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Building on a Tradition of Excellence

North York General has a long history of innovation — always staying ahead of the curve to provide better, safer care for all patients. Our Hospital is:

  • Accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada — our country’s champion for patient safety — having met 100% of requirements in every evaluation area (2012)
  • Ranked as performing above the national average by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (2012)
  • The first hospital to meet 100% of Ontario’s wait time targets for surgery, including cancer surgery (2011)
  • One of only 2 large hospitals in Canada to achieve the second-highest level of eCare standards (electronic patient record implementation), in 2011
  • The first community academic hospital to sign an affiliation agreement with the University of Toronto (U of T)
  • Ranked as a top placement of choice for U of T undergraduate medical students, and postgraduate medical residents pursuing family and community medicine, general surgery and emergency medicine
  • Recognized as the first in North America to offer Integrated Prenatal Screening (1999)
  • The first hospital in Ontario to deliver rapid breast diagnostics, at our BMO Financial Group Breast Diagnostic Centre
  • The first hospital in Ontario to use digital mammography with tomosynthesis technology
  • A national leader in providing in-home and inpatient care to palliative patients, through the Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care
  • Home to the Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine — the first of its kind in Canada

The Campaign for North York General will foster continued excellence, so that we can remain innovators and launch future “firsts” that can be replicated across Canada and around the world.