New VP of Medical Affairs at St. Joseph’s

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.

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Canada’s Top 40 Research HospitalsUnity 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.

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Research Month: This is collaboration

Six doctors from Unity Health TorontoNov. 13, 2019 – It started with three clinicians working at three separate hospitals who were interested in researching the same problem: how do we improve outcomes for patients with anemia?

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.

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Translational simulation connects learnings to patient outcomes

Dr. Andrew PetrosoniakNov. 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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Oct. 25, 2019: The truth about the flu

Oct. 23, 2019: Occupational therapists help make the everyday possible

Oct. 16, 2019: ‘The need for support never goes away’

Oct. 10, 2019: Social workers at Unity Health Toronto receive research grant to advance student placement experience

Oct. 1, 2019: Unity Health Toronto receives $1.5M gift from the Slaight Family Foundation

Oct. 1, 2019: New online tool directs patients and visitors to support services in the community

Sept. 26, 2019: Celebrating how Interprofessional Practice supports better care for all

Sept. 10, 2019: A life impacted, but not defined by MS

Aug. 27, 2019: An oral history of the day of the Raptors parade, as told by St. Michael’s Hospital staff

Aug. 26, 2019: Reimagining patient education by building better tools to improve health literacy

July 23, 2019: Check out Unity Health Toronto’s 2018-19 Annual Report

July 22, 2019: Digital connections bringing Unity Health sites closer than ever

July 10, 2019: Meet our new chief residents

July 8, 2019: Announcing Unity Health Toronto’s new chair of the Board of Directors: Colleen Johnston

June 26, 2019: Falls prevention clinic at Providence helps patients stay strong and independent

June 12, 2019: Reimagining patient education: building better tools to improve health literacy

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