About STAR

Have you or a loved one been a patient of Health Sciences North (HSN) and wished you could thank that special physician, pediatrician, oncologist, nurse, paramedic, volunteer, or staff member who made your care experience a little better?

NEO Kids Foundation can help you say “thank you” to those special people with the Special Thanks and Recognition (STAR) program.

Let your stellar care team member know that their exceptional work has been noticed, and we will share your gratitude with them with a certificate and pin, while your donation ensures that they continue to have the tools and resources needed to continue to provide stellar care.

Congratulations to our recent STARS!

Thank you to all of HSN’s STARs who provide exceptional care to patients and families across our region. See all our STARs on our Facebook!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t know the full name of my STAR?

We want to make sure we are recognizing the correct STAR. If you don’t know their last name, that’s okay! Please provide as much information as you do know (first name, job title, floor they assisted you on) and we will do our best to make sure your STAR gets the recognition they deserve.

What if there is more than one person who I would like to celebrate?

We want to help you recognize and celebrate those who made your HSN visit a little better. You are welcome to purchase individual STARs for special caregivers or purchase a STAR for an entire unit!

Can I remain anonymous?

Absolutely! It is up to your discretion if you would like us to tell your STAR who made the donation on their behalf. Just write in the comments on your donation that you would not like your name shared with the recipient.

Why don’t I see my STAR’s picture?

Rest assured, we will make sure your STAR gets the recognition they deserve, however, we must respect our staff’s decision to have their picture taken or not.

How will my donation be used?

Donations are crucial to ensuring that HSN continues to provide excellent care for patients across Northeastern Ontario. Donations support the funding of state-of-the-art medical equipment, innovative and life-saving research, and invest in the future of care at HSN.

Now that I recognized my STAR, how can I continue supporting them?

Help keep your STAR shining by becoming a monthly donor and continue to support the stellar work they do! Monthly donors ensure that our hospital has on-going support to fund tools, resources, and investments that keep all our STARs shining.

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