SHN News

New program to Scarborough is helping physicians connect to hospital services

Across the province, hospitals have implemented new measures to help support their fellow health care practitioners, their patients, and their families during a global pandemic. One program that encompasses the key principles of connectivity and support is SCOPE.

SCOPE, which stands for Seamless Care Optimizing the Patient Experience, enhances primary care practitioners’ (PCPs) ability to connect to a team of providers through a single point of access.

1,000 Cranes Community Art Project – a thank you to healthcare workers

Over 1,000 paper cranes from across the Greater Toronto Area make up a community art project, aimed at tributing all frontline healthcare workers who have worked tirelessly during the global pandemic.

Emerging artists May Chan pieced together the video, which encapsulates the colourful and intricate displays – often connected to signify unity.

Chan says the video is meant as a thank you gift for staff and volunteers working within hospitals,

Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) National Awards Program

Canadian College of Health Leaders recognizes SHN during National Awards Program

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) was recently recognized for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion and Delivering Value-based Healthcare at the 2021 Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) National Awards Program.

Located in one of Canada’s most diverse communities, SHN has demonstrated its dedication to diversity and inclusion not only through its corporate values, but through its workplace/employee and patient-focused departments,

Group holding sign that says "500K doses in #ScarbTO"

Celebrating half a million COVID-19 vaccine doses and counting!

The Scarborough Vaccine Team reached an incredible milestone: delivering half a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine!

In a community so hard-hit by the pandemic that 16 of 17 postal codes were designated as COVID-19 hot spots in April, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and the Scarborough Ontario Health Team partners excitedly administered their 500,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose on Friday – the first time in Canada that a hospital-led vaccine team has reached the half-million dose mark.

EnRoute to OR: Perioperative Education Program

New SHN professional development program fast-tracks RN candidates to the Operating Room

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) has a unique opportunity now available for Registered Nurses (RN) and a Clinical Practice Leader (CPL).

SHN’s Surgery Program has launched EnRoute to the OR: Peri-Operative Education Program, aimed at providing Operating Room (OR) certification to RN candidates in a compressed timeframe. The 10-week program will include theory,

425,000+ COVID-19 vaccines across Scarborough

425,000 doses and counting!

That’s the number of COVID-19 vaccines that SHN and our Scarborough Ontario Health Team partners have administered to people who live and work in our community. And by the time you’re reading this, that number will have gotten even larger.

Our priority is to make sure as many people living and working in Scarborough can get vaccinated as quickly and equitably as possible.

Statement from SHN

SHN Statement on the terrorist act in London, ON

We are outraged and deeply saddened by the unspeakable hatred, Islamophobia and terrorism that took place in London, Ontario yesterday evening.

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) condemns this horrific act of violence. We mourn the loss of the London family targeted and killed because of their Muslim faith. We mourn the inevitable trauma and grief felt by the young survivor.

A better patient experience is coming to central east Ontario

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is partnering with six other hospital organizations representing 14 hospitals in Ontario’s central east region to deliver a new, digital clinical information system (CIS). Once implemented, each of the 1.5 million people in the central east region who receive hospital care will have a single, unified personal health record across the partner hospitals.

Congratulating SHN’s new Chief Nursing Executive

Congratulations to Glyn Boatswain, Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) new Chief Nursing and Allied Professionals Executive.

Effective June 3, Glyn will oversee our nursing and allied health teams and provide leadership as Vice President for Pharmacy and the Women’s and Children’s portfolio that she has steered so well as director over the past few years.