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Peter Munk Cardiac Centre partners with community in northwestern Ontario to expand access to cardiovascular services. (Photo: PMCC)​

In partnership with the University Health Network, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is expanding its advanced cardiovascular services program to deliver on-site vascular surgery and develop a plan to deliver cardiac surgery closer to home for patients in the northwest.

UHN will take on cardiovascular patients from northwestern Ontario who are currently being served in Hamilton until services are fully implemented at TBRHSC.

"The goal of this partnership is to give patients in Thunder Bay local access to heart and blood vessel surgery. No one should have to travel 1,000 km and be separated from their family to undergo standard bypass‎ surgery," says Dr. Barry Rubin, Program Medical Director, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. 

"The one program on two sites model that we will implement will ensure that the quality of care delivered in Thunder Bay and at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN is the same. Quality, safety and local access to care will be the cornerstones of this partnership." 

To read the full release, please visit the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care's site here​.

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