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.
Maps & Directions
Find out how to get to and around our nine locations — floor plans, parking, public transit, accessibility services, and shuttle information.
Ways You Can Help
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, podcasts and more.
A new study from the cardiac rehab research team at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Peter Munk Cardiac Centre highlights the benefits experienced by older adults with heart disease who complete cardiac rehabilitation programs.
"Older adults are less likely to be referred to cardiac rehabilitation programs than younger adults," says Dr. Paul Oh,
KITE Senior Scientist and GoodLife Fitness Chair.
"This is an unfortunate trend because our findings show that older patients do gain substantial improvements to heart fitness when they participate in these programs."
The study included data from 1,450 Canadian patients with coronary heart disease that completed a six-month cardiac rehabilitation program. Heart fitness improvements were determined for different age brackets.
"We found that 50 to 60 year-olds saw 30 per cent improvement in cardiac fitness after the program, while those in their 80s and 90s experienced 20 per cent improvement," says Dr. Laura Banks, lead author of the study.
"These gains are substantial enough to improve health."
Coronary artery disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada and the most common form of heart disease. These results highlight the need for adults of all ages to be encouraged to participate in these life-saving programs.
This work was supported by the Goodlife Fitness Centre for Excellence in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and the Toronto Rehab Foundation.