Health Science North is region’s chief hospital: CEO – The Sudbury Star

January 2, 2019

One thing I have noticed since taking over as CEO of Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury last year is the lack of knowledge and awareness across northeastern Ontario that we truly are a regional hospital serving people from communities like North Bay, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, the James Bay Coast and all points above and in between.

People are surprised when I tell them that while we were intended 20 years ago to be a one-site hospital, we currently have 13 sites in Sudbury and an additional 25 sites across the region where our staff provides care and information technology supports,

The majority of visits to our cancer centre are by patients from outside Sudbury – while that number is more than 30 per cent of surgical procedures. Meanwhile, 60 per cent of all patient visits to HSN for cardiac care were by people from outside Sudbury.

HSN is your hospital during the most critical times in your life and the lives of your loved ones.

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