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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.
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.
October 16-22 is Waste Reduction Week! To help raise awareness of sustainability through waste reduction, the UHN Energy & Environment team has once again organized the Waste Reduction Week Inter-Hospital Challenge. The friendly competition is open to staff at hospitals across the GTA and throughout Ontario. Participation only takes three minutes in the form of completing a quiz where you can show your waste reduction smarts and learn at the same time. The organization with the greatest participation rate wins bragging rights. There are also chances to win individual prizes.
Complete the Waste Reduction Week Quiz today!
October 16 is World Spine Day, which calls us to salute the teams across UHN advancing spinal cord care and research. More than 85,000 people live with a spinal cord injury (SCI) in Canada (both traumatic and non-traumatic). Krembil Brain Institute's Spine Program provides leading comprehensive medical care and treatment to our patients and, through innovative research, accelerates the discovery of novel treatment strategies for disorders of the spine and SCI. Toronto Rehab's Lyndhurst Centre boasts Canada's largest Spinal Cord Rehab program, where dedicated teams work to improve patients' functional abilities to live as independently as possible. The KITE Research Institute is home to one of the world's largest SCI research programs and the KITE Innovations and Rehab Clinics, which is making access to novel therapies possible by simultaneously supporting groundbreaking research and patient care.
This Friday is Canadian Library Workers' Day, a moment to pause and thank the incredible library professionals across UHN who help advance patient care, research, and education. These dedicated TeamUHN members use their expertise to help colleagues find answers and make better choices while contributing to a strong culture of learning at UHN. The Health Sciences Libraries support staff, researchers, clinicians, and learners seeking the best evidence for decision-making and patients and families are supported by experts in the Patient and Family Learning Centres (Corporate Intranet > Patient Experience > Patient & Family Learning Centres).
The Learning Collaboratory at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN boasts information resources and tools for faculty and students. We also acknowledge the library professionals in other departments who provide research and information-management support. Thank you all for sharing your talents in service of A Healthier World. Learn more about Canadian Library Workers' Day online.
October is Health Literacy Month. Health literacy is a person's ability to understand and use information and services to make decisions regarding their health. Patients with low health literacy are more likely to report poor overall health, have difficulty understanding their diagnosis, and are at a higher risk of hospitalization. TeamUHN can find resources to support engagement in care and health literacy. We encourage everyone to bridge the gap between providers and patients by collaborating with the Patient Experience Portfolio and Pride in Patient Engagement in Research (PiPER) team. Please
watch this reel on Health Literacy Month, also linked below, to learn more about how the Patient Experience portfolio can help your patients.
And now… our video of the week. In
this clip, UHN's Patient Experience Program shows you four ways you can learn about your health this month.
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