It has come to our attention that there are text messages falsely claiming to be coming from Unity Health Toronto and that are requesting personal information from our patients. Please do not respond and if you have any questions, direct them to your health care team. Unity Health Toronto does not send unsolicited emails, text messages, nor make telephone calls asking for information, such as a photo of your health card.
TAHSN STATEMENT ON DEATH OF JOYCE ECHAQUAN
Oct. 9, 2020 – The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) has issued a statement on the Death of Joyce Echaquan.
TEN GREAT THINGS THAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK
Oct. 15, 2020 – Living and working through COVID-19 is tough, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the wonderful things that are happening at our sites – and for our people – along the way.
- Ten great things that happened for week ending October 8
- Ten great things that happened for week ending October 1
- Ten great things that happened for week ending September 24
- Ten great things that happened for week ending September 17
- Ten great things that happened for week ending September 10
- Ten great things that happened for week ending September 3
CELEBRATING OUR HEALTH DISCIPLINES AND NURSING AWARDS WINNERS!
Sept. 29, 2020 – We celebrated Interprofessional Practice week from Sept. 21 – 25 at Unity Health Toronto. Across the network, virtual ceremonies were held to recognize the winners of our Health Disciplines Awards and Nursing Awards for each of our three sites.
Unity Health physician who worked in Sierra Leone during Ebola helps build model to project local COVID-19 numbers
Sept. 22, 2020 – Infectious disease physician Dr. Sharmistha Mishra experienced the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic as a flashback. Everywhere she looked were echoes of Ebola and her work in Sierra Leone.
NETWORK’S NEW ENERGY TEAM DEDICATED TO REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Sept. 2, 2020 – Hospitals have massive environmental footprints. It takes a lot of electricity for the 24/7 care required in acute care, emergency and long-term care residences. To tackle this impact, Katelyn Poyntz, manager of Project Engineering at Unity Health Toronto, created the Energy Team with the mission of finding ways to reduce energy consumption across the network’s three sites.
ANNUAL REPORT 2019-20
July 8, 2020 – The past year has been a foundational year for Unity Health Toronto. We began it with the launch of our first-ever strategic plan and completed it amid a global pandemic, where we came together to support our community and each other with strength and courage.
JUNE 2 – OUR RESPONSE TO RACIAL INJUSTICE AND SYSTEMIC RACISM
Dr. Tim Rutledge, Unity Health Toronto’s President and CEO, sent out this message to the Unity Health community earlier today:
It’s been an intense few days in the U.S. and parts of Canada, including our hometown, Toronto, where a significant number of protests to end anti-Black racism, discrimination and violence have been occurring.
I can only imagine the impact this must be having on our colleagues, patients, community partners and friends who are Black – the stress, grief, perhaps reliving trauma, and/or processing death. I offer my support, allyship and solidarity. Racism has no place in our society.
Inclusivity, community and compassion are three of our core values at Unity Health. Education is also a key part of our mission – and part of standing up against racism is educating ourselves and checking our own implicit biases. I know we can – and must – do better. We must listen and learn from those most affected and strive to be allies. It is up to all of us to do the hard work of undoing racism and effecting change.
We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, patients, volunteers and partners and condemn all acts of racial injustice and systemic racism. Black lives matter.
GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT FROM OUR COMMUNITY
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our teams at Unity Health Toronto are working to ensure we are prepared to support our patients and keep everyone inside and around our hospitals safe.
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