Scarborough Health Network wins three 2020 Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Awards
Every year, Toronto Star hosts the Readers’ Choice Awards, first asking readers to nominate their favourite businesses and professionals from across the city, and then inviting readers to vote for their choices from a listing of the top 10 businesses and professionals who received the most nominations within each of the categories.
Our Birchmount, Centenary, and General hospitals were all nominated for the Best Hospital category, and each of them were chosen for one of the prestigious awards. Way to go SHN!
Here is part of the joint Thank You message from our SHN and SHN Foundation CEOs, Elizabeth Buller and Alicia Vandermeer, to our Scarborough community members who not only voted — but have truly stood behind us and placed their trust in us:
"Thank you for supporting our Scarborough hospitals. Whether you donate, volunteer, or amplify our stories, you have an impact on our ability to care for the community.
We would also like to thank all those who voted for our hospitals and frontline heroes in the 2020 Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Awards and for recognizing our staff’s hard work and dedication. We are honoured by this award and are happy to dedicate it to our incredible SHN team members.
Across our hospitals – Birchmount, Centenary, and General – we employ a talented team of physicians, nurses and medical professionals. Their clinical expertise and techniques ensure that our patients receive effective, compassionate and innovative care.
With the fight against COVID-19 still underway, the commitment of our frontline hospital workers has taken centre stage. Scarborough is tackling some of the highest case volumes in Ontario, and their courage during this challenging time has inspired us all. Our teams are hard at work performing thousands of tests each day, supporting local schools, and continuing to lend a hand to long-term care homes to protect our most vulnerable.
SHN is transforming patient care and outcomes in Scarborough today and charting a new course to create a healthier tomorrow. We invite you to come along with us on this exciting journey – as a donor, a volunteer, or even as a member of our exceptional team of physicians, nurses and frontline staff.
Together, we are building Canada’s leading community teaching health network and creating endless possibilities for health care in Scarborough."