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.
“High school students who are interested in pursuing careers in health care are a vital and dedicated part of Sinai Health’s volunteer program. This year, the Volunteer Resources team has provided more than 30 co-op placements for these ambitious students. Earlier this spring, the co-op student volunteers participated in a workshop with SimSinai and the Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital. The students learned about laparoscopic surgery and intubation in hands-on simulations with medical manikins.”
Submitted by: Theresa Shiel, Senior Manager Volunteer Resources, Sinai Health
“I am a nurse on the Mother Baby Unit and I am particularly proud of a recent initiative to revamp our bulletin board to bring awareness to the importance of mental health. The display was created with the support of leadership and our team. In addition, team members participated in the CAMH Sunrise Challenge, raising more than $200 to support mental health initiatives. Nurses, unit clerks and service assistants participated, wearing our “Mental Health Matters” T-shirts to show our support. We saw this initiative as an opportunity to normalize mental health issues, open up dialogue and encourage people to get help when they need it. We have a great mental health program here at Sinai Health and by displaying this information we hope to provide a useful resource for patients, their families and even our colleagues.”
Submitted by: Enid Sanatgar, RN, Mother Baby Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital