The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine has been like sunshine breaking through the dark veil of the pandemic, bringing warmth and hope to our community. Thanks to the multidisciplinary group of SHN staff and physicians, Centennial College, and community organizations, Scarborough’s vaccination clinics are set to play their part in bringing on brighter days.
SHN’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Team forged the path to create a brand new vaccine clinic at Centenary Hospital.
On March 17, eight people were brutally murdered in Atlanta, Georgia in what is being described as racially motivated violence. Six of the victims are women of Asian descent. Sadly, since the start of the pandemic there have been thousands of incidents of anti-Asian violence around the world, including right here in Canada.
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) condemns these horrific incidents.
Are you grieving the loss of a family member, friend, or loved one from COVID-19?
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) invites you to participate in this free, six-week bereavement support group. Led by SHN’s Spiritual and Religious Care department, participants will meet virtually every week to explore the grief process and learn useful coping skills,
By: Michael Wilson, Smoking Cessation Coordinator, SHN
National Non-Smoking Week took place from January 17-23 this year. For a smoker, quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health. However, quitting is not a single event, it is a process. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the thought of quitting,
For communicable diseases, the first step in the line of defence is testing. The quick development and distribution of a test helps with early identification, accelerated treatment, and immediate isolation to prevent the spread. For the COVID-19 pandemic, this was no different – and Shared Hospital Laboratory (SHL) played an instrumental role in this by conducting and processing COVID-19 tests – one million COVID-19 tests to be exact.
“We feel incredibly fortunate to be in a department of people who, in the face of uncertainty said, ‘We are the Patient Registration & Admitting team, and we have to work together with the rest of our hospital to respond to COVID-19 and serve our community.’”
That’s what Ashley Ukrainetz, a Patient Registration supervisor at Scarborough Health Network (SHN),
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) has received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine, and began administering doses on December 22. This is an exciting moment for our community and gives us hope for a healthier future.
Following a successful pilot of the process at University Hospital Network and The Ottawa Hospital, SHN was included in a list of 17 health care organizations that would carry out the first of the province’s three-phase vaccine implementation plan.