North West Regional Cancer Program
The North West Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the areas reaching from east of White River to the Manitoba border in the west, and from Hudson Bay in the north to the United States border in the south.
Regional Cancer Care Northwest
Regional Cancer Care Northwest is a full-service regional cancer program providing prevention and screening services, diagnostic services, cancer treatment, survivorship services and palliative care services. The regional cancer program serves approximately 250,000 residents of Northwestern Ontario.
Established in 1948, the program consists of a regional cancer centre, located at Thunder Bay
Regional Health Sciences Centre, 13 satellite chemotherapy clinics in partner hospitals, as well as many other diagnostic service partners throughout the North West LHIN. Regional Cancer Care Northwest is a leading champion of telemedicine, enabling patients in our vast region to receive care closer to home.
- Atikokan Regional Hospital
- Dryden Regional Health Centre
- Geraldton District Hospital
- Hornepayne Community Hospital
- Lake of the Woods District Hospital
- Manitouwadge General Hospital
- McCausland Hospital (Terrace Bay)
- Nipigon District Memorial Hospital
- Notre Dame Hospital (Hearst)
- Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital
- Riverside Health Care Facilities (Fort Francis)
- Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
- Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
- Wilson Memorial Hospital (Marathon)
Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice-President, North West Regional Cancer Program
Dr. Stewart Kennedy
Dr. Stewart Kennedy was appointed Regional Vice-President, Cancer Services for North West Regional Cancer Program on April 2, 2018. He is also Executive Vice-President, Medicine, Academics, and Regional Programs at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
He is a Board member for Health Quality Ontario and a Past President of the Ontario Medical Association.
He practices comprehensive family medicine with active hospital privileges in Thunder Bay. He is Associate Lead of the Family Health Team at Harbourview Medical Clinic. He is an Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. He is the recipient of the Community Teacher of the Year award from the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the CSPL Excellence in Medical Leadership Award.
He obtained his medical education at McMaster University. Following that, he was the chief resident at the Calgary General Hospital. He also earned a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa.