In collaboration with 20 of Scarborough’s long-term care (LTC) and retirement homes, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is contributing valuable resources and expertise to support the delivery of safe, high quality care for vulnerable residents and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SHN holds a wide range of pandemic expertise, with dedicated nurses, environmental services staff,
Today is the start of National Nursing Week 2020 (May 11 to 17)! This year’s theme is Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Nursing the World to Health, which was developed to highlight how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges.
We are so excited and proud that the World Health Organization (WHO) has also designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
When Tezera Ketema began his shoe-making business 30 years ago, he never imagined a global pandemic would lead to him needing emergency care for an injury he got while manufacturing his newest product line — face shields.
But that’s exactly what happened.
Having witnessed other businesses adapt and shift their production resources towards supporting frontline health efforts,
Friday, May 1 is Doctors’ Day, an annual celebration started almost a decade ago by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). SHN and our Medical Administration Office and the Medical Staff Association are pleased to support this special day, and invite you to join us in recognizing and thanking all of the skilled and compassionate physicians across our health network.
It's time to applaud our SHN volunteers! | April 22, 2020 | News | Like | Edit | Our SHN workplace family would not be complete without our team of volunteers, who help us to provide exceptional care for patients and families across our health network. We appreciate our volunteers' commitment to SHN every day [...]
We are absolutely blown away by the support of community members who joined the Frontline Workers Appreciation Salute, coordinated by Jim Karygiannis, City Councillor, Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt, and Dr. Lisa Salamon, Emergency Physician, SHN and Chair District 11, Ontario Medical Association, on April 17.
Along with our partners at Toronto Police, Toronto Fire,
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, Scarborough Health Network has received numerous food donations from community members, companies and restaurants who are eager to show their support to our front-line staff. Our hospitals are incredibly grateful for the tremendous support we’ve received from the community, as well as the commitment and passion from many individuals who want to help out in any way they can.
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) appreciates the challenges our patients are facing, given the recent restrictions that hospitals and other health care providers have needed to put in place as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These necessary steps are being taken to protect patients and health care workers alike.
Photo: Stroke Centre team welcomes their first patient to the unit.
On April 8, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) proudly opened the doors to the new Stroke Centre of Excellence at our Birchmount hospital, fulfilling a promise we made to our community almost seven months ago.
While SHN has been focused on responding to COVID-19,