Record group RG 2 - University Health Network record group

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University Health Network record group

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CA ON00343 RG 2

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  • 1941-2018 (Creation)
    Creator
    University Health Network
    Place
    Toronto
  • [ca. 1940]- (Accumulation)
    Accumulator
    University Health Network
    Place
    Toronto

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11 m of textual records.
ca. 400 photographs : colour slides ; 35 mm.
4 photographs : b&w ; 37 x 45 cm or smaller.
4 photographs : col. ; 12.7 x 19.1 cm.
5 collages : b&w photographs mounted on cardstock ; 50.2 x 40.6 cm.
1 photograph : b&w, mounted on cardstock ; 27 x 35 cm in mat 42 x 51 cm.
1 CD-R.

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(1999-)

Administrative 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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The record group includes the following fonds:

UHN 1 Policy and Codes Development fonds
UHN 2 Board of Directors fonds
UHN 3 Public Affairs & Communications fonds
UHN 4 Nutrition Services fonds
UHN 5 Radiation Medicine Program fonds
UHN 6 Research fonds
UHN 7 Health Records Services fonds
UHN 8 [undesignated]
UHN 9 Office of the President and Chief Executive Officer fonds
UHN 10 Medical Affairs fonds

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  • English

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Some files are restricted for 120 years from date of creation, to ensure compliance with Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA). To request access to these items, please submit an application to UHN’s Research Ethics Board using the appropriate online forms and procedures. Please see fonds and series level descriptions for details.

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University Health Network Archives

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Full

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Added to Archeion March 7, 2012. Last Updated: July 16, 2018

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