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DRHC OPENS COVID-19 ASSESSMENT CENTRE

In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Dryden Regional Health Centre is opening a COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Dryden Regional Health Centre’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre is dedicated for individuals experiencing possible symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The DRHC COVID-19 Assessment Centre is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. For safety reasons, “walk-in” appointments are strictly prohibited. DRHC COVID-19 [...]

March 23rd, 2020|

MEDIA RELEASE: FURTHER VISITOR RESTRICTIONS AT DRHC

March 20, 2020 Dryden Ontario Following recommendation from Chief Medical officer of Health Dr. David William, the Dryden Regional Health Centre has implemented “essential” visitors only until further notice. Effective immediately, the Dryden Regional Health Centre will be restricting all visitors to the hospital. This includes the closure of the cafeteria to the public. Exceptions [...]

March 20th, 2020|

Media Release: STABILIZATION & CRISIS PROGRAMS RESTRUCTURED TO MEET NEEDS OF COMMUNITY

The Dryden Regional Health Centre understands the emotional burden for individuals experiencing distress and has been engaged in working with the North West LHIN and our local partners to develop solutions for access to safe and appropriate care. Beginning in May, services previously provided through the Crisis Stabilization Unit will change to better meet the [...]

February 10th, 2020|

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

As the first case of Coronavirus in Ontario was confirmed this past weekend, all Hospitals are advised to increase screening and ensure that proper infection control practices are followed for ANY patient presenting with cold of flu-like symptoms.  These individuals will be asked to wear a mask and may be isolated, as a precaution. We [...]

January 28th, 2020|

Media Release: DRYDEN REGIONAL HEALTH CENTRE RECEIVES 2019 GREAT EMPLOYER HEALTHY WORKPLACE AWARD

The Administration and Board of Directors of the Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC) are pleased to announce that DRHC has been named as one of Canada’s 2019 Healthy Workplace Month® Great Employers. The award, made by Excellence Canada and Canada Life, recognizes organizations for their planning and actions to foster physically and psychologically safe and [...]

January 9th, 2020|

MEDIA RELEASE: SNOW REMOVAL

Please be advised that the Dryden Regional Health Centre has begun parking lot and walkway snow removal operations. It’s very important to us to keep our lots well-maintained, safe, and accessible so that those who may need to access hospital services can do so with as little impediment or challenge as possible. Due to the [...]

November 4th, 2019|

Spiritual Care Committee Annual Memorial Service

The Dryden Regional Health Centre will be holding a Memorial Service to commemorate those who have passed away in our hospital and in our neighbouring communities during the last twelve months. This special service is to remember and honour each one of them, and hopefully assist family and friends grieving the loss of a loved [...]

October 11th, 2019|

FURTHER CHANGES AT DRHC: APPOINTMENT OF CEO

MEDIA RELEASE July 11 2019 Dryden Ontario Due to unforeseen, challenging circumstances, Mr. Darryl Galusha has, with regret, declined the position as Chief Executive Officer of the Dryden Regional Health Centre. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Doreen Armstrong-Ross has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. As part of the [...]

July 11th, 2019|

MEDIA RELEASE: DRYDEN REGIONAL HEALTH CENTRE KEEPS FOCUS ON QUALITY, SAFETY, AND EXCELLENCE

Following an intensive, two day, on-site survey, Accreditation Canada has announced that Dryden Regional Health Centre has once again been awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing. Based on the organization's compliance with 1,996 standards, Required Organizational Practices and high-priority criteria, the decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and [...]

June 18th, 2019|

DRHC EXPERIENCING HIGH PATIENT VOLUMES; OVERCAPACITY PRESSURES AND LONGER EMERGENCY ROOM WAIT TIMES

The Dryden Regional Health Centre is currently experiencing much higher than normal demands and volumes of patients across all of our services. Currently, we are dealing with unusually high occupancy on our inpatient unit; the number of patients significantly exceeds our total number of approved beds in operation. This means that admitted patients may be [...]

June 7th, 2019|