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Message to our Community: Resumption of Elective Services at SHN

In early March, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) made the difficult decision to reduce non-essential activities across our hospital network, following the introduction of Directive #2 from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health. Throughout this period, all urgent and emergency services have remained open. Recently, the Chief Medical Officer of Health amended Directive #2,

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Message to our Community: Visitor policy update effective July 13

We are making changes to SHN’s Essential Visitor/Care Partner Policy

At SHN, we strive to ensure a safe environment for our patients, family members, and health care workers throughout the evolving COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to deliver compassionate care.

In light of the recent guidance from the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health on beginning to resume visitors in acute care settings,

Bringing it home: Community partnership helps patients transition seamlessly from hospital with SHN@Home

When a patient is in the hospital, surrounded by a team of nurses, doctors, therapists and more, they feel secure. They are confident and comfortable knowing they have their support system to provide them with the best care. But when the time comes for a patient to go home, they may experience feelings of unease or fear as they transition to being away from the hospital.

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Teamwork Supporting Geriatric Care

SHN Geriatrician and Seniors Health lead on the collaboration for compassionate seniors care

In life, aging is a catalyst for change. Our bodies and minds transition from one phase of life to the next, collecting stories and storing memories of both good and bad, ease and hardship, trauma and joy. For those of us privileged enough to reach old age,

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,