The Toronto Hospital

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

The Toronto Hospital

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • TTH

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1986-1999

History

The Toronto Hospital Corporation (TTH), 585 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2C4, was created by legislation passed in the Ontario Legislature on October 29, 1986, effecting the merger of the Toronto General Hospital (TGH) with the Toronto Western Hospital (TWH), which became, respectively, the Toronto General Division and the Toronto Western Division of The Toronto Hospital.

The initial mission statement of TTH pledged the Hospital “to provide, promote and to advance patient care by fostering excellence in health care delivery, teaching and research.” Bill 172, an Act to Amalgamate The Toronto Hospital and the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital (OCI/PMH) came into effect on January 1, 1998. As of 1998, under the authority of the TTH Corporation’s governing body, the Board of Trustees, TTH was comprised of three semi-autonomous hospitals—the Toronto General Division, the Toronto Western Division, and the OCI/PMH Division. TTH was superseded by University Health Network in April 1999.

The chief administrative body of TTH was the Executive Committee, headed by the President and Chief Executive Officer.

At the departmental level TTH administration was organized in six directorates, each headed by a Vice President, under the general authority of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

The Surgical Directorate, headed by the TTH Surgeon-in-Chief, administered the Department of Surgery, various clinical departments including Anaesthesia, Gynecology, and Ophthalmology, as well as the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the Neurosciences Priority Program.

The Medical Directorate, under the authority of the TTH Physician-in-Chief, was responsible for managing the Departments of Medicine, Emergency, Psychiatry and Medical Education, and for administering the Princess Margaret Hospital Oncology program and the Transplant Priority Program.

Other Directorates were Patient Services (Nutrition and Food Services, Pharmacy, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services); Finance and Facilities (Capital Planning, Facility Management, Finance, Medical Engineering); Human Resources (Payroll, Occupational Health and Safety, Training and Development, Volunteers); and Community Programs and Strategic Alliances (Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Nursing, Social Work; and the Primary, Ambulatory and Community Care Priority Program).

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Medical/Legal Affairs ([1994] - 1999)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

[1994] - 1999

Description of relationship

Medical/Legal Affairs was one of the corporate departments at The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Status of Women Committee (1991-1992)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1991-1992

Description of relationship

The Status of Women Committee was established at The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Surgical Directorate (1988 - 1999)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1988 -1999

Description of relationship

The surgical directorate provided leadership for all of the surgical departments in The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Division of Neurosurgery (1988-1999)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1988-1999

Description of relationship

The Division of Neurosurgery was part of The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Department of Strategic Planning (1987-1989)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1987-1989

Description of relationship

Strategic Planning was one of the departments of The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Medical Advisory Committee (1986 - 1999)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1986 - 1999

Description of relationship

The Medical Advisory Committee is responsible for the medical administration of The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Office of the Chief Operating Officer (1986-1999)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1986-1999

Description of relationship

The Office of the Chief Operating Officer reported to the President/Chief Executive Officer of The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Office of the Executive Vice-President (1986-1992)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1986-1992

Description of relationship

The Executive Vice-President oversaw the administrative functions of The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Office of the President (1986 - 1999)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1986 - 1999

Description of relationship

The Toronto Hospital’s President/CEO heads the chief administrative body of The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Nursing Education and Research Department (1986-1999)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1986-1999

Description of relationship

The Nursing Education and Research Department is one of the administrative departments of The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital. Finance Directorate (1986-1999)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1986 - 1999

Description of relationship

The Finance Directorate was one of the Directorates (or corporate departments) for The Toronto Hospital.

Related entity

University Health Network (1999-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

April 1999

Description of relationship

In April 1999 The Toronto Hospital officially changed its name to University Health Network.

Related entity

Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital (1952-1998)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

January 1, 1998

Description of relationship

The Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital amalgamated with The Toronto Hospital becoming one of its Divisions.

Related entity

Toronto General Hospital (1819-1986)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Toronto General Hospital was a predecessor organization to The Toronto Hospital and became part of The Toronto Hospital in 1999.

Related entity

Joint Hospital/University Relations Committee (University of Toronto and Toronto General Hospital) (1910-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1986 - 1999

Description of relationship

The Committee was responsible for nominations for appointments to the medical staff of The Toronto Hospital, and also discussion of relevant agreements and issues between the University of Toronto and the hospital.

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

University Health Network Archives

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Revised

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised November 21, 2011

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Additional sources used for the administrative history:
TTH Department of Public Affairs and Communications. Annual Reports. 1986/87-1996/97.

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