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University Health Network ephemera collection
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CA ON00343 UHN-EC
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- University Health Network
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11.5 cm of textual records.
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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)
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- ).
Scope and content
The University Health Network ephemera collection is an assembly of material that have been accumulated by the UHN Archives from a variety of disparate sources including, but not limited to, family members of former staff or students, other repositories, or anonymous donations. Collection consists of publications and reports. Material in the collection relates to the history of the University Health Network.
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Material is arranged by accession. No particular order has been imposed by the Archivist.
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Related records may be found in the University Health Network record group.
Further accruals are expected.
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- University Health Network (Subject)
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University Health Network Archives
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Added to Archeion July 9, 2012. Last updated July 16, 2018
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