Sinai Health

Sinai Health

 

Sinai Health is a leading academic health science centre and a trailblazer for integrated care across the health continuum. Supported by a dedicated philanthropic community, Sinai Health’s fusion of science, innovation, care and learning has earned international recognition for unique programs and compassionate care.

Comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital, the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and system partner Circle of Care, Sinai Health discovers and translates scientific breakthroughs, pushes boundaries for health solutions and educates future clinical and scientific leaders. Across this system experts help couples realize their dreams of becoming a family, provide personalized care for people living with cancer and chronic diseases, and manage the impacts of aging.

 

Each year Sinai Health’s Frances Bloomberg Centre for Women’s and Infants’ Health welcomes more than 7,000 babies into the world. Specialists provide leading-edge fertility support for aspiring parents, as well as comprehensive care for patients facing pregnancy complications. This specialized area of care includes:

• Delivering life-saving treatments for babies still in the womb, such as fixing birth defects like spina bifida before babies are born, in the Ontario Fetal Centre;
• Navigating treatment for pregnant patients with complex health needs, such as cancer or heart issues; and
• Supporting 1,200 of Canada’s smallest and most fragile babies annually in the country’s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Two of every three babies born at Mount Sinai Hospital are delivered from a high-risk pregnancy. As home to the Ontario Fetal Centre, our specialists manage every conceivable complication faced by pregnant patients and their babies, caring for the sickest and most complex cases from across the province and beyond. High-tech imaging is critically important to this specialized care, enabling Sinai Health’s healthcare professionals to closely monitor babies’ development – and to intervene with cutting-edge treatment when needed.

Funds raised by Humour Me will help Sinai Health secure 22 new state-of-the-art ultrasound machines for the Centre of Excellence in Obstetric Ultrasound and the Special Pregnancy Program to replace the current units which are reaching their end of functional life.

Ultrasound equipment is critical in detecting the anomalies and challenges that impact premature birth and babies in the NICU. These diagnostics inform the treatment plans for the patients and help ensure they receive the best possible care. Renewing the hospital’s ultrasound fleet will enable Sinai Health to deliver life-saving care for thousands of pregnant patients and their babies each year.