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In response to COVID-19, UHN has re-activated its Executive COVID-19 IMS (Incident Management System) table and we are meeting on a daily basis. Membership includes our Executive Leadership Forum and other members of COVID-19 work streams. This is a snapshot of the discussions this past week.
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 UHN.ca.
The last ELF meeting was held on January 20, 2022.
Training Essential Care Partners (ECPs) for voluntary bedside support. The current staffing shortages have been very challenging, but have also provided an opportunity to find creative ways to ensure continuity in the support of our patients' care and safety. Colleagues in Patient Education and Collaborative Academic Practice (CAP) have developed resources for TeamUHN to educate and provide the necessary training to Essential Care Partners (ECPs) who wish to provide bedside support to their loved one for care activities such as meal support or positioning and mobility. This additional support is not only helpful for a patient's stay, but also prepares them for discharge and can prevent readmissions. An added benefit is the time patients and ECPs get to spend together as limiting ECP access during the many stages of the pandemic has been difficult for patients, families and TeamUHN. More information is available at the
ECP Training Hub.
UHN has once again been ranked the top research hospital in Canada. Research Infosource Inc.'s annual ranking of the country's top 40 research hospitals has kept UHN in its top spot – a position we've held since the list began in 2011. It's no surprise, as UHN continues to blaze new paths in health research. As Dr. Brad Wouters, UHN's Executive Vice President of Science and Research,
told UHN News, none of this is possible without the incredible generosity of the foundations – The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and UHN Foundation.
the 100th anniversary of the first clinical use of insulin, something 14-year-old Leonard Thompson became the first person in the world to receive at Toronto General Hospital on Jan. 23, 1922.
The discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting and Charles Best at the University of Toronto saved the lives of millions of people living with diabetes. As Dr. Minna Woo, Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UHN and Sinai Health,
told UHN News, "insulin is truly a gift to the world."
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