Scarborough Health Network

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Scarborough Health Network
Scarborough Health Network logo, May 2019.png
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Care systemMedicare
Hospital typeCommunity
Emergency departmentYes

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is a hospital network serving the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It operates the Scarborough General, Centenary, and Birchmount hospitals. The three are major community health hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.[1]


Prior to 2016, the Scarborough General and Birchmount hospitals were operated by The Scarborough Hospital, while Centenary Hospital was under the Rouge Valley Health System. The 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 2018, it was officially named 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.[2]

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  1. ^ "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).
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