Honouring one of our own while helping tackle COVID-19

Back in 2004, Mehran Afshar started his career at North York General Hospital (NYGH) when he trained as a student respiratory therapist.

Putting oneself at risk to help others

Entering a COVID-19 isolation room creates some anxiety for the team in North York General Hospital’s emergency department.

Re-imagining medical imaging during a dynamic time

As the Chief and Medical Director of North York General Hospital’s Department of Medical Imaging, Dr. Ryan Margau is responsible for a department that does imaging and procedures 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, his department was doing around 250,000 tests per year.

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President – April 23, 2020

Tomorrow marks six weeks of working remotely by turns perched on a counter stool, a chair at the kitchen table or standing up…

Phillips House and NYGH: Meeting the mental health care of our children and youth

As dedicated supporters of youth mental health care in our community, I wanted to share some insights on how services were continuing and being managed during this COVID crisis. I was so pleased and comforted to hear how our staff and physicians have adapted to care for our children.

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President – April 16, 2020

I took time over the long weekend to think about my colleagues in the hospital whose calling is to care for our community…

Planning for the unknown

As North York General Hospital’s Chief of Medicine and Medical Director of Critical Care, Dr. Phil Shin has played a critical role in planning ahead for an expected influx of COVID patients to the hospital.

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President – April 9, 2020

Dear Friends, This weekend, I will be thinking of our city’s first responders and our health care workers on the front line, and many more behind the scenes.

Stronger Together

The North York General COVID Emergency Response Fund has been established to help the hospital address emerging needs in tackling the COVID 19 crisis.

COVID-19 Updates: Message from the President – April 1, 2020

Dear Friends, As the third week of working from home (#WFH) presses on, I have figured out how to (mostly) flawlessly log onto “Teams” for video conferencing and (mostly) remember when I am not on mute.