Health Sciences North
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About Health Sciences North

Health Sciences North (HSN), a regional resource and referral centre for over 600,000 residents across northeastern Ontario, features state-of-the-art technology and has 17 surgical operating rooms, over 3,900 employees, 800 volunteers, and a medical, dental, and midwifery complement of 600. The HSN has become a Research and Academic Health Science – 


We offer competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, a pension plan through HOOPP and relocation allowance to assist with moving expenses.

Meet Erin Battistoni, Registered Nurse

Stroke EVT

Sean Gilroy’s life took an unexpected turn in late 2022 when he suffered a sudden stroke. He was at risk of being permanently disabled or possibly dying. But Sean was a candidate for a procedure introduced at HSN in February 2020 called endovascular thrombectomy or EVT, a specialized and time-sensitive treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot from a person’s brain. EVT can be a life-changing treatment for many patients, who in some cases can return to normal living. Sean’s life-saving care was possible thanks to the dedication and expertise of dozens of staff and physicians from over 15 departments at HSN including the Acute Stroke Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Medical Imaging, Intensive Rehabilitation Unit, and others. We are grateful for their dedication, and that of our regional partners, to providing quality care to the people of Northeastern Ontario. This is Sean’s story.

Key Goal: Support and Develop our People

We will invest in our staff so that we can be there when you need us most.

Key Goal: Be Patient and Family-Focused

We know and understand that the health care system is complex. HSN and HSNRI plays an important role in caring for more than half a million people in Northeastern Ontario. Our partners look to us for leadership to plan and support services in a vast region. The first key goal in this plan is about putting the patient in the driver's seat when it comes to their care.

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 making the healthcare system more efficient. This includes having a regional electronic medical record and creating a robust patient portal. An academic Health Sciences Centre that is technologically advanced and ahead of the curve will also help in attracting and recruiting top talent for our hospital.

Key Goal: Be Socially Accountable

More than 3,100 people from across northeastern Ontario offered their insights to the strategic plan. There was also extensive consultation with groups who we may not have consulted in the past. Those include frail seniors, Indigenous communities, mental health and addictions patients, the LGBTQ2S community, injection drug users, and HIV patients. If we can get healthcare right for our most vulnerable patients, everyone benefits.

Key Goal: Strengthen our Academic and Research

We will progress as an academic health sciences centre, through regional, provincial, national and international collaborations.

Hear from Our Nurses

Our nurses provide quality care to patients and families from across Northeastern Ontario everyday. You are the backbone of the healthcare system and make a difference in the lives of our patients and families. This Nursing Week, we want to say thank you for all that you do each and everyday.