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DRHC Pandemic Plan in Effect/Visitor Restrictions/Elective Procedures Cancelled

MEDIA RELEASE March 16, 2020 Dryden Ontario CANCELLATION OF ELECTIVE AND NON-ESSENTIAL SURGERY, PRIMARY CARE & OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENTS The Dryden Regional Health Centre has activated its pandemic plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of patients, their families, staff, professional staff, and visitors continues to be our priority. Elective/Non-Essential Surgery To [...]

March 18th, 2020|

Ending Hallway Medicine

Welcome to our second entry in a series of posts entitled, "Topics, Trends and Transformation". We are outlining some of the current health care challenges facing us in Northwestern Ontario and today's topic is "Ending Hallway Medicine". Our hospital plays a critical role in delivering high quality care to our friends, families, and neighbours. We’re [...]

February 12th, 2019|

Influenza Precautions

Due to the increase in patients presenting with influenza-like illness, the Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC) is taking precautionary measures to ensure the continued health and protection of its patients and staff members. The DRHC would like to advise the Public that precautions are being implemented effective immediately to prevent the spread of the influenza [...]

December 28th, 2018|

ER Wait Times/Higher Volumes Notice

DRHC EXPERIENCING HIGH PATIENT VOLUMES; LONGER EMERGENCY ROOM WAIT TIMES MEDIA RELEASE November 2, 2018 Dryden Ontario The Dryden Regional Health Centre is currently experiencing higher than normal demands and volumes of patients across all of our services. We apologize that wait times are longer in the Emergency Department. At times, we are also dealing [...]

November 29th, 2018|

Executive Compensation Framework (Posted March 9th, 2018)

As per Government Regulations, all Ontario broader public sector employers are required to conduct a 30-day public consultation on their proposed Executive Compensation Program. Following consultation and review of the input, the final Executive Compensation Program will be posted. Please send feedback to will be accepting public input until April 9th, 2018.  All feedback [...]

March 9th, 2018|

DRHC University

The Dryden Regional Health Centre is a hospital for certain but did you know we are a very busy teaching facility for future health care practitioners? We currently have 4 Medical Residents, 3 third year Medical Students from NOSM, one Dietetic Intern, 2 Lab Technician Students, one Diagnostic Imaging Technician,  one Masters Degree Student in Mental [...]

September 28th, 2017|