July 23, 2019 – It has been a year of firsts for our network – our first full year together, our first integrated quality improvement plan, the development of our first strategic plan and the creation of our network name, Unity Health Toronto.
We are so excited to share with you our 2018-19 annual report. In it you’ll find a summary of our achievements, all of which were made possible by our staff, physicians, volunteers and donors at our three sites and our shared purpose to provide excellent and compassionate care to all our patients, residents, clients, their families and our respective communities.
Another integration milestone
Digital connections bringing Unity Health sites closer than ever
July 22, 2019 – After six months of planning, testing and training, St. Michael’s Hospital radiologists are beginning to read Providence Healthcare patient and residents X-ray exams, marking an important milestone for service integration at Unity Health Toronto.
“Although patients and residents have always been able to have X-rays taken at Providence, we didn’t have the organizational capacity or resources to read the exams,” said Dr. Ashley Verduyn, interim chief and director of medical affairs at Providence.
Meet our new chief residents
July 10, 2019 – Each year, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital welcome new chief residents (CRs) to guide the experience we offer to incoming medical students. The CR role honours the skills and abilities of stand-out residents and places them in a position to help formally train and mentor the next generation of students.
We are sharing their stories over the month as they move into this important role. They tell us what inspired a career in medicine, what they’re looking forward to in the coming year, and what they value about working at Unity Health Toronto.
St. Joseph’s chief residents:
- Dr. David Anderson – Family Medicine
- Dr. Ellen Ann Thompson – Family Medicine
- Dr. Marisa Leon-Carlyle – Psychiatry
- Dr. Stephanie Tung – Surgery
St. Michael’s chief residents:
- Dr. Danielle Buell – Chief Medical Resident
- Dr. Dan Cojocaru – Family Medicine
- Dr. Ceinwen Pope – Family Medicine
- Dr. Phoebe Bao – Psychiatry
- Dr. Katrina Hui – Psychiatry
Announcing Unity Health Toronto’s new chair of the Board of Directors: Colleen Johnston
July 8, 2019 – Unity Health Toronto is pleased to announce that Colleen Johnston has been appointed as chair of our Board of Directors, effective late June 2019. Johnston is currently vice-chair of Unity Health Toronto, and brings decades of senior leadership experience from the corporate financial industry, where she was actively involved in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Johnston has served on the boards of Bridgepoint Health, WestJet, Shopify, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and McCain Foods.
Johnston has received numerous top industry honours, and was inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame in 2007. An accomplished leader with a down-to-earth approach, she is a firm believer in making an impact at every touchpoint.
Summer 2019: Read July/August 2019 Our Shared Purpose newsletter
May 21, 2019: Bringing our Mission and Values to life
May 13, 2019: Restoring movement, ability and quality of life
April 15, 2019: Providing care for pregnant women with addictions