University Health Network

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University Health Network
University Health Network (emblem).png
Geography
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Organization
Care system Medicare
Hospital type Teaching, research
Affiliated university University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Services
Standards Tertiary care
Beds 1286
History
Founded 1999
Links
Website http://www.uhn.ca/

University Health Network (UHN) is a healthcare and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It owns and operates four major hospitals: Toronto General, Toronto Western, Toronto Rehab and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Toronto General Hospital is central to the organization and is known for its leading cardiovascular health research and multi-organ transplantation. Toronto Western Hospital has conducted influential research in the neurosciences and is home to the Krembil Research Institute. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is one of the world's top-five cancer research hospitals, and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is Canada's largest 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 operates its own educational institution for certification in the applied health sciences, The Michener Institute, which began in 1958.

University Health Network is ranked first in Canada for research funding and was named Canada's top research hospital by Research Infosource in 2015.[1] 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]

History[edit]

The University Health Network has grown out of a series of mergers between our current hospitals, constantly adapting to accommodate our growing and changing patient community in and around the GTA.

In 1986, the Toronto Western Hospital merged with the Toronto General Hospital becoming, respectively, the Toronto Western Division and the Toronto General Division of The Toronto Hospital. On January 1, 1998, the Toronto Hospital was amalgamated with the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital, and in April 1999, the name was officially changed to the University Health Network.

On July 1, 2011, UHN integrated with the Toronto Rehab Institute, a move that allows us to better serve patients by bringing together acute hospital care with the rehabilitation care that so frequently follows a hospital stay.

On January 1, 2016, UHN integrated with the Michener Institute, now named the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. This new relationship is a first in Canada. [3] The integration offers an opportunity for students in a variety of health professions, just as it offers UHN the ability to work with students who will be the future of healthcare in this province.

Programs[edit]

UHN's programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. UHN physicians, staff, services and resources have been grouped into 10 programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources:

  1. Arthritis Program
  2. Joint Department of Medical Imaging
  3. Krembil Neuroscience Centre
  4. Laboratory Medicine Program
  5. Medical and Community Care
  6. Multi-Organ Transplant
  7. Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
  8. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  9. Surgery and Critical Care
  10. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Research Infosource". www.researchinfosource.com. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Canada's Top 100 Employers Competition". 
  3. ^ "Health care education for the future". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-04-12.