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Sudbury doctor to lead region’s cancer program

Dr. Natalie Aubin will also lead Horizon Santé-Nord’s efforts to be socially responsible to the communities it serves.

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Health Sciences North and Ontario Health have appointed a Sudbury physician as Regional Vice President, Cancer (Health Ontario) and Vice President, Social Responsibility at HSN, effective April 18.

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Dr. Natalie Aubin will replace Maureen McLelland, who will be retiring after a distinguished 36-year career.

“We are very pleased with this appointment, which promotes internal talent,” Dominic Giroux, HSN President and CEO, said in a statement. “Dr. Aubin was selected from 39 applicants by an 11-member selection committee that included representatives from Ontario Health, HSN’s Board of Directors and management, partner hospitals, union leaders, and patient and patient advisors. families.

Dr. Aubin served as Administrative Director of the Northeast Cancer Center at HSN from 2012 to 2015 and, since 2015, Administrative Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Program.

She co-leads mental health and addictions intervention and recovery in Northern Ontario.

Dr. Aubin will lead a team of 653 people and be responsible for an $89 million budget at the Northeast Cancer Center, Mental Health and Addictions, NEO Children and Family and Interprofessional Practice, Indigenous Health, Ethics, Religion and spirituality. Care programs.

Over the past 10 years as Administrative Director of the two largest departments in HSN’s Social Accountability portfolio, Aubin has supported the implementation of many priority initiatives, such as the Cancer System’s first quality-based procedures.

She has also supported the first virtual psychiatry program for northern rural hospitals, the northern outreach program with the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority, HSN’s rapid access addiction medicine clinic, the medicine consultation service of addiction and a new 20-bed addiction medicine unit.

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Additionally, HSN was selected as one of the 10 Network Lead Organizations for Ontario’s Structured Psychotherapy Program.

“My personal passion, as well as my academic and professional background, has always focused on addressing concerns of priority access and health equity for our northerners, whether for Francophone health, children and youth, elders, Indigenous people or marginalized people such as those living with mental health and addiction issues or experiencing homelessness,” said Dr. Aubin.

“It will truly be a privilege to lead our regional cancer program and champion HSN’s key goal of being socially responsible to the communities we serve.

Adjunct professor in rural and northern health at Laurentian University and former student and researcher at the Institut franco-ontarien, Aubin has advanced knowledge of health human resource planning in French, healthy aging of seniors and the learning, and seeks to develop and grow a passion for northern health care among students residing in the North.

She has also served as a program consultant, occasional professor and manager, research, development and student support services at Collège Boréal, manager, research and development at Public Health Sudbury & Districts, and supervisor, quality assurance and improvement at the Society. Nipissing Children’s Aid. & Parry Sound.

Fluently bilingual, she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in human development and a doctorate in human studies from Laurentian University, and is an alumnus of the Northern Leadership Development Program.

Aubin earned certificates in Official Language Minority Community Health, Health Care Improvement and Mental Health Law, as well as training in Indigenous Cultural Safety.

She has served on the boards of the North East Community Care Access Centre, the Francophone Wellness Network of Northern Ontario, Maison McCullough Hospice, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario and the Association of General Hospital Psychiatric Services.

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