Nov. 14, 2019 – Unity Health Toronto is pleased to announce that Dr. Kunuk Rhee will be joining the organization as St. Joseph’s new VP of Medical Affairs, effective Jan. 6. He joins us from Cambridge Memorial Hospital where he has been the chief of staff and VP since 2013. He has also concurrently held a VP of Clinical Quality role at the Waterloo-Wellington LHIN since 2017.
Prior to joining these two organizations, Dr. Rhee was the regional clinical quality lead at Health Quality Ontario. He has nearly 20 years of extensive medical leadership experience at such organizations as Mackenzie Health, Humber River, William Osler and UHN.
Unity Health Toronto ranked among top 15 research hospitals in Canada, up one position from last year
Nov. 14, 2019 – Perfectly timed with Research Month, Unity Health Toronto has been announced as one of the top 15 research hospitals in Canada, and in the top five of Canada’s medium-sized hospitals in researcher intensity, according to a list published today by Research Infosource Inc.
In the list of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals, Unity Health has climbed to number 11. Ranked previously as only the St. Michael’s Hospital site, Unity Health moved up one spot from last year’s number 12 ranking.
Research Month: This is collaboration
At Providence, Dr. Ashley Verduyn, director of medical affairs, was curious about how to help patients with anemia in the rehabilitation setting. At St. Joseph’s, hematologist Dr. Christie Kim wanted to be able to know in advance which surgical patients with anemia would need her team’s support before their procedures. And Dr. Michelle Sholzberg, a hematologist at St. Michael’s and researcher at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, was involved in a program to target anemic patients before surgery to try to support them – but she knew that those at highest risk for poor outcomes were not necessarily getting the treatment they needed.
Translational simulation connects learnings to patient outcomes
Nov. 1, 2019 – Much like the aviation industry uses flight simulators to train pilots, health care professionals can use simulation techniques for teaching and learning in a controlled, safe environment.
Unity Health Toronto recently announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak in the role of clinical integration and translational simulation lead, one of the first of its kind in Canada.
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