Welcome to the Dryden Regional Health Centre

Since its incorporation in 1952, the Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC) has provided professional, compassionate, safe and high quality patient health care to the community of Dryden and surrounding areas.

As a small, rural and northern hospital located in Northwestern Ontario as part of the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN 14), the Dryden Regional Health Centre is an exemplary accredited, 41-bed facility supporting the work of more than 375 staff, physicians, nurses and volunteers with an annual operating budget over $26 million. Through prudent planning and fiscal responsibility, the organization continually moves forward with innovative programming suited to meet patient care needs at the right time, in the right place.

As an acute care health centre, the DRHC provides a full range of inpatient services including medical, surgical, obstetrical, chronic care and critical care to all residents within Dryden and the surrounding area, including the Townships of Machin and Ignace as well as the First Nation communities of Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation (Eagle Lake), Wabigoon Lake Ojibway First Nation and Wabauskang First Nation.

Ambulatory services include emergency, surgical day care, specialty clinics, and oncology services.
Diagnostic services include a CT Scan, x-ray, ultrasound, and fully accredited laboratory services.
The Health Centre is also home to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, dietary services, as well as mental health and addiction counselling services for alcohol, case management, gambling, youth addiction and sexual assault.

Uniquely, the DRHC provides governance and operational oversight for the Dryden Area Family Health Team, Crisis Response Services and Dryden Regional Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Dryden Regional Health Centre works with 16 Family Physicians and 2 General Surgeons to provide emergency, anaesthesia, inpatient and surgical care. The DRHC is part of a network of rural general surgeons providing full surgical services on a twenty-four hour basis. Two local General Practitioners provide anaesthetic services.

Focused on keeping care close to home, the DRHC supports a busy visiting specialist program for orthopaedic, rheumatology, plastic surgery, endoscopy, paediatrics, otolaryngology and obstetrical gynaecology services.

Dryden Regional Health Centre values the feedback and suggestions of its patients, their family members, and caregivers.  As such the organization is collaborating with our patients on a Patient and Family Advisory Committee to include the voice of patients and their families and /or caregivers in programs, services, and plans for the future in order to enhance the patient experience.

Note: The DRHC is under construction and a new website with enhanced accessibility features and dynamic content is just around the corner; bear with us as we strive towards a better online platform for everyone to use and enjoy. We’ll be ready to share the new page early this fall; until then you can browse as per usual. Thanks!

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Please Note: The DRHC facilities and grounds are 100% smoke free as of January 4, 2017.

Click on the video below as we say farewell to our third year NOSM students Virginia, Lauren and Krista. They’ve made the DRHC home for the past 8 months and they are moving on to the next phase of their medical training. These are three bright young minds going places and we knew them when; all the best ladies!