North York General Hospital
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|North York General Hospital|
North York General Hospital from the northwest (Leslie and Sheppard)
|Location||North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)|
|Emergency department||Yes (acute, subacute and ambulatory care)|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
North York General Hospital (NYGH) is one of Toronto's many hospitals and serves the area of north central Toronto (formerly North York). It is one of the leading community academic hospitals in Canada, affiliated with the University of Toronto. It is one of the 3 constituent hospitals of the Peters-Boyd Academy of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. It has one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. The current President & CEO is Dr. Tim Rutledge. The current Chief of Medicine is Dr. Phillip Shin.
The General Site is located at Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue. It was opened in 1968 and the four founding partners were: Friends of North York General (later to become the North York General Hospital Foundation); the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE), a Canadian women's charitable organization; the Missionary Health Institute; and Volunteer Services. Some 3,000 volunteers collected $3.2 million of the $8.6 million cost of the new hospital.
The hospital underwent an expansion in the 2003 and work is now completed with additional bed spaces.
North York General is a primary multi-care facility (open 24 hours) in the North York area, an Academic community hospital and famous for neo-natal care. After Mount Sinai Hospital, North York General currently performs the second highest number of deliveries in all of Canada. It was also the first hospital in North America to incorporate Integrated Prenatal Screening (IPS) into routine care of pregnant women. It was one of a few Toronto area hospitals that had SARS cases.
Branson Ambulatory Care Centre
The Branson Ambulatory Care Centre is located at Bathurst Street and Finch Avenue West (formerly North York Branson). It opened in 1957 as the Seventh-day Adventist Hospital and was completed with donations from Atkinson Foundation, community contributions ($16,000) and Adventist members from Loma Linda, California. It is named for Mr. William Henry Branson, an Adventist missionary and President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. In 1997 it became part of North York General (as NYGH-Branson Division) after restructuring by the Conservative provincial government of Mike Harris.
Seniors' Health Centre
It includes a 192-bed long-term care home and provides ambulatory geriatric services.
The Seniors’ Health Centre is a long-term care facility located at 2 Buchan Court, providing inpatient and outpatient services for seniors. It includes a 192-bed long-term care home and provides ambulatory geriatric services.
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