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.
Dec 29, 2021
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!
Dec 10, 2021
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!
Dec 1, 2021
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.
Nov 24, 2021
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!
Nov 19, 2021
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
Nov 5, 2021
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.
Nov 2, 2021
Highlighting our Team: Diagnostic Imaging
Abdullah Hamo, Ultrasound Technologist, works in the SLMHC Diagnostic Imaging Department. Originally from Syria, Abdullah has studied medicine and practiced in multiple countries before calling Sioux Lookout home. Click here to read more about his journey to SLMHC!
Oct 29, 2021
Stress testing bike for SLMHC cardiac rehabilitation program enhances patient experience
October 27, 2021 — Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) Rehabilitation department and its cardiac rehabilitation program has benefitted from a key piece of equipment purchased by SLMHC Foundation.
Oct 27, 2021
New technology at SLMHC brings more precise breast cancer surgery: Magseed technology is now here!
For years, patients with breast cancer who required a lumpectomy have undergone a multi-step process on the days leading up to their surgery. The process is often uncomfortable for patients and can sometimes cause delays and added stress on patients. But now, here at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC), we are thrilled to announce the purchase and use of the Endomag system – a game-changer for breast cancer patients.
Oct 19, 2021
Highlighting our Team: Dr. Rachel Schoon
Dr. Rachel Schoon, Physician, provides patient care both at SLMHC and in First Nations communities, working in a variety of areas. Click here to read more about how she provides rural and remote health care as a practicing physician.
Oct 1, 2021
Highlighting our Team: Andrea McWatters
Andrea McWatters has been part of the SLMHC health care team for ten years, and she is currently the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Coordinator and Team Lead at our William “A” George Extended Care Facility (ECU). Read about how SLMHC has helped her reach career and education goals!
Sep 15, 2021
Vaccination Policy for Staff/Physicians/Contractors
The Chief Medical Officer of Health issued Directive #6, which has mandated that high-risk settings, such as hospitals, must have COVID-19 vaccination policies in place by September 7, 2021.
Sep 7, 2021
Highlighting our Team: Lori Donnelly
Lori Donnelly, Patient Care Manager, has been part of the health care team at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) since 1983. After starting her career as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), Lori has pursued further education throughout her tenure to provide health care in multiple areas at SLMHC! Click here to read more.
Aug 31, 2021
Celebrating Careers: Anna Wellwood honoured after 21 years of dedicated service at SLMHC
Anna Wellwood, Admitting Clerk, has been part of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) team for over 20 years. After 21 years of dedicated service, Wellwood is officially retiring.
Aug 19, 2021
Highlighting our Team: Housekeeping
Lydia Harms, Housekeeper, works in Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) Housekeeping Department. Lydia is part of an attentive, and dedicated, team that ensures patient rooms and facilities are kept clean, tidy, and stocked with essential supplies. Click here to read more about our housekeeping team.
Jul 28, 2021
SLMHC introduces new patient-centered, team-based model of care at hospital
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) was excited to move to an innovative approach to inpatient care at our 60-bed hospital last month. The patient-centered Team Model of Care for our inpatients came into effect on Tuesday, June 15, with the goal of even better patient care and a more collaborative health team environment.
Jul 6, 2021
SLMHC Miichim program receives donation of over 400 fish from Sioux Lookout Walleye Weekend fishing tournament
Participants in this year’s annual Sioux Lookout Walleye Weekend fishing tournament supported the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) Miichim (Traditional Foods) program by donating 440 fish, totaling approximately 250 pounds, from the tournament.
Jul 6, 2021
Highlighting our Team: Human Resources
Jenna Wisnoski and Jade Beaulne, Human Resources Officers, work in Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) Human Resources Department. Jenna and Jade are looking to add to our talented team at SLMHC! Click here to read more.
Jun 30, 2021
Celebrating Careers: Carole Slater says goodbye after 28 years at SLMHC
Carole Slater, Senior Executive Assistant, is an important part of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) Administration team. She has been working at SLMHC for just under 28 years and, after a successful and lengthy career, is officially retiring this month.
Jun 24, 2021
SLMHC services operating as normal following June 23 storm
We understand multiple power outages and infrastructure damages are currently affecting the Sioux Lookout area due to the storm on the evening of June 23. Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) power is restored, and all services are operating as normal.
Jun 24, 2021
Highlighting our Team: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Ray Legros, Addictions Counsellor and Case Manager, works in Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) Mental Health and Addictions Program (MHAP). Ray works with a talented, multidisciplinary team in MHAP, where they respond and meet the needs of those affected by mental health and addiction issues.
Jun 14, 2021
Public Update: Visitor Restrictions Lifting at SLMHC
As the province of Ontario has entered Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen, here at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) we are lifting some of the visitor restrictions in place.
Jun 14, 2021
Lowering flag to half-mast, SLMHC takes time to honour lives of those lost at Kamloops Residential School
May 31, 2021
Highlighting our Team: Dietary
Ross Horne, Head Cook, is part of Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) Food Services team! Ross works with a well-rounded, and fast-paced, Food Services team, where they ensure patients, ECU residents, staff members, and visitors have daily access to fresh, delicious meal options.
May 28, 2021
SLMHC Staying the Course with COVID-19 Precautions
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) is staying the course with its visitor restrictions and following best practices set out by Ontario’s public health officials.
May 20, 2021
Highlighting our Team: Materials Management
Dave Kulchyski, Materials Services Team Lead, is part of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) Materials Management team! Dave works with an efficient team in Materials Management, where they ensure SLMHC has the medical supplies, PPE and equipment required for our staff, clients, and patients.
May 14, 2021
Highlighting our Team: Dana Ursula
Dana Ursula, MLT, has worked in the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) laboratory for seven years. Click here to learn more about our laboratory team!
Apr 30, 2021
Changes to Chief of Staff at SLMHC
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) Chief of Staff, Dr. Barbara Russell-Mahoney, will be stepping down from her role next month.
Apr 30, 2021
SLMHC recognized as a RNAO Best Practice Organization pre-designate
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) is proud to announce its appointment as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) pre-designate through the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO).
Apr 27, 2021
SLMHC Ramping Down Non-Emergent Surgeries, Procedures
Last week, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a revised directive and advised that all hospitals, including those in the northern health region of the province, pause all non-emergent and non-urgent surgeries and procedures. Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) is following this directive and is pausing non-urgent surgeries/procedures.
Apr 26, 2021
April 2021 Early Bird Draw
For this month’s Early Bird Draw, the $1000 prize was generously donated by the George family (Jack, Bill, Maria, Julia, Natalie and Bruce), in memory of Arlene George, who is always in their hearts and minds. Thank you the George family for their generous donation! The next Early Bird Draw is on April 23 at 11 a.m. Get your tickets for the 50/50 draw before this time to get a chance to take home $1000.
Apr 9, 2021
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.
Jan 13, 2021
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.
Jan 7, 2021
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.
Jan 6, 2021
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.
Jan 2, 2021
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