Michael Garron Hospital

Michael Garron Hospital
formerly Toronto East General Hospital
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital type Community
Emergency department Yes (acute, subacute and ambulatory)
Beds 515
Founded 1929
Website http://www.tegh.on.ca
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Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH), is a community teaching hospital located at 825 Coxwell Avenue in Toronto, Ontario.


Annually, the Michael Garron Hospital provides care for nearly 20,000 inpatients, has more than 60,000 emergency visits, 215,000 outpatient visits and delivers nearly 3,500 babies. MGH has 339 beds in acute care, 13 beds for rehabilitation, 40 beds in mental health, 75 beds in complex continuing care and six child and adolescent mental health beds.[1] The hospital has over 2,600 employees and 400 physicians and midwives on staff. It provides an extensive range of ambulatory (outpatient), inpatient and community-based programs and services.

Accreditation Canada awarded the hospital "Full Accreditation with no recommendations" immediately following its June 2009 survey. Those results placed MGH in the top five per cent of hospitals.

As a community teaching hospital, MGH is affiliated with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, the University of Toronto Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and other educational institutions.

MGH is a designated Paediatric Centre for south-east Toronto for maternal, newborn and paediatric care and a partner hospital in the Child Health Network of the Greater Toronto area. MGH’s Emergency Paediatric area has been formally affiliated with The Hospital for Sick Children since 2004. The child-centric ER opened its doors in 2010 to provide a quiet area, separate from the rest of the ER, with private, glass doored treatment rooms with toys and TVs. The staff in this area are all specially trained in paediatrics. This is the only ER of its kind in Toronto (other than Sick Kids). Funding for this new facility has been, and continues to be, provided - in part - by the public.

Approximately 3,500 babies are delivered annually at the hospital's Maternal Newborn and Child Health Centre, which provides Level II Maternity and Neonatal Care and is a regional paediatric centre of the Child Health Network of Toronto.[2] The paediatric area is completely nut free.


Michael Garron Hospital began operations in 1929 as Toronto East General Hospital when it opened as a 110-bed general hospital. A new wing was built approximately every decade.

Phase I of a 50-year redevelopment project was implemented in April, 2007 when the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care approved an investment of $6.7 million. This included expansion and renovation of the Emergency Department as well as the Haemotology & Oncology Clinic. The new Oncology Clinic on K2 opened in September, 2008 and the ER in 2010.

On December 2, 2015, the hospital main campus was renamed Toronto East Health Network (Michael Garron Hospital) after a $50 million donation from Myron and Berna Garron.[3]


The hospital's chief of staff is Dr. Ian Fraser and its president and CEO is Sarah Downey.[4]


Two nurses at Michael Garron Hospital (then known as Toronto East General Hospital) in 1955


A major redevelopment will be realized in phases over more than 50 years. The first phase of the project will see a new building on the south west portion of the campus. It will replace the existing visitor parking lot. This new 8-storey facility will be fully wheelchair accessible, and include ambulatory care clinics, in-patient beds and family space, as well as two levels of underground parking. The hospital's share of the project is estimated to be $60 million, of which $40 million has been raised to date.

The plan will see the hospital gradually replace the collection of narrow, rectangular additions with a more modern campus that will better suit the community's needs.

See also


  1. Toronto East General Hospital. "TEGH Facts and Figures". Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  2. Toronto East General Hospital. "Maternal Newborn and Child Health". Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  3. http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/12/02/toronto-east-general-renamed-michael-garron-hospital-after-landmark-50m-donation.html
  4. Toronto East General Hospital. "About Us: Executive Team". Retrieved 2007-09-23.
  5. Toronto East General Hospital. "TEGH Fast Fact Sheet". Retrieved 2007-09-23.

Coordinates: 43°41′23″N 79°19′33″W / 43.6898°N 79.3257°W / 43.6898; -79.3257

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