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.
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.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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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 Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) 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. See the full membership on
The last ELF meeting was held on August 18, 2022.
Congratulations to Judith (Judy) Kaldor on her retirement from UHN after nearly 44 years. Judy started working at UHN in November 1978 as a student in the blood transfusion laboratory at the Toronto Hospital. After completing her training as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, she began her career at the blood transfusion laboratory at the Toronto Hospital. Judy witnessed many changes in her almost 44 years at UHN. The blood transfusion laboratory transitioned from all manual testing and paper documentation to automated testing and electronic documentation, which meant she had to pivot and learn new processes. Judy always found her way through difficult times. She was working when the first liver transplant patient came to the hospital in 1985 and often reminisced about the large number of blood products prepared for this procedure in comparison to today's preparations. Judy also saw the transformation and amalgamation of Toronto Hospital (now Toronto General) with the Toronto Western, The Doctor's Hospital, and Princess Margaret Hospital to form UHN as we know it today. The laboratory service also went through its metamorphosis from Toronto Medical Laboratories to Laboratory Medicine Program. During Judy's career in the blood transfusion laboratory, she transitioned from a student to a bench technologist to a senior laboratory technologist. Once she started to raise a family she stepped down as a senior laboratory technologist and went to a part-time bench technologist position to spend more time with her husband and two children. She would remain as a part-time technologist for over 30 years with the majority of her time spent at Princess Margaret. No matter the position or challenges in her way, she would always rise to the occasion. She came to work with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. Over the years she mentored new technologists on how to manage the stressful day-to-day work in the blood transfusion laboratory. The lab thanks Judy for her many years of service and contributions. We wish her all the best in her well-deserved retirement!
August 31 was International Overdose Day, which again shone a light on the public health crisis of opioid-related deaths in this country. The Public Health Agency of Canada
recorded more than 7,500 apparent opioid toxicity deaths last year, representing 21 deaths per day. UHN's Dr. Hasan Sheik, an Emergency and addictions physician, is at the forefront of this battle as our first Medical Lead for Substance Use Services. As Dr. Sheikh
told UHN News last week, patients struggling with the illness of substance use disorder often face stigmas and discrimination, including from healthcare workers, that serve as barriers to getting treatment. "If you give people hope that we can make a difference in someone's life it really breaks through that barrier," he said. UHN is committed to removing the stigma of substance use disorder in all of our services, including the
Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic and
Addiction Outpatient Services. Read
the UHN News story to learn more about how Dr. Sheikh and others are raising awareness in TeamUHN about the evidence-based tools available to help patients break the cycle of substance use, such as medications for opioid and alcohol use disorder, as well as build more capacity for integrated care.
September is Arthritis Awareness Month, a chance to reflect on what has become the most common disease in Canada with at least six million Canadians – one in five adults – living with its painful effects. A collection of conditions that are most often characterized by inflammation of the joints and other parts of the body, arthritis is a top cause of long-term disability in the country. We are grateful that UHN's world-class
Schroeder Arthritis Institute, located at Toronto Western Hospital, is Canada's largest multidisciplinary arthritis hub dedicated to taking on this challenge. The institute boasts both exceptional care and bold research, with clinicians and scientists working together to find new treatments. The Institute promotes innovation, new thinking, research, education, and care through its programs for Osteoporosis and Hand conditions, as well as its divisions of Orthopedics and Rheumatology. With more than 50 scientists and clinician scientists, more than 100 trainees and 200 staff, the Institute is revolutionizing arthritis care and advancing the discoveries that will hopefully lead to a cure.
Last week, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN hosted its Orientation to kick off the academic year and welcome new students to the school. This annual event provides Michener's incoming students with a chance to connect with their classmates and future colleagues, and equip them with information and tools that will help support their success both inside and outside of the classroom. In accordance with current provincial COVID-19 guidelines, this year's Orientation activities were held in a hybrid format and included opportunities to meet their faculty and support areas at Michener, along with an escape room, a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario, and a trip to The Rec Room to name a few.
A new study from the Specialized Dementia Unit (SDU) at Toronto Rehab is exploring how wearable technology can help nurses monitor patients and deliver more patient-centred care. Patients on the SDU wear digital wristbands to collect real-time location data that is sent to an iPad, allowing nurses to locate patients on a map and address potential safety issues before they escalate. Dr. Andrea Iaboni, Medical Director for the SDU and lead scientist in the Dementia Rehab Group, told UHN News her group hopes to use the data to "measure individual patterns over time" to see how patients are responding to interventions on the unit.
Read all about this project on UHN News.
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