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Our Organization

Blanche River Health is a fully accredited hospital organization committed to providing quality patient-centered health care services in Northern and Central Timiskaming. It continues to lead in Health Care Services by collaborating with Community Health Partners creating safe and healthy communities and ensuring seamless transitions to other Health Services.

Blanche River Health has two hospital sites in Englehart and Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

The Kirkland Lake site has 62 beds (41 Medical/Surgical, six ICU and 15 Complex Continuing Care), is staffed by 250 employees, and has 12 visiting Specialists, 11 Physicians (including one General Surgeon, 1 Anesthetist.). In partnership with Sudbury's Health Sciences North Hospital, the Kirkland Lake Site provides satellite services in the patient-care areas of Dialysis, Chemotherapy, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Virtual Critical Care. This site has a 24/7 Emergency Department and offers Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Respiratory, Clinical Nutrition, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Timiskaming Diabetes Program, Hospice Palliative Care and Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to both our in-patients and out-patients.

The Englehart Site has 30 beds (16 Acute Care, 14 Complex Continuing Care), is staffed by 100 employees, and has 4 Family Practice Physicians, Locums and 3 visiting Specialists. In partnership with Sudbury's Health Sciences North Hospital, EDH provides Virtual Critical Care. This site has a 24/7 Emergency Department and offers Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Respiratory in partnership with Vital-Aire, Physiotherapy, Hospice Palliative Care and Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to both our in-patients and out-patients.

Blanche River Health is committed to a culture and environment of teaching/learning for students. Our Kirkland Lake Site is affiliated with many Ontario Colleges and Universities including the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Nipissing University, College Boreal (DI) and Northern College while our Englehart Site is affiliated with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Several student placements take place in the hospitals annually.

Mission

Our mission is to provide the right care, in the right place, by the right person, at the right time.

Vision

Our vision is that Blanche River Health is a partnership-based integration health service hub – the one stop source of excellent, equitable, and collaborative patient centered care across our rural district.

Blanche River Health continually demonstrates a strong patient focus and commitment to high level of accessible care, outside the box thinking, and exceptional leadership in Ontario.

Our ultimate objective is to have a measurable impact on improved community health by fulfilling our Mission.

Core Values

Trust and Respect

We value the strong sense of community trust and respect that strengthens our care. This is the basis of our professionalism, our acceptance of diversity, our level of compassion, our dignified care, and our patient focus.

Working Together

Our organization stands by the belief that a collaborative team approach to providing, effective care is the backbone to great patient outcomes.

Courage and Resourcefulness

Our staff are open minded, adaptable and resourceful, always embracing change, and committed to working courageously to find a way to provide better patient care.

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