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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.
The COVID-19 booster is not available through the mobile carts managers can book for their units. You can find out if you're eligible for a COVID-19 booster
here. Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself, your loved ones, and our UHN community safe.
Please note: this can be a challenging approach to administer so please ensure your referral is received at the time of the candidate's application. In order to be eligible to receive a reward, you must follow the steps outlined above. Questions or feedback? Contact Referral@UHN.ca. Managers: please inform staff who don't have regular access to a computer about the proper steps outlined above in order to be eligible for the employee referral program.
October 17–23 is Waste Reduction Week! Contribute to UHN's culture of sustainability by joining the Waste Reduction Week Inter-Hospital Challenge, organized by our very own Energy & Environment team. The challenge puts TeamUHN head-to-head with staff from hospitals across the GTA, Hamilton, as well as CHEO in Ottawa.
The challenge is simple:
Complete the three-minute Waste Reduction Week Quiz. The organization with the greatest participation rate wins – there's also a chance for individual prizes.
Click here to take the quiz. Don't forget the
five Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (compost). Visit the
Energy & Environment team blog Talkin' Trash for more information. Good luck!
This Thursday, Oct. 20th is Spirit Day , which raises awareness of the bullying and harassment that many in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community continue to face. Marked on the third Thursday of October, this observance urges us to rededicate ourselves to the work of ensuring UHN is a safe and welcoming place for 2SLGBTQIA+ people, whether they are patients, staff, or visitors. We are also mindful of the young people struggling to find acceptance while seeking to live as their authentic selves. Many will wear purple Thursday as a show of support for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and against bullying, and as an act of remembrance for 2SLGBTQIA+ who have died by suicide. Learn more about this from GLAAD. I thank the UHN 2SLGBTQIA+ Steering Committee for their unwavering commitment to raising awareness and visibility for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in our organization and the work we must all do to advance inclusion. Please check out the 2SLGBTQIA+ Steering Committee's learning and resources centre for helpful information (Corporate Intranet > Departments > People & Culture > IDEA > 2SLGBTQIA+ >2SLGBTQIA+ Learning & Resource Centre Sharepoint) and be sure to sign up for the group's newsletter.
This Friday is Canadian Library Workers' Day, which provides us an opportunity to salute UHN library professionals for their invaluable help with learning, research, and patient care. UHN is proud to have library professionals working in various areas throughout the organization, including the Health Science Libraries, where they support staff, researchers, clinicians, and learners find the best evidence for decision-making; in the Patient and Family Learning Centres, where they provide expert support to patients and families in their quest for the best information; at the Michener Institute of Education's Learning Resource Collaboratory, where they support faculty and students; and in various other departments not directly tied to a traditional library, where they provide research and information-management support. Our library professionals provide incredible guidance that enriches our work. We are very grateful for their service, this week and every week.
October 16 was World Spine Day and we are recognizing teams across UHN who are pioneering spinal cord care and research. More than 85,000 people are currently living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) in Canada (both traumatic and non-traumatic). The mission of
Krembil Brain Institute's Spine Program is to provide leading comprehensive medical care & treatment to our patients, and to accelerate the discovery of novel treatment strategies for disorders of the spine and SCI through innovative clinical and basic science research. Learn more in this
Your Complex Brain podcast episode featuring neurosurgeon and senior scientist, Dr. Michael Fehlings.
Toronto Rehab's Lyndhurst Centre is home to Canada's largest Spinal Cord Rehab program, where teams are dedicated to improving patients' functional abilities, so they can live as independently as possible. Program Medical Director, Dr. Cathy Craven, is also co-leading a network of hospitals and community partners, on a shared mission to provide optimal, equitable care, regardless of where a patient lives. "Patients with SCI deserve the best available care, and they cannot wait for the traditional translation of research into best practice. That's where we come in," says Dr. Craven, of the Spinal Cord Injury Implementation and Evaluation Quality Care Consortium (SCI-IEQCC), which is now in it's second year. The
KITE Research Institute is home to one of the largest SCI research programs in the world as well as the KITE Innovations and Rehab Clinics, which is making access to novel therapies possible by simultaneously supporting ground breaking research and patient care.
October 15 was Global Handwashing Day, a day that stresses the importance of proper hand hygiene and the vital role it plays in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Thank you, TeamUHN, for practicing proper hand hygiene throughout your day to help keep everyone safe.
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