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Red Lake resident wins over $52,000 in biggest SLMHC Foundation 50/50 draw yet
Sandra Litwin, from Red Lake, took home $52,052 after her winning ticket was drawn during the Feb. 10 Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) Foundation 50/50 draw.
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COVID-19 Restriction Update at SLMHC
Yesterday, Premier Ford announced a 28-day State of Emergency in Ontario beginning at 12:01 am on January 14, 2021. Policies at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) will be adjusted to assist with provincial efforts to reduce transmission.
Local family wins over $45,000 in second SLMHC Foundation 50/50 draw
Jeremy Caul, and his family, took home $45,282 after their winning Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) Foundation 50/50 ticket was drawn on Jan. 8.
First COVID-19 Vaccine given at ECU
It was a historical moment today for Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) as we administered the first Health Canada approved COVID-19 Moderna vaccine at the William A. George Extended Care Facility (ECU). The first resident to receive the vaccine was Eunice Fiddler, 85. Joining her was her daughter, Margaret Beardy, SLMHC Interpreter Tom Chapman, and Andrea McWatters, RPN Team Lead, who administered the vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccines Arriving at SLMHC
This week, the first COVID-19 vaccines will be administered at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) William A. George Extended Care Facility (ECU). The residents and front-line staff are the first to receive the Health Canada approved Moderna vaccine in Sioux Lookout, marking the start of Ontario’s vaccination implementation plan for our region.
SLMHC Welcomes First Baby of 2021
January 2, 2021 – Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) delivers its first newborn of 2021! Sioux Lookout resident Rosella Harper welcomed her son, Quentin Burt, on Jan. 2 at 5:19 a.m. Mom and baby are both doing well. Quentin weighs 3.48 kilograms (seven pounds, eight ounces) and is 52 centimetres (20.4 inches) long.
Sioux Lookout resident wins over $21,000 in first SLMHC Foundation 50/50 draw
Sioux Lookout resident Rebecca Kiepek took home $21,268 in the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) Foundations’ first monthly 50/50 draw after her winning ticket was drawn on Dec. 10.
Updated Changes at SLMHC
Updated Changes at SLMHC
December 3, 2020 – Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) continues to stay prepared for a potential increase of COVID-19 in our region. With this in mind, SLMHC is implementing some changes at the hospital and William A. George Extended Care facility (ECU) to protect our clients, patients, residents, staff and physicians. These changes are specifically focused on decreasing the amount of traffic in and out of the hospital, and will directly impact our policies on patient passes, visitors/essential care partners and smoking.
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Foundation Begins Online 50/50 Raffle Fundraiser
Trick-or-treat at Extended Care!
Every year, our Residents at William A. George Extended Care Facility love to see the trick-or-treaters. This year, with COVID-19, things will be a little different… but don’t worry, we’ll still have candy!
Sioux Lookout COVID-19 Assessment Centre moving to new location
The Sioux Lookout COVID-19 Assessment Centre, operated by Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) will be moving to its new location next to the hospital’s emergency entrance, effective Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
New directive allows for off-site visits for residents of ECU
After months of residents of the William A. George Extended Care Facility (ECU) being confined to the facility during the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent announcement from the Ministry of Long-Term Care has made it possible for residents to leave the premises for day trips and overnight visits.
Re-Introducing Clinical Services with Safety as our #1 Priority
At Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC), we continue to review how to best provide our services during this global pandemic. Many outpatient and non-urgent services were suspended in the spring of 2020, and planning has been underway to re-introduce these services in a slow and steady manner. During this time, we want to keep you well-informed and safe; especially as Ontario operates in stage three of re-opening the province under various restrictions.
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Miichim Program Donations: Thank You!
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre would like to thank the organizers of the Lac Seul Walleye Cup and the community of Ear Falls for donating fish caught in their annual derby held on the weekend of July 25 – 26th to our hospital’s Traditional Foods Program (Miichim).
COVID-19 Pandemic: Current state of fundraising
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COVID-19 update on Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre staff
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June 26 Update- COVID-19 and SLMHC
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COVID-19 Cases – Update from SLMHC
As previously announced, SLMHC has seen a recent cluster of positive COVID-19 test results. Early last week, three patients were admitted to hospital for other reasons and tested positive for the virus. This testing was completed as part of our hospital protocol prior to procedures and/or transfer of these patients to other health facilities. Additionally, in the same timeframe we became aware of a positive result among our staff. All protocols for isolation and contact tracing were implemented.
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Update on COVID-19 in Region and SLMHC
At Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC), we remain thankful that the presence of the COVID-19 virus within the catchment area that we serve has been minimal. This is a direct result of the precautions taken by each community, our organization, as well as our partner organizations in health. At this time, we wish to update the public on new, positive cases in our region and how this is impacting SLMHC.
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New Positive Case of COVID-19 in Sioux Lookout
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) received notice of a new positive case of COVID-19 in Sioux Lookout. We understand the individual is self-isolating at this time. The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) will follow its processes in the coming days.

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