​The link he​re will take you to the story and links about traffic in Toronto and what is planned around the PanAm and Parapan Games.  As the Games get closer, more people are thinking about how they'll get to work and what they need to tell their patients about coming to our hospitals. Information will be passed along as we get it so please stay tuned.

This past weekend, The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer took place and it was another huge success with 4,853 riders taking part, raising $19 million dollars for cancer research. On behalf of everyone at UHN I extend my thanks to the team at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation for their constant drive to raise the funds needed to support research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. We can look ahead to great discoveries, new treatments and a better understanding of cancer in all its forms because of the work that is done by the PMCF and I know that many of the participants in the Ride work at UHN.

This fall Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario's Minister of Health and Long Term Care for the Province will proposed amendments to the law governing the privacy of personal health information. These changes will see the fines for inappropriately accessing personal health information rise to $100,000 for an individual who opens the files of a patient for whom they are not providing care and $500,000 for an organization which does not have sufficient measures in place to educate employees and ensure that people understand what the expectations are around the protection of personal health information.

Lastly, a reminder that UHN will hold its Annual General Meeting this Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in the MaRS Auditorium. I will be giving a presentation during the meeting on my observations of UHN during my first six months as President & CEO and I will also be talking about the road ahead for the organization. ​The meeting is open, so please join us if you can.


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