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.

A composite of three photos together lined up horizontally from left to right; A student volunteer in the simulation lab tries intubating a medical manikin, Another student practices stitches on a suture simulation set; third photo, a student uses a laparoscopic surgery simulator“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


Two photos stacked one on top of the other. Top photo is a group of three health care workers wearing purple t-shirts that say Mental Health Matters. They are standing in front of a bulletin board covered in light purple paper with the same text. The bulletin board also has other information posted on it. Bottom photo is a group of health care workers wearing the purple shirts grouped together in a hospital hallway. They are all wearing medical procedure masks and looking at the camera.“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