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Garron family makes historic donation to TEGH

n 1975, when Michael Garron was 13 years old and dying of a rare form of soft tissue cancer, his final wish was that he not be forgotten.

His parents, Myron and Berna Garron, promised him that wouldn’t happen. On Dec. 2, they donated $50 million to the Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) in his memory, and made Michael’s wish come true.

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Journey to an award-winning patient experience

Toronto East General Hospital has been named one of the winners of the 20 Faces of Change Award. It was created to honour individuals or organizations that have made a positive impact on Canada’s health care field.

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TEGH security ‘a top priority’

TEGH has a network of 250 security cameras, according to Clint Hodges, the manager of protection services. He said the cameras supplement a team of four security guards who rotate to ensure the facility is monitored at all times.

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Redesign may overhaul TEGH

Inside the hospital as it stands, the current flow from one department to another is disorganized, and patients can be required to travel throughout the hospital for necessary services. The new plan involves a well-organized “racetrack” design with the nurses’ stations in centralized locations. This will enable faster response times for patients.