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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.
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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.
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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.
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Thanks to a significant number of employees making their commute more sustainable by walking, cycling, carpooling and taking public transit instead of driving alone to work, UHN has for the first time been designated a Smart Commute Platinum Workplace.
It's the top designation from Smart Commute, a program of Metrolinx, the regional public transit agency, and the municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.
How Green are UHN's commuters?
"This designation demonstrates your commitment to promoting and supporting sustainable travel options for your organization, positioning you as a leader in corporate social responsibility," says Doug Spooner, Manager at Metrolinx.
Lisa Vanlint, Energy Steward in the Energy & Environment Department at UHN and champion of sustainable transportation within the organization, says the designation reflects who we are.
"In healthcare, we strive to heal, but pollution from car emissions goes against that primary goal," Lisa says. "By participating in sustainable forms of transportation, we help unsnarl our city, clean the air and make the streets a little safer for all types of transportation.
"This helps our patients, our communities, and ourselves."
February 5 - 11, 2018
The top Smart Commute designation is well-timed with the upcoming
Carpool Week in February.
Use the Smart Commute tool
explore.smartcommute.ca to find a carpool partner and to log carpool trips.
Staff who log a carpool trip between Jan. 29 and Feb. 11 have a chance to win a $500 VIA Rail travel voucher. Staff can also use this tool to for other types of sustainable transportation, truly refreshing their A to B.
Drivers are encouraged to practice the 4R's:
Several key UHN departments collaborate regularly to encourage public transit, carpooling, walking, cycling: Energy & Environment, Emergency Preparedness, Human Resources TTC VIP Administration, Business Operations, Parking Office, and Wellness.