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 area.

The Dryden Regional Health Centre is an integrated small, rural and northern health service organization located in Northwestern Ontario. Our service area includes 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. DRHC falls within the Ontario Health- North West Region, and is a proud partner in the newly formed Kiiwetinoong Healing Waters Ontario Health Team.

We support the work of more than 300 staff, Physicians, and volunteers with an annual operating budget over $30 million. The DRHC is a progressive and visionary organization that has had great success in implementing innovative programs and services to bring quality care closer to home for its service area.

The DRHC provides governance and management for the Dryden Area Family Health Team supporting primary care for some 14, 000 people. Services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team of family Physicians, Nurse practitioners, Nurses and allied health personnel.

As an acute care health centre, the DRHC provides a full range of inpatient services including medical, surgical, obstetrical, chronic, rehabilitative and palliative care. Ambulatory services include emergency, surgical day care, specialty clinics, and oncology services and provides home and community rehabilitative services supported by an excellent team of rehabilitation professionals.

The DRHC supports a busy visiting specialist program for orthopaedic, rheumatology, plastic surgery, endoscopy, paediatrics, otolaryngology and obstetrical gynaecology services. Many of these specialties also provide elective surgical procedures, minimizing the need for patient travel and bringing specialty care closer to home. These services are complemented and supplemented by a comprehensive telemedicine network. Diagnostic services include a CT Scan, x-ray, ultrasound, and fully accredited, ISO certified laboratory services.

The DRHC also delivers a wide range of mental health and addictions services including: counselling, case management, crisis response and residential non-medical withdrawal and addictions treatment.

OUR MISSION: this is our purpose; the reason that our organization exists and what we aspire to be.

We are an innovative rural health centre that exists to enhance the health of the patients and communities we serve.

OUR VISION: this is what we strive to be; by working towards our strategic pillars and priorities we are working towards achieving this goal to the benefit of our patients and communities.

To be recognized as an innovative centre of excellence in rural healthcare.

OUR VALUES: these are the behaviours and principles that guide what we say, think, and do; these standards are both core to everything we do, and aspirational to everything we want to be.

Accountability, Compassion, Humility, Integrity, Respect

BP.O. Box 3003, 58 Goodall Street, Dryden, Ontario, Canada, P8N 2Z6     x807-223-8200     TTY807-223-8295     * ^

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