SHN News

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.

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,