Awards & Recognition 2017

Dr. Bonnie Madonik appointed National Addiction Medicine Advisor, Canadian Armed Forces
March 6, 2016
Dr. Bonnie Madonik, Medical Director of the Addiction Program at North York General Hospital, was appointed National Addiction Medicine Advisor to the Canadian Armed Forces effective December 2016. Learn more about Dr. Madonik's appointment.

Dr. Tim Rutledge appointed Investigator for the Brant Community Healthcare System
Feb. 21, 2017
Ontario has appointed Dr. Tim Rutledge as an investigator for the Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS), to review the hospital's operations and ensure it is delivering the best possible care to patients and families in the region. Dr. Rutledge will work closely with the hospital, the community, key stakeholders and the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to examine and review issues concerning the management and governance of BCHS. Learn more about Dr. Rutledge's appointment.

University of Toronto honours NYGH physicians

Feb. 21, 2017
On February 13, 2017, Dr. David Eisen and Dr. Sid Feldman of North York General Hospital's Department of Family and Community Medicine were honoured by the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine. Read more about this recognition.

NYGH first acute care hospital in Canada to win prestigious IT award
February 3, 2017
North York General Hospital (NYGH) is the first acute care hospital in Canada to be presented with the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. Only about 50 hospitals around the world are recipients of this award by the Health Information Management Systems Society, known as HIMSS. North York General was awarded this distinction for its eCare initiative, a multi-year, hospital-wide health care information technology (IT) transformation strategy. Read the complete article from NYGH's community newsletter, The Pulse.

A Canadian first: Innovative biopsy procedure for prostate cancer

February 3, 2017
The Gale and Graham Wright Prostate Centre at North York General Hospital'sBranson Ambulatory Care Centre is the only place in Canada using a new biopsy procedure to test for prostate cancer that significantly reduces the chance of developing an infection. Read the complete article and link to a story on CTV News.