University Health Network

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University Health Network
University Health Network (emblem).png
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Standards Tertiary care
Beds 767
Speciality Multispecialty
Founded 1999
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.[1]

Member hospitals[edit]

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, co-located with the hospital. 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.


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