Humber River Health
Humber River Health (Humber) is Lighting New Ways in Healthcare. In 2015, the lights were turned on at our new, state-of-the-art hospital, which is now home to the newest Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU).
Full of leading-edge technology and built on the principles of ‘Lean, Green and Digital’, our staff, physicians and volunteers continue to shine. Serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people, Humber is a 1.8 million square foot, fully-digital acute care facility home to over 4,000 employees, 700 physicians and 500 volunteers. Our mission is to work together to deliver innovative, safe and compassionate healthcare in our community. The Hospital was recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity 2022.
The Hospital’s commitment to safety has been recognized by the Canadian College of Health Leaders’ with the 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Award. We prioritize patient safety and high reliability care through the use of closed loop automation, robotics, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. We have developed advanced patient flow and care monitoring tools supported by the Command Centre team contributing greatly to an efficient patient flow and safer care. Our Command Centre acts as a “mission control” to manage patient flow and drive the quality of care using real-time data feeds from across the Hospital resulting in improved flow, better patient safety and outcomes. The Hospital’s Research Institute has three pillars of priorities: optimizing care through technology, community connection, and primary care and population health systems.
Humber is also LEED Gold Certified and ranked #2 for energy efficiency in the Greening Health Cares’ international benchmarking of more than 280 large, urban acute care hospitals from Canada, the United States and Europe.
The Humber River Health FMTU will provide opportunities for residents to learn with academic and community-based family physicians. The FMTU is a site of the Humber River Family Health Organization. Residents will have access to interdisciplinary health professionals such as social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, chiropodists and pharmacists to support collaborative learning and the care experience.
Chief of Family Medicine
Teaching Site Facility (Wilson):
- Home to over 4,000 employees, 700 physicians and 500 volunteers.
- Humber has high Emergency Department volumes, seeing approximately 140,000 patients each year.
- The Hospital has 450,000 on-site clinic visits annually, with 42,000 inpatient surgeries, and 30,000 outpatient surgeries annually.
- Additionally, there are over 4,500 births per year at Humber along with an average of 15,000 paediatric outpatient visits annually.
- Partnership with Runnymede Healthcare Centre to support rehabilitation and complex continuing care, as well as SickKids for pediatric surgery.
- Affiliated with the Long Term Care Home – Humber Meadows (to be completed by 2023).
- There are three research chairs at the Hospital's Research Institute, focusing on Technology, Community Connection, and Primary Care and Population Health Systems.
The Hospital is located at Keele Street and Wilson Avenue, at the 401. It is easily accessed by car, TTC and GO Transit.
- Humber serves a large, diverse and equity-deserving community in Northwest Toronto, Etobicoke, Rexdale and York Region, making our catchment area 850,000 people.
- The community represents a greater proportion of individuals who are 80+ years of age and it has the 2nd highest percentage of seniors who live alone.
- The community has the 2nd highest percentage of racialized populations, as well as the highest percentage of unemployed individuals.
- Regarding primary care, North West Toronto has a low number of physicians surrounded by high primary care need.
- There is a lack of access to comprehensive interdisciplinary primary care in our community, with only 12.2% of the local population enrolled to a Family Health Team compared to 23.3% of the provincial average.