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Your Guide to Humber River Regional Hospital

Posted by Jeff Durish

Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Humber River Hospital is a hospital network operating in the GTA and one of the largest regional acute care hospitals in Toronto and all of Canada. Currently running on three separate sites, Humber River Hospital has a total of 549 beds with approximately 3,000 staff, 400 volunteers and 700 physicians and health care specialists, which service more than 850,000 people within the northwest of the greater Toronto area.

Humber River Hospital Sites

Keele Street:

2175 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6M 3Z4, Canada

(416) 249-8111

Finch Street:

2111 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario
M3N 1N1, Canada

(416) 744-2500

Church Street:

200 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario
M9N 1N8, Canada

(416) 249-8111

http://www.hrh.ca/

History

Consisting of three sites, the Humber Regional Hospital network was founded in 1997. More recently, Humber River's redevelopment plan, which was approved by the government of Ontario, broke ground on their new $1.75 billion facility close to the Keele Street and Highway 401 intersection in December of 2011. This new facility will be Ontario's, and North America's, first fully digital hospital, which is set to open in 2015. The Humber River Hospital Network plans to showcase the new location as an environmental and technological example of cutting edge hospitals in Toronto, Canada, and the world.

The Keele/Highway 401 site will be affiliated with the medical school at Queen's University.

Specialties

Humber River Hospital operates Canada’s first home nocturnal dialysis program and houses one of Toronto's major cancer programs. Humber River is also home to Ontario’s first ever Centre of Excellence for laparoscopic bariatric surgery. In addition to more common health care services, Humber River also has a mental health and addictions program.

Services for Seniors

Humber River delivers outpatient physiotherapy services for all patients in need. Additionally they provide geriatric services and palliative care programs available to regional senior patients.

Foundation Fundraising

The Humber River Hospital Foundation provides support to general patient care and special in-house programs through fundraising efforts. The foundation's current $225 million fundraising campaign is focusing on providing assistance to the new Keele and Highway 401 location.

Affiliations

Beyond the immediate affiliation inside the Humber River Hospital Network, which includes the Church Street, Finch Street and Keele Street sites, Humber River Hospital is affiliated with Queen's University's Faculty of Medicine and their namesake Humber River Hospital Foundation as a charitable fundraising organization.

Career Opportunities

Humber River Hospital delivers a range of acute care services and programs at the regional, provincial, national and even international level, creating many educational and career growth opportunities. Humber River offers a detailed orientation program for entering employees, setting them up for long-term success onsite. They also have a tuition reimbursement policy that enables health care professionals to further develop their skill sets while offering educational support at both the personal and clinical levels.

Visit their career web page for a full list of available opportunities.