University Health Network

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University Health Network
University Health Network (emblem).png
Location Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Care system medicare
Hospital type teaching and research
Affiliated university University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Standards tertiary care
Beds 767
Founded 1999

University Health Network (UHN) is a clinical healthcare and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that owns and operates four major hospitals and scientific research centres:

Each are teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. They also have scientific research departments, able to study cancer from non-clinical perspective. For example, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has a very effective and strong bioinformatics core. In total, the organization devotes 150 million C$ a year to research and trains more than 3000 undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Physicians, scientists and researchers at the organization collaborate extensively with the University of Toronto, where many of them hold professorial appointments.

University Health Network is ranked 1st in Canada in terms of research funding by Research Infosource Inc's "Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals 2012". In 2008, University Health Network was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada and was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by the Toronto Star.[1]