SHN News

Regional Cardiovascular Rehab staff walking with member on Centenary hospital's track.

February is Heart Month!

Throughout the month of February Scarborough Health Network’s Cardiac Care Program will be helping you get on track with your heart health through a series of community events!

Heart to Heart Community Cardiac Clinics

Staff from our regional cardiovascular rehab program, which serves Scarborough, Durham and beyond, at hospital and community sites,

The Super Sophia Project team dropping off the Love Box donations at Centenary hospital

Generous donors spread cheer to SHN’s youngest patients

T’was the season of beaming faces on the paediatric and NICU units at our Centenary and General hospitals. Scarborough Health Network (SHN) was thankful to receive donations for children who were admitted during the holiday season and thanks to these donors, the children were in high spirits during their stay.

Scarborough Firefighters

On Christmas morning Scarborough firefighters and Santa arrived on their firetruck to distribute toys to the children.

Elizabeth Buller, President and CEO, having a discussion with a group of people.

SHN 365: The Anniversary Report

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) celebrated our first anniversary since we officially adopted our new name and identity. We’ve accomplished so much over the last year, which we are celebrating with SHN 365: The Anniversary Report. Take a look back at how we shaped health care in Scarborough during our first year together!

Professional staff pushing stretcher with patient in hospital

Health care services this holiday season

Flu cases are on the rise and SHN is managing higher patient volumes in all three of its emergency departments (ED).

ED patients are triaged, which means the most serious cases are seen first. If your health care needs are not an emergency, other health care providers that can help include:

  • Family physicians
  • Urgent Care,
Families and SHN staff gathered for World Prematurity Day 2019.

How you’ve grown! Scarborough’s preemies and their families gather to celebrate milestones and healthy futures

Celebrating their early arrival into the world, and the care they received in their first weeks and months, “preemies” and their families gathered at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) for a special event to celebrate World Prematurity Day. Families were treated to refreshments, games and activities, as well as prizes and giveaways.

Premature newborns – or preemies – and their families receive specialized care from SHN’s expert team in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs),

SHN staff wearing a custom moustache mask for Movember 2019 in support of Movember Foundation.

Mo’ support than ever

You were bound to notice one common trend throughout your day-to-day interactions in November: an abundance of moustaches. The facial hair that is seen sprouting up is in support of Movember, which aims to change the face of men’s health.

Staff across Scarborough Health Network (SHN)  rocked their (real and fake) mo’s all month long in support of the Movember Foundation,

Group photo of Dr. Albert Lauwers, Executive Vice President, Medical and Clinical Programs

Putting the Heart into the Community


It’s a partnership that in one year has already gotten more than 140 cardiovascular patients on track to better heart health — literally on track.

Every Monday afternoon, participants from the Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehab program hit the 200-metre indoor track at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) for fitness training and walking.

Dr. Ying Lu, Chief of ophthalmology

Dr. Ying Lu, chief of ophthalmology, recognized with Ontario Volunteer Service Award


At Scarborough Health Network (SHN), you’re not a number, you’re a neighbour – a neighbour of people like Dr. Ying Lu, who has volunteered at organizations across the world and right here in Scarborough – the place she calls home – for 20 years.

Celebrating her outstanding commitment and dedication to service for the people of Scarborough and beyond,

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.