New WNGH Hospice Suite

The West Nipissing General Hospital was very pleased to officially open the WNGH one (1) bed Hospice Suite today. Earlier this fall the NELHIN approached the WNGH regarding the possibility of opening and operating a one (1) bed Hospice suite. Over the past several years the NELHIN has been discussing a hospice in North Bay, so we were pleasantly pleased when the NELHIN approved a one (1) bed unit in West Nipissing. Additionally a one (1) bed Hospice Suite was approved for Mattawa Hospital and a 6 bed hospice has been approved for North Bay.

The one (1) bed Hospice Suite at the WNGH will be for the patients and residents of West Nipissing. Some one time funding was provided to build and operate the suite; additional operating dollars are expected to follow.  This new model is very much in keeping with the MOHLTC residential hospice model.

Our hospice unit is now completed and today at 1100 we were very excited to official have a grand opening and unveil our hospice unit. The hospice unit at WNGH was named the “Hummingbird Hospice Colibri” by our employees and voted on through a fun competition. There are many distinguished people that we need to thank: first and foremost the NELHIN for funding and approving a one (1) bed hospice suite for the residents of West Nipissing; Vianny Morin our contractor extraordinaire who is inspired and builds such beautiful rooms for our patients. Thank you Vianny, this room is full of warmth because of your talent and big heart. A heartfelt that you is also extended to Dr. Klère Bourgault for purchasing and donating the beautiful futon for the families. A special thank you is extended to Joanne and Dan Vallière from Stereo Plus Sturgeon Falls for donating the fridge and microwave, Mrs. Claire Trepanier for donating the flat screen TV in memory of her husband Raymond Trepanier and Marcelle Cloutier for donating the beautiful hand-painted painting.

The hospice suite implementation has been graciously embraced by the WNGH employees and physicians. We will work in partnership with the CCAC, Near North Palliative Care Network and other agencies to ensure our patients receive quality end of life care that is dignified, comfortable and satisfactory to both the patient and the family members.1 2 3 4 5



What a great community partner!

A big thank you is extended once again to Michelle Brouillard and RBC for their generosity and sponsorship at our Annual Moe Mantha Jr. Charity Golf Classic! RBC participated as a silent corporate sponsor and generously donated $1000 to the Hospital Foundation for the purchase of our new digital x-ray machine! We are so thankful to have such amazing community partners! Un gros merci Michelle et RBC pour votre générosité!

RBC Golf $1000

Moe Mantha Jr.Charity Golf Classic a successful event once again!

Moe Mantha Jr. Golf Classic 2016 an outstanding success!!! With a shot gun start at 10 AM, 119 golfers teed off for a great cause on July 23, 2016!! The WNGH Foundation in collaboration with Laurentide Golf Club, raised funds for our new X-ray machine. Golfers had a great time, enjoyed a wonderful steak dinner, a live auction, raffles and prizes for everyone. The winning team of Ashley Mantha, Devin Mantha and Andrew Randazzo shot 8 under par with a score of 62. Men’s closest to the Pin was Gilles Legault and women’s closet to the pin was given to Angele Jodouin. A special thank you to Moe Mantha Jr. and family for hosting the tournament, Collette Anderson for organizing the event, Kim Cuillerier for marketing the event, our volunteers Huguette Pilon, Brenda Rochon, Colette Anderson, Helen Armitage and of course our media sponsor Moose FM 99.3. Last but not least, a thank you to our official corporate sponsors Savage Ford (Michel Savage) and Caisse Populaire (Julie Duhaime) and our silent corporate sponsors RBC ( Michelle Brouillard and staff) and Dr. Richard Sloan as well as all the golfers who came out to support the tournament. A special thank you also goes out to Jamie Restoule for the hockey memorabilia donations for our live auction. The tournament was a true success and we hope to see everyone again next year!! A big thank you to all who provided these pictures!!!11114-community living7-moose cart6- savage ford1-rbc


What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than to register for our annual WNGH Foundation Moe Mantha Charity Golf Classic! With 18 holes of golf, a delicious steak dinner, hole-in-one and closest to the pin awards, as well as prizes for everyone who participates…this event will surely be one to remember! All proceeds will be directed towards the purchase of our new digital X-ray machine for patients and residents of West Nipissing, ensuring our community receives the best care locally.

To register or sponsor a team send us an e-mail at, call us at 753 3110 ext 316, or visit to print out and send us your registration form! We hope to see you all there!




Ladies, winter blues getting you down? Why not plan a “staycation” with your best girlfriends and leave your worries behind for a night! We have overnight hotel stays available exclusively for our ladies attending the Daisy Dukes & Boots this Saturday, February 6, 2016! ….But why stay so close to home you might ask? Well…why not!!! We have beautiful rooms available for great prices 1 bed ($100) and 2 beds ($125), which also gives you exclusive access to the hotel pool and includes a complimentary hot breakfast. Bring your girlfriends along, come dance with us, have a few drinks, eat some delicious BBQ, ride a mechanical bull, listen to some awesome live country music, get pampered in our pamper saloon, and all while giving back to a great cause!

For tickets and hotel bookings visit us at the Foundation Office in the Administration Department of the WNGH, call us at 753 3110 ext 316, or send us a quick e-mail at



WNGH Welcomes Nickel Belt Liberal MP, Marc Serré

WNGH welcomes Marc Serré Nickel Belt Liberal MP. Cynthia Désormiers, WNGH President & CEO, provided a hospital tour to Mr. Serré outlining the many services and programs available to our residents, West Nipissing and surrounding areas. Mr. Serré toured the outpatient services, inpatient units, as well as our Long-term Care Unit. It was a great opportunity to showcase our 98 bed hospital and the latest technology available in health care, as well, it provided us with an opportunity to reiterate the importance and need for a CT scanner in our local hospital. Un gros merci Mr. Serré for taking the time and having an interest in the West Nipissing General Hospital!




A BIG thank you to Cruickshank Construction!

The WNGH wishes to express a sincere thank you to Cruickshank Construction Limited and Mr. Jim Spicer for presenting a generous donation to the WNGH and WNGH Foundation. This very generous donation of $5000 was donated for the purchase of Chemotherapy Chairs for our Cancer Patients. Annually over 500 patients receive chemotherapy at the WNGH. Providing such a service to our cancer patients is all about quality service and providing care closer to home. It is because generous donations like this, that allow WNGH to continue to provide the utmost quality service and care for our patients. In the picture (Left to right) Jim Spicer from Cruickshank Construction LTD, Hélène Larabie – WNGH Oncologie RN, Cynthia Désormiers – WNGH President & CEO, and Charles Goulard – WNGH Foundation Chair.





🎉🎈Congratulations Dr. Jean Anawati🎉🎈

It is with great pleasure we announce that Dr. Jean Anawati was the proud recipient of a Life Membership with The College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Jean Anawati received this award surrounded by his family on November 14, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Annually, The College of Family Physicians selects a group of College members to be honoured with a Life Membership. Life Membership recognizes family physicians members who have reached the age of 70 or greater and have been College members in good standing for at least 10 consecutive years. On behalf of the West Nipissing General Hospital, your patients and your community, we congratulate you on this wonderful accomplishment. We are very proud and happy for you!!



Félicitations L’HGNO! Congratulations WNGH!

Nous sommes très fiers d’avoir reçu un prix de Services en français du RLISS du Nord-Est. L’Hôpital Général de Nipissing Ouest a reçus une désignation selon la Loi sur les services en français en 1990. Ceci dit, nous célébrons 25 ans de désignation! Dans la photo, Cynthia Dèsormiers, Directrice Générale de L’HGNO, est heureuse d’accepter ce prix présenté par Cynthia Stable du RLISS du Nord-Est ainsi que Anne Proulx Seguin du Réseaux du mieux-être Francophone du Nord de l’Ontario. Félicitations l’Hôpital Général de Nipissing Ouest!

We are very pleased to have received a French Language Service (FLS) award from the NELHIN. The WNGH received designation under the French Language Services Act in 1990, thus celebrating 25 years with an FLS designation. In the photo, Cynthia Désormiers was very pleased to accept this award as presented from Cynthia Stable of the NELHIN and Anne Proulx Seguin from Le Réseau du mieux-être Francophone du Nord de l‘Ontario. Congratulations West Nipissing General Hospital!