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.

After a productive summer dedicated to advancing our mission of improving lives through exceptional care, I am delighted to update you on some developments and initiatives that have been in progress at Scarborough Health Network (SHN).

First, SHN is pleased to welcome Dr. Samir Grover as our new Executive Vice-President of Education as of December 2. Dr. Grover will provide leadership to the education portfolio at SHN and the Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health at the University of Toronto. He has also been appointed as the inaugural Research Chair in Education at the SHN Research Institute. 

As I mentioned in the summer edition of the CEO News Desk, we have been diligently crafting our next strategic plan to guide SHN through the coming years. This plan encompasses our commitment to innovation, enhancing patient experiences, and ensuring sustainable growth while maintaining our unwavering dedication to exceptional quality healthcare. There will be virtual and in-person opportunities to provide your input this fall, and we look forward to sharing those details soon.

Meanwhile, several capital projects are also underway to enhance our facilities, including renovations and technology upgrades. These improvements aim to create a more welcoming and technologically advanced environment for our patients and staff. Excitingly, we are also in the process of taking down old signs and installing new signs on units across our network. Look for these renewed signs in the coming weeks, some of which will reflect existing unit names, while others will reflect new standard names.

Outside the hospital, we are gearing up for the inaugural “Building Communities Through Inclusive Health” conference in October, presented by SHN and the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Throughout this two-day event, we will hear from clinicians, scholars, and community leaders, and discuss how to bridge health inequities experienced by many in the Scarborough community and marginalized populations nationwide. I am looking forward to delivering opening remarks alongside Wisdom Tettey, Vice-President of University of Toronto and Principal of UTSC, to kick off an agenda packed with powerful speakers from a huge range of backgrounds. Check out the line-up here. I am hoping you will register and I get a chance to see you there.

Until next time,

David Graham
President and CEO
Scarborough Health Network