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HSN Foundation Supports Surgical Innovation

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

HSN Foundation Supports Surgical Innovation

On December 4th, 2017, Health Sciences North (HSN) Foundation announced its purchase of an ENT Navigation System for the ear, nose and throat department at Health Sciences North.

“It is with great honour that we extend our heartfelt thanks to Foundation for their generosity in providing us with the latest ENT Stealth Navigation System,” said Dr. Filippone, ENT Surgeon at HSN. “Helen Keller once wrote that, ‘Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much.’ We look forward to working together in an effort to provide the best, most evolved medical care possible to our community.”

The ENT Navigation System is an innovative navigation system that greatly improves patient safety during endoscopic sinus surgery. Real-time image guided surgery provides the maximum amount of information about each patient’s unique anatomy for safe surgery. The images help to avoid injury to the brain, eyes and carotid artery, greatly enhancing patient safety.  

“Health Sciences North Foundation is pleased to announce that now 24 hospitals in Ontario have the ENT Navigation System – the 24th being Health Sciences North,” said Alex Patterson, Chair of HSN Foundation. “Having this technology is tremendously important for our patient’s safety during endoscopic sinus surgery. This innovative system helps to avoid injury to the brain, eyes, and the carotid artery. A big thank you to our donors who have given us the means of purchasing this excellent tool.”


Photo (L-R): Andrea Louie, Navigation Specialist, Medtronic of Canada Inc., Joanne Sarrazin, Resource Nurse, ENT Surgery, Dr. Brigitte Robinson, ENT Surgeon, Dr. Daniela Filippone, ENT Surgeon, Dr. Chris Szeto, Co-Chief of ENT Surgical Services, Alex Patterson, Chair, HSN Foundation, Mary Lou Hussak, President and CEO, HSN Foundation, Patricia Sevean, Director, HSN Foundation, Brian Killah, Treasurer, HSN Foundation


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