The CEO News Desk features a message from David Graham, President and CEO of Scarborough Health Network, in Network News, our monthly e-newsletter. To receive Network News and other messages to the community in your inbox, subscribe today.

At Scarborough Health Network (SHN), education is not just a strategic priority, it is an integral part of who we are. Building on our rich history that includes an affiliation with the University of Toronto dating back to the 1970s, medical and health education continue to grow every year at SHN. 

Excitingly, the University of Toronto Scarborough broke ground on a new facility for the Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH) in November. As a proud partner of SAMIH, SHN is also building a Research and Education Centre at Centenary Hospital, to train SAMIH students in state-of-the-art simulation laboratories, technology-enabled classrooms, and wellness spaces for learners and residents.

With a connected network of three hospitals and several satellite sites, we are the third largest community teaching hospital provider in Ontario and affiliated with the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. Our corporate vision is to be “Canada’s leading teaching community health network.” Our new strategic plan in 2024 will see research and education as a key focus, with the arrival of Dr. Samir Grover, SHN’s new Executive Vice-President of Education, who officially joined our organization this month.

Dr. Grover will provide leadership to the education portfolio at SHN and SAMIH. He has also been appointed as the inaugural Research Chair in Education at the SHN Research Institute. With a commitment to shaping the future of healthcare education, Dr. Grover’s leadership and expertise aim to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals to achieve unparalleled standards of patient care. 

I look forward to bringing you updates on this work in 2024. Until then, I wish you a safe and healthy holiday season.


David Graham
President and CEO
Scarborough Health Network