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.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one
of our experts for an interview. It's also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases,
podcasts and more.
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 Senior Management Forum (SMF) 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. SMF meets monthly.
The last SMF meeting was held on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Epic updates, including technical improvements, occur every 4-6 weeks, with the next scheduled for
Oct. 20. System upgrades, which involve significant improvements to features and enhancements, will occur twice yearly, with the first planned for Nov. 12. Training materials and readiness activities are being developed. Project and improvement requests are being reviewed and prioritized by Working Groups, who will help determine which requests are added to the Digital roadmap. Finally, the Epic survey that asks TeamUHN members about their experiences using Epic, will close at 9 a.m. on Sept. 29. The survey can be
accessed right here.
Today we mark the start of Concussion Awareness Week (Sept. 26-Oct. 2), which urges us to think about how we can best prevent brain injuries. About 150,000 Ontarians are diagnosed with a concussion each year, often after an accident, fall, or impact to the head. UHN is proud to have one of Canada's first concussion treatment and research centres,
The Canadian Concussion Centre, based at Toronto Western Hospital and part of the Krembil Brain Institute at UHN, as well as a concussion clinic at the Toronto Rehab Institute. This Wednesday is also Rowan's Law Day, which honours the memory of 17-year-old Rowan Stringer, who died in 2013 as a result of multiple head injuries she sustained playing rugby. After likely suffering concussions a week earlier, Rowan was hit in the head during a match and suffered Second Impact Syndrome – catastrophic swelling to a brain still healing from previous trauma. This week reminds us of the importance of concussion safety and highlights the important research being done at UHN on concussion prevention, treatment and education. Learn more about Rowan's Law Day on
the Government of Ontario website. You can also hear more about Rowan's story in this
Your Complex Brain episode.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! Cyber criminals are targeting healthcare institutions more than ever, so it's important that TeamUHN can identify and avoid phishing emails and know where to report suspicious activity. This October, the Digital Security team will be running several phishing exercises and sharing helpful weekly tips. Your participation in the month's activities will not only give you a refresher on cyber security best practices, but it will give you many chances to win great prizes! As always, please forward all suspicious emails to
email@example.com or use the "Report Phish" button in your Outlook application's toolbar.
UHN has expanded its online presence by joining both
TikTok as @uhntoronto. Led by the Public Affairs & Communications team, these accounts complement UHN's established presence on
LinkedIn, and provide another platform to share inspiring and engaging stories. Please be sure to give these new accounts a follow! Read more about this project in
UHN News and click the play button in the screen below to watch
UHN's first TikTok video. (You do not need to have a TikTok account to watch).
November 2022 will be Escalation of Care (EOC) Month at UHN. At UHN, improving EOC is a system quality priority. The month of November will be dedicated to raising awareness and knowledge on EOC. Stay tuned for educational activities that are being planned to support TeamUHN in being able to: describe the significance of EOC and impact on patients; describe what, when and how to escalate, and to whom to escalate care; and identify tools and resources to support professional escalation of care concerns. You can learn more about UHN's EOC expectations here:
Escalation of Care at UHN - YouTube
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