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St. Michael's Hospital
St Michael's Hospital from Queen and Victoria
Location Downtown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Organization
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Toronto
Emergency department Level I trauma centre
Beds 550
Founded 1892
Website home page
Lists Hospitals in Canada

St. Michael's Hospital is a Catholic teaching hospital in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It offers tertiary and quaternary care for patients throughout Ontario.

It is unique in many areas and offers services in cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, inner city health and therapeutic endoscopy (after absorbing the Wellesley endoscopy group, which had to relocate when Wellesley Hospital was closed).

The hospital is located near the intersection of Queen Street and Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto's Garden District and, because of its location, caters to a diverse population, that includes the posh condominium complexes in Harbourfront, the underprivileged of the inner city of Regent Park, and the gay and lesbian community in Church and Wellesley. The hospital has over 550 beds and extensive outpatient clinics.

The hospital is the second largest trauma centre in the Greater Toronto Area and is open 24 hours a day. The only other trauma centre is Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre which is Canada's largest.

The current Physician-in-Chief is Dr. Tom Parker, the Surgeon-in-Chief is Dr. Ori Rotstein and the President is Dr. Bob Howard.[1]

The Hospital also has a large team of volunteers that contribute their skills and caring to help achieve the Hospital's commitment to healing.

St. Michael’s Hospital was the subject of a groundbreaking experiment partnering media and medicine. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek teamed up with frontline health care workers in the National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker-in-Residence project. The website received the 2008 Webby Award for best online documentary series.[2]

In October 2008, St. Michael’s Hospital was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which was announced by the Toronto Star newspaper.[3] The hospital was also named one of the Top 20 Best Employers for New Canadians for the second consecutive year in April 2009.[4]

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Services

  • Heart and vascular disease
  • Inner city health
  • Trauma and neurosurgery
  • Diabetes comprehensive care
  • Neurology and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Specialized Complex Care
  • Critical care
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Coronary Care Unit

The hospital is also home to the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, with a state-of-the-art building slated to open in 2010.[5] The Knowledge Institute aims to bring together the areas of research and education to bring advances to patient care sooner.

It is also the home of the Toronto Platelet Immunobiology Group, a world renowned group of scientists and physicians that perform research in platelet and bleeding disorders.

History

St. Michael's Hospital was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1892, with a specific goal of taking care of the sick and poor of Toronto's inner city.[6]

Heliport

St. Michael's is one a few GTA hospitals with helicopter landing facilities. The pad (CTM4) is located the on the roof of the main hospital wing in the north end at Shuter Street and Victoria Street.

Additional images

References

Coordinates: 43°39′12″N 79°22′39″W / 43.653225°N 79.377497°W / 43.653225; -79.377497

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St. Michael's Hospital
St Michael's Hospital from Queen and Victoria
Geography
Location Downtown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Organization
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Toronto
Services
Emergency department Level I trauma centre
Beds 550
History
Founded 1892
Links
Website home page
Lists Hospitals in Canada

St. Michael's Hospital is a Catholic teaching hospital in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It offers tertiary and quaternary care for patients throughout Ontario.

It is unique in many areas and offers services in cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, inner city health and therapeutic endoscopy (after absorbing the Wellesley endoscopy group, which had to relocate when Wellesley Hospital was closed).

The hospital is located near the intersection of Queen Street and Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto's Garden District and, because of its location, caters to a diverse population, that includes the posh condominium complexes in Harbourfront, the underprivileged of the inner city of Regent Park, and the gay and lesbian community in Church and Wellesley. The hospital has over 550 beds and extensive outpatient clinics.

The hospital is the second largest trauma centre in the Greater Toronto Area and is open 24 hours a day. The only other trauma centre is Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre which is Canada's largest.

The current Physician-in-Chief is Dr. Robert Hyland, the Surgeon-in-Chief is Dr. Ori Rotstein and the President is Dr. Bob Howard.[1]

The Hospital also has a large team of volunteers that contribute their skills and caring to help achieve the Hospital's commitment to healing.

St. Michael’s Hospital was the subject of a groundbreaking experiment partnering media and medicine. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek teamed up with frontline health care workers in the National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker-in-Residence project. The website received the 2008 Webby Award for best online documentary series.[2]

In October 2008, St. Michael’s Hospital was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which was announced by the Toronto Star newspaper.[3] The hospital was also named one of the Top 20 Best Employers for New Canadians for the second consecutive year in April 2009.[4]

Contents

Services

  • Heart and vascular disease
  • Inner city health
  • Trauma and neurosurgery
  • Diabetes comprehensive care
  • Neurology and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Specialized Complex Care
  • Critical care
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Coronary Care Unit

The hospital is also home to the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, with a state-of-the-art building slated to open in 2010.[5] The Knowledge Institute aims to bring together the areas of research and education to bring advances to patient care sooner.

It is also the home of the Toronto Platelet Immunobiology Group, a world renowned group of scientists and physicians that perform research in platelet and bleeding disorders.

History

St. Michael's Hospital was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1892, with a specific goal of taking care of the sick and poor of Toronto's inner city.[6]

Additional images

References

Coordinates: 43°39′12″N 79°22′39″W / 43.653225°N 79.377497°W / 43.653225; -79.377497


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