News Archives

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.
Jackpot stays local after Sioux Lookout resident wins over $25,000 in SLMHC Foundation 50/50 draw
Ralph Raspado, from Sioux Lookout, took home $25,648 after having his winning ticket number drawn during the May 12 Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) Foundation 50/50 draw.
Highlighting our Team: Laboratory
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!
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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.
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).
SLMHC Ramping Down Non-Emergent Surgeries, Procedures
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.
Sioux Lookout resident over $36,000 richer after winning SLMHC Foundation 50/50 draw
Katherine Beardy, from Sioux Lookout, took home $36,370 after having her winning ticket number drawn during the April 9 Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) Foundation 50/50 draw.
May 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.
Visitor Restrictions Updated at SLMHC
Visitor Restrictions Updated at SLMHC
Sioux Lookout residents take home over $40,000 after winning SLMHC Foundation 50/50 draw
Aaron Haagsma, Meredith Culham, Jody Morin and Rick Young, all from Sioux Lookout, took home $40,268 after they pooled together tickets at their workplace and had their winning number drawn during the March 10 Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) Foundation 50/50 draw.
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!

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