News Room


Welcome to the Health Sciences North News Room, where you will find all of our current news releases, media advisories and other important information which will help you in reporting the goings on at Health Sciences North.

The objective of the Communications Department is to enhance the public’s awareness and understanding of the hospital’s programs, services and facilities.  We recognize the media as an important partner in helping us achieve this goal. 

We hope that you find the News Room useful and we welcome your feedback. We look forward to working with you. 

Communications Department


The Communications Department is the first point of contact for hospital media inquiries. We endeavour to facilitate your requests for interviews and identify the most appropriate spokesperson on any issue, be it the Board of Directors, Senior Management, physicians, or staff. We attempt to do so in an efficient and timely manner. Our aim is to offer support in your search for news about the hospital, to deliver information in an honest and transparent manner, and to be a resource in guiding you to the proper agencies in the event we cannot offer you the help you need.

The media is asked to contact the department in order to facilitate the following:

  • Patient condition updates
  • Interviews with patients, physicians and staff
  • Hospital access

Communications Team

Communications (direct line): (705) 523-7118
After-hours, contact Health Sciences North Switchboard: (705) 523-7100

Viviane Lapointe 
Chief, Communications and Community Engagement

Media Contacts:

Maggie Frampton 
Communications Specialist 
Health Sciences North Research Institute, Northeast Cancer Centre & NEO Kids 

Dan Lessard 
Media and Public Relations Officer
Re: All Other
Health Sciences North Programs & Services

The Communications Department at HSN is an international award-winning team recognized for excellence in Healthcare Marketing and PR by Ragan Communications, a leader in ​the field of Communications.

Awards were received for: Community Forums (Community Outreach), HSN's Intranet: The Hub (Internal Communications), HSN by the Numbers and HSN: Celebrating Our Achievements (Use of Visuals)


Internship Opportunities


The HSN Corporate Communications Department offers internship opportunities for communications students and recent graduates wanting to enhance their skills and practical knowledge of the communication field.  

We are currently recruiting for a Communications Intern. Click here for more information about this position. If you wish to be considered for this internship at HSN, please submit a letter and resume to by 4 PM on Friday, March 3, 2017.