Every day our people at Sinai Health are doing extraordinary things. Captured Caring is a series featuring submissions from our people to provide you with inspiration and encouragement as we care for patients and each other. Have your own story or photo to share? Submit it here.
“April 11 to 17 was National Medical Laboratory Week, raising awareness of the crucial role laboratory professionals play in patient care. At Sinai Health, Medical Laboratory professionals work in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology, Diagnostic Medical Genetics and Ambulatory Labs. Our Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program is internationally renowned in many areas of work and the reference lab for many institutions. Our Microbiology lab continues to play a critical role in testing during the pandemic, reaching 1.5 million COVID-19 tests at the end of March.
Last week, seven surveyors from Accreditation Canada Diagnostics visited to fully assess our Laboratory Medicine Program to ensure their competency to perform tests and meet quality criteria. The surveyors were very impressed, as we had over 98 per cent compliance across 469 standards. Congratulations to the team!”
Submitted by: Cecilia Moller, Administrative Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai
“Beyond proud of our entire team for successfully relocating the Emergency Department to our new yellow zone while maintaining 24/7 clinical operations amidst the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic!”
Submitted by: Kelly Shillington, ED, Program Champion, Operational Readiness, Mount Sinai