Media Contact

Media inquiries can be directed to:

Irene Dube, Corporate Communications Manager
(807) 737-6563

Jesse Bonello, Communications Officer
(807) 737-6545

We will respond to requests during our regular business hours, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT. For urgent requests, please call the Corporate Communications Department at (807) 737-6563 or (807) 737-6545 and follow voice prompts for after-hours support.


Latest News and Media Releases

Highlighting our Team: Chemotherapy
As a satellite site, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) provides an outpatient program in conjunction with the Northwest Regional Cancer Centre based out of Thunder Bay, helping to keep cancer care closer to home for our patients. Read more about cancer care at SLMHC, here.
SLMHC welcomes first baby of 2022
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) is proud to welcome its first newborn of 2022! Sioux Lookout residents Rachel Auld and Cal Zaffino welcomed the arrival of their daughter Ashaya Zaffino on Jan. 4 at 3:58 a.m.
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SLMHC pausing non-urgent procedures, introducing temporary visitor restrictions
Due to the rapidly changing environment, and the dramatic increase in positive COVID-19 cases in our region, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) is introducing new visitor restrictions, as well as pausing non-urgent procedures, effective January 5, 2022.
SLMHC introducing vaccination policy for visitors and change in mask policy
SLMHC is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all visitors, escorts and essential care partners starting January 5, 2022. Additionally, everyone entering the hospital will be asked to wear a hospital-issued medical mask.
Highlighting our Team: Brad Caughell
Brad Caughell, Medical Laboratory Technologist, has been at SLMHC for almost 17 years, where’s he’s been able to pursue further education and grow his career. Click here to learn more about how SLMHC provides support to grow!
Highlighting our Team: Arianna Kitching
Arianna Kitching, medical radiation technologist (MRT), recently completed training to provide mammography services at SLMHC, and is now fully certified to provide breast screening and diagnostic mammography services. Click here to read more about our crucial mammography services!
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Media Release: SLMHC implements new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for staff, physicians
As Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) prioritizes the health and safety of everyone at the hospital and long-term care facility, the organization is updating its COVID-19 immunization policy to require all staff, physicians, learners, contract care/service providers, support workers and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 31, 2022.
SLMHC’s echocardiography accreditation leading to more high-quality health services locally
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) Diagnostic Imaging Department has received a certificate of accreditation, from Accreditation Canada, for its echocardiography services. SLMHC’s echocardiography accreditation means patients and clients receive the same standard of service here in Sioux Lookout as they would in larger cities across the province and country. Click here to read more!
Celebrating Careers: Karen Parent retires after 29 years at SLMHC
Karen Parent, Director of Clinical Support Services, is officially retiring after 29 years of devoted service at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC). Karen was dedicated to local healthcare, both in the lab and while overseeing and enhancing departmental teams, during her 29 years at SLMHC
Celebrating Careers: Elsie Tobin retires after 25 years of devoted service at SLMHC
Elsie Tobin, Interpreter, is officially retiring after 25 years of devoted service at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC). Elsie was part of several department teams over the years, and was most recently an Interpreter as part of the Traditional Program.

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