North York General Hospital has a proud history of teaching and learning.
The Pulse sat down with Dr. Rowan Henry, a family medicine resident, to find out what sets the hospital apart, what he has learned, and why teaching enhances the care we provide to our patients and families.
"I started in July 2013 and it's been an amazing experience," he says. "The hospital is a great combination of being both a close-knit community hospital, as well as being a large, academically focused teaching hospital."
Freeman Centre celebrates 15 years of palliative care in our community
Next year, for the first time, palliative care will be recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a medical specialty. This official acknowledgement of the medicine Drs. Nina Horvath and Warren Lewin practice, makes them hopeful that access to palliative care will only increase in our community, our province, and in the rest of the country.
NYGH first hospital in GTA to provide radioactive seed localization
On April 9, 2015, surgeons at North York General Hospital removed a patient's abnormal breast tissue with the aid of a radioactive seed. NYGH is the first hospital in the Greater Toronto Area to provide as its standard of care radioactive seed localization for patients needing breast surgery.