Every day our people at Sinai Health are doing extraordinary things as we focus our efforts on COVID-19. 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.
“Last month, Dr. Gary Newton, Sinai Health President and CEO, met over Zoom with students participating in this year’s Summer Mentorship Program. The Summer Mentorship Program (SMP) organized by the University of Toronto MD Program, aims to provide high school students of Indigenous or African ancestry the opportunity to explore the various disciplines in health sciences.
As a proud partner of this program, Sinai Health Volunteer Resources team helps connect staff and students to provide meaningful experiences. Due to COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions imposed on learning environments, this year’s program was held virtually through Zoom. During the session, Dr. Newton shared tips on getting in to medical school and advocated for the many careers in health care. The students also heard from Dr. Mark Lachmann, Medical Lead at Bridgepoint, who spoke about his career path in medicine and from Dr. Sally Engelhart, Chief Medical Resident, who shared about life during residency. Students then heard from Michelle Davies, Volunteer Coordinator and Karissa Chin, Volunteer Resources Assistant, about volunteer opportunities at Sinai Health and how volunteering is changing due to COVID-19.”
Submitted by: Karissa Chin, Volunteer Resources Assistant, Sinai Health
“The ward clerks from the Medical Oncology program showing their SINAI HEALTH spirit!!”
Submitted by: Chaleur Knight-Doyle, Ward Clerk, Mount Sinai
“Labour and Delivery RN Catherine Lopes Filipe volunteered to raise funds for FoodShare Toronto, a not-for-profit organization that partners with communities to support gardens, markets, and urban agriculture projects across Toronto with the aim to support skill development and empower people to make healthy choices through hands-on participation in growing food, and capacity building of community-led initiatives. She raised a total of $1735.00 from the Labour and Delivery nurses!”
Submitted by: Cathryn Britton, Nursing Unit Administrator, Labour and Delivery