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.
The 10,000 athletes and coaches from 41 countries coming to Toronto for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will speak the language of sport.
But if they need medical care, it's UHN that will be helping them communicate.
As one of the Toronto 2015 designated hospitals, UHN's Interpretation and Translation services has been preparing to ensure succinct and prepared translation for all languages in attendance.
"An informed patient is a safe patient," says Maria Anna Calamia, Manager of Interpretation and Translation Services at UHN. "It is crucial that patients have access to healthcare in their mother tongue so that they can have unfiltered and accurate information with regards to their medical condition."
Pan Am/Parapan Am languages
The three official languages of the Games are Spanish, French and English. Since a large portion of the players are Brazilian, Portuguese is the fourth unofficial language.
Games organizers specifically requested interpretation services for Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Canadian French and Haitian French.
The art of speaking sports and medicine
UHN Interpretation and Translation services has prepared a glossary of over 650 sports terms derived from the Games website. The glossary, translated to Spanish, French and Portuguese, has been distributed to UHN vendors and the Games committee.
Did you know?
Maria Anna, a PhD in Italian Linguistics, has created a step-by-step tip sheet on how to use "Over the Phone" interpretation services, which are so named because all interpretation requests will take place by connecting the interpreter, patient and medical staff by telephone to ensure that proper protocols are being used.
The interpretation tip sheet provides concise, step-by-step information on how to effectively navigate a phone call between an interpreter and medical staff. It includes contact information and advice such as speaking slowly, breaking every two sentences to ensure accurate interpretation, and having all parties speak directly to each other as if there were no language barrier.
Games-related venues and clinics requiring interpretation services will contact UHN vendors located across Toronto and in the United States, which will provide interpretation for more than 160 languages.
The UHN vendors located in the U.S. will be available for interpretation calls 24/7 throughout the Games.
Three staff members from the UHN Interpretation and Translation Services department will also be available 24/7 for troubleshooting inquiries.