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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.

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Rick Penciner receives national medical education award
January 2, 2018
Dr. Rick Penciner, Director of Medical Education at North York General Hospital (NYGH), has been awarded a 2018 Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME). The CAME Certificate of Merit award recognizes faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools and their contributions to teaching, evaluation, leadership and course coordination. Dr. Penciner is an Associate Professor and the co-lead for Faculty and Professional Development in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Phil Shin now Assistant Professor at University of Toronto
November 24, 2017
Dr. Phil Shin, Chief of Medicine and Medical Director of Critical Care at North York General Hospital, was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor effective November 1, 2017. The new position is a tribute to Dr. Shin's continued academic achievements in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Transfusion Medicine Lab awarded Long Standing Certificate
November 14, 2017
North York General Hospital's Transfusion Medicine Laboratory has been awarded the Long Standing Certificate by the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network for its overall reduction in outdates* of red blood cell units across the province. Read more on the Transfusion Medicine Laboratory's Long Standing Certificate.

North York General Hospital's Family Advisor wins prestigious Minister's Medal
October 24, 2017
Margo Twohig, a volunteer patient and family advisor at North York General Hospital (NYGH), has been awarded a 2017 Minister's Medal for her contributions as a patient, family and caregiver champion at the hospital. Read the news release.

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.