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Dr. Wax and Dr. Betts are pictured at SHN following a patient transfer and successful patient record log through Epic CIS, Dec. 2021

Epic Helps Teams to Deliver Lifesaving Care through Collaboration

When Lakeridge Health Critical Care physician and Anaesthesiologist Dr. John Maybee realized his patient needed urgent, additional care at Scarborough Health Network (SHN), instead of reaching for a paper chart to send with the patient, he logged in to the Epic clinical information system.

SHN and Lakeridge Health are among seven partner hospital organizations that introduced Epic on December 3,


SHN recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2022

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is proud to be named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers.

Winners were announced on December 3, 2021 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in a special magazine in The Globe and Mail. Some of the highlights for SHN’s selection for the 2022 award include:

  • Supporting staff mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic,
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Central East Ontario Hospitals Coming Together to Introduce Single, Unified Digital Health Record for Patients

On December 3, 2021, seven partner hospital organizations, representing 14 hospitals in Central East Ontario, will introduce Epic – a new, digital clinical information system (CIS) that will provide a single, unified personal health record for each patient.

The new Epic CIS will go live at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Haliburton Highlands Health Services,

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Scarborough “V Team” getting ready to deliver COVID-19 vaccines for kids, ages 5-11

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and its Scarborough Ontario Health Team (SOHT) partners are making sure their community is better protected against COVID-19 by inviting Scarborough children to join their super squad of health heroes.

Following Health Canada’s approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the five to 11 age group and today’s announcement from the Province,

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World Prematurity Day: Mom hopes to bring awareness about premature birth

After delivering twins at just 32 weeks, mom Meghan Konopacki is hoping to raise awareness about premature birth and share her life-changing experience at Scarborough Health Network (SHN).

“Full term for my twins was 37 weeks, so this was definitely earlier than I expected, but everyone is doing well” she explained. “Because I had twins,

Book an appointment with the new Scarborough Virtual Urgent Care Clinic

New Scarborough virtual urgent care clinic now open

Scarborough and its surrounding communities can now book appointments through a new virtual urgent care clinic.
The Scarborough Virtual Urgent Care Clinic is a partnership between Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and the East GTA Family Health Team. This virtual clinic consists of a team of emergency physicians called the Scarborough Emergency Associates, who offer urgent care services for adults and children.

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“Inclusive and sensitive,” first-time mom, remembers experience having a baby at SHN’s Family Birthing Centre

Choosing where to give birth is a major life decision. With so many options available to expecting parents, families can find it challenging to make their right decision.

But for long-time Scarborough resident Taylor Sky, her decision to choose the Family Birthing Centre at Scarborough Health Network’s General hospital was an easy one.

2021 Urban Hero

SHN staff and General ICU recognized as Urban Hero Award winners

The staff at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at SHN’s General hospital are being recognized in this year’s Urban Hero Awards – an awards celebration honouring unsung community heroes.

Both SHN staff and the ICU unit were among eight winners in the “People’s Choice Award” category. Winners were chosen based on online voting selection by Metroland Toronto’s (Scarborough Mirror,


​​​​​​​In a global emergency, not all heroes wear capes. On Saturday, September 11, the Scarborough community came together to celebrate the recipients of the inaugural Scarborough Hero Awards. And while there were no capes in sight, the winners’ impacts on their community over the past 18 months has been nothing short of superhuman.