Mount Sinai HospitalEdit profile
Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) is a hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Although it is physically linked by bridges and tunnels to two University Health Network hospitals (Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital), Mount Sinai is an independently operated facility. It is one of many hospitals on Hospital Row, a section of University Avenue where several major hospitals are located. In its most recent annual charity information return to the Canada Revenue Agency in 2005, the hospital reported having assets of roughly $520 million CAD.
Mount Sinai Hospital has existed in Toronto since 1923 under various names; it has occupied its present site on University Avenue since 1973. As of 2007, Mount Sinai operated 472 inpatient beds. In the fiscal year ending March 2004, MSH admitted nearly twenty-five thousand patients, delivered almost seven thousand babies, and carried out almost nineteen-thousand operations. Toronto and area residents made more than half a million ambulatory visits to Mount Sinai.
More than 600 staff work at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai's research facility. The Institute was established in 1985. Many of its researchers hold faculty appointments at the University of Toronto.
In October 2010, Mount Sinai Hospital was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which was announced by the Toronto Star newspaper.
In August of 1913, four immigrant women from Toronto's Jewish community started knocking on neighbourhood doors to raise money for a hospital as many in Toronto's Jewish community were recent immigrants who didn't speak English and were afraid of large institutions or maltreated by them.
After nine years of fundraising, a location at 100 Yorkville Avenue was purchased and, in 1923, Toronto Hebrew Maternity and Convalescent Hospital was opened. In 1924, the name was changed to Mount Sinai Hospital.
Mount Sinai Hospital was founded as an institution to provide culturally appropriate services to the Jewish community as well as poor immigrant and non-English speaking communities, in addition to interning positions and hospital privileges for Jewish doctors. These Jewish doctors were denied these opportunities due to discrimination. Today, Mount Sinai has one of the most vibrant volunteer programs in Canada. There are over 1,000 active volunteers in over 80 programs. It is affiliated with many Universities, including University of Toronto.
The exterior of the hospital.
Mount Sinai Hospital from University Avenue
Previous logo of the hospital.