St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation

  • The Walter and Maria Schroeder BRAIN&HEART Centre – a first-in-Canada hub for the world’s top brain and heart specialists.

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  • BARLO MS Centre – a one-stop centre dedicated to stopping MS in its tracks.

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  • The Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will be based on FiCare (Family Integrated Care), the global standard of care.

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  • Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower – one of Canada’s most technologically advanced health facilities.

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BY THE NUMBERS

More than 240,000 patients are welcomed every year and are cared for by more than 6,000 dedicated professionals with the help of over 550 volunteers

More than 1 million total hospital visits

24 MAP clinician-scientists practice in the fields of family medicine, internal medicine, nursing, pediatrics, and psychiatry

96 MAP projects are underway to address the health challenges of the urban population across Canada

A Global Powerhouse in Research and Care

Since it began in 1892, St. Michael’s Hospital has been renowned for its compassionate care – no matter who you are or where you come from. Its roots, in fact, are in Toronto’s inner city, tending to the poor and the sick.

Today, St. Michael’s Hospital is a global powerhouse in research and care. It is an international leader in neurosurgery, complex cardiac care, multiple sclerosis, kidney transplantation, HIV/AIDS, ophthalmology, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and the use of artificial intelligence in health care. At the hospital’s Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and Keenan Centre for Biomedical Science, more than 1,000 researchers, scientists, technicians and students work day in and day out to do what was once unimaginable: stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks; use a black box to transform surgical safety; influence health policy for the marginalized; change national treatment protocols; and defeat COVID-19.

St. Michael’s relentless physicians, surgeons, scientists and staff take on some of the world’s toughest health challenges, digging deep to find solutions to intractable medical problems. And true to the hospital’s history, they advocate on behalf of those whose health is complicated by life circumstances. They stop at nothing to provide patients everywhere with the medicine they deserve.

MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions

St. Michael’s MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions is a world-leading research centre whose scientists find new and often ground-breaking ways to mitigate the negative effects of poverty on complex urban health, through big-picture research and street-level solutions. MAP is changing how the world understands the health consequences of social inequality in cities across Canada.

MAP scientists have made remarkable strides in tackling chronic homelessness, slowing the opioid epidemic, championing early interventions for at-risk children and advancing the health of Indigenous people.

In response to MAP’s $25-million campaign to tackle the root causes of the urban health crisis, Power Corporation has stepped up. Paul Genest, Senior Vice-President, puts it succinctly. “Large cities such as Toronto are facing complex urban health issues. The scientists at MAP are addressing these urgent problems with innovative community partnerships and sustainable policies. St. Michael’s Hospital exemplifies compassionate community care, and Power Corporation is proud to support its path-breaking work.”

Lili Litwin, President of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, says, “This gift has allowed us to respond quickly to situations like COVID-19. It has also enabled us to think big and create the Solutions for Healthy Cities Symposium, which was an opportunity to really scale up our research across Canada.”

This gift has allowed us to respond quickly to situations like COVID-19. It has also enabled us to create the Solutions for Healthy Cities Symposium, which was an opportunity to really scale up our research across Canada.
Lili Litwin
President
St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation

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