SHN News

Alicia Vandermeer appointed as President and CEO for SHN Foundation

Scarborough Health Network Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia Vandermeer to President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 6, 2020.

Alicia joins the Foundation at an exciting time as SHN Foundation looks to raise $100 million to support the It’s Our Time Campaign to revolutionize health care for the Scarborough community.

SHN Nursing Career Fair


Health care in Scarborough is transforming, and we want you to be part of it.

At Scarborough Health Network (SHN), the patient experience comes first. That’s why we are looking for skilled,

Community Forum: Toronto Public Library Sessions

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is Transforming Care, and wants you to be part of this exciting journey.

Attend one of our Community Forum sessions to learn more about our health network’s clinical services planning process, and have the opportunity to share your ideas, experiences and questions, to help us envision the future of hospital services at SHN.

SHN physician helps children, meets Raptors’ president at Kenya medical camp

While most people spent their summer vacations soaking up the sun, Dr. Susan John was busy treating patients in Ndalani, Kenya.

Dr. John, an internist at Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) General hospital, volunteered her skills at the Mully Children’s Family (MCF) Medical Camp, a Christian-based rescue home for orphaned, neglected, and abused children.

Improving Colon Cancer Screening in Scarborough

A new colon cancer screening clinic at SHN is helping people in our community get the care they need, as conveniently as possible.

Using Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) to screen people who have an average risk of developing colorectal cancer, the FIT Positive Screening Clinic will reduce wait times for FIT testing and colonoscopies for patients who need them.

Hearty congratulations to our dialysis vascular access team!

Congratulations to Scarborough Health Networks (SHN) dialysis vascular access team for their outstanding work in renal care, as recognized by The Ontario Renal Network (ORN).

The ORN awarded SHN for achieving the Vascular Access Surgery Wait Time (Priority 3) indicator for the 2018/19 fiscal year. Meeting a rate of 98.9 per cent, an increase from the 2017/2018 year,

SHN demonstrates teamwork on and off the field

A big “congratulations” goes out to team Scarborough Health Network (SHN) who were crowned champions of the second annual Invitational Soccer Tournament hosted by the Region of Durham Paramedic Services. Staff came together to face off against fellow health care practitioners and emergency services personnel in the annual soccer tournament with proceeds being donated to the Wounded Warriors,

SHN porters put family experience first, prompting redesign of company morgue stretcher cover

With great sensitivity for the families of deceased patients top of mind, staff from the patient transporting team brought SHN’s values of compassion and innovation to life with significant contributions to the redesign of a morgue stretcher cover.

When the new morgue stretchers arrived in July this year, the Birchmount and General Transport teams were pleasantly surprised because they looked more like regular stretchers,

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.