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 and Research
Affiliated university University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Standards tertiary care
Beds 767
Founded 1999

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

These teaching hospitals are affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Each has scientific research departments which study cancer from a non-clinical perspective.


The organization devotes C$150 million a year to research. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre specializes in the study of bioinformatics.


the Network trains more than 3000 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.


One of the Network's initiatives is the National Eating Disorder Information Centre, a non-profit organization which disseminates information about eating disorders and preoccupation with food and weight gain.[1]

Awards and Accolades[edit]

University Health Network is ranked 1st in Canada in terms of research funding by Research Infosource Inc's "Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals 2012". 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. ^ Brown, Catrina and Jasper, Karin (1993). Consuming Passions: Feminist Approaches to Weight Preoccupation and Eating Disorders, p409-410. Second Story Press. ISBN 0929005422.
  2. ^ "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Canada's Top 100 Employers Competition".