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Celebrating International Women's Day

Dr. Yunni Jeong and Suchita Bali

Celebrating International Women's Day

Friday, March 8, 2024

In honour of International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the incredible women at HSN who play integral roles in providing exceptional, patient-centered care and are leading the way to healthcare excellence across Northeastern Ontario.


Dr. Yunni Jeong, General Surgeon (left), and Suchita Bali, Manager of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (right) are helping to lead HSN’s journey to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive for our staff, physicians, medical learners, volunteers, and patients and families.


Suchita is the chair of the HSN and HSNRI’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism (IDEAA) Committee and Dr. Jeong is one of the committee members. They are both passionate about breaking down barriers facing women in healthcare.


“Creating a culture of inclusion is essential to achieving gender equality. We must strive to embrace diversity, break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create environments free from discrimination in order to establish equity” - Dr. Yunni Jeong


“Learning from diverse lived experiences of women who identify as Indigenous, Black, women of color, and other marginalized populations is essential in understanding systemic barriers and building an inclusive healthcare where everyone feels they belong. This helps to achieve better health outcomes for all.” - Suchita Bali


When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world for everyone. Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day for 2024.


Thank you to Dr. Yunni Jeong, Suchita Bali, and to all the women who make a positive impact on healthcare in our community, region, and beyond!