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Clinical trial to validate Sudbury-developed cancer test

Clinical trial to validate Sudbury-developed cancer test

An international clinical trial to validate the use of the RNA Disruption Assay (RDA) tool for treatment and management of breast cancer has been launched in North America and Europe…. Read more »

Northwest’s stroke network demonstrates improvements in care

Northwest’s stroke network demonstrates improvements in care

The Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network, part of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, has demonstrated significant improvements in stroke care, according to the latest Stroke Report Card released by… Read more »

Health system challenges highlighted at HSN’s AGM

Health system challenges highlighted at HSN’s AGM

Health Sciences North president and CEO Dr. Denis Roy retired at the end of June. “It has been an absolute pleasure and honour to serve as HSN’s president and CEO… Read more »

Doctors ratify binding arbitration framework agreement

Doctors ratify binding arbitration framework agreement

Ontario’s doctors have voted in favour of the tentative 2017 OMA-Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Binding Arbitration Framework Agreement. The vote was 65 per cent to 35 per cent… Read more »

Temiskaming Hospital uses order sets to improve quality of care

Temiskaming Hospital uses order sets to improve quality of care

Temiskaming Hospital is one of 75 hospitals in Ontario to take advantage of Think Research’s Quality-Based Procedures (QBP) order sets program. This voluntary provincial program, funded by the Ontario Ministry… Read more »

Family CARE grants fund unique and helpful items in Thunder Bay

Family CARE grants fund unique and helpful items in Thunder Bay

For the eighth year in a row, staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre have applied for grants for the ‘little things’ that can make a significant difference to… Read more »

NOSM to establish accredited medical physics residency

NOSM to establish accredited medical physics residency

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is partnering with Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury to establish an accredited Medical Physics Residency… Read more »

NOSM researcher explains poorer outcomes for Indigenous patients with diabetes

NOSM researcher explains poorer outcomes for Indigenous patients with diabetes

In Canada, rates of type 2 diabetes are three to five per cent higher in Indigenous people and Indigenous Canadians typically have poorer health outcomes during treatment of diabetes. A… Read more »

Sudbury hospital bucks trend towards 24/7 visiting hours

Sudbury hospital bucks trend towards 24/7 visiting hours

Despite a trend towards Ontario hospitals introducing 24/7 patient visiting hours, Health Sciences North is not anticipating any changes to its current visiting hours policy at this time. In an… Read more »

Primary care providers offered palliative care training

Primary care providers offered palliative care training

Primary care providers with the City of Lakes Family Health Team in Sudbury participated in a Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) course in January. “For many palliative patients,… Read more »

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