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OHA Green Hospital Award

OHA Green Hospital Award

Ragan Intranet Award

Health Care PR Award

Health Care PR Award

Health Care PR Award

Latest News & Media Releases


Gastrointestinal (GI) Outbreak
3/24/2017 5:33 PM

 

A Gastrointestinal (GI) outbreak has been declared on Level 5 of the South Tower of the Ramsey Lake Health Centre. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.

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HSN, NOSM, and LU Team Up for Lifesaving Medical Skills Drills
3/23/2017 7:57 AM

 

SUDBURY, ON –  Doctors and nurses may be trained separately and regulated differently, but when lives are at stakes, they have to work as one unified team. 


And that takes practice and communication.

Some first-year students at both the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Laurentian University’s (LU) École des sciences infirmières gained hands-on experience this week in the Simulation Lab at Health Sciences North (HSN). 

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Response to Friends of Sudbury Hospital Laundry Workers
3/10/2017 12:52 PM

 

SUDBURY, ON –   Health Sciences North must respond to the comments that were made this morning to media from the Friends of Sudbury Hospital Laundry Workers. It is the group’s belief that HSN has been misleading the public on the matter of our laundry services contract. HSN has been open and transparent on its decision to change laundry service providers. First, we provided advance notice to Sudbury Hospital Services on our decision to end our contract.

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Community Leader reflects on the importance of research
3/7/2017 9:38 AM

 

Research underway at the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) is improving care through discovery and innovation, and supporting our knowledge economy through job creation and health research commercialization. In fact, the data shows that there is a three-to-one return on investment for every dollar spent on hospital research, and this economic output is good for Sudbury and good for the province. Debbi Nicholson, CEO and President of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce discussed how health research is making a difference in Sudbury.

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Congratulations to Dr. Roy for being chosen a Community Builder.
3/3/2017 8:20 AM

 

For the past six years,  HSN CEO Dr. Denis Roy has been a strong advocate for health care change in Greater Sudbury and northeastern Ontario. Those efforts have been recognized. Dr. Roy is among the recipients of this year's Community Builders Awards. Dr. Roy received the award in the Health Care Category.

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Government of Canada invests $1 million in dementia research about Indigenous Peoples
2/27/2017 9:37 AM

 

Congratulations to Dr. Janet McElhaney from Health Sciences North Research Institute and Dr. Jennifer Walker from Laurentian University. Today, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, announced a $1 million investment in two research projects that will bring new and culturally-adapted approaches to address the needs of Indigenous peoples living with or at risk of developing dementia. He was joined for the announcement by Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director for CIHR-IAPH.

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Sacred Ceremony Marks Change of Leadership at Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health
2/22/2017 10:19 AM

 

Sudbury – A sacred ceremony - complete with songs, prayers, and the gift of tobacco - was held today at the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) to honour the change in leadership of a national research institute devoted to Aboriginal health.

HSNRI is the new home of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH). Dr. Carrie Bourassa, HSNRI’s Chair of Northern and Indigenous Health, was selected as IAPH’s Scientific Director.  

At today’s ceremony, Dr. Bourassa announced Earl Nowgesic as the newly appointed IAPH Assistant Scientific Director.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto officially opens its Family Room at Health Sciences North
2/13/2017 11:48 AM

 

Today, RMHC Toronto officially opens its Family Room at Health Sciences North, providing a “home away from home” for families just steps away from the NEO Kids pediatrics and neonatal intensive care units where their child is being treated.  The Family Room provides a welcoming and comforting environment where parents can rest and recharge away from the clinical environment of their child’s room. The Family Room includes a kitchenette stocked with snacks and beverages, a relaxing fireplace lounge with TVs, and two rest and respite areas, with a total of six recliners, where families can nap and sleep. Inspired by first-class airline lounges, the recliners have custom-built privacy screens to allow family members to rest without distraction. The Family Room is staffed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, by RMHC Toronto volunteers, all from the Sudbury area. The recliners are available to families 24 hours a day. 

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HSN Vice President Keynote Speaker at Black History Month Event
2/9/2017 7:39 AM

 

SUDBURY, ON –  When Debbie Barnard graduated from the Bahamas School of Nursing in 1982, little did she know her career would take her across North America, to place such as Atlanta, Edmonton, and Greater Sudbury.

Along the way, she became an expert in patient safety and quality, while never forgetting her roots.

Debbie Barnard is the Vice President of Process Improvement, Quality & Patient Safety at Health Sciences North (HSN),  and she is the keynote speaker at this weekend’s Black History Month celebration, organized by the Afro-Heritage Association of Sudbury.

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Matters of the Heart Comes to Humans of HSN
2/8/2017 11:32 AM

 

Two 35-year-olds get new leases on life after suffering heart attacks, and a daughter becomes part of her father's cardiac care team. February is Heart Month, and each Thursday, Humans of HSN will bring you the compelling stories of people whose lives were changed by heart disease. www.humansofhsn.ca, #MattersoftheHeart

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