2013 News Archive
Changes to After Hours and Weekend Access
In order to address the accessibility and safety of our patients, clients and staff please be advised that starting Sunday, December 1st, 2013, all access to the hospital after 6pm and on weekends will be through the emergency entrance only.
Nov 25, 2013
SLMHC Presents “Ordinary Woman, Extraordinary Dreams”
“The dream is, as a person with a disability, I want to be an example that you are still able to do anything.” – Maggie Sofea
Oct 4, 2013
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Sends Condolences to the Family of Elder Frank Beardy
Elder Frank Beardy's work has always been based on the importance of culture, language of the Anishinaabe people and their world view. These values still mattered to him deeply as he continued to be active with Anishinaabe organizations until his passing on Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Jun 14, 2013
Northern Diabetes Health Network Program now provided through the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
As of December 1, 2012, services provided through the former Northern Diabetes Health Network (Sioux Lookout Diabetes Program) were transferred to and are being provided through the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre.
May 30, 2013
Ministry to Update Mammography Equipment
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, in consultation with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), has announced a province wide plan to transition all mammography with digital computed radiography (CR) to digital direct radiography (DR).
May 23, 2013
SLMHC Scores Well in CBC’s “Rate My Hospital”
CBC's hospital rankings are getting a lot of attention from patients and hospitals. CBC reported SLMHC received a “B” rating, the highest rating of hospitals in Northwestern Ontario.
Apr 23, 2013
Patient Room Closure
Due to water leakage from the roof, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre has had to close a number of patient rooms for repairs. In doing so, we have implemented a plan to temporarily limit patient admissions, including non-urgent, elective admissions and any elective procedures which may require admission.
Apr 18, 2013
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Identifies Improvement Priorities for 2013-14
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) strives to be a centre of excellence through care that is patient-centred, service-oriented and performance focused. Our 2013-2014 Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) integrates key improvement targets from our Patient Safety Plan, Strategic Plan and provincial quality improvement targets. The 2013-14 QIP demonstrates our ongoing commitment to doing what we do even better.
Apr 8, 2013
Mentorship Program begins on the Acute Inpatient Nursing Unit
Across Ontario, healthcare facilities are required to look at quality improvement on a continuous basis. Each facility is unique in how care is delivered and each has their own successes and challenges.
Mar 27, 2013
Roof Leaking Issues at SLMHC
The Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre board of directors has approved legal action against the hospital’s designer and builder in order to protect the corporation from the costs of repairs for the roof problems which have been encountered since 2010.
Mar 18, 2013
Frank Beardy appointed Co-Chair Emeritus
On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Frank Beardy, former co-chair of the board of directors for the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, was given a plaque and appointed co-chair emeritus, for his contributions to the governance of the health centre.
Feb 8, 2013
Josias Fiddler Conference Centre
The Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre dedicated their new conference room as the "Josias Fiddler Conference Centre"
Feb 6, 2013
SLMHC: Committed to Quality Improvement
At Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) we are committed to doing what we do even better.
Feb 5, 2013
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Joins Ontario Telestroke Network
The SLMHC has joined the Ontario Telestroke Network (OTN) and now has access to a stroke neurologist 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Jan 29, 2013
Patient Safety Continues to be a Priority at SLMHC
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) launched electronic incident reporting on January 7, 2013.
Jan 29, 2013