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
Affiliated university University of Toronto
Faculty of Medicine
Standards Tertiary care
Beds 767
Speciality Multispecialty
Founded 1999

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

Each are teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto. In total, the organization devotes C$150 million a year to research and trains more than 3,000 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. Recently, the UHN started also research programs in bioinformatics and computational biology, in order to tackle cancer using also computer science algorithms and tools.[1]

UHN is ranked 1st in Canada in terms of research funding by Research Infosource Inc's "Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals 2012". In 2008, UHN 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.[2]