Jean Bartkowiak, President and CEO
Jean Bartkowiak
President & CEO

Message from the President and CEO

I am pleased to be a member of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital) and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (the Institute) teams, where our strong commitment to our Patient and Family Centred Care philosophy constantly reminds us that patients and families are the focus on our patients and their caregivers experiences.

Health care is a challenging environment with a growing population of vulnerable and medically complex patients, constantly trying to balance their ever increasing care needs in a limited funding setting. It also presents exciting opportunities to innovate in health care delivery, teaching and research to strengthen its quality, accountability, effectiveness, and efficiency for patients and their caregivers.

Our Patient and Family Advisors volunteer with us every step of the way as we explore possibilities to improve, teach and investigate. They are involved in activities from program planning and hiring practices, to strategic planning and quality improvement. Representing the voices of our patients and their families, Patient Family Advisors ensure that above all else, patients are first.

As an academic specialized acute sciences centre, we are proud to support a broad spectrum of learners on their journey to becoming healthcare professionals. We also have an exciting research agenda that is driven by the Institute, the research arm of the Hospital. Our patients benefit directly from our academic and scientific mission through inter-professional care, world-class research and clinical trials led right here in our own community.

Please explore our website to learn more about the programs and services available, as well as the plans and projects that will help us become Healthy Together. You can also find our Annual Reports, Quality Improvement Plans, Open Board Meetings documents, and other posted information that describes our successes, challenges and plans.

Since TBRHSC and TBRRI belong to the people of the North West region, we encourage residents we serve to provide your input to us. By sharing your feedback on your care experience or what you found on this website, you can have an impact on the way health care is enhanced in our community. If you have a story to share or a question you want answered, please send us your message.

Jean Bartkowiak
President & CEO