Guide to Mount Sinai Hospital
Posted by Steve Jones
Sat, Feb 1, 2014
Mount Sinai is an internationally recognized group of hospitals operating in countries all over the world. The Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto location is a 446 bed facility and academic health sciences centre. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Mount Sinai is dedicated in their mission to deliver the best patient experience and medicine available, with a focus on family-centered care, leading-edge research, and innovative education.
Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
600 University Ave.
In 1913, four immigrant women from Toronto started fundraising for the creation of a new hospital. After 9 years of hard work, Mrs. Cohn, Spiegel, Adler and Miller had raised $12,000, which was enough to buy a building at 100 Yorkville street in 1922. The following year the doors opened and The Hebrew Maternity and Convalescent Hospital started accepting patients.
Since those modest beginnings, much about the hospital has changed. Most notably, the name was changed to Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto and the location has changed multiple times. The facility grew from 30 beds to 472 during its transformation. The Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute was established in 1985, and was renamed the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in June, 2013. Since the development of the research facility, Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto has became one of North America's most successful medical, research and teaching institutions.
Beyond its excellent research programs, Mount Sinai is known for excellence in genetic research, surgical oncology, women’s and infants’ health, general psychiatry, gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, critical care, and cardiology.
Other flagship programs:
- Geriatrics and Health Aging
- Specialized Cancer Care
- Chronic Disease Management
- Emergency Medicine
Additionally, Mount Sinai Hospital has become so culturally diverse and inclusive that they now have interpreters in over 45 languages for patients.
Services for Seniors
The Tammy Latner Centre for Palliative Care: provides elderly patients with end-of-life care in the patient's own home with doctors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer's Support and Training: services include a comprehensive dementia care program that teaches caregivers how to deal with common situations.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation supports the research, education and care of their patients through donations, fundraising and proper stewardship of raised monies, and by establishing long-term community collaborations. These funds directly support general hospital initiatives and scientific discoveries at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.
While Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto is physically linked to three other University Health Network hospitals, it is an independently operated medical facility; however, Mount Sinai does fall under the auspices of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network since the restructuring of the Ontario government in 2006.
Mount Sinai Hospital provides a number of career opportunities for health care professionals. Visit Mount Sinai's careers web page for a complete listing of available opportunities.
For more information on Mount Sinai's areas of care, visit their website.