017)


Direct Transportation: Supporting rapid access to emergency stroke treatment (June 21, 2017)

Health Sciences Centre Continues to Perform Well Among Other Teaching Hospitals in Ontario & Canada (June 21, 2017)

New Leadership Philosophy to Improve Staff Engagement (June 21, 2017)


Hospital and Health Research Institute Celebrate Another Year with 2017 Annual General Meeting (June 17, 2017)

Our Hospital's Fresh Market is Growing! (June 17, 2017)

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre - a community with PRIDE! (June 17, 2017)


Winners of #TeamStaal2017 Announced; Kids to Play in Fountain Tire Summer Classic (June 14, 2017)

React FAST: Stroke is a medical emergency and optimizing pre-hospital care improves patient outcomes. (June 14, 2017)

Walk with Doc (June 14, 2017)


Commuter Challenge – Bike to Work (June 10, 2017)

Marathon Sno-Kickers Fund ‘Feeling of Home' (June 10, 2017)

New Chair for Renal Patients Arrives Thanks to Greek Supper Club (June 10, 2017)



Commuter Challenge – Carpool to Work (June 7, 2017)

Final Days to Support #TeamStaal2017 Contestants (June 7, 2017)


Commuter Challenge - Walk to Work (June 3, 2017)

Hospital and Health Unit Celebrate World No Tobacco Day by Launching New Quit Smoking Website (June 3, 2017)

June is Stroke Month – How Organized Stroke Care and your Regional Teams are Saving Lives! (June 3, 2017)


Legion Pumps Up Cardiovascular Care Again (May 31, 2017)

Help our #TeamStaal2017 Contestants! (May 31, 2017)

Thunder Bay Police Association Completes Campaign Gift (May 31, 2017)


The Commuter Challenge 2017 – Hospital Staff Encourage You to Try A New Way to Commute (May 27, 2017)

Vascular Surgery and On-Site EVAR Advance Cardiovascular Care in Northwestern Ontario (May 27, 2017)

New Benches Make Chapel More Useable and More Spiritual, Thanks to CARE Grant (May 27, 2017)


Pre-Clinical Research in Thunder Bay into Combination Cancer Treatments Possibly a World First (May 24, 2017)

Tbaytel Motorcycle Ride for Dad – Registration BBQ This Weekend! (May 24, 2017)

Ojibwe lessons creating a more welcoming environment (May 24, 2017)


Coping with Chaos for Mental Health Awareness Week (May 20, 2017)

Free 50+ Lifestyle Expo: A Treasure Trove of Information (May 20, 2017)

Foot Health; Don't Tiptoe Around Your Issues (May 20, 2017)


WINMAR Along for the Ride (May 17, 2017)

May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month (May 17, 2017)

Beautiful Smile Won't Soon Be Forgotten (May 17, 2017)


Unplugged for Cancer Concert Keeps Ears Ringing (May 13, 2017)

Parking at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (May 13, 2017)

Report from Nadine Doucette (May 13, 2017)


Homegrown Cyclotron Program – and Team – the Real Success Story (May 10, 2017)

Leaders Provide a Personal Level of Care to Improve the Patient Experience (May 10, 2017)

Local Doctor Recognized for Excellence in Medical Leadership (May 10, 2017)


Local breast cancer survivor honoured with provincial award (May 6, 2017)

Reducing Pressure Injuries to Optimize Seniors' Care (May 6, 2017)

NWO Regional Stroke Network & Superior North EMS Team Up for Annual Health Expo (May 6, 2017)


Showcasing Scientific Success (May 3, 2017)

10 Year Breast Cancer Survivor Encourages Women to Get Screened (May 3, 2017)

Feeling Lucky? Grab Your Tickets Today (May 3, 2017)


Making a Positive Impact (April 29, 2017)

115 Years: A Proud Legacy of Health Care Volunteering (April 29, 2017)


Laurie Clarke – Committee Member Extraordinaire (April 26, 2017)

Volunteer IMPACT at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (April 26, 2017)

Meet HELP Program Volunteer – Jordan-Rae Jardine (April 26, 2017)


April is BeADonor month. Are you sure you're registered? (April 22, 2017)

Don't be Wasteful; Learn to Compost! (April 22, 2017)

Multi-Faith Sanctuary at Wilson Memorial General Hospital (April 22, 2017)


Understanding Surge Capacity: We have enough beds (April 19, 2017)

Hospital Welcomes New Vascular Surgeon (April 19, 2017)


Frank Cava's Legacy Lives On Through Long-Running Tournament Bearing His Name (April 15, 2017)

Health Research Institute/Sunnybrook Collaboration Investigates New HIFU Treatment Option for Aggressive Cancer (April 15, 2017)

Dinos Deliver Hope (April 15, 2017)


On the Road Again: Screen for Life Coach Returns to the Region (April 12, 2017)

Report from Nadine Doucette (April 12, 2017)

Research Ethics Boards Align (April 12, 2017)


Going Green: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Embraces Waste Reduction (April 8, 2017)

Colorectal Cancer Facts vs Fiction (April 8, 2017)

Local Surgeon Elected as Chairman of OMA Section of Plastic Surgery, delegate to OMA Council (April 8, 2017)


Ethics in Health Care (April 5, 2017)

United Commercial Travelers Back with New Cash Draw (April 5, 2017)

Race for the Cure! (April 5, 2017)


Long-Time Partnership Boosts Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction: Dougall Media Lends Support Since 2009 (April 1, 2017)

The Lab: Then and Now - Former McKellar General Hospital Lab Manager Returns for Visit (April 1, 2017)

Targeted treatments for cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) (April 1, 2017)


Laboratory Services: detecting health information from your medical tests (March 29, 2017)

Message from the Board Chair: Jody Nesti (March 29, 2017)

Researching How Technology Can Bring Health Care Closer to Home (March 29, 2017)


Innovation in Addictions Management: A Fresh Start at Thunder Bay's Shelter House (March 25, 2017)

Local Firm's Creativity Guides Motorcycle Ride for Dad event (March 25, 2017)

Unprocessed Food in a Processed World (March 25, 2017)


The Daily Dilemma of Skipping Breakfast (March 22, 2017)

PhD Candidate Researcher Pioneers “Agentless” Contrast Technique for Identifying Prostate Cancer (March 22, 2017)

Health Research Institute Bringing Discovery to Life in Toronto (March 22, 2017)


10 Tips to Help You Successfully Complete Your FOBT Kit (March 18, 2017)

Legion Sees Value in Camera (March 18, 2017)

Government of Canada Invests $1.85 million to Support Advanced Medical Research & Innovation in Northwestern Ontario (March 18, 2017)


New Research VP Focused on Developing Customized, Evidence-Based Health Care Programs Closer to Home (March 15, 2017)

Hospital launches new Accessibility Plan (March 15, 2017)

Students Participate in Hospital's Indigenous Career Experience Program (March 15, 2017)


Getting to Know Your Health Sciences Foundation Board of Directors: Sean Davies (March 11, 2017)

Colorectal Cancer Screening: FOBT vs. Colonoscopy (March 11, 2017)

Patient Celebrates 22 Years on Dialysis (March 11, 2017)


Saving a Life: From 30 days to 30 seconds (March 8, 2017)

Colon Cancer Screening is worth the Conversation (March 8, 2017)

Delicious Lasagna Take Out: Open to the Public! (March 8, 2017


Goal Achieved! Dumptrucks of Cash Get Filled Over and Over (March 4, 2017)

Report from Nadine Doucette (March 4, 2017)

How to Participate in Nutrition Month to Take the Fight out of Food (March 4, 2017)


Local Man Knows Colon Cancer Screening Is Worthwhile (March 1, 2017)

Lions Club of Thunder Bay Continues Visionary Support (March 1, 2017)

Join Us! Quiz Night in Support of Northern Cardiac Fund (March 1, 2017)


Medical Emergency Team Celebrates 10 Years of Improving Patient Outcomes (February 25, 2017)

North West LHIN Launches New Regional Diabetes Plan to Improve Access to High Quality, Coordinated Diabetes Care (February 25, 2017)

Remembering Darryl “Penasi” Fox (February 25, 2017)


Celebrating the People who Make our Hospital Great (February 22, 2017)

Piercings Have No Place in Operating Room (February 22, 2017)

“Lucky Stars” That Helped Save a Life Are Thanks to You (February 22, 2017)


Financial Wellness 101: Take Control of Your Financial Stress (February 18, 2017)

Nurse Led Outreach Team helping people avoid visits to hospital (February 18, 2017)


Care Partners Always Welcome at Health Sciences Centre (February 15, 2017)

Getting to Know Your Cardiac Catheterization Lab (February 15, 2017)

Concussion Inspires Gift to Emergency Department (February 15, 2017)


Greek Supper Club Leads to New Chair for Renal Patients (February 11, 2017)

Employee Gifts Celebrated at Luncheon (February 11, 2017)

Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic Raises over $3M in 21 Year History (February 11, 2017)


Levia Berardi Walks the Talk (February 8, 2017)

Taco Time Supports Cardiac Awareness Month (February 8, 2017)

Stand Up Comedy Night Returns! (February 8, 2017)


Marital Status and Your Estate (February 4, 2017)

Report from Nadine Doucette (February 4, 2017)

Masala Grille presents Spice for Heart (February 4, 2017)


Simulation Training Helps Improve Emergency Care (February 1, 2017)

Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic Celebrates 21 Years This Weekend (February 1, 2017)

Feedback leads to improvements (February 1, 2017)


Smokers' Helpline: Don't Quit Quitting (January 28, 2017)

North West LHIN Bridges Funding Gap for Thunder Bay Managed Alcohol Program (January 28, 2017)

Providing Increased Access to Mental Health Services (January 28, 2017)


Hospital Celebrates Employees (January 25, 2017)

NOSM to Establish Accredited Medical Physics Residency with Northern Academic Health Sciences Centre (January 25, 2017)

Kyle Stroomer Walks the Talk (January 25, 2017)


Nurses Leading the Way to a More Senior Friendly Environment (January 21, 2017)

The Need for Sleep: Are you Catching Enough Zs? (January 21, 2017)

Students Inspired to Hold Bake Sale (January 21, 2017)


Research Participants Invited to Partake in Quality Improvement Project (January 18, 2017)

Christmas Gifts have Extra Meaning (January 18, 2017)

Community Quit Smoking Supports (January 18, 2017)


Think Pink Games Pivotal to Cancer Care (January 14, 2017)

Family CARE Grants Fund Unique and Helpful Items at Hospital (January 14, 2017)

National Non-Smoking Week Celebrates Smoke-Free Hospitals Across Ontario (January 14, 2017)


Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Allyson Adduono (January 11, 2017)

Discharge Planner helping patients return home to Dilico communities (January 11, 2017)

Mark Your Calendar! (January 11, 2017)


Perfusionists in Training: A Step Towards Implementing Cardiac Surgery (January 7, 2017)

Win a Quad! (January 7, 2017)

Bachelors Wanted! (January 7, 2017)


Dryden Lions Club: Ongoing Support for Tbaytel Tamarack House (January 4, 2017)

Winner Takes Home $17,380 in Sold-Out Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Cash Draw (January 4, 2017)

Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Sharon Jaspers (January 4, 2017)

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