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.

A woman looking at the camera holding up a small yellow plastic strip that people in health care use to hold their masks on instead of putting the ear loops around their ears“We’ve been supported by so many people in the community and it’s been a beautiful exchange of positivity. So many of us are struggling with the change in work environment and the constant use of personal protective equipment. The students at Little Rouge Public School thought it was lovely to reach out and provide us with ear protectors made with a 3D printer. Led by the principal of the school, they made and fitted every member of the team.”
Submitted by: Reena Ahluwalia, Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist Ambulatory General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics, Mount Sinai






Three photos of people wearing masks holding up signs “As a part of Sinai Health’s shared commitment to each other, patients and their caregivers, and the communities we serve – we are a proud partner with the Toronto Central Region Indigenous Cancer Program where we aim to advocate the rights of Indigenous Peoples to live their values and traditions throughout the health care system. This year, as part of a virtual celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, the program invited member organizations to submit photos with words about what this day means to them. Employees from Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness, Spiritual Care and Social Work shared their contributions.”
Submitted by: Farha Bakharia, Wellness Specialist, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness, Sinai Health







A large green and yellow flower arrangement on some stairs in front of a large old stone building“I saw this while leaving work on May 25 from Feel Good Flowers. Made me smile!”
Submitted by: Rachel Ballarino, OTA/PTA, Bridgepoint








“Family Medicine has an extraordinary Group Prenatal Care Program that had been on hold due to the pandemic. Now we are able to run this prenatal and postpartum group virtually over Zoom – with parents and babies to do an Introduction to Solids Class. Our midwives, Susannah Merritt and Natalie Tregaskis, lead the groups and I run the nutrition sessions. It’s different and experimental but with tons of positive feedback from the families and the highlight for us is being able to give back during a very challenging time. We are so proud and happy to have the opportunity to connect with these families even from a distance.”
Submitted by: Lauren Rose, Registered Dietitian, Family Medicine, Mount Sinai