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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.
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community
and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
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It is a pleasure to connect with you across care, research, and education through this weekly CEO update – all in service of A Healthier World.
UHN's Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) represents a broad range of voices and skill sets from across the organization and provides direction and oversight in service of patients, TeamUHN and our vision of A Healthier World. See the full membership on
The last ELF meeting was held on Thursday, April 6.
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. Though IBS is a common disorder affecting up to 7.5 million Canadians, less than half will seek medical help, according to the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research. IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal condition characterized by symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel movements, including constipation and diarrhea. IBS is more common in women than men and can affect people of all ages. IBS is associated with high personal, healthcare, and societal costs. We are proud that UHN boasts Canada's top centre for digestive health disorders – the
Driscoll Family Digestive Health Centre – with clinics at the Toronto General and Toronto Western. We thank the dedicated team of gastroenterologists, nurses, and registered dieticians who work together to deliver patient-centred care, education, and training so that patients no longer suffer in silence and learn how to best manage their condition.
April is also Oral Health Month, which began with the celebration of National Dental Hygienists Week. Maintaining good oral health is immensely important to overall health and wellness. Periodontal disease has been linked to serious health conditions and diseases, including diabetes, lung disease and heart disease. UHN is thankful for the professional and dedicated service of the dental hygienists at dental clinics at Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab, as well as the dentists and dental assistants focused on delivering high-quality care.
April is also World Autism Month, which demands acceptance and understanding for those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, communication, and repetitive behaviours. Autism is the most common neurodevelopmental condition in Canada, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, and it affects 1 in 50 Canadians between the ages of one and 17. This month gives us a chance to better understand ASD and the challenges faced by those living with autism and their loved ones. Be sure to check out this UHN News story about a pilot program for families of children with autism, led by UHN and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab researchers, aimed at delivering virtual autism supports. Students and researchers involved in this program were recently awarded a Minister's Award of Excellence from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
And now.. our
video of the week. This
clip shines a light on UHN's amazing Nutrition Services team, which works so hard behind the scenes to ensure patients can enjoy nutritious meals each day.
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