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Welcome to The CEO News Desk. For those in our community who I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting, I’m David Graham, Interim President and CEO of Scarborough Health Network (SHN), and this my first update in Network News. I look forward to bringing you news about important updates happening across SHN.

This fall, we’re breaking ground on the much-anticipated, new Diagnostic Imaging Concourse at our General Hospital!

The Diagnostic Imaging Concourse will make it easier for patients to access diagnostic imaging care by having one central location for tests and procedures including X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, mammogram, and more.

Having led the advancement of this project in my previous role as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, I am honoured to see it come to fruition now, as Interim President and CEO. We expect construction be completed in early 2024 and I am committed to keeping you up to date along the way.

Later this fall, we are undergoing a voluntary evaluation—Accreditation. The last time we were accredited was in 2016 before the merger of our hospitals. When the pandemic struck, our on-site survey was deferred. With quality and safety at the heart of every decision we make, we knew we needed all hands-on deck.

During the week of November 14-18, surveyors from Accreditation Canada will be visiting SHN. This will be the very first time we go through this process as one connected network. I look forward to sharing those results with you in the coming months. Our people are the heart of our health network, and I already know they are going to do Scarborough proud.

I look forward to connecting back with you in October where I’ll be sharing more about how we are shaping the future of care at SHN, through medical research and education.

David Graham
President and CEO (Interim)
Scarborough Health Network