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Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd

Scarborough-born superstar The Weeknd donates half a million dollars to support frontline hospital workers at SHN

Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has donated $500,000 CAD to Scarborough Health Network (SHN) in support of COVID-19 relief efforts through sales of his popular line of XO face masks. The donation is a leading gift to the health network’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which now totals more than $2.7 million.

Turtles Named After SHN Heroes

In a wonderful act of appreciation and solidarity, Toronto Zoo reached out to Scarborough Health Network (SHN) asking if they would like to have 53 Blanding’s turtles named after members of their staff who have gone above and beyond in the fight against COVID-19. SHN posed the question to their employees and were inundated with nomination messages written by individuals and groups,

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Bringing life to end-of-life care – SHN Palliative Care Physician wins U of T awards for lessons learned and taught

When Dr. Rahim Abdulhussein met with his first palliative care patient, he listened. The patient was a man in his late eighties who had arrived at the hospital shortly after suffering a stroke. Quietly, Dr. Abdulhussein pulled in closer for an intimate conversation that was to be the defining moment in his career. It would foster a passion for end-of-life care that Dr.

Congratulations DFCM Award Winners and Nominees

Congratulations DFCM Award Winners and Nominees!

As medical education continues to grow every year at Scarborough Health Network (SHN), so, too, do opportunities to recognize the achievements of SHN’s medical staff.

Congratulations to the faculty and residents who received 2020 Postgraduate Awards of Excellence, Postgraduate Awards, and Teaching Awards from University of Toronto (U of T), which recognize significant contributions to medical education.

Scarborough Health Network enters management agreement with Extendicare Guildwood

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and Extendicare Guildwood have entered a formal management agreement to help the home more quickly move into COVID-19 stabilization and recovery.

SHN has been supporting Extendicare Guildwood for two months in a variety of ways, including infection prevention and control, environmental services and by providing additional clinical  staff including physicians,

SHN Assumes Temporary Management of Altamont Care Community

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Scarborough Health Network assumes temporary management of Altamont Care Community

COVID-19 outbreak declared over as of June 12

SCARBOROUGH (June 12, 2020) – Working in collaboration with Sienna Senior Living, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) has assumed temporary management of Altamont Care Community effective June 8,

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Message to our Community: Update on where we are, and what comes next

To our Friends and Neighbours across Scarborough, Keeping patients, families, our team and the entire Scarborough community safe is our top priority. We continue to take extraordinary steps to ensure we evolve our planning and strategy to remain in control of the pandemic, as it is still a volatile situation. We are writing today to [...]
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Message to our Community: COVID-19 and Long-Term Care

At Scarborough Health Network (SHN), we understand you may be feeling unsettled or fearful regarding news of COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care (LTC) homes in Scarborough and throughout Ontario. These are certainly challenging and unprecedented times for all of us.

As a health network, we are privileged and grateful to have a wide range of expertise in responding to COVID-19 and we are committed to supporting LTC homes in our community by assisting with the resources they need most.

SHN team providing COVID-19 testing at long-term care homes ready to be bussed through partnership with Carefirst

SHN and Scarborough’s long-term care and retirement homes team up to help residents and frontline workers during COVID-19

In collaboration with 20 of Scarborough’s long-term care (LTC) and retirement homes, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is contributing valuable resources and expertise to support the delivery of safe, high quality care for vulnerable residents and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SHN holds a wide range of pandemic expertise, with dedicated nurses, environmental services staff,

Group of SHN nurses living our values: Compassionate, Inclusive, Courageous, Innovative

Celebrating SHN nurses: Happy Nursing Week 2020

Today is the start of National Nursing Week 2020 (May 11 to 17)! This year’s theme is Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Nursing the World to Health, which was developed to highlight how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges.

We are so excited and proud that the World Health Organization (WHO) has also designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.