Areas of Transformation

Through Renew Sinai, we will transform facilities needed by patients battling cancer, undergoing life-saving surgery, requiring emergency care, and so much more.

SCHWARTZ/REISMAN EMERGENCY CENTRE

One second could mean the difference in saving a life, so having an innovative emergency room design and state-of-the art technology for our clinical teams to make decisions more quickly is absolutely critical.

The Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre serves as Mount Sinai’s 24/7 front door, 365 days a year. Originally built to treat 35,000 patients annually, we now care for twice that number.

The expansion and redesign of our emergency centre will create a modern space to accommodate more than 80,000 patients a year. This will allow us to continue to deliver safe, high-quality care, evolve with our growing community and effectively respond to our patients’ urgent needs.

Our new emergency centre will:

  • Double in size to 24,000 square feet
  • Increase from 37 to 52 treatment bays
  • Include advanced X-ray and CT scanners all in one location for patient and staff convenience
  • Improve patient flow and communication through its innovative design
  • Deliver specialized services to older patients, a quickly growing patient group
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60,000+

patients are cared for in our emergency centre annually

Our emergency centre was designed to handle 35,000 patients annually. We see almost twice that number now, and it continues to rise every year. Expanding our centre will give us the space and modern design to better protect the health and well-being of patients.

- Dr. David Dushenski

Chief of Emergency Medicine, Sinai Health

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60,000+

patients are cared for in our emergency centre annually

OPERATING ROOMS AND SURGICAL SERVICES

Each year, our surgeons perform 16,800 life-changing operations for people with bone and joint damage, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and more.

While our patients are in good hands with our highly-skilled surgeons, it is undoubtedly a stressful time for our patients and their families. The redesign of our Operating Rooms and Surgical Services will not only support the most complex and innovative surgeries but also, give patients and their families more privacy and time together.

Our new surgical facilities will:

  • Feature 18 new state-of-the-art operating rooms
  • Expand by nearly 10,000 square feet to 65,000 square feet with all services located on one floor
  • Include a suite featuring 3D CT imaging for the most complex surgeries and a robotics-assisted suite for minimally invasive procedures to speed recovery time
  • Introduce dedicated patient bays for pre- and post- surgical care for patients rather than being wheeled to different parts of the hospital
  • Include a family waiting lounge and amenities
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16,800

patients undergo surgery at Mount Sinai annually

Our new surgical floor has been designed to support the most innovative surgeries available today. It will truly help us save lives.

- Dr. Jay Wunder

Surgeon-in-Chief, Sinai Health

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16,800

patients undergo surgery at Mount Sinai annually

INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (ICU)

Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) faces the round the clock challenge of saving the lives of critically ill patients, including new moms who have been through life-threatening deliveries and people recovering from major cancer surgeries.

Enhancements in our ICU will focus on helping those during such a delicate and sensitive time. Our new modern ICU will offer state-of-the-art technology for our clinicians to care for patients, and provide patients with a comfortable environment to improve their emotional experience and speed their recovery.

Our new ICU will:

  • Increase our capacity to 36 ICU beds to accommodate more patients
  • Incorporate windows to provide patients with an outside view and natural light to enhance their well-being
  • Include specially-designed isolation rooms that prevent the spread of potentially deadly airborne diseases and protect patients in the event of a SARS-like outbreak
  • Provide families access to a lounge, kitchenette, shower and quiet room
  • Be on the same floor as imaging facilities to provide critically ill patients faster and easier access to essential MRI and CT imaging
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900

patients are cared for in our ICU annually

ICU patients require talented clinicians, cutting-edge technology and comfortable surroundings to recover and return to their lives as quickly as possible. Our new ICU will provide all of this.

- Dr. Stephen Lapinsky

Director, Mount Sinai ICU

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900

patients are cared for in our ICU annually

MEDICAL DEVICE REPROCESSING DEPARTMENT

The importance of having clean and sterile medical devices and instruments cannot be understated, and our Medical Device Reprocessing Department is devoted to ensuring surgeons and other clinicians have clean medical supplies when they need them.

The new state-of-the-art department will:

  • Offer a full suite of in-house sterilization services for the first time
  • Triple in size to accommodate an increased volume of sterilizations and faster turnaround times
  • Introduce a new dedicated elevator between the department and surgical services to ensure surgeons have the tools they need for life-saving operations
  • Include new equipment and barcoding technology to enhance inventory and quality management
  • Leverage the latest innovations to improve safety and efficiency
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3 million+

pieces of equipment are sterilized and packaged every year

The availability of sterile medical supplies is critical in providing safe, high-quality care. There will be a drastic increase in the demand for sterilization services once we open our new surgical suites, and the transformation of the department will enable us to continue playing this important role in patient safety.

- Garry Bassi

Director, Medical Device Reprocessing

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3 million+

pieces of equipment are sterilized and packaged every year

KITCHEN

Healthy, wholesome and nutritious food is essential to our patients’ healing process and part of a holistic care experience.  In a dramatically redesigned kitchen, we will harness the healing power of food with far greater capacity to produce high- quality, personalized meals.

Our new kitchen will:

  • Provide patients with more choice and control at mealtime, improving their experiences and nutrition while also reducing food waste
  • Use state-of-the-art software to match patients with personalized menus, manage ingredient inventory and enhance operational efficiencies
  • Enable chefs to prepare more foods from scratch
  • Be much more energy efficient with new equipment that replaces older, energy-intensive industrial appliances
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800

patient meals served per day

A better experience at meal time will enhance patients’ overall experience of their care. Mount Sinai’s new kitchen will make a difference in people’s lives, at a time when they really need it.

- Scott Patterson

Senior Director, Facilities Planning and Development

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800

patient meals served per day

AMBULATORY CARE

Navigating around Mount Sinai’s 20 floors to find a lab or doctor’s office is overwhelming enough without the worry of health issues.

With 381,000 outpatient visits to Mount Sinai each year, it’s imperative that our new Ambulatory Care area enhances our patient experiences and the health of those with limited mobility and cognitive impairment.

Providing more streamlined care for thousands of patients annually, our new Ambulatory Care area will:

  • Be a multi-functional space where patients get one-stop access for lab tests, appointments with doctors and follow-ups
  • Concentrate the delivery of more services in one space, conveniently located just one floor above ground level at the top of our main lobby escalators
  • Feature accessible design features such as low registration desks, non-slip flooring and clear wayfinding signage to make life easier for our patients
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381,000

outpatient visits take place at Mount Sinai every year

Too often, hospitals haven’t been designed around the needs of patients and families. Renew Sinai, including the redesign of our main Ambulatory Care area, changes that.

- Dr. Chaim Bell

Physician-in-Chief, Sinai Health

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381,000

outpatient visits take place at Mount Sinai every year

HOSPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES

As we transform our building from the inside out, we are also upgrading several systems and infrastructure. Among many enhancements, we will modernize our elevators and incorporate more windows into the building design to provide patients with an outside view and natural light to enhance their well-being.

Our completely refurbished elevators will offer:

  • A more visually appealing experience
  • Faster travel time and a smoother journey
  • Increased reliability with less downtime
  • Improved accessibility features including a verbal announcement of each floor at which the elevator stops
  • Enhanced motion detection features to improve safety during opening and closing of doors
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10,000

people pass through Mount Sinai every day

We believe patients’ overall experience starts before they enter the hospital. That’s why we are transforming our building and facilities to match the high quality care our patients receive every day.

- Tony Khouri

Vice President, Facilities and Capital Development

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10,000

people pass through Mount Sinai every day