University Health Network
|University Health Network|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)|
|Affiliated university||University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
University Health Network (UHN) is a medical centre that comprises four hospitals: Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. These are a network of teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
In total, the organization devotes C$150 million a year to research and trains more than 3000 undergraduate, graduate and medical students at its member hospitals and institutes. Physicians, scientists and researchers at the organization collaborate extensively with the University of Toronto, where many of them hold professorial appointments. UHN is ranked 1st in Canada in terms of research funding by Research Infosource Inc's "Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals 2012". In October 2008, UHN was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine. Later that month, UHN was also named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers, which was announced by the Toronto Star, a local daily newspaper in Toronto.
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre contains the largest oncology research and treatment facility in Canada. It is home to the Ontario Cancer Institute and the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. In 1998, the hospital relocated to a new site south of Queen's Park on University Avenue.
Toronto General Hospital is the largest member hospital in the organization, located on University Avenue directly across from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Its research arm is the Toronto General Research Institute. Toronto General is a major centre for cardiac care, and home to a substantial organ transplant program. Its surgeons conducted the world's first single and double-lung transplant in 1983 and 1986.
Toronto Western Hospital is located on Bathurst Street, a short bus ride from the other two hospitals. Research is conducted at the Toronto Western Research Institute. Fundraising is carried out jointly with Toronto General, by the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation.
On July 1, 2011, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute became a part of the University Health Network.
Also part of organization is the Wellesley Toronto Arthritis & Immune Disorder Research Centre, funded by the Arthritis & Autoimmunity Research Centre Foundation.
Parking is provided through a private company Standard Parking Corporation (NASDAQ: STAN) that provides parking facility management for more than one million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across the United States and Canada. Parking lots managed by Standard Parking for University Health Network include Elizabeth Garage. The 2010 rates were weekdays: half-hour ($4.00), 2 hours ($16.00), over 2 ½ Hrs. ($21.50) which is the daily maximum. The Clinical Garage on Gerrard Street Visitor 2010 rates were weekdays: half-hour ($4.00), 2 hours ($16.00), over 2 ½ Hrs or less. ($20.00), over 3 hours the daily maximum is which is $25.00.
Princess Margaret Hospital
University Health Network does not own any parking lots at Princess Margaret Hospital. Other public lots, belonging to Toronto Hydro and Mt. Sinai, are available across from Princess Margaret Hospital along Murray Street. Street parking is restricted on the streets around hospitals and patients and visitors are warned to read parking signs carefully.
- "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Canada's Top 100 Employers Competition".
- "Parking Visitors Rates" (PDF). Standard Parking of Canada Limited date=September 2010.
- University Health Network
- University Health Network Recruitment
- Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
- Toronto General Hospital
- Toronto Western Hospital
- Wellesley Toronto Arthritis & Immune Disorder Research Centre