SHN News

Transforming Emergency Care in Scarborough

Photograph: Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, joined by SHN staff and physicians, and Scarborough MPPs

Ontario invests in expanding and redeveloping Birchmount hospital’s Emergency Department.

Code: Transformation! Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) mission to improve our patients’ lives through exceptional care got a half a million boosts this morning.

SHN Board of Directors gets new dose of exceptional talent

Next Board meeting: October 3 at Birchmount hospital

Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) Board of Directors is welcoming five esteemed executives to round out its transformative team of leading minds.

As the Network approaches the first anniversary of its new name, logo, and brand this fall, the 2019-2020 Board of Directors is set to propel SHN toward our vision of becoming Canada’s leading community teaching health network – transforming your health experience.

Transforming Women and Children’s Care

After a year of planning, research, consultation, and collaboration, SHN’s Women and Children’s program is heading into a busy autumn, as we gear up to develop centres of excellence for paediatrics, obstetrics, and neonatal intensive care.

From renovations, to enhanced education and skills training, the team is in the final stages of the program redesign.

New Stroke Centre of Excellence coming to Birchmount hospital

An integrated Stroke Centre of Excellence will provide the Scarborough community an improved hospital experience with seamless stroke care, closer to home

For the first time, the Scarborough community will have access to seamless stroke care service, closer to home with the introduction of the new Stroke Centre of Excellence at Birchmount Hospital.

RAAM Clinic paves the path to recovery

An old Chinese proverb says that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Tom D. remembers the day he took his first step towards recovery.

“It was February 4, 2019. I woke up and I decided that I needed to get help for my opioid addiction,” he said.

With the support of his sister,

Enhanced Plastic Surgery Services Coming to Scarborough Health Network’s Birchmount Hospital

Two new world-class surgeons will provide complex reconstruction, wound care, and emergency surgery at a newly opened clinic within Scarborough Health Network.

At Scarborough Health Network (SHN), transforming your health experience isn’t just a vision – it’s something we strive for every day.

SHN is pleased to welcome two new subspecialist plastic surgeons to our team and announce an exciting and – yes – transformational expansion of plastic surgery services across our network,

Scarborough Ontario Health Team in development

Last month, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) announced that it had joined in partnership with more than 40 Scarborough health service providers to create an Ontario Health Team (OHT) for Scarborough. In May 2019, groups interested in becoming OHTs submitted self-assessment applications to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, to demonstrate readiness to become a formal OHT.

SHN Diabetes Program recognized by Diabetes Canada

Congratulations to Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) Diabetes Program for being recognized by Diabetes Canada for meeting the Standards for Diabetes Education in Canada!

For our patients, receiving expert diabetes care and education is vital for patients to successfully manage their diabetes to prevent and treat short and long term complications. With this accreditation,

Congratulations to our Spiritual Care graduates!

Each year, the Spiritual Care department receives three to 12 students from the School of Theology at the University of Toronto. These students are assigned to nursing units and conduct general visits and referrals from staff. They assist people in coping with their hospitalization, provide a supportive presence and facilitate a holistic approach to health care.

Examining effect of parental health literacy and language in paediatric visits

Congratulations to Dr. Karishma Ramjee, a second year family medicine resident, on being awarded the Cass Family Grants for Catalyzing Access and Change, which inspires researchers to effect institutional change to benefit vulnerable and disadvantaged health care consumers.

Available through the University of Toronto, the $5,000 grant is being matched by SHN’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.