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Petronilla Ndebele

Director, Corporate Communications and Community Engagement
Tel: (807) 684-9425 ext. 2039
E-mail: petronilla.ndebele@lhins.on.ca

Robert Servais

Corporate Communications and New Media Consultant
Tel: (807) 684-9425 ext. 2045
E-mail: robert.servais@lhins.on.ca

Karl Oczkowski

Corporate Communications and Community Engagement Consultant
Tel: (807) 684-9425 ext. 2024
E-mail: karl.oczkowski@lhins.on.ca

Hugh Mullally 

Corporate Communications and Community Engagement Consultant
Tel: (807) 684-9425 extension 2013
Email: hugh.mullally@lhins.on.ca

Kara Pratt

Corporate Communications and Community Engagement Assistant
Tel: (807) 684-9425 ext. 2009
E-mail: kara.pratt@lhins.on.ca

 
Date Title
Jun 05, 2017 Ontario Supporting New Mental Health and Addictions Wellness in Fort Frances

May 31, 2017 National Panel Recognizes North West LHIN’s Excellent Communications in Engaging Communities
Apr 13, 2017 North West LHIN Bids Farewell to Former Interim Board Chair, Dan Levesque
Apr 07, 2017 New Members Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors
Apr 04, 2017 Support for Caregivers Making a Difference for Families in the North West LHIN
Mar 17, 2017 Introducing the New Spring LHINkages Newsletter for 2017
Mar 06, 2017 North West LHIN Announces New Board Chair
Feb 24, 2017 New Member Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors
Jan 11, 2017 North West LHIN Bridges Funding Gap for Thunder Bay Managed Alcohol Program
Dec 14, 2016 The New Winter LHINkages Newsletter has come home for the holiday season!
Dec 12, 2016 Fort Frances and Manitouwadge Teams Honoured as Leaders in System Integration for Person-Centred Care
Dec 08, 2016 Ontario Passes Legislation that Delivers Better Health Care for Families
Dec 06, 2016 LHINfo Minute - A Healthy Foundation: Bridging the Gap Between Health and Housing
Oct 26, 2016 North West LHIN Approves a Managed Alcohol Program for Kenora to Improve Health Outcomes
Oct 07, 2016 Ontario Reintroduces Legislation to Further Improve Patient Access and Experience
Aug 11, 2016 Ontario Enhancing Health Care for Indigenous People in Sioux Lookout Region
Aug 04, 2016 Thunder Bay Healthcare Facilities Receiving Provincial Funding for Repairs and Upgrades
Jul 20, 2016 Ontario Investing An Additional $100 Million This Year in Home and Community Care
Jul 07, 2016 Announcement - Dr. Jon H. Johnsen, North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Clinical Quality Lead
Jun 24, 2016 New Joint Action Plan on French Language Services
Jun 23, 2016 Summer LHINKages - Sharing Health Care News, Stories and Developments in Northwestern Ontario
Jun 23, 2016 Ontario Introduces Legislation to Further Improve Patient Access and Experience
Jun 08, 2016 Cathy Farrell Reappointed to North West LHIN Board
Apr 25, 2016 LHINfo Minute - Congratulations to North of Superior Healthcare Group
Apr 22, 2016 NOSH Event - Media Advisory April 25th
Mar 21, 2016 Spring LHINkages Newsletter 2016
Feb 16, 2016 North West LHIN Announces Interim Board Chair
Feb 01, 2016 New Plan Focuses on Improving Health Outcomes for Residents of Northwestern Ontario
Dec 22, 2015 Happy Holidays! The LHINkages Winter Edition Newsletter is here!
Dec 15, 2015 Local Health Care Leaders Honoured for Improving Care Coordination
Oct 26, 2015 LHINfo Minute: Health Services Blueprint Update
Sep 09, 2015 LHINfo Minute: Residents Region-Wide Shared their Voices
Aug 24, 2015 Ontario Investing in Atikokan Hospital Repairs and Upgrades
Aug 24, 2015 Ontario Investing $1.5 Million in Northwestern Ontario Hospitals
Jul 29, 2015 Ontario Investing up to $11.3 Million to Expand and Modernize Atikokan General Hospital

 Construction Begins to Improve Access to Health Care in Atikokan

Jul 23, 2015 Ontario Expanding NorWest Community Health Centres
Jul 23, 2015 Help Ontario Recruit Its First Patient Ombudsman
Jun 26, 2015 New Members Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors
Jun 25, 2015 Improving Cardiovascular Services For Patients in Northwestern Ontario
Jun 25, 2015 Improving Cardiovascular Services For Patients in Northwestern Ontario
Jun 16, 2015 Ontario Investing Up to $47.8 Million to Expand Thunder Bay Hospital

Apr 14, 2015 LHINfo Minute - Guide Your Health: Your Story, Your Future
Mar 12, 2015 Ontario Endorses Expert Report on Home and Community Care
Dec 16, 2014 cNEO eBulletin - Ministry of Health gives go-ahead for delivery of electronic health records program in northern and eastern Ontario
Dec 16, 2014 Labine Appointed and Levesque Reappointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors
May 28, 2014 North West LHIN Welcomes Newest Board Member
Dec 18, 2013 Community Investment Funding: Helping More Seniors Get the Care They Need at Home
Aug 13, 2013 North West LHIN Board reappointments ensure continued expertise and excellence
May 28, 2013 Cathy Farrell Board Appointment
Feb 23, 2013 New Plan for Health Care in Northwestern Ontario
Feb 19, 2013 Improved Withdrawal Management Services at Balmoral Centre
Feb 13, 2013 Plan in Place to Ease Pressures at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Jan 29, 2013 North West LHIN's Board Chair Reappointed
Dec 05, 2012 Two Northwest Doctors Recognized for Providing Exceptional Care to Patients
Nov 27, 2012 New Board Member Announcement

Tina Copenace

Nov 22, 2012 Keeping People Healthier at Home in the North West LHIN

McGuinty Government Providing More Access to Community Services 

Aug 20, 2012 Your Region, Your Health Care, Your Voice!

The North West LHIN launches online community engagement initiative

Jun 20, 2012 Local Seniors Benefiting from Groundbreaking

 

Jun 13, 2012 Date Set for Transition of Thunder Bay Interim Long Term Care

Aging building prompts joint plan to relocate residents

May 11, 2012 Improving Patient Access in Northwestern Ontario by Adding More Nurses
Mar 28, 2012 A Blueprint for a Better Health Care Future in Northwestern Ontario

New Plan Puts Patients at Centre of Health Care System

Feb 03, 2012 Local Family Physician joins North West LHIN Team
Sep 01, 2011 Investing in Nurses to Improve Access to Health Care in Northwestern Ontario through Technology
Aug 29, 2011 Local Health Integration Networks Launch Groundbreaking Project
Jul 20, 2011 New Long-Term Care Home Opens in Terrace Bay
Jul 12, 2011 Improving Access to Care, Closer to Home, for Kenora Residents
Jun 29, 2011 Home is Where the Heart Is - Celebrating Home First
May 27, 2011 North West LHIN Invests in Hospital Upgrades 2011
May 19, 2011 New Members Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors (effective June and August)
May 06, 2011 New Chair and Vice Chair of the North West LHIN

Ontario Government appoints former Education Senior Vice President and Community Leader

May 06, 2011 More Beds, Shorter ER Wait Times at TBRHSC
Apr 21, 2011 Joint Operational Review Update April 2011
Apr 21, 2011 New Members Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors(2)
Mar 28, 2011 Northern LHINs Sign Historic French Services Agreement
Mar 11, 2011 Investing in Technology Improves Care
Feb 14, 2011 Joint Operational Review Update

Involving Manitouwadge, McCausland and Wilson Memorial Hospitals

Feb 03, 2011 Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries Being Added in Dryden, Kenora and Fort Frances
Jan 25, 2011 New Services for Individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury
Jan 12, 2011 Improving Rural and Northern Health Care

McGuinty Government seeking input to address unique health care challenges

Jan 07, 2011 Patients across Northwestern Ontario Benefit from One Regional Integrated Reporting System
Dec 22, 2010 New Supportive Housing Services for Seniors in Kenora-Rainy River District
Dec 13, 2010 Doorway Swings Open

Pilot project goes live strengthening connections between providers and patients

Dec 13, 2010 Doorway Swings Open Today
Dec 13, 2010 Appointment of New Senior Director
Nov 22, 2010 Innovations fron the North West LHIN Shared and Celebrated Provincially

Innovations Expo 2010

Nov 22, 2010 Innovations from the North West LHIN Shared and Celebrated Provincially
Nov 08, 2010 Joint Operational Review to Proceed

Review Involves Manitouwadge, McCausland and Wilson Memorial Hospitals

Nov 05, 2010 North West LHIN Finalist for Innovation Award
Nov 03, 2010 Elders to Receive New Support Services in Their First Nation Communities
Oct 15, 2010 Announcement: Grand Opening of the New Meno Ya Win Health Centre
Oct 04, 2010 New Member Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors(2)
Aug 31, 2010 North West LHIN Expands Aging at Home Programs
Aug 26, 2010 New Chief Executive Officer for North West LHIN
Jul 29, 2010 Investing in Shorter ER Wait Times at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Mar 04, 2010 Acting Senior Director - Planning, Integration and Community Engagement
Feb 12, 2010 Change in Leadership at North West LHIN
Feb 08, 2010 New Member Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors
Dec 15, 2009 New Members Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors
Dec 11, 2009 New Family Health Teams on the Way(2)

Two Announced for the North West LHIN

Dec 11, 2009 New Family Health Teams on the Way

Two in the North West LHIN

Nov 30, 2009 North West LHIN Releases Plan for Health System Improvement in 2010-2013
Sep 24, 2009 Ontario Announces Flu Shot Rollout for Seasonal and H1N1 Vaccines
Sep 23, 2009 North West LHIN Honoured with International Public Participation Award
Sep 10, 2009 Release of North West LHIN Regional Emergency Department Study
Jul 28, 2009 Rural and Northern Health Panel Takes Shape
Jul 13, 2009 North West LHIN Addressing Supportive Housing Needs of People with Addictions
Jun 24, 2009 Ontario Adding New Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics

McGuinty Government Issues Call for Eight More NP-Led Clinics

Jun 22, 2009 Ontario Improving Access to Family Health Care

McGuinty Government Issues Call for 19 Family Health Teams

May 27, 2009 Share Your Story, Shape Your Care Report Release: Participants Help Shape the Future of Health Care in Northwestern Ontario
May 22, 2009 North West LHIN Investing in Initiative to Improve Emergency Room Performance
May 19, 2009 North West LHIN Investing in More Care for Seniors and Community Services
May 19, 2009 North West LHIN Investing in More Care for Seniors and Community Service
May 07, 2009 Open Board Meeting to be Held in Terrace Bay May 12, 2009
Apr 17, 2009 North West LHIN Invests in Hospital Upgrades
Mar 11, 2009 North West LHIN-Wide Falls Injury Prevention Project Launched

A woman at age 50 is as likely to die from a hip fracture in her remaining lifetime as she is from breast cancer.  This startling statistic is one reason why St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG) is launching a Falls Injury Prevention Project on Wednesday March 11, 2009.

Feb 20, 2009 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Announced for Thunder Bay

Three new nurse practitioner-led clinics in Thunder Bay, Belle River and Sault Ste. Marie are strengthening family health care for Ontario families.

Feb 17, 2009 Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre signs Hospital Service Accountability Agreement

The North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is pleased to announce that Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has signed its 2008-10 Hospital Service Accountabiity Agreement (H-SAA).

Feb 12, 2009 Funding for More Services for Seniors in the North West LHIN

Seniors in supportive housing and those needing community support services at home will benefit from over $1.5-million in investments approved by the North West LHIN Board of Directors.

Feb 04, 2009 Announcement - Chief Information Officer and e-Health Lead

Announcement of the North West LHIN's new CIO and e-Health Lead, Brian Ktytor.

Jan 12, 2009 North West LHIN Launches Groundbreaking Share Your Story, Shape Your Care Project

The North West LHIN launched an innovative community engagement initiative today to involve residents and health professionals in Northwestern Ontario in shaping the health care system in the region.

Dec 15, 2008 Peer Review to Help Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre to Balance Its Budget

The North West LHIN announced today it is initiating a Peer Review at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in an effort to help the hospital find solutions to achieve a balanced budget.

Oct 28, 2008 Third Party Evaluation Assists Lake of the Woods District Hospital’s Efforts to Balance Its Budget

  

The findings of a third party evaluation of Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) in Kenora were presented to the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board today. The evaluation was undertaken to help the hospital find solutions to achieve a balanced budget. 

 

Sep 10, 2008 New Chair and Vice Chair for Board of North West LHIN

A new Chair and Vice Chair have been appointed for the North West LHIN board of Directors. Janice (Jan) Beazley has been appointed Chair and Robert (Bob) Gregor has been appointed Vice Chair.

Aug 21, 2008 Aging at Home Strategy Launches in North West LHIN

The North West LHIN Board of Directors has approved seven programs designed to help seniors across Northwestern Ontario live healthy, independent lives in the comfort of their own homes.

Aug 19, 2008 Ministry Announcement: Increasing Direct Daily Care in Long-Term Care Homes

Long-term care homes in the North West LHIN to receive funding as part of the Ministry's announcement of $23.3 million to support the creation of 873 personal support worker positions.

Jun 21, 2008 Seniors in North West LHIN Get Lift to Healthy, Independent Living

Ontario is funding the purchase of eight new Dodge Caravans for the North West LHIN to help area seniors get to and from medical appointments.

Apr 29, 2008 New Member Appointed to Board of North West LHIN

Janice Beazley, Acting Chair, announced today that Tom Sarvas has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the North West LHIN.

Apr 24, 2008 North West LHIN Announces Winner at Health Care Expo

The North West LHIN is thrilled to announce that NorWest Community Health Centres won an award at the Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo in Toronto.

Apr 17, 2008 Two Finalists from North West LHIN for Health Care Expo Awards

Two health care organizations in the North West LHIN are among the 18 finalists for the 2008 Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Awards.

Apr 14, 2008 Hospital Funding Boost for North West LHIN Hospitals

More surgeries, lower wait times and small hospital adjustments are being targeted with a $17.3 million boost for North West Local Health Integration Network hospitals - 1 4.8 per cent overall increase over last year.

Apr 01, 2008 Chair of North West LHIN Not Seeking Reappointment

Dr. John Whitfield, founding Chair of the North West LHIN, has announced he is not seeking reappointment to the Board of Directors.

Mar 28, 2008 New Aboriginal Focussed Hospital for Sioux Lookout

Ontario has given the official go ahead to Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre to move its new hospital construction project forward.

Mar 25, 2008 Advancing Health System Transformation in the Northwest March 20 08

The North West LHIN is hosting a one day forum bringing 300 health partners from across the Northwest together to build on the health system transformation work already underway in the region.

Dec 05, 2007 Medical School and Northern LHINs Announce Collaboration Agreement

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the North East and North West LHINs signed a Collaboration Agreement which will allow the three parties to collaborate in several areas.

Nov 19, 2007 Open Board Meeting in Marathon

North West LHIN Board Meeting in Marathon, November 20th, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EST).

Nov 08, 2007 NW LHIN Announces Appointment of Emergency Department LHIN Lead

The North West Local Health Integration Network has taken a big step toward helping find solutions to the challenges facing Emergency Departments in the region, including overcrowding and wait times for patients. Today, Gwen DuBois-Wing, CEO, announced the appointment of Dr. Shaun Visser as Emergency Department (ED) LHIN Lead for the North West LHIN.

Aug 31, 2007 August 31, 2007 - Centre of Excellence for Integrated Seniors' Services(2)

The McGuinty government is establishing the Centre of Excellence for Integrated Seniors' Services (CEISS) in Thunder Bay to house 336 new long term care beds and 132 new supportive housing units, Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman announced today.

Apr 01, 2007 North West LHIN Takes on Increased Responsibility for Local Health System

 A Milestone for Ontarios Health Care System 

Feb 16, 2007 North West LHIN Increases Community-Based Care in Area

The North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is increasing access to community health services in its service area for patients who no longer need acute hospital care but instead need long-term or community-based care

Nov 27, 2006 Release of North West LHIN's Integrated Health Services Plan

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