Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
- This page is about a Canadian hospital. For other uses, please see: Mount Sinai (disambiguation)
|Mount Sinai Hospital|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)|
|Affiliated university||University of Toronto|
|Founded||1923, 1973 present site|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) is a hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Although it is physically linked by bridges and tunnels to three University Health Network hospitals (Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre), 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.
Mount Sinai has one of the largest (non-regional) specialized cancer programs in Ontario and is the third largest centre for the surgical treatment of cancer in Toronto. Researchers at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute continue to make pivotal cancer discoveries. The Institute has one of the highest quality biorepositories in the country that stores sarcoma, breast, prostate and bladder cancer samples which allow researchers to better understand the genetic links to cancer.
More than 600 staff work at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai's research facility. The Institute was established in 1985 as the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute. On June 24, 2013 it became the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. Many of its researchers hold faculty appointments at the University of Toronto.
In August 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 being mistreated 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 such opportunities elsewhere 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 Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
- Canada Revenue Agency registered charity information database: Mount Sinai Hospital[dead link]