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Meeting of January 11, 2011


President David Sillman presiding, Articles by Scribe: Joseph Wasielewski,  Photos by Kevin Holloway.

Welcoming at the door were from the left Laurie Tulloch and Seppo Paivalainen.  



Guest speaker: Tracy Buckler, CEO St. Joseph's Care Group.






CEO Tracy Buckler from the St. Joseph's Care Group speaking to the members of the Port Arthur Rotary CLub

Notes from Tracy's speech:

St. Joseph's is celebrating over 125 years of health care, compassion and comittment in Thunder Bay. It is the 5th largest employer in the city and provides services over a large area from White River to the Manitoba border and North to Hudson Bay. The organization rated 96% on a recent client and family survey.

St. Joseph's provides services over 9 sites and includes:
1. Complex care and rehabilitation carried out at St. Joseph's Hospital and Diabetes Health Thunder Bay (which will be moving to the Heritage site).
2. Long term care provided at Hogarth Riverview Manor and St. Joseph's Heritage.
3. Mental Health and Addiction Services at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital, Sister Margaret Smith Centre and Balmoral Centre.

Members watching a background video outlining the St. Josephs Care Group.image image

Ms. Buckler concluded with a run down of the current capital projects. These included:

1. Sister Margaret Smith Centre relocating to 301 Lillie St. North specializing in Mental Health and Addiction. This is a $16 million dollar project.
2. The Mental Health and Rehabilitation Program will be located in a new wing at St. Joseph's Hospital at a cost of $40 million dollars.
3. The Centre of Excellence for Integrated Senior Services will be a new addition to the Hogarth Riverview Manor and will have 544 long term care beds costing $100 million dollars with a 2010-2013 construction duration.
Even with these needed projects the alternate level of care and long term care needs of our city and region will still not be met.






President Silliman with Tracy Buckler after an informative program.




1. Vacation Raffle Fundraising Project

Rotarian Frank Zanatta kicked off the Vacation Raffle Fundraising project with an announcement and a sale of the first ticket. Click Here for more information


On the left President Dave Silliman buys the first Vacation Raffle Ticket for his Mom.



 On the right Frank holds the first $10 sale.  Our goal is to sell all 7500 tickets.



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