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$2.25 Million FDC Foundation Gift to Unlock the Potential MRI Campaign

Sudbury, ON – Health Sciences North (HSN) Foundation is grateful for a generous $2.25 million gift from Mississauga-based FDC Foundation to successfully complete the $7 million Unlock the Potential fundraising campaign to purchase a new 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) model and upgrade the existing MRI scanner at HSN. Reaching this exciting milestone in the campaign means that patients across Northeastern Ontario can soon look forward to shorter wait times for high quality MRI scans and faster diagnosis.


Craig Fielding and Katriina Ruotsalo Donate $1M to Support HSN’s Urgent Needs

SUDBURY, ON – A couple from Whitefish is donating $1-million to help buy life-saving equipment and provide support that will help Health Sciences North treat COVID-19 patients and beyond.

The donation to the Health Sciences North Foundation is being made by Craig Fielding and Katriina Ruotsalo. Their generosity will help buy a new ECMO Machine (Portable Heart-Lung Support System) that provides critical respiratory care for some of the most acute patients in HSN’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In patients with severe pneumonia and the flu, this machine is used to pump blood around a patient’s body until their own heart and lungs are strong enough.

HSNF Golf for MRI Raises $130,761 for the Purchase of New MRI Scanners for Health Sciences North

SUDBURY, ON – Health Sciences North Foundation (HSNF) is very pleased to announce that $130,761 was raised during this year’s HSNF Golf for MRI at the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club on July 11. Funds raised will support the purchase of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners for Health Sciences North (HSN) and help ensure that patients have access to the most advanced medical imaging.

“We are very grateful to all of the HSNF Golf for MRI sponsors, donors and participants who contributed to another successful tournament. Their generous support makes a difference in the lives of people living in Northeastern Ontario who need an MRI,” said Dan Gray, HSNF Board Chair.

$500,000 donation kick starts HSN's journey to new MRI equipment

Carman and Sandy Fielding are pleased to announce a $500,000 donation to support the purchase of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment at Health Sciences North (HSN). New MRIs will ensure that patients in Northeastern Ontario have access to advanced medical equipment to diagnosis disease or injury, and monitor how well patients are doing with treatments.
"Sandy and I are pleased to support the purchase of new MRI equipment for Health Sciences North with our $500,000 donation,” said Carman Fielding.” “We know the importance of giving back to our community, and making it a better and healthier place to live. This includes having access to the latest in MRI equipment to allow for the best possible care.”
HSN currently operates a single MRI scanner 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Every year, approximately 13,000 MRI tests are performed at HSN to support the treatment of 600,000 residents in Northeastern Ontario. The adult wait-time for an MRI scan at HSN is 93 days or less, for 9 out of 10 patients, which is over three times higher than the provincial target of 28 days.
The existing MRI at HSN is nearing its 10-year lifespan. In addition to replacing the existing scanner, there is a need for a second MRI in order to  provide enhanced patient-centred care by significantly shortening wait times, operating more accessible hours, providing a backup unit in the event of equipment failure, reducing travel burden and costs for patients, improving diagnosis and treatment, and repatriating cardiac care closer to home.
“Health Sciences North Foundation would like to thank Carman and Sandy Fielding for their generous donation towards the purchase of new MRI equipment to meet the healthcare needs of our community,” says Mary Lou Hussak, President and CEO, HSN Foundation. “The generous support of our donors is critical in our ability to support the hospital in the purchase of new MRIs. We are excited for the future and our continued partnership with all of our donors to advance excellence in healthcare in Northeastern Ontario.”

HSN’s Cardiac Department Benefits from New Equipment


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