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.

Dr. Gary Newton, president and CEO holds a large pair of scissors poised to cut through a red ribbon held in front of an automated medication dispensing machine. The machine is a cabinet with drawers and is similar in size to a refrigerator . Two women are standing on either side of the machine holding up each end of the ribbon. Other employees look on in the background “Thanks to our pharmacy, clinical, redevelopment and leadership teams for helping us reach an important milestone in Mount Sinai Hospital’s Closed Loop Medication Management System project. On April 19, a ribbon cutting ceremony was performed in front of one of our new Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit. The introduction of these machines will help us to decrease medication errors and is another foundational component of the Closed Loop Medication Management System which uses technology and automation for order entry and verification, clinical decision support, packaging, storage, distribution, administration and documentation. In the future, we will be scanning barcodes on medication and patients’ wristbands to ensure that we get the right drug to the right patient at the right time. In the next few years, we are eager to begin using ADCs on all of our units.”
Submitted by: Janice Takata-Shewchuk, Senior Director, Pharmacy.


A group of women who are laboratory professionals stand in in a room containing large steel vats.“The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute’s Biospecimen Repository and Processing Lab were inspected on March 9 by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to become an accredited biorepository. The biospecimen repository staff worked tirelessly to create the framework for this very successful outcome as we are happy to report that we passed with no deficiencies and are now one of a very few CAP accredited biorepositories in Canada!”
Submitted by: Teresa Selander, Director, Biospecimen Repository and Processing Lab, Mount Sinai Hospital


A group of health care professionals wearing medical procedure masks stand in a line along a wall in the corridor of a hospital. the wall is covered in a very large image showing a health care professional who is wearing a mask and scrubs like a surgeon wears.“We would like to extend our thanks to each and every Administrative Professional within the organization. We would be incomplete without you! Administrative professionals play an integral role in supporting patient care, whether that be on the front lines registering patients and scheduling appointments , or supporting hospital operations behind the scenes. Wishing you the best today and always. Happy Administrative Professionals Day!”
Submitted by: Melissa Peck, Senior Manager, Screening, Patient Registration and Admitting; Minh Huynh and Suhail Rafiq, Supervisors, Screening, Patient Registration and Admitting, Sinai Health


Composite image of four separate images stacked two high and two wide. Each image shows a group of health care professionals in different areas of the hospital, some are standing in front of reception desks or administrative work stations. The health care professionals are standing facing the camera and all wearing medical procedure masks. “Administrative Professionals day is Wednesday, April 27. Did you know more than 5,500 medical imaging procedures are actioned by administrative professionals at Mount Sinai each week? Medical imaging administrative staff are sub-specialized in booking practices across nine different imaging modalities, experts in patient registration, billing, falls prevention and positive patient identification (PPID). Happy Administrative Professionals Day to all front-line administrative staff across Sinai Health, we value you and the work you do every day!”
Submitted by: Joanne Noseworthy, Supervisor, Medical Imaging, Mount Sinai Hospital 


A young woman stands behind a table that is holding gift baskets wrapped in clear cellophane. The baskets contain items such as magazines, and small house plants. The woman is standing leaning on the table, facing the camera and smiling. The background is blurred.“One year ago, during Ontario’s third wave of COVID-19, 15 year-old high school student Anna Salamon approached Sinai Health’s Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program with an idea to reach out to isolated caregivers of housebound frail older adults. She thoughtfully assembled care packages with handwritten notes of encouragement, and these were delivered to multiple households throughout Toronto. Everyone was moved by Anna’s efforts, and one family wrote back to say that the caregiver was moved to tears by the fact that, as the caregiver put it, “someone remembered me.” Thank you, Anna, for supporting caregivers of housebound frail older adults!”
Submitted by: Dr. Karen Ng, Physician, General Medicine and Geriatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital