News & Updates

Key Goals

After record-breaking consultation, we have launched our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. This plan will lead to an improved healthcare system for the people of Northeastern Ontario, with a purpose to drive high quality health services, support learning and generate research that improves health outcomes for the people of Northeastern Ontario.

The 2019-2024 Strategic Plan is guided by five key goals.
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HSN Welcomes 15 new Physicians in 2019

SUDBURY, ON – It was another banner year for physician recruitment in Greater Sudbury as 15 new doctors were welcomed to the city in 2019. This group of recruits includes two new doctors practicing family medicine, one in emergency medicine and 12 specialists in anaesthesia, cardiology, general internal medicine, neurology,...

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HSN ranked as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals

Health Sciences North, and its affiliate the Health Sciences North Research Institute, is ranked among Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals for a sixth consecutive y...

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HSN Prepares for a Busy Flu Season

SUDBURY, ON –  Health Sciences North is preparing for an increase in patient volumes during flu season – volumes that could mean longer wait times in the Emerge...

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HSN Cardiologist Selected for Canadian Cardiovascular Society Leadership Program

SUDBURY, ON – Dr. Andreas Kumar, a cardiologist with Health Sciences North and assistant professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, is one of 10 physici...

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Health Sciences North Officially Opens PET Scanner Suite

Greater Sudbury – Health Sciences North, along with the Northern Cancer Foundation, members of Sam Bruno’s family and the PET Steering Committee proudly celebrat...

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Northern Cancer Foundation Funding Clinical Research

Thanks to funding from the Northern Cancer Foundation, Dr. Antonio Caycedo and Dr. Grace Ma have opened an international surgical trial here at Health Sciences North...

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BREVITY is open and accruing patients!

BREVITY (Breast Cancer Response Evaluation for Individualized Therapy) is a pivotal international clinical trial focussed on assessing the efficacy of a new tool (th...

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HSN AGM Looks to the Future of Digital Medicine

SUDBURY, ON – Health Sciences North wants to harness the power of technology, data, and analytics to deliver high quality health care, while tackling systemic iss...

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2019 Annual General Meeting

The theme of this year’s AGM is “Digitally Enabled: Investing in Tomorrow.”  Join Dr. Tyler Christie, HSN’s Chief Medical Information Officer, who has been ...

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Health Sciences North Hires New Chief Fundraiser

SUDBURY, ON – The Health Sciences North Foundation, the Health Sciences North Volunteer Association, the NEO Kids Foundation and the Northern Cancer Foundation hav...

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NOAMA Grants Provide Benefits for Patient Care

Greater Sudbury – Health Sciences North and the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) received a boost from the Northern Ontario Academic Medical Associ...

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HSN Highlights Green Initiatives for Earth Day

SUDBURY, ON – As Earth Day (April 22) approaches, Health Sciences North is highlighting a number of environmental initiatives helping to reduce its carbon footprin...

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Dr. Greg Ross Appointed Vice President Academic and Research Impact

SUDBURY, ON –  Health Sciences North (HSN) and the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) have appointed Dr. Greg Ross as Vice-President, Academic and ...

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The Launch of MobiLab: One Step Closer to our Key Goal to be Digitally-Enabled

An exciting new laboratory and clinical tool, the launch of MobiLab takes us one step closer to our #BeDigitallyEnabled key goal. MobiLab is a handheld device used b...

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(Video) Key Goal: Strengthen our Academic and Research Impact

Northern Ontario makes up about 2% of Canada’s population. Since 2000, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research allocated $21 million in research grants to the n...

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(Video) Key Goal: Support and Develop our People

A strong, stable workforce is vital to patient care, teaching and research. We work with a fantastic team that really does put the patient first each and every d...

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(Video) Key Goal: Be Digitally-Enabled

Technology makes our lives easier, and it also makes healthcare safer and more efficient. Modernized and automated systems can remove the risk of human error while m...

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Strategic Plan Date Night

The strategic plan brought many stakeholders, partners and couples together. For Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share the story of Anne-Marie and Noel, HSN staff me...

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(Video) Key Goal: Be Patient and Family-Focused

We know and understand that the health care system is complex. HSN and HSNRI play an important role in caring for more than half a million people in Northeastern Ont...

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(VIDEO) HSN and HSNRI Launch 2019-2024 Strategic Plan

After record-breaking consultation, Health Sciences North (HSN) and the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) have launched their 2019-2024 Strategic Plan...

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Validation Phase Complete

During the validation phase, we heard from over 645 individuals through our Dotmocracy sessions, small focus groups and website. To date, over 300 staff at Health Sc...

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Have your say on the draft of our 2019-24 Strategic Plan

The Validation Phase of the HSN and HSNRI 2019-24 Strategic Plan is now LIVE! It’s time for you to have your say on our draft Strategic Plan. This draft was develo...

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Video: Maureen McLelland shares what she heard during the Discovery Phase

#YourVoice #YourVision was the theme of Health Sciences North’s Annual General Meeting 2018. Our keynote speaker, Maureen McLelland, Special Advisor to the C...

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Video: Watch Dr. Carrie Bourassa’s Speaker Series

On May 30 and 31, we welcomed Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Chair in Indigenous & Northern Health, Senior Scientist at Health Sciences North Research Institute and the Sc...

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Video: Watch Shelagh Maloney’s Speaker Series

On May 16 and 17, we welcomed Shelagh Maloney, Vice President, Consumer Health, Communications and Evaluation Services at Canada Health Infoway. Shelagh spoke to app...

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Your Voice. Your Vision.

We held our second Strategic Planning Steering Committee meeting on April 30. We were joined by Erica Bota, a vibrant and talented graphic artist, from ThinkLink Gra...

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Video: Watch Dr. Andreas Laupacis’ Speaker Series

On April 24 and 25, 2018, we welcomed Dr. Andreas Laupacis, General Internist at St. Michael’s Hospital and Board Chair for Health Quality Ontario. Dr. Laupacis sp...

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Electronic Brainstorming Sessions with Erik Lockhart

During April 10-12, we welcomed Erik Lockhart, Associate Director of the Queen’s Executive Decision Centre, to facilitate nine electronic brainstorming sessions at...

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Video: William Charnetski’s Speaker Series & Have Your Say!

On April 4 and 5, we kicked off our “Speaker Series,” with William Charnetski, Chief Health Innovation Strategist, Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Car...

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Let’s Get Together For A Brainstorming Session

Join us on either April 10, 11 or 12 in Conference Room A & B at Health Sciences North, Ramsey Lake Health Centre, 41 Ramsey Lake Rd., for one of nine Electr...

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Let’s Build Our Future Together

To help build the future of Health Sciences North (HSN) and Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), a 32-member Steering Committee was selected to guide th...

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Learn More about the Future of HSN & HSNRI

Want to learn more about the challenges and what the future holds for health care in Ontario? Health Sciences North (HSN) and Health Sciences North Research Institut...

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