At UHN, we strive to deliver Compassionate Care & Caring. Learn more about the services and supports that are available to you throughout your journey.
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.
At the heart of everything we do at UHN are our Healthcare Professionals. Refer a patient to one of our 12 medical programs. Learn more about the resources and opportunities available for professional growth.
University Health Network has grown to be one of the largest research and teaching hospital networks in Canada - pioneers in improving the lives of patients. Our long history of health professions education at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals has consistently advanced the science of education.
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.
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The University Health Network has grown out of a series of mergers between our current hospitals, as we have adjusted and change to accommodate our growing and changing patient community in and around the GTA.
In 1986, the Toronto Western Hospital merged with the Toronto General Hospital becoming, respectively, the Toronto Western Division and the Toronto General Division of The Toronto Hospital. On January 1, 1998, the Toronto Hospital was amalgamated with the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital, and in April 1999, the name was officially changed to the University Health Network.
On July 1, 2011, UHN integrated with the Toronto Rehab Institute, a move which has physically expanded us to eight locations around the city, and allows us to better serve our patients by bringing together acute hospital care with the rehabilitation care that so frequently follows a hospital stay.
On January 1, 2016, UHN integrated with the Michener Institute, now named the Michener Institute for Education at UHN. This new relationship is a first in Canada, for integration of a health care organization and an educational institution. Our integration offers an opportunity for students in a variety of health professions, just as it offers UHN and all the hospitals which take part in the Michener program, the ability to work with students who will be the future of health care in this province.
Each of our hospital sites, and our education institute at Michener, has its own unique history. Learn more about our sites and how they grew to become a part of UHN.
Altogether, the Hospital may be regarded as the highest development of the modern institution, and the citizens of Toronto have ample reason to be proud of it, as it reflects the spirit of advance to such a marked degree. It is a far cry from the humble beginning made in 1820, and no better illustration of the progress of science and of humanitarianism can be found ... One wonders if the next century will be as full of marvels as the last has been, and whether these hospitals will be as much of an anachronism in 2013 as the old York General would be to-day.
- From: A History of Toronto General Hospital, by C.K. Clarke, MD, LLD, Superintendent Toronto General Hospital; published May 1813