Queen’s University Partners with Humber River Hospital

Published on: 2013/07/18 - in Releases

Humber River Hospital in Toronto (pictured), and Queen’s University have reached a formal affiliation agreement that will see students, residents and clinical fellows from Queen’s University’s Medical School rotate through all of the acute care service disciplines provided at the hospital.

The first rotation will be in the hospital’s Women’s and Children’s Program starting this August.

“The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University is excited about the opportunities presented by working more closely with Humber River Hospital,” says Dr. Richard Reznick, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s. “We welcome Humber’s emerging strategy that is focusing increasing attention on educating health professionals for the future. We look forward to our engagement on the vital issue of advancing interprofessional education and care. We are also excited about the potential opportunities that may be provided to our learners when they take advantage of the impressive new facilities being constructed for the HRH Redevelopment project.”

“Humber River is uniquely positioned to be an institution of learning for medical students at all levels,” notes Dr. Rueben Devlin, President & CEO of Humber River Hospital. “The educational opportunities that present themselves at Humber River Hospital are varied and numerous. It’s a very challenging, yet very rewarding, rotation for our Queen’s students, and we are delighted to formalize our partnership with the University.”

Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest Greater Toronto Area.

The hospital currently operates on three sites with a total of 549 beds, 3,000 staff, approximately 600 physicians and 400 volunteers.

Also affiliated with the University of Toronto, the hospital is home to Ontario’s first Centre of Excellence for laparoscopic bariatric surgery, has the GTA’s third largest cancer program, and is the first community hospital in Canada to perform robotic surgery.

Humber River Hospital is currently building North America’s first fully digital hospital, one that the organization plans to make a technological and environmental showcase.

More information about this partnership can be found at the Queen’s University News Centre and the Humber River Hospital development page.

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Source: media release | Photo: Google Maps