Scarborough Health Network
|Scarborough Health Network|
|Location||Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
2016 (current form)
Scarborough Health Network (SHN), formerly The Scarborough Hospital is a hospital network in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It operates the Scarborough General, Centenary, and Birchmount hospitals. The three are major community health hospitals with teaching affiliations to the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
In 1998, The Salvation Army merged the operations of Scarborough General and Birchmount hospitals under its subsidiary The Scarborough Hospital, while Centenary Hospital was under the Rouge Valley Health System with latter hospital network dissolved, transferring Centenary Hospital's administration to The Scarborough Hospital. The new network of the three hospitals was tentatively named Scarborough and Rouge Hospital in 2016. In 2018, it was officially renamed as the Scarborough Health Network.
On January 24, 2019, the Scarborough Health Network approved the closure of pediatrics and obstetrics services at the Birchmount Hospital. As of 2019, the hospital network plans to reduce the number of hospital sites from three to two by 2031. In the three expansion options, the Centenary Hospital is planned for renovation while both the General and Birchmount hospitals are alternatively considered for shut down as a new hospital will be built at a different site in Scarborough. A local campaign known as Save the Grace, headed by Toronto city councillor Jim Karygiannis, appeals to the Government of Ontario to save the Birchmount Hospital.
- "Community-Affiliated Hospitals and Sites". University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. University of Toronto. Archived from the original on 26 July 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
Nineteen hospitals and healthcare sites in southern Ontario are community affiliates of the University of Toronto (U of T).