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Building a Quality-Driven Culture:

Health Sciences Centre and Health Research Institute Celebrate Joint Annual General Meeting

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June 30, 2018 

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute celebrated another year of success at the joint Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 21st.

This year’s meeting focused on quality-driven health care with keynote speaker Lee Fairclough, Vice President of Quality Improvement at Health Quality Ontario. Her presentation discussed how Health Quality enhances patient experiences and outcomes, and what it takes to ingrain Quality in a health care organization.

During the meeting, both organizations updated their boards of directors.  Returning to the Hospital's Board of Directors for three-year terms are Anita Jean, Dick Mannisto, Joy Wakefield, and Gary Whitney.

Continuing their terms of office on the Board are John Friday, Micheal Hardy, Patricia Lang, Matt Simeoni, Grant Walsh, Gordon Wickman, and Eric Zakrewski.

The Board includes the following ex-officio Directors:

  • Jean Bartkowiak, President and CEO

  • Dawna Maria Perry, Chief Nursing Executive

  • Gordon Porter, Chief of Staff

  • Penny Moody-Corbett, Associate Dean, Research, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

  • Eric Davenport, President, Professional Staff Association

The Officers of the Corporation were elected as follows:

  • Chair – Matt Simeoni

  • 1st Vice Chair – Grant Walsh

  • 2nd Vice Chair – Dick Mannisto

  • Treasurer – John Friday

For the Patient Safety and Quality of Care Committee, Gary Whitney was elected as Chair.

Returning to the Research Institute's Board of Directors for three-year terms are Stan Beardy, Tom Kehoe and Christine Napierala.

Continuing their terms of office on the Board are Clint Harris, Jay Lefton, Dr. Mark Poznansky, Dr. Sheldon Tobe, Aldea Landry, and Dr. Pam Wakewich.

The Board includes the following ex-officio Directors:

  • Jean Bartkowiak, Chief Executive Officer

  • Abraham Rudnick, Executive Vice-President, Research & Development for the Hospital and Chief Scientist for the Health Research Institute

  • Andrew Dean, Vice-President, Research and Innovation - Lakehead University

  • Penny Moody-Corbett, Associate Dean, Research and Senior Associate Dean, Lakehead Campus - Northern Ontario School of Medicine

  • Jim Madder, President - Confederation College

  • Dave Knutson, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation

The Officers of the Corporation were elected as follows:

  • Chair - Clint Harris

  • Vice-Chair - Jay Lefton

  • Treasurer - Christine Napierala

Both organizations also released their 2017/18 Annual Reports. To view Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s report, please visit http://tbrhsc.net/2017-2018-annual-report/. To view Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute’s report, please visit http://tbrhsc.net/2017-2018-hri-annual-report/.

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