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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.

Congratulations to our research grant recipients
November 27, 2017
The Exploration Fund is a biannual fund designed to encourage research investigations and innovative projects across North York General Hospital. The fall 2017 recipients are:
Dr. Jennifer Mills —Motivation versus psychoeducation-infused day hospital treatment for eating disorders
Dr. Nina Horvath —Use of the Canadian Health Care Evaluation Project (CANHELP) tool to measure the impact on patients and families of delivering palliative care through an innovative model of care at North York General Hospital.

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.

2017 Patricia Mackey Patient- and Family-Centred Care Educational Award Recipients
November 17, 2017
Shana Haberman, Project Coordinator with the Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care, and Mike Sharma, Director of Clinical Diagnostics, are the 2017 recipients of the Patricia Mackey Patient- and Family-Centred Care Educational Award.

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.