​​​​Newly renovated exercise space opens in TGH
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A newly renovated exercise space containing a large variety of exercise equipment has opened to UHN staff at Toronto General Hospital. (Photo: UHN)

On Tuesday, June 7, UHN Wellness officially unveiled the newly renovated Gerrard Space (1G540) at Toronto General Hospital, a fitness studio equipped with new flooring and mirrors as well as a variety of exercise equipment. The new exercise equipment includes a treadmill, elliptical, stair mill, benches, free weights, and much more.

To utilize the new space and equipment, UHN employees are invited to register for a VIP Wellness Membership.  To have 24/7 access to both the Oasis Wellness Centre (1NU168) and TGH Gerrard Space  -  restricted only during scheduled exercise classes -  employees can become a My Time member, for just $2 per pay period, or 14 cents a day.

To participate in the Group Exercise Classes on a drop-in basis (schedule can be found here), as well as access to Wellness spaces, employees can become a Flex It member, for just $7 per pay period.   For all of the above, as well as access to the UHN Employee Fitness Centre @ MedWest (Bathurst & Dundas), employees can become Pump It members, for $9 per pay period. 

For more information and to register, please visit the VIP Wellness Membership page, here.

Dr. Douglas Lee named Ted Rogers Chair in Heart Function Outcomes
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Dr. Douglas Lee, Cardiologist at UHN’s Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, is named the Ted Rogers Chair in Heart Function Outcomes. (Photo: Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research)

​Dr. Douglas Lee, an internationally-known Peter Munk Cardiac Centre cardiologist and scientist, has been selected as the first-ever chair for the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, a Toronto collaboration aiming to transform the care of children and adults with heart failure.

As Ted Rogers Chair in Heart Function Outcomes, Dr. Lee will seek new strategies to improve outcomes for heart failure patients, by exploring the impact of health policy, the health system, and individual patient factors. Dr. Lee is the Cardiovascular Program Lead at UHN's Toronto General Research Institute, cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

"After a lengthy international search, we discovered that the most accomplished and worthy candidate for this Chair was already a member of two of our partner institutions, UHN and the University of Toronto," says Dr. Mansoor Husain, Executive Director, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. "Doug Lee has a diverse range of expertise and, through his cross-appointment at ICES, he's uniquely positioned to succeed in this new and important role." 

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