Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Accreditation Canada has just awarded UHN with an "Accreditation" award – the highest award possible. This was truly our best Accreditation ever. You may recall that out of 1,521 standards, UHN received a perfect score on 1,509.
Overall, the surveyors described UHN as having "an innovative, progressive, caring, patient-centred health care service corporate structure that has a devoted staff and renowned medical and administrative staff." Our community partners view UHN as an organization that "strives to find solutions to the new and varied challenges facing the community." The SIMS partnership, in particular, was recognized as an "enabler that has made a tremendous improvement to patient care."
Our clinical programs across UHN received praise with recognition that many of our programs are not available anywhere else in Canada. Our cancer care, lung transplant and arthritis programs were just a few singled out by the surveyors. The surveyors recognized our long-term commitment to staff and described UHN as a "high quality employer with a just and blame free culture."
Our organization's deep commitment to patient safety did not go unnoticed. As I mentioned in my last "Straight Talk" we have implemented a number of outstanding patient safety initiatives, including MOE/MAR and a Surgical Checklist. The surveyors recognized our Board and our employees' passion for quality and patient safety, along with our extensive quality reporting using clearly defined metrics, a structured accountability framework and our use of a Balanced Scorecard approach.
As part of the accreditation process, hospitals may be recognized for having a "Leading Practice" - a noteworthy activity, practice or process that is innovative and tied to Accreditation Canada standards. Two of our many outstanding Leading Practices were highlighted by the surveyors:
On behalf of the Senior Management Team, I would like to once again congratulate and thank everyone for making Accreditation 2008 our best ever! I also want to recognize the UHN Accreditation Team for spearheading this extensive process: Cara Flemming, Anita Tepfers, Christa Hruska, Justin Stone and Jane Moser.
I encourage everyone to read the report, which is available on the Intranet under Accreditation.