University Health Network

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

University Health Network

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • UHN

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1999-

History

In April 1999 The Toronto Hospital officially changed its name to University Health Network. The change was made in an effort to respond to the forces transforming health care, including:

• The changing demographics of the patients it served;
• Ongoing advances in biotechnology;
• The impact of information technology;
• The growing role of the patient as a partner in health care;
• And the restructuring of health-care funding.

Within the Network, each hospital (Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital) retained its identity and base of support as well as their distinct areas of specialization.

The phrase "Health Network" was chosen to signal that as a whole the organization was much greater than the sum of its parts. The word "University" was chosen to represent the organizations primary commitment to research and teaching, as well as its affiliation with the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine. The Network originally included the Toronto Medical Laboratories, and three foundations: the
Arthritis & Autoimmunity Research Centre Foundation (AARC), the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, and the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute also joined UHN effective July 1, 2011.

The organizational structure of the Network includes both corporate departments, which are completely consolidated, as well as site-specific programs and departments. Physicians, staff, services and resources are grouped into Focus of Care areas and Core Clinical Services. A "Focus of Care" is an area of patient care, research, and education that meets the needs of a specific group of patients. There were originally seven program groupings at UHN:

• Krembil Neuroscience Centre (KNC)
• Medical and Community Care (MCC)
• Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (MHA)
• Oncology and Blood Disorders (OBD) [later Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Program (PMHCP), then Princess Margaret Cancer Centre]
• Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
• Surgical and Critical Care (SCC)
• Transplantation.

The position of President and Chief Executive Officer has been held by Dr. Alan R. Hudson (1999-2000), Mr. Tom Closson (2000-2005), Dr. Bob Bell (2005-2014), Dr. Peter Pisters (2015-2017), and Dr. Kevin Smith (2018- ).

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Relationships area

Related entity

University Health Network. Public Affairs & Communications (1999 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1999-

Description of relationship

Public Affairs & Communications is one of the corporate departments of the University Health Network.

Related entity

University Health Network. Research (1999-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1999-

Description of relationship

Research is one of the programs at the University Health Network. The Vice President, Research reports directly to the CEO & President of UHN.

Related entity

University Health Network. Nutrition Services (1999-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1999-

Description of relationship

Nutrition Services is one of the corporate departments of the University Health Network.

Related entity

University Health Network. Radiation Medicine Program (1999-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1999-

Description of relationship

The Radiation Medicine Program is one of the programs at the University Health Network.

Related entity

The Toronto Hospital (1986-1999)

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

University Health Network. Medical Affairs (1999-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

University Health Network. Medical Affairs

is the subordinate of

University Health Network

Dates of the relationship

1999-

Description of relationship

Medical Affairs is a department of the University Health Network.

Related entity

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (1998-2011)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

is the predecessor of

University Health Network

Dates of the relationship

2011

Description of relationship

Effective July 1, 2011, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute joined the University Health Network.

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University Health Network Archives

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Added to Archeion March 7, 2012. Last updated: June 1, 2018 with name of new CEO.

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  • English

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