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Lydia Harms recognized as OCHU PSW of the Year September 6, 2017 Outstanding care, a positive attitude, and a willingness to go above and beyond at her job have earned Sioux Lookout’s Lydia Harms recognition as the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) Personal Support Worker (PSW) of the Year.
Gated parking to be installed at SLMHC August 23, 2017 Patients, visitors, staff, management, and physicians will be required to pay to park on SLMHC grounds. Currently, most hospitals in Ontario charge parking fees that range anywhere from $2 to $20 per visit. At SLMHC, parking fees will be kept at reasonable rates.
SLMHC Board of Directors appoints Heather Lee as President and CEO The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Heather Lee as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre.
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre sweat lodge site blessed May 26, 2017 The ceremony opened with drumming and singing led by area Elder Ralph Johnson and local drummers Tom Chisel, Thomas Fiddler, Allan Walski, and Joe Wesley. The blessing ceremony was led by Tom Chisel and Ralph Johnson. Acknowledgments were made by SLMHC Acting CEO & President Heather Lee, SLFNHA CAO Marie Lands, Sioux Lookout Mayor Doug Lawrence, Darryl Quedent representing the Lac Seul First Nation and SLMHC Traditional Programs Advisor Ms. Theresa Fiddler.
Ottawa to pay for travel companion for Indigenous women giving birth away from reserve April 12, 2017 The federal government says it will now pay for someone to come with women — a policy change for which Dr. Joseph Dooley, the head of obstetrics at the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, has long advocated.
Smoke-free grounds now at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre April 1, 2017 On April 1, 2017, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) became 100% smoke-free by banning all forms of smoking from the all SLMHC grounds.
Fidget quilting to help comfort patients with cognitive disorders January 13, 2017 Thoughtful staff at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) have worked diligently to stitch five hand-made quilts for residents of William “Bill” George Extended Care who are living with dementia or similar cognitive disorders.
SLMHC to impose smoking and vaping ban from entire hospital grounds April 1, 2017 December 9, 2016 On November 23, 2015, the Ontario government filed regulations under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Electronic Cigarettes Act. The regulations came into force on January 1, 2016.
SLMHC's New Mission, Vision, and Values November 16, 2016 November 16, 2016 was a very proud day for Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC). It is the day the organization proudly launched a fresh new Mission, Vision and Values.
Leadership Changes at SLMHC November 18, 2016 Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) continues on its journey to becoming a Centre of Excellence in First Nations and northern health care by working together to improve the health status of individuals, families and communities, now and for generations to come.
SLMHC research shows increased mental health and addictions presentations to ER November 10, 2016 Recent Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Center (SLMHC) research, published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, reveals increased visit volume in the emergency department (ED) with mental health and addictions becoming the most common reason for a visit to the ED.
CEO David Murray takes on new role at the Northwest Health Alliance as Executive Director August 15, 2016 Kai Koivukoski and Sol Mamakwa, co-chairs of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) are announcing changes in the leadership of Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre.
Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister Michael Gravelle at SLMHC August 11, 2016 Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle were at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) on Thursday, August 11, 2016 to announce historic $222 million over three years in provincial funding for Ontario’s First Nations Health Action Plan.
William A. "Bill" George Extended Care Facility becomes an RNAO Best Practices Spotlight Organization May 30, 2016 William A. "Bill" George Extended Care Facility becomes an RNAO Best Practices Spotlight Organization
SLMHC foundation donates half a million dollars to SLMHC May 26, 2016 The Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Foundation presented a large sum of money to SLMHC.
Governor General Visits SLMHC SLMHC was visited by the Governor General of Canada to discuss health care and mental health issues.
New Video: 'The Creator's Gift to Mothers' New video developed by the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre and Shibogama First Nations Council to encourage young women and families to breastfeed their babies.
Catalogue of Online Resources for First Nations Mothers and Prenatals New catalogue of online resources available for new and expectant mothers.