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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.
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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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A small act with a big impact – get your flu shot today
Sometimes it's the simplest acts that have the biggest impact. Getting vaccinated against the influenza virus is one such act – it can help save lives at home and abroad. This year we are collaborating with UNICEF's shot-for-shot initiative, which means for every flu shot received by a staff member, physician, student, or volunteer one polio, measles, or tetanus vaccine will be donated by UHN to a child in need. At home, we know that in Canada an average of 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths each year are related to the flu. Directly, or indirectly, many of us interact with individuals who are at the highest risk for serious complications, such as patients with cancer, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, people over the age of 65, or children under five years of age. Each day we have patients and caregivers come through our doors for whom contact with the flu poses a serious risk.
I know Caring Safely is important for each of you and getting your flu shot is an incredibly important way to care safely for the UHN community. We are working hard to make it easy to get your flu shot, bringing the vaccine to you through roaming flu carts at each of our sites (find the schedule for your site
here) and extending the flu campaign to November 18th. I've included the breakdown of this year's flu campaign participants by site below – let's all work together to help protect UHN from the influenza virus and make this our most successful flu campaign yet.
Progress on our Areas of Focus – Q2 Results
As I mentioned in
this Looking Ahead we are providing quarterly updates on our eight Areas of Focus. As a quick reminder they are:
Our Q2 results are now up on
renewinguhn.ca. You can find the reports under each Area of Focus by clicking the "Quarterly Progress" tab, or by clicking the "What's New" button at the top of each page . This quarter a few of the Areas of Focus have achieved some significant milestones and moreover, we are moving forward on our journey of renewal.
In Q2 we engaged the entire organization in the process of finalizing our
Purpose, Values & Principles (PVP) through a successful electronic jam.
Clinical Optimization saw the completion of Phase 1 of UHN's operational review and we now move into Phase 2, which involves the verification of data and opportunities within five work stream teams.
Team Engagement conducted an online Respect & Civility survey, while our IT Transformation team has landed on a new name and logo for the new IT organizational structure, which uses UHN's visual identity with a slight twist, thanks to
UHN's Healthcare Human Factors – this will launch soon.
Thanks to each of you for your hard work in helping UHN continue down our path of renewal. I encourage you to share your feedback on our Areas of Focus by submitting a comment through the Renewing UHN website at the bottom of the each page.
A key part of our Employee Engagement surveys is to find new opportunities for our staff – during a previous survey, career opportunities were identified as one of the top five key priorities for UHN employees. As a result, the Career Hub was created to provide more opportunities for career development and growth. This week UHN is hosting its second annual career week! Employees will have the opportunity to celebrate continuous learning and explore practical workshops offered through the Career Hub. For more information, including the Career Week schedule visit the Career Hub