• Happy Holidays!

    December 19, 2014

    The holidays are often as much a period of reflection as a period of celebration. As we approach this year’s holiday season, I would like to give pause, as well as thanks, to the many factors that have contributed to an outstanding 2014 for The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) and have laid the foundation for a

  • Welcoming Physician Assistants to TSH: Our Newest Interprofessional Team Members

    November 27, 2014

    November 27 marks National Physician Assistant (PA) day in Canada and this year’s celebration has a special significance for The Scarborough Hospital (TSH). On November 3, we welcomed the first group of PAs to support our physicians in their assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients in our Emergency Department (ED) and General Internal Medicine program.

  • New Partnership Bridges Complementary Therapies And Western Medicine

    November 12, 2014

    It’s estimated that nearly three quarters of Canada’s population has used some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in their lives. This can include many different practices and products, such as chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, herbal remedies, or traditional Chinese medicine. At The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) we know that many of our patients use these

  • Your Safety Is Our Highest Priority: Ebola Preparedness At TSH

    October 17, 2014

    There has been much discussion in recent days regarding the readiness of our health care system to handle potential cases of Ebola. Although the risk of Ebola in Canada remains low, protecting the health and safety of our patients, staff, physicians, families and the community is of the utmost importance. The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) has

  • Building On Excellence To Support Our Youngest Patients

    October 8, 2014

    At The Scarborough Hospital (TSH), providing safe, high quality care to the thousands of new moms, infants and children we serve each year is not only a priority for us, but a privilege. Today, I’d like to talk to you about how we’ve earned a reputation for excellence in our Maternal Newborn and Child Care

  • Celebrating Our Diversity – What Brings Us Together

    September 10, 2014

    At The Scarborough Hospital (TSH), we are committed to delivering safe, high quality care for our patients, providing a healthy workplace for our staff, physicians and volunteers, and developing strong relationships with our community partners. But there is also another very important aspiration which drives us: our focus on serving the diverse community of Scarborough.

  • Forward Together: Developing Our New Strategic Directions

    August 7, 2014

    Five years ago, The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) launched an exceptionally important roadmap for the organization: our Strategic Plan. It was a significant undertaking for our hospital, which included our Mission, Vision and Values. Building on this achievement, two years later we launched our Clinical Action Plan (CAP). The CAP identified investment priorities in clinical services

  • Patient Privacy A Shared Responsibility At TSH

    June 5, 2014

    As you may have heard in media stories that have been reported this week, the patient records of more than 8,000 new mothers who gave birth at the Centenary site of Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) were inappropriately accessed by two former employees for the purpose of selling Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) investments. Obviously,

  • Coming Together To Support Cancer Care At TSH

    May 15, 2014

    Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of participating in a very special day at our hospital as we held our second Scarborough World Gala. This year’s Gala raised nearly $2 million in support of our Cancer Care program, which will help us achieve our vision of a fully-integrated, state-of-the-art program that will enhance the already

  • Finding A Healthy Balance In The Workplace

    May 1, 2014

    Today’s health care environment is one that is filled with constant change. As hospital staff, physicians and volunteers working in the face of these challenges, the importance of taking time to address our own personal well-being cannot be overstated. TSH is part of a growing number of Ontario hospitals that have taken a more comprehensive