SHN News

Better community partnerships enhance the patient experience for Scarborough seniors

Scarborough’s getting older and wiser. With an expected growth of 46 per cent by 2028 among Scarborough residents over age 65, care for our community, in our community, is more important now than ever before.

The Scarborough Emergency Department/Long-Term Care Transitions Working Group hosted a recent conference at Scarborough Health Network (SHN), gathering the best minds in our community to share ideas and proven concepts for addressing the health needs of this population.

You asked, we answered

If you missed the Town Hall, or couldn’t listen to the whole conversation, you can listen to the full recording here.

As phones rang, beeped, and buzzed across Scarborough, SHN’s senior leadership team gathered in the CEO’s office – at the center of the conference table was a grey telephone.

At precisely 7 p.m.,

SHN celebrating Heart Month with Community Talks

Community invited to heart health education events

February is Heart Month, and Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is inviting community members to come have a “heart to heart” about their cardiovascular health.

SHN’s cardiac care program will be hosting its annual Heart to Heart Community Talks in February for residents to come learn about improving their heart health and achieving a better quality lifestyle.

SHN Board of Directors approves plan to begin shaping the future of care in Scarborough

All three Scarborough hospitals, including emergency departments, will remain open

The Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Board of Directors unanimously approved the recommendation to integrate the Women’s and Children’s program at the Centenary and General hospitals, at their January 24 meeting.

The Birchmount hospital is not closing; this decision is limited to how SHN delivers its Women’s and Children’s services.

SHN, Councillor Jim Karygiannis discuss shaping the future of health care in Scarborough

All three Scarborough hospitals, including emergency departments, will remain open

SCARBOROUGH (January 23, 2019) – This morning, Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) Elizabeth Buller, President and CEO, and Dr. Dick Zoutman, Chief of Staff, met with Jim Karygiannis, City Councillor, Ward 22 – Scarborough-Agincourt, for a productive conversation about how SHN is transforming health care in Scarborough.

SHN holding first Community Tele-Town Hall on Jan. 29

On Tuesday January 29 at 7p.m., SHN will be holding a live Community Tele-Town Hall event featuring President and CEO Elizabeth Buller.

She will be taking your questions and discussing the future of our Health Network.

You can participate by listening in, asking questions, and joining our community’s conversation.

Scarborough Health Network welcomes Toronto’s first baby of 2019

“Surprised” and “excited” were the words Mohammed and Dina Al-Ameri
used to describe how they felt when they learned that their new daughter Fatima
was the first baby born in Toronto for 2019.

“I really wasn’t looking at the time and thought maybe she
was born a few minutes after midnight, so I was shocked when the nurse told me
that she was born just eight seconds into the New Year,” said Dina.

Toy donations showcase the generosity of our community

Our Paediatrics department has been overwhelmed by the kindness
of our community this holiday season!

So many families and groups have given back to our health
network with toy donations that will bring joy to children in our hospitals
over the holidays and all year long. 

A huge thank you to the following:

The Williams Family Toy Drive.

Scarborough Health Network announces new EVP of Medical and Clinical Programs

SCARBOROUGH (December 19, 2018) – Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is proud to announce that Dr. Albert Lauwers – the current President and CEO of Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Lindsay, Ontario – will be joining the organization as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Medical and Clinical Programs.

“We’re honoured to have Dr. Lauwers as part of the SHN team in this newly-created leadership role,” said Elizabeth Buller,

Emergency departments busier during flu season

Flu cases are on the rise and Scarborough Health Network (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,