Joined January 2012

Carol Toenjes BScN

Telehealth Program Coordinator

Telehealth

416.603.5800 x5940

Why do you do what you do? What motivates you to get up every morning and come to work?

I look at every day as a new opportunity to make a difference, no matter how big or small. Seeking new ways of doing the ‘usual thing’ is always inspiring for me. Working in Telehealth at UHN provides an enormous opportunity to do this by helping bridge the gap between patients and their health care providers. The future is exciting!

What are you passionate about outside of work?

I keep myself busy outside of work with small home renovations/home decor and I enjoy staying active by running, biking and playing volleyball. My other passions include designing purses/handbags and photography.

What book, film, or piece of art would you like everyone to see?

I’m always looking for movie recommendations so here’s mine. Once is a low budget movie that takes place in Dublin, Ireland. With no major star power, the characters include a male guitar player who joins forces with a female singer to create music. While doing so, you get a chance to see a simple and inspiring love story while listening to some fantastic music. It won an Academy award for best soundtrack so definitely worth checking it out!

 

Professional Bio

Carol joined UHN’s Telehealth team in early 2012 as a Telehealth Program Coordinator with her main site being the Toronto Western Hospital. While supporting current Telehealth users, she will also be looking for new opportunities to use Telehealth within various clinical settings across UHN.

Prior to joining UHN, she worked at the South East Toronto Family Health Team where she participated in the implementation of a province wide Telehomecare program within eight Family Health Teams. Subsequently, she was involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of their chronic disease management programs along with special projects.

Her other work experience includes acute care nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital and case management at Community Care Access Centre and WSIB. During her time at WSIB, Carol became involved in a variety of health care related IT projects and developed a keen interest in helping integrate technology into health care.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto.