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Awards and Recognition

North York General Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals. Our staff and physicians are regularly recognized for their excellence in teaching and their contribution to health care.

See our complete 2017 archive.

Latest awards and recognition:

Urban Hero: Surgeon Everton Gooden goes beyond patient care
Sept. 20, 2017
Dr. Everton Gooden, an Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon at North York General Hospital, is the winner of Metroland's 2017 Urban Hero Winner — Health Category. Read the article on Dr. Everton Gooden on the InsideToronto.com website.

NYGH receives 2017 Patient Safety Champion Award
June 20, 2016
On June 12 North York General Hospital received the Patient Safety Champion Award from a consortium of patient safety groups. This national award recognizes NYGH’s commitment to patient safety and the efforts to address “never events” in health care. Learn more and link to a larger article.

Dr. Michael Quejada honoured by University of Toronto
May 2, 2017
Dr. Michael Quejadaof North York General Hospital's Department of Family and Community Medicine is the recipient of the University of Toronto's New Teacher Award, Postgraduate Clinical Teaching, Department of Family and Community Medicine. The award recognizes Dr. Quejada's outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at the university and educating our future health care professionals.

Dr. Clare Hutchinson receives Helen P. Batty Award
April 12, 2017
Dr. Clare Hutchinson is the recipient of the 2017 Helen P. Batty Award for Excellence and Achievement in Faculty Development in the category of Innovation in Program Development and Design. The award, presented by the Centre for Faculty Development (a partnership between the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital), recognizes Dr. Hutchinson's great work in developing the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LInC) at North York General Hospital. Learn more.

NYGH receives funding for innovative breast cancer survivorship program

April 5, 2017
On April 3, North York General Hospital was selected as one of the new pilot projects of the Health Technologies Fund (HTF). The hospital will receive $500,000 from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), for a Portal for Breast Cancer Survivorship pilot project. The project developed with partners and led by Dr. Fahima Osman, a Breast Surgical Oncologist at NYGH, aims to create a link between patients, their oncologist and their family physician to guide treatments through the survivorship stage and recommendations in an efficient manner. Read the complete article on the project led by Dr. Fahima Osman.

Dr. Everton Gooden recipient of Harry Jerome Trailblazer Award
April 4, 2017

Dr. Everton Gooden, Chief of Staff and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee, is the recipient of the 2017 Harry Jerome Trailblazer Award. The prestigious Harry Jerome Awards, administered by the Black Business and Professional Association, recognize and honour excellence in African-Canadian achievement. See an article and video on Dr. Gooden's award.