SHN News

Black Canadians have new, safe space to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with doctors from their community

Scarborough Health Network’s popular VaxFacts service partners with the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario to create dedicated stream for Black communities

As Canadians come together for Black History Month to promote equity and representation, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is proud to be collaborating with the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario (BPAO) to launch a dedicated offering for Black communities through its virtual VaxFacts service.  

Scarborough patient celebrating life after first in-human use of Ringer™ Perfusion Balloon Catheter

It’s late January, in the midst of a stressful global pandemic, but cardiac patient Vernetta Calvin-Smith is waking up renewed. Her family is in the next room, with the sounds of children at play, and a lively energy fills the air. Today, Vernetta has a lot to celebrate.

It’s been several months since the vibrant 77-year-old Oshawa resident walked out of Scarborough Health Network’s (SHN) regional cardiac centre at Centenary Hospital,

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Do You Want Your Kids To Know About Real Life Super Heroes?

If you answered “Yes” then your kids will adore this activity book!

Specially designed for kids to learn about different career opportunities in healthcare, Hospital Heroes highlights Scarborough Health Network (SHN) staff, medical staff, and volunteers and the vital role they play in the health and safety of our patients, families, and our community.

SHN puts the “health” into Scarborough’s mental health care

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is joining Canadians and participating in mental health conversations to fight the stigma, support world-class research, celebrate dedicated teams, and lead by example in workplace mental health.

As the globe continues its fight against COVID-19, the true necessity of mental health services is becoming more and more obvious.

SHN and partners to hold Vax Weekend with 3 Pop-up Clinics

This is a roll call to all your friends and family! Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and the Scarborough Ontario Health Team (SOHT) partners are gearing up for one of their biggest COVID-19 vaccination events yet.

On Saturday and Sunday, January 29 and 30, the Scarborough Vaccine Team is planning to serve more than 5,000 vaccine doses across three pop-up clinics locations — Centennial College’s Progress Campus and Ashtonbee Campus and the University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus — as well as their regular community clinic sites.

With ‘Love, Scarborough,’ Scarborough Health Network Foundation Asks Toronto to Back Scarborough up

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the Love, Scarboroughmarketing campaign. This campaign will directly support their $100 million fundraising goal to help close the healthcare gap.

Scarborough is calling on the City of Toronto to back them up. Scarborough accounts for 25% of Toronto’s population yet receives less than 1% of the hospital donations.

Dr. Wax and Dr. Betts are pictured at SHN following a patient transfer and successful patient record log through Epic CIS, Dec. 2021

Epic Helps Teams to Deliver Lifesaving Care through Collaboration

When Lakeridge Health Critical Care physician and Anaesthesiologist Dr. John Maybee realized his patient needed urgent, additional care at Scarborough Health Network (SHN), instead of reaching for a paper chart to send with the patient, he logged in to the Epic clinical information system.

SHN and Lakeridge Health are among seven partner hospital organizations that introduced Epic on December 3,


SHN recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2022

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is proud to be named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers.

Winners were announced on December 3, 2021 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in a special magazine in The Globe and Mail. Some of the highlights for SHN’s selection for the 2022 award include:

  • Supporting staff mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic,
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Central East Ontario Hospitals Coming Together to Introduce Single, Unified Digital Health Record for Patients

On December 3, 2021, seven partner hospital organizations, representing 14 hospitals in Central East Ontario, will introduce Epic – a new, digital clinical information system (CIS) that will provide a single, unified personal health record for each patient.

The new Epic CIS will go live at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Haliburton Highlands Health Services,