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,
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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.
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 April 28, 2022.
This week is National Hospice Palliative Care Week. According to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, the theme this week – "Living in Colour" – represents how each person deserves a vibrant life from beginning to the end. We are privileged to have exceptional colleagues in
our Palliative Care program, including physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, spiritual care professionals, social workers, and other interdisciplinary team members, who help patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses enhance their quality of life. They provide compassionate support across Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Western, Toronto Rehab, and Kensington Hospice. Palliative care is about more than the end of someone's life and involves easing suffering with pain and symptom management, advance care planning, and psychosocial and spiritual support.
This week is also Emergency Preparedness Week, a time for Canadians to think about how they can ensure they are always ready to respond to any unexpected situation. The theme of "Be Ready for Anything" is a reminder to keep preparedness top of mind at work, home, and in the community. We are grateful for UHN's
Emergency Preparedness department, which is diligently focused on the safety and security of TeamUHN members. For guidance on how you can better prepare for emergencies, please review UHN's Personal Preparedness at a Glance poster.
Today marks the start of Heart Failure Awareness Week, an opportunity to recognize the exceptional work being done every day at UHN's Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC). Right now, 750,000 Canadians are living with heart failure, and more than 100,000 are newly diagnosed cases each year. While heart failure is no longer a death sentence, there is no cure. But there are treatments to help patients live longer, with a better quality of life than ever before. Our experts at PMCC are at the forefront of heart failure patient care, research, and education. The Heart Function Program, led by Dr. Heather Ross, is Canada's premier treatment centre for patients living with this chronic condition. PMCC is known for developing new and innovative techniques, patient care devices, and technologies, to improve the duration and quality of life for patients. PMCC also runs a robust, internationally recognized fellowship program to ensure the next generation of heart failure experts. Like many chronic conditions, living well with heart failure requires the combined efforts of the patient, their support system, and their healthcare providers. To the members of TeamUHN who are an integral piece of this puzzle, thank you for your extraordinary work and dedication to our heart failure patients and their families.
May is Vision Health Month, a time to raise awareness about sight loss and eye health. One in seven Canadians will develop a serious eye disease in their lifetime, but 75% of vision loss could be prevented or treated with proper care, according to the Canadian Association of Optometrists. At UHN's Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute, clinicians and researchers are working together to improve and restore sight for patients living with blindness and vision impairments, using trailblazing technology and treatments.
Learn more about the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute and the transformative work it is doing.
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