Webcasting Gives Patients, Families and Stakeholders a Front Row Seat on Hospital Decisions
Published Wednesday, October 2, 2019
By Marcello Bernardo
Each year from October to June, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Board of Directors uses the power and convenience of technology to invite the public to their monthly meeting.
As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability to patients and families in Northwestern Ontario, our Hospital continues to make the open meetings of its Board of Directors accessible for viewing via a live webcast.
The option makes it possible for anyone – whether they live in Thunder Bay, Northwestern Ontario, or beyond – who is interested in the decisions being made about the hospital to watch the open Board meetings online. These meetings occur monthly and are webcast live via the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).
“Webcasting the open Board meetings allows us to provide patients, families and stakeholders from across the region with a front row seat on the decisions being made about the Hospital,” says Tracie Smith, Senior Director, Communications and Engagement. “It’s also another innovative way that we use technology to overcome the vast distance of Northwestern Ontario.”
On the day of an open Board meeting, viewers can go online to www.tbrhsc.net/webcast. There, they will find a link to the webcast, a meeting agenda, and a full schedule of upcoming open Board meetings. Webcasting begins at the time prescribed on the agenda, and ends immediately after the adjournment of the meeting. There’s no need for viewers to register. Simply click, watch and listen.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the affairs of the Health Sciences Centre. For example, they oversee the allocation of financial resources; ensure that the organization’s operations are consistent with the strategic plan and strategic priorities; and are responsible for establishing policies that guide the quality of patient care and research, patient safety, patient experience and access.
Our Hospital’s open Board meetings occur monthly and are webcast live via the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). Stay informed on what’s happening at the Hospital by tuning in on these upcoming dates for the 2019/20 webcast season:
Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6th, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4th, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 5th, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4th, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1st, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6th, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 3rd, at 5:00 p.m.
Visit www.tbrhsc.net/webcast for more information.