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2020 Award Winners Celebrating our Education Week winners By Selma Al-Samarrai Every year, we celebrate our learners and educators at Unity Health Toronto through site-specific academic achievement awards ceremonies. This…

Sharing the load: How Unity Health Toronto is contributing to the COVID-19 pandemic response

By Jessica Cabral Ontario’s hardest-hit hospitals have transferred hundreds of patients in recent weeks as wave 3 puts a heavy burden on Ontario’s health system. Unity Health Toronto has…

What is Operational Readiness?

By Selma Al-Samarrai Director of Operational Readiness, Margaret Moy Lum-Kwong has worked closely with the Respirology Unit’s Director, Joyce Fenuta as they prepare for the unit’s future move into the…

Vaccine FAQ

Is it safe to receive a different mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) for my second dose? Yes, it is safe to receive a different mRNA vaccine for your second…

St. Michael’s receives 12 CIHR project grants

By Anna Wassermann (clockwise from top left: Drs. Andrew Advani, Tony Antoniou, Ahmed Bayoumi, Yvonne Bombard, Claudia Dos Santos, Greg Fairn, David Gomez, David Mazer, Joanna Sale and Andrea Tricco…

A snapshot of organ and tissue donation at our three hospitals

Jacqueline Lumsden, the patient care manager for the Palliative Care program and Assess and Restore services at Providence Healthcare During Be A Donor Month, and throughout the year, you’ll…

New trauma bay at St. Michael’s Hospital shows the impact of simulations on hospital design

By Selma Al-Samarrai A brand new trauma bay has opened inside St. Michael’s Hospital’s Slaight Family Emergency Department (ED) this month after a lengthy and carefully planned testing and design…

Research program to distribute 50,000 free HIV self-testing kits across Canada

Dr. Sean B. Rourke By Jennifer Stranges TORONTO – A new research program is distributing 50,000 free HIV self-testing kits across Canada to reach people who are undiagnosed and…

Speech and Hearing Month: celebrating those who empower the ability to communicate

By Selma Al-Samarrai May 13, 2019 – Speech, language and cognitive disorders can adversely affect academics, work and social interaction. Speech language pathologists and audiologists train extensively to optimize these…

Understanding Health Canada’s newest food guide: a Q&A with our registered dietitians

By Selma Al-Samarrai Click here or on the image above for a larger version. Photo courtesy of Health Canada On Jan. 22, Health Canada updated its food guide with significant…

Dr. Sharon Straus answers common questions about COVID-19 vaccines and older adults

February 16, 2021 By Hayley Mick As COVID-19 vaccination ramps up, many Canadians have questions about the vaccines, their impact and safety. This is also true for long-term care residents…

Restoring movement, ability and quality of life: celebrating physiotherapists

By Selma Al-Samarrai May 13, 2019 – May is Physiotherapy Month at Unity Health Toronto! We are celebrating our physiotherapists (PTs) by highlighting the work that they do to support…