New Year’s Greetings from SLMHC
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) sends wishes of wellness for 2023 to our patients, community, and surrounding communities.
SLMHC is a fully accredited 60-bed hospital and a 20-bed extended care facility. SLMHC acknowledges we are built on the sacred land and traditional territory of the Lac Seul Ojibwe Nation, where we provide health services to all residents of Sioux Lookout and the surrounding area, including Hudson, Pickle Lake, Savant Lake, and the First Nation communities in our region
Meno Ya Win, in the Anishinaabe language means health, wellness, well-being. It refers to holistic healing and wellness, the whole self being in a state of complete wellness. Our care recognizes the relationship of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the person. We embrace a holistic approach to healthcare. Patients and families have the option of integrating traditional and modern medicines and practices. We recognize and respect the cultural and linguistic significance of the people whose health care is entrusted to us.
SLMHC is committed to Excellence Every Time.
We at SLMHC greet you all with gladness and wish the very best for you in this New Year, 2023.
We wanted to take this time to assure the public, both in the Sioux Lookout area and in the First Nations communities up north, that SLMHC is committed to providing quality care when you enter the facility. We will do this in a manner that is respectful of you and of your safety. That is our commitment to you.
Douglas Semple, President and CEO of SLMHC, is working with his senior management to carry out this commitment.
“We at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre wish you well and good health as you enter the new year,” says Semple. “Our quest for excellence of care will continue into 2023, and we look forward to your help on this quest. Your feedback will help us do this.”
Sadie Maxwell, Board Chair of SLMHC, states, “Despite the pressing systemic challenges that have increased in the last three years, our commitment to provide the best care for our patients remains strong. We are proud of the physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals that come to our facility to serve the needs of the patients that come there (90% are from the First Nation communities). We provide them with cross cultural and sensitivity training so that their level of professionalism will be next to none. We will continue doing so.”
Both Maxwell and Semple, encourage our patients that if they have concerns with respect to their care, to get in touch with them through the CEO’s office noted below.