April 2023 marks a major milestone for Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital with the celebration of ten years since the move to its purpose-built hospital. Since 1860, Hennick Bridgepoint has served the health needs of the community during some of the most pressing health-care challenges. In commemoration of this anniversary, we are sharing some pivotal moments from the last decade made possible by our people and award-winning building.
This milestone is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our people, who provide compassionate care to our patients and each other. As we look towards the future, we remain committed in our vision to discover and deliver life-changing care to the communities we serve.
Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital
A decade of possibilities
The purpose-built hospital, designed to support the well-being of patients, has been recognized with 20 design awards for maximizing daylight and providing a comforting and healing space that set new standards for care.
Annually, Hennick Bridgepoint touches the lives of more than 3,000 patients through our inpatient rehabilitation and complex continuing care programs.
The hospital is a leader in Stroke rehabilitation and has earned Stroke Distinction designation from Accreditation Canada four times. This designation is awarded for our high-quality care and innovation in stroke rehabilitation.
In January 2015, the hospital amalgamated with Mount Sinai Hospital to form Sinai Health, which includes the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and system partner, Circle of Care. Since the formation of Sinai Health, powerful strides have been made in advancing our initial vision of becoming Canada’s leading integrated health system.
In 2019, employees and volunteers worked together to move patients to the new Albert and Temmy Latner Family Palliative Care Unit on 10 North, providing specialized palliative care to patients and their care partners at end of life. The unit is part of Sinai Health’s larger palliative care program, which provides expert care across the care continuum for patients with life-limiting illness.
The Christine Sinclair Ambulatory Care Centre, averages 15,000 outpatient visits per year. It features a salt water therapy pool, dedicated gyms and clinics to meet patients’ needs.
Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, the hospital is a leader in interprofessional education, hosting more than 650 learners in areas such as nursing, medicine and health disciplines.
In recognition of the transformational $36 million gift from Jay and Barbara Hennick, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare was renamed Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital in 2021.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hennick Bridgepoint supported Ontario’s pandemic response by receiving 355 patient transfers, more than any other post-acute care facility in the province.