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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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Heater-Cooler Unit Advisory issued by Health Canada
2/7/2017 5:40 AM

 

In response to an advisory issued by Health Canada, Health Sciences North (HSN) is notifying approximately 2,300 former open heart surgery patients of the extremely low risk of infection related to potential exposure to bacteria during their procedure. Letters have been mailed to patients advising them of the situation, and letting them know who to contact should they have any questions or concerns.

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HSNRI, Laurentian University, and NOSM Partnership
2/6/2017 7:24 AM

 

An Affiliation Agreement has been reached between Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), Laurentian University (LU) and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) to enhance research collaboration between the three institutions. With the shared objective of striving to improve the health of residents of Northern Ontario, Health Sciences North Research Institute at Health Sciences North will be officially affiliated with Laurentian University and NOSM. The three institutions will seek to share resources thereby minimizing unnecessary duplication of any common infrastructure and maximizing research efficiency.

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​HSN Opens New Specialized Geriatric Clinic in Timmins
2/3/2017 1:00 PM

 

As a caregiver, Anna Loreto, 77, has seen first-hand how specialized geriatric care has made a difference in her husband Mario’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease, calling it her "lifeline."

"I knew, if I was having a problem, someone would help me. The geriatric program introduced me to what was available in the community," she said. "For me, it stalled the admission into a long-term care facility and kept him home longer, by about two years."

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HSN Celebrates Bell Let’s Talk Day
1/25/2017 9:22 AM

 

Today, Canadians are invited to have a national conversation on mental health. If you have mental health care needs, HSN’s Mental Health and Addictions Program has a number of services that can help. They include Crisis Intervention; Child, Adolescent, and Seniors mental health care; and Mood, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders clinics, to name a few.

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HSN Marks National Non-Smoking Week
1/16/2017 11:40 AM

 

It’s National Non-Smoking Week in Canada.You can quit! Health Sciences North (HSN) and the Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) can help. HSN offers nicotine replacement to all patients who are admitted to hospital who smoke. The SDHU provides free personal counselling with a public health nurse trained in tobacco cessation and a nicotine replacement therapy voucher program for eligible individuals.

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Dr. Carrie Bourassa Assumes the Position of Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health
1/13/2017 11:45 AM

 

Today, the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) appointed Dr. Carrie Bourassa as the Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health. Dr. Bourassa was recently appointed as the Health Sciences North Research Institute Chair in Northern and Indigenous Health.

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