Awards and Recognition

North York General Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals. Our staff and physicians are regularly recognized for their excellence in teaching and their contribution to health care.

Latest awards and recognition:  

Marina Brezinov recognized by Ryerson University
April 30, 2019
Marina Brezinov, Professional Practice Leader for Nursing at North York General Hospital, has been awarded the Preceptor Award of Excellence from Ryerson University. This award is given to nursing leaders who have precepted a Master of Nursing Student from Ryerson University during their Practicum in Professional Nursing Advancement placement during the winter 2019 semester.
Physicians honoured by the University of Toronto
April 30, 2019
The following North York General Hospital physicians were honoured by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for their commitment and pursuit of excellence in education:
Dr. Risa Bordman
Dr. Brian Yau
Dr. Adam Hutchinson-Jaffe
Dr. Moises Maria
Dr. Joey Latino
Dr. Josephine Dunston
Dr. Karthika Devarajan

Dr. Martin Shack                               Learn more about this physician recognition.
North York General ranked #2 hospital in Canada
April 15, 2019
n a comprehensive review of 1,000 hospitals in 11 countries, Newsweek recently ranked North York General Hospital the #2 hospital in Canada and one of the top 100 hospitals in the world.In a comprehensive review of 1,000 hospitals in 11 countries, Newsweek recently ranked North York General Hospital (NYGH) the #2 hospital in Canada and one of the top 100 hospitals in the world. One thousand hospitals were ranked, based on recommendations from medical professionals, patient surveys and medical performance measures, such as data on the quality of treatment, hygiene and patient safety. Read the complete article on this recognition.

North York General Hospital's breast cancer program winner of 3M Health Care Quality Team Award
April 3, 2019
The Canadian College of Health Leaders and 3M Canada Company has selected the Breast Cancer Integrated Care Collaborative (ICC) at North York General Hospital for the 2019 3M Health Care Quality Team Award (Across a Health System). NYGH was chosen for its innovative approach to providing high-quality care to breast cancer patients. Read the complete article on the NYGH website.

North York General Hospital Women's Health Innovation Fund
March 6, 2019
In 2018, we continued our partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart to help change the course of health care for women in our community. This past year, Shoppers Drug Mart, along with 20 of their store owners and frontline staff, raised $49,579 for North York General Hospital through their Growing Women's Health campaign and in-store Holiday Beauty Gala. These funds helped establish the North York General Hospital Women's Health Innovation Fund, a grant program designed to improve women's health care experiences at North York General by providing funding for specialized projects. To learn more about the selected projects go to the North York General Foundation website:
Early pregnancy loss    Lead Investigator: Katie Dainty PhD, Research Chair, Patient-Centred Outcomes, North York General Hospital
Breast Surgery and Regional Anesthesia     Lead Investigator: Dr. Sanjho Srikandarajah, Anesthesiologist, North York General Hospital

Congratulations to our Exploration Fund research grant recipients
December 11, 2018
The Exploration Fund is a biannual fund designed to encourage research investigations and innovative projects across North York General Hospital. The fall 2018 recipients are:
Decreasing caesarean sections by supporting Trial of Labour After Caesarean section (TOLAC). A QI project at Mount Sinai, St. Michael's and North York General Hospital
Dr. Modupe Tunde-Byass
Award: $7,500
Enhancing Patient Care and Delivery through Research on the “Front-lines”: Assessing needs to build research capacity among healthcare professionals at North York General Hospital
Julie Makarski
Award: $3,786.35

Stand Out Recognition Awards
November 26, 2018
In October, North York General Hospital had the pleasure of recognizing and awarding individuals and teams with our Stand Out Team Award and Stand Out President's Award. Recognizing our staff, physicians and volunteers for Making a World of Difference in the lives of our patients, residents, community and peers, reinforces our commitment to patient-and family-centred care and our unique culture — one that is created by a group of talented, committed and positive individuals working together to make NYGH a great place. Read the complete article.

Dr. Michelle Greiver: Leader in primary care research
New Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine
September 21, 2018
Dr. Michelle Greiver was appointed as the new Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine at North York General Hospital and as the Director of the University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN). The Chair, named after one of North York General Hospital's greatest leaders and champions, was the first of its kind in Canada. Dr. Greiver succeeds Dr. Frank Sullivan, the inaugural Cheesbrough Chair. Read the complete article on Dr. Michelle Greiver.

Histo-Pathology division of the Lab scores top marks
September 4, 2018
North York General Hospital's Department of Laboratory Medicine, Histo-Pathology division, was listed by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) in the area of Pathology Post-Surgical Turn Around Time for All Disease Sitesas one of only 12 hospitals in Ontario to report 100% of its cancer specimens within 10 working days. Dr. Simon Raphael, Medical Director and Chief of Pathology noted that our very timely performance in this area lessens patient anxiety related to waiting for reports and allows patient management decisions to be made faster, and the whole hospital to operate more efficiently.
 The lab has consistently ranked in the top 10 for turnaround times.