Last month, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) announced that it had joined in partnership with more than 40 Scarborough health service providers to create an Ontario Health Team (OHT) for Scarborough. In May 2019, groups interested in becoming OHTs submitted self-assessment applications to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, to demonstrate readiness to become a formal OHT.
Congratulations to Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) Diabetes Program for being recognized by Diabetes Canada for meeting the Standards for Diabetes Education in Canada!
For our patients, receiving expert diabetes care and education is vital for patients to successfully manage their diabetes to prevent and treat short and long term complications. With this accreditation, our patients and families can continue to be confident that the level of care they are receiving meets a standard of excellence.
Each year, the Spiritual Care department receives three to 12 students from the School of Theology at the University of Toronto. These students are assigned to nursing units and conduct general visits and referrals from staff. They assist people in coping with their hospitalization, provide a supportive presence and facilitate a holistic approach to health care.
Congratulations to Dr. Karishma Ramjee, a second year family medicine resident, on being awarded the Cass Family Grants for Catalyzing Access and Change, which inspires researchers to effect institutional change to benefit vulnerable and disadvantaged health care consumers.
Available through the University of Toronto, the $5,000 grant is being matched by SHN’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.
What do puzzles, therapeutic pets, and card games have in common?
Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) Annette Harris, for one!
As a Behavioural Support Ontario (BSO) Acute Care Registered Nurse, these are just some of the tools and activities Annette counts on to address responsive behaviours in patients with dementia or neurocognitive conditions.
BSO care providers have supported patients in community settings since 2010,
As Scarborough Health Network (SHN) continues to invest in the specific health needs of our community, patients and families can now access their health care appointments from wherever is most convenient through VirtualVisits, thanks to an expanded partnership with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).
SHN’s Cardio-Oncology clinic kicked off this service expansion on June 21, with Dr.
Photograph by Sam Santos for George Pimentel Photography / Courtesy of Shaftesbury
Dr. Chang presented on research that is testing the impact of an original virtual reality game on reducing anxiety in children who are undergoing day surgery for the first time, at a press conference in June. This work is in association with Shaftesbury,