University Health Network

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University Health Network
University Health Network (emblem).png
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Care system Medicare
Hospital type Teaching, research
Affiliated university University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Standards Tertiary care
Beds 1286
Founded 1999

University Health Network (UHN) is a healthcare and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the largest such research organization in Canada and North America, ranking first in Canada for total research funding. It was named Canada's top research hospital by Research Infosource in 2015.[1] It was created in 1999 by the Government of Ontario through the merger of four major hospitals: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. All four hospitals are affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and serve as teaching hospitals for resident physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professions. UHN also operates The Michener Institute, an applied health sciences college that opened in 1958.

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Research Infosource". Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Canada's Top 100 Employers Competition".