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Cutting edge basic science and clinical #research brought together to advance care for our patients. The first Ajmera #Transplant Centre Research Day was a huge success. Read more➡️ @UHN @UHN_Research @uhnfoundation @uoftmedicine @elmar_jaeckel @MbD_UofT
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Episode 7 of our #YourComplexBrain podcast is out - '#Psychedelics and the #MentalHealth Revolution.' Learn how @UHN scientists are leading the way, researching how best to tap the potential of these compounds, safely & cautiously. Listen & subscribe!
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After two virtual years, fundraiser for vital research at @pmcancercentre returns to in-person event and tops $16 million -- $250 million+ in 15-year history. Thank you to 3,000+ cyclists who participated in the 2022 @theride2conquer. Read more →
For #NationalBloodDonorWeek we want to thank all those who help keep our communities healthy and strong. Each year, UHN provides patients with 40,000 units of life-saving blood thanks to generous donors.
Meet Otto, the artificial intelligence (AI) robot – #TeamUHN's newest addition in the Finance Department to help improve workflow processes and contribute to increased efficiency across the entire organization. Read more →
What can be more incredible than crossing the finish line with the people on our team who have lived with cancer leading the way on the #HemeTeam in the ⁦@theride2conquer⁩ for ⁦@thePMCF❤️⁩ #ride2conquer #patientexperience #cancer
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"Karen truly believed they added years to her life - and they did": #Etobicoke husband & daughter aim to raise $80,000 for Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for Karen Skobel. @theride2conquer @thePMCF @UHN #EtobTO…
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We are saddened by the loss of Loretta Rogers, a truly formidable woman who made tremendous contributions throughout her life. A true champion for #heartfailure patients, we are so grateful for Loretta's advocacy and generosity.… @trogersresearch
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For National #ThyroidAwarenessMonth, UHN wants to recognize all those who suffer from thyroid conditions and the importance of treatment for our #UHN patients.
What a way to start the week! THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our 'Your Complex Brain' podcast, making science accessible to everyone. Head to our website & find out more about past/future episodes (Ep 7 drops tomorrow). Tell us what you think!
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La Croix Calloo was only 22 years old when she experienced a #stroke. "To say the least, it was the scariest moment of my life." Learn more about the rise of stroke in young adults in our new @KBI_UHN podcast, Your Complex Brain ⇨ #strokeawarenessmonth
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Day 6 of @UHN #Epic go-live 🎇! The adrenaline from the weekend is coming down and teams continue to roll with the growing pains. Toronto Western technologists are a real spirited bunch and their positive energy is contagious. Mindset and mood are everything ✨e
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Today we announced that the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake is the 1st organization to join the Princess Margaret Cancer Care Network, bringing resources from one of the top cancer centres in the world to York Region & Simcoe County patients:…
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Introducing the Princess Margaret Cancer Care Network - the @pmcancercentre's new initiative to extend & share unique, specialized expertise in cancer care with partner institutions. Stronach Regional Cancer Centre @SouthlakeRHC is the 1st to join. More:
UHN provides care to some of the most immune-compromised individuals and masks are a layer of protection for patients and staff within the hospital. Visit our website for the recent COVID-19 update:…
As part of the roll-out for the new #EpicHIS, information on sexual orientation and gender identify (SOGI) can now be included in patients' records, making UHN a more inclusive space for all individuals under the 2SLGBTQIA+ umbrella. Read more →
All across #TeamUHN people are already benefiting from #EpicHIS. We are so grateful for everyone’s continued commitment to our patients and our colleagues.
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Congratulations to @KBI_UHN's @DrDonWeaver for receiving a 2022 Oskar Fischer Prize from @UTSASciences for his new innovative theory of #Alzheimer disease as an autoimmune disorder. Read more →
A revolutionary device developed in a UHN research lab is helping stroke and spinal cord patients regain upper body function after injury. The MyndMove device is an example of UHN researchers bringing scientific breakthroughs to market. Read more →
Today, @DrDonWeaver was announced as a recipient of the coveted Oskar Fischer Prize @UTSA, awarded to world-leading scientists looking at new approaches in #Alzheimer’s research. Learn more about Dr. Weaver’s theory that Alzheimer’s may actually be an #autoimmune disease.
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I completed - successfully - my fist ambulatory visit on #EPIC - note, orders, follow-up booked all by moi!! I like learning new … Thank goes also to my amazing colleague/partner in this historic moment @justinzw @AristotelisKal1 @DrMassicotte 🙏🏼�#teamworkwor@KBI_UHN_@UHN@UHN
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On May 31, @UHN marked the closure of the Toronto Western COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Thank you to all of #TeamUHN who worked to support this public health service. Read more about their experiences →
“Prescribing food is not something I wanted to do as a health-care worker,” @drandrewb told me. “It’s a response to broken social systems.” On Food Rx, a pilot project by @UHN & @FoodShareTO, giving people on low incomes a "prescription" for healthy food.…
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We are ready to dig the wet well! The WET system project - lead by @NoventaEnergy and UHN's Facilities Management - will address climate change in our everyday lives and improve our sustainability efforts. Read more about the project's launch →
June is #StrokeMonth! Join us virtually on Thursday, June 30 for our next #UHNHealthTalk about stroke. Topics will include stroke warning signs, risk factors, prevention and resources at @UHN and in the community. Full details at→
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Over the weekend, UHN celebrated the launch of new health information system from Epic as part of our #UHNclinicaltransformation. We documented the journey and the #TeamUHN members at each hospital site and their amazing work. Read more →
June is #BrainInjuryAwarenessMonth and UHN wants to bring attention to the effects of brain injury and how we can help reduce those obstacles in the UHN community.
"At University Health Network, we know climate change is a major threat to health... Today's groundbreaking is a major milestone that furthers our commitment in delivering A Healthier World - through a sustainable environment," says UHN President & CEO @KevinSmithUHN
We're breaking ground this morning on the world's largest raw wastewater energy transfer (WET) System going in at Toronto Western Hospital! The WET System will use thermal energy from a municipal sewer to supply 90% of our heating/cooling - cutting GHGs by 10K tonnes every year!
It's been a truly #Epic weekend across UHN. Thanks so much to everyone for helping us launch the latest phase of our #UHNClinicalTransformation. We're ready and excited for tomorrow, when even more patients and members of TeamUHN will experience "going live."
We're well into the 2nd day of our #Epic go-live to launch the latest phase of our #UHNClinicalTransformation and #TeamUHN members continue to work through any issues and are feeling optimistic and excited about our new era.
Epic day today at work with the transition to a new electronic medical record. It seemed to go as smoothly as possible (despite the fears we had about the transition). Thank you to all the superusers and support staff who were so patient!
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Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay! We know we have #OnlyOneEarth, which is why our Energy & Environment team leads projects that have cut UHN's greenhouse gas emissions by 13K-tonnes. They also volunteer in the community - most recently planting 250 trees to re-naturalize Mississauga!
I am sure that our @UHN friends had as great and exhausting a day as we did @HamHealthSci yesterday. Two large institutions that both started Epic in the wee hours of the morning. So many patients in these two hospitals have just had their care teams go paperless.…
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MDRD at TWH and TGH OR - Simply the best. Not always visible to patients but critical to excellent patient care. I’m so grateful.
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What a journey. Amazing experience working on this truly EPIC implementation. Congratulations to the incredible team behind this mammoth effort transition one of the largest academic hospitals with 17,000 employees to a new electronic health record system.…
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Starting today, myUHN is available on an app! @myUHNPortal is excited to share more ways for you to get access to your myUHN Patient Portal. Find us in the App Store and Google Play Store!
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Congratulations TeamUHN! We are officially live in #EPIC. And these two amazing people led this once-in-a-generation transformation! Thank you @terrismcewan and @drbarryrubin !!
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Earlier this morning, with the symbolic push of a button, we launched the latest phase of our#UHNClinicalTransformation. We couldn't have achieved this without the hard work of #TeamUHN members and support from the patient community.
#TeamUHN is just hours away from one of the largest single moments in UHN’s history! Early Saturday, UHN expects to go live with #EpicHIS, supercharging our #UHNClinicalTransformation.
Sharing with permission. In 1996 we did the first Canadian blood stem cell transplant ⁦@UHN⁩ ⁦@pmcancercentre⁩ for AL cardiac amyloid. 26 years later here is our 1st patient continuing to live in Prince Edward Island a normal and healthy life. #canadascancercentre
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There's never been a more exciting time to reimagine and redefine rehab and complex continuing care. And @TorontoRehab's new Strategic Plan will take us there. Learn more about the steps we're taking to revolutionize the future of our work →
Dr. @APStrafella gives remarks at today's Krembil² retreat, a collaboration between scientists at @KBI_UHN & @CAMHResearch. Dr. Strafella & his team are trying to identify new #biomarkers to help in early diagnosis & new treatments for #Parkinson's and other #movement disorders.
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Countdown is on to Epic 'go-live' this weekend! Here #TeamUHN's Pharmacy Team is migrating medication orders for about 1,300 UHN inpatients as part of #UHNClinicalTransformation.
.@OntVetCollege researchers test 'seek and destroy' cancer treatment combining nanotechnology developed at the @pmcancercentre and laser light therapy. Read more →
Happy #Pride2021! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️UHN is proud to celebrate and honour the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, which includes many valued members #TeamUHNUHN. We are celebrating the Pride flag raising outside TGH with Kirsten Engelbrecht, co-Chair of the UHN 2SLGBTQIA+ Committey94
Today marks the beginning of National Indigenous History Month. UHN wants to amplify Indigenous voices and acknowledge the distinct heritage of Indigenous groups. To achieve the TRC Calls to Action, we plan to incorporate ceremonial healing practices into patient care. #NIHM2022
In consultation with @OntarioHealthOH, the Toronto Western COVID-19 testing centre is now closed. Please visit the ON gov't website for a list of nearby test centres. UHN test results for up to May 31 can still be accessed here →
UHN News presents the May 2022 Honour Roll by highlighting achievements and awards given to #TeamUHN members across all professions. We want to congratulate all winners and thank you for your accomplishments at UHN! Read more →
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