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The Toronto Hospital record group
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1986 - 2000 (Creation)
- The Toronto Hospital
1822 - 2000 (Accumulation)
- The Toronto Hospital
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24 m of textual records
ca. 3.2 m of photographs
5 recognition pins
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The Toronto Hospital Corporation (TTH), 585 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2C4, was created by legislation passed in the Ontario Legislature on October 29, 1986, effecting the merger of the Toronto General Hospital (TGH) with the Toronto Western Hospital (TWH), which became, respectively, the Toronto General Division and the Toronto Western Division of The Toronto Hospital.
The initial mission statement of TTH pledged the Hospital “to provide, promote and to advance patient care by fostering excellence in health care delivery, teaching and research.” Bill 172, an Act to Amalgamate The Toronto Hospital and the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital (OCI/PMH) came into effect on January 1, 1998. As of 1998, under the authority of the TTH Corporation’s governing body, the Board of Trustees, TTH was comprised of three semi-autonomous hospitals—the Toronto General Division, the Toronto Western Division, and the OCI/PMH Division. TTH was superseded by University Health Network in April 1999.
The chief administrative body of TTH was the Executive Committee, headed by the President and Chief Executive Officer.
At the departmental level TTH administration was organized in six directorates, each headed by a Vice President, under the general authority of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
The Surgical Directorate, headed by the TTH Surgeon-in-Chief, administered the Department of Surgery, various clinical departments including Anaesthesia, Gynecology, and Ophthalmology, as well as the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the Neurosciences Priority Program.
The Medical Directorate, under the authority of the TTH Physician-in-Chief, was responsible for managing the Departments of Medicine, Emergency, Psychiatry and Medical Education, and for administering the Princess Margaret Hospital Oncology program and the Transplant Priority Program.
Other Directorates were Patient Services (Nutrition and Food Services, Pharmacy, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services); Finance and Facilities (Capital Planning, Facility Management, Finance, Medical Engineering); Human Resources (Payroll, Occupational Health and Safety, Training and Development, Volunteers); and Community Programs and Strategic Alliances (Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Nursing, Social Work; and the Primary, Ambulatory and Community Care Priority Program).
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The record group includes 14 fonds:
TH 1. Nursing Education and Research Department fonds
TH 2. Department of Public Affairs and Communications fonds
TH 3. Status of Women Committee fonds
TH 4. Medical/Legal Affairs fonds
TH 5. Finance Directorate fonds
TH 6. Surgical Directorate fonds
TH 7. Medical Advisory Committee fonds
TH 8. Board of Trustees fonds
TH 9. Office of the President fonds
TH 10. Joint Hospital/University Relations Committee fonds
TH 11. Office of the Chief Operating Officer fonds
TH 12. Department of Strategic Planning fonds
TH 13. Office of the Executive Vice-President fonds
TH 14. The Toronto Hospital Auxiliary fonds
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Some files are restricted for 120 years from date of creation to ensure compliance with Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA). To request access to restricted files, please submit an application to UHN’s Research Ethics Board using the form and procedures for Application for REB Approval to Access Retrospective Data for Research Purposes or Access for Administrative Purposes. Please see fonds, series and sub-series descriptions and file lists for further details.
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Last Updated: January 7, 2017 with updated physical description area.
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