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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.
"The Nursing Strategy is a philosophical and practical foundation on which to build an exciting future for nursing at UHN," Tara Bolden, Nurse Practitioner Lead at UHN
told UHN News. "The hope is that all nurses feel represented, and that it ignites energy and passion to create and reimagine our roles and the profession. Congratulations to all involved in crafting this dynamic vision for nursing at UHN. Read the full document online –
Inspire: UHN Nursing Strategy 2023-2028.
Sunday was Mother's Day, a time to recognize the moms, stepmoms, grandmothers, and maternal figures in our lives. The hard work and sacrifices that mothers make to shape the lives of their children and families ultimately enrich our entire society. UHNWomen, a group dedicated to empowering women and advancing equity, is committed to advocating for the mothers at UHN. The group's Working Moms Mentorship Program offers one-on-one mentorship from another colleague in a similar parenting and career journey, as well as education, advocacy, and a support network. UHNWomen has also been a leading light in pushing for designated lactation rooms at UHN sites, giving new mothers a secure, clean, private space to express and store milk during working hours. UHN seeks to have these rooms substantially completed in August 2023. Check out the group's revamped Sharepoint site for more.
While severe outcomes from COVID-19 have decreased with each wave, new research suggests younger men are at the highest risk of cardiovascular (CV) hospitalizations after COVID-19. The retrospective cohort study from the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN, ICES, and Women's College Hospital was published last Wednesday in
the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study, which included nearly all patients in Ontario with laboratory-confirmed COVID infection during the pandemic's first three waves, found that while severe outcomes from COVID-19 decreased with each wave, the risk of CV hospitalization persisted or increased, particularly for young men aged 18 to 45.
Learn more about this study on UHN News. Read the full report
May 19th is Personal Support Worker (PSW) Day in Ontario, which allows us to thank these professionals for their vital contributions to healthcare. PSWs are often unsung heroes, providing community and home-based care to some of the most vulnerable patients. PSWs support those who need help with daily living, including personal care and hygiene, but are too often undervalued in our system. UHN is committed to fostering the ongoing education and skills development of more than 400 UHN PSWs working in acute care and at Toronto Rehab. The Building Strong Care Teams program, a two-week course to enhance the patient-facing skills of PSWs and better support nurses, is helping to empower these TeamUHN members with new capabilities. We thank all PSWs for their commitment to patients and efforts to build A Healthier World.
And now… our
video of the week. In this
clip, TeamUHN nurses explain what they love about their profession.
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