News Release

Scarborough Health Network assumes temporary management of Altamont Care Community

COVID-19 outbreak declared over as of June 12

SCARBOROUGH (June 12, 2020) – Working in collaboration with Sienna Senior Living, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) has assumed temporary management of Altamont Care Community effective June 8, 2020, as directed by the Government of Ontario. Moreover, the COVID-19 outbreak at Altamont is declared over by Toronto Public Health as of today.

“This is certainly fantastic news and we look forward to supporting Altamont residents, families, and team members as we continue to implement sustainable best practices to maintain a healthy home,” said Elizabeth Buller, President and CEO, SHN.

For more than six weeks, SHN has been privileged to support the residents and team members at Altamont Care Community in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. SHN holds unique expertise in responding to COVID-19, which is being applied to help address the unique challenges Altamont is facing, by equipping the long-term care home with the education and tools required to maintain enhanced levels of protection for residents and staff going forward.

“At its heart, this is about helping the people of Scarborough and their families, which is always our goal at Scarborough Health Network. We are extremely appreciative of our staff and doctors who are making this possible, and we acknowledge Altamont’s team for their courage and resilience,” Buller added.

“We are profoundly grateful for the Scarborough Health Network’s ongoing support and partnership during this challenging time of global pandemic. With SHN’s support and the leadership of President and CEO Elizabeth Buller and her team, we will work collaboratively to ensure that all Altamont residents receive the best possible care,” shared Nitin Jain, President and CEO, Sienna Senior Living.

For more information on SHN’s COVID-19 response, visit For details on SHN Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts, visit


About Scarborough Health Network

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is proud to support Scarborough, a population of approximately 650,000 residents, across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites. SHN is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at

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Lisa Cipriano, Scarborough Health Network, or 416-356-7950