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University Health Network
Uhn logo.png
Geography
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Organization
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Services
Standards Tertiary care
Beds 767
Speciality Multispecialty
History
Founded 1999
Links
Website home page
Lists Hospitals in Canada

University Health Network (UHN) is a medical centre that comprises three teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

In total, the organization devotes C$150 million a year to research and trains more than 3000 undergraduate, graduate and medical students at its member hospitals and institutes. Physicians, scientists and researchers at the organization collaborate extensively with the University of Toronto, where many of them hold professorial appointments.

  • Princess Margaret Hospital contains the largest oncology research and treatment facility in Canada. It is home to the Ontario Cancer Institute and the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. In 1998, the hospital relocated to a new site south of Queen's Park on University Avenue.
  • Toronto General Hospital is the largest member hospital in the organization, located on University Avenue directly across from Princess Margaret Hospital. Its research arm is the Toronto General Research Institute. Toronto General is a major centre for cardiac care, and home to a substantial organ transplant program. Its surgeons conducted the world's first double-lung transplant in 1986.
  • Toronto Western Hospital is located on Bathurst Street, a short bus ride from the other two hospitals. Research is conducted at the Toronto Western Research Institute. Fundraising is carried out jointly with Toronto General, by the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation.
  • Also part of organization is the Wellesley Toronto Arthritis & Immune Disorder Research Centre, funded by the Arthritis & Autoimmunity Research Centre Foundation.
  • In October 2008, UHN was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine. Later that month, UHN was also named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers, which was announced by the Toronto Star newspaper.[1]

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