Welcome . . .
The community of Nipigon is located at the cross roads of Highway 11/17. We are minutes away from beautiful Lake Superior, rugged Lake Nipigon, and famous Nipigon River. Nipigon District Memorial Hospital opened its current site in 1992 serving the catchment area in Acute , Emergency and Long Term care services. (read more)
NEWS FROM NIPIGON HOSPITAL
Call for Applications for Nipigon District Memorial Hospital Board of Directors
The Nipigon District Memorial Hospital is committed, through an open and transparent process for Board elections, to ensuring its regular renewal of Board membership. The Board is looking for members possessing relevant skills and community experience who reflect the diversity of the Nipigon District to provide strategic leadership to the organization.
All candidates or nominees for election to the Board –
- Must be 18 years or older.
- Shall be a resident in, or be employed, or carry on business in the catchment area of the Corporation for a period of at least three months immediately prior to becoming a member.
- Must be willing to devote the time required (2.5 hours for Board meetings, 1.5 hours for Committee meetings, plus preparation time each month) excluding the months of July and August.
- Must have skills that contribute to Board functioning (ie. experience in strategic management, change management, complex organizations, community development).
- Previous Board experience is an asset.
This year, the Board is particularly interested in First Nations representation.
Generally, Board members should have a range of experience to contribute and add value to the Board, in areas such as knowledge about the health care system, financial oversight, Governance and Board development.
Persons interested in running for election to the Board at the June 24th, 2013 Annual meeting of the Corporation must submit completed application package by May 28th, 2013. Application packages can be picked up at the Hospital Administration Office during regular business hours or download here - Board of Directors Application for Membership
Purchase of Hospital Membership
Membership is required to be entitled to all rights and privileges of a member of the Corporation of the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital. A member shall be a resident of, or be employed, or carry on business in the catchment area of the Corporation for a period of at least three months immediately prior to becoming a member. Memberships can be purchased at the Business Office of the Hospital between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at a cost of $2.00 each. Memberships must be purchased by May 28th, 2013.
Accreditation Canada Visit
An Accreditation survey is one of the most effective ways for health services organizations to regularly and consistently examine and improve their quality of services.
The Hospital in the final preparation stages for a visit from Accreditation Canada. From June 10th to 13th, we will undertaken an evaluation of our performance by Accreditation Canada who will examine all aspects of health care from patient safety to ethics, to staff training and partnerships with stakeholders in the communities we represent.
Our staff is devoted to continuous quality improvement in order to ensure the best possible care and services to our patients and residents.
Our Accreditation certificate for 2010-2013 is displayed in the entrance to our facility. It demonstrates that we have met or exceeded the national standards of excellence and that we continue to strive for high quality health care.