Contributing to health care, today and beyond
The transformation of Mount Sinai from a 30-bed maternity and convalescent hospital in 1923 to today’s leading 472-bed research and academic health care centre would not have been possible without donors.
Your contributions to our highest priorities help to shape the depth and breadth of care that we provide. Your investment in research is an investment in the future wellbeing of all Canadians.
Donor contributions have an impact throughout Mount Sinai Hospital. Here are some examples of donor dollars in action:
- Before donors supported the purchase of an MRI-compatible isolette, we could conduct MRIs on fewer than 25 babies a year. Fully three-quarters of the newborns who needed an MRI were too fragile to undergo the procedure. By funding this special isolette, donors have made it possible for us to safely carry out MRIs on hundreds of infants every year.
- Enabling the Best, a far-reaching five-year technology strategy, was implemented thanks to donor dollars. Outcomes will include an integrated patient record, an electronic medication ordering system and enterprise-wide patient scheduling.
- The Christopher Sharp Centre for Surgery and Oncology was established through support from Isadore and Rosalie Sharp. This facility will provide state-of-the-art technology like tele-surgery and laproscopic capabilities and an upgraded environment.
- The John H. Daniels Cardiac Research Centre was founded by John and Myrna Daniels and their five sons. Here, clinician-scientists will study causes of a disease that affects more than 400,000 Canadians every year.
An innovative Fellowship Program, initiated by TD Bank Financial Group, is supporting the work of 25 postdoctoral fellows over the next 10 years.
- Mount Sinai’s outdated and limited supply of pain pumps was gradually replaced, thanks solely to donors who responded generously to a direct mail piece.
- Critical equipment, such as ventilators for premature infants, an anaesthetic delivery unit, adult ventilators, transport defibrillators and bedside monitors have all been purchased recently with donor dollars.