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 man sitting at a desk with a coomputer in the back ground. He is using a screwdriver on a piece of medical equipment

“The biomedical engineering team is working hard to maintain and repair ventilators and IV pumps for COVID-19 patients. In these photos, Kamallesh (top) is completing tests on an IV pump module and Olcay is replacing intake filters on a ventilator.”
Submitted by: Simeon Wong, Biomedical Engineering, Mount Sinai


A man repairing a piece of medical equipment






Three hospital employees in an office wearing masks. Two are wearing scrubs. Looking at the camera“Working with Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC), I’m seeing first-hand the dedication of Sinai Health staff committed to supporting those working in long-term care homes to keep their residents safe. In this photo from left to right, are Liz McCreight, Dylan Kain and Dr. Jennie Johnstone on their way to provide an education session for staff at a long-term care home. Thank you for supporting our counterparts in long-term care!”
Submitted by: Helen Bedkowski, Project Advisor, Infection Prevention and Control, Mount Sinai



a woman in a power wheelchair looking at a laptop on a table.“We recently received a thank you note and photo of a patient who had a virtual visit at Bridgepoint’s Seating Clinic. Cathy Choi, an Occupational Therapist at the Seating Clinic, is able to visit patients in their homes remotely over the Ontario Telemedicine Network. Cathy helps ensure a new wheelchair is adjusted properly, working well and meeting the patients’ needs. This photo is of a visit in the home of a patient named Layla whose mother, Alison wrote to us, saying, ‘we are thrilled with Layla’s new wheelchair.  She remained seated in it for most of the afternoon which proves it is comfortable for her, and we certainly find it much easier to manoeuvre than her old wheelchair.  We were so impressed with your attention to detail and really appreciate the time and effort you took to ensure the chair perfectly met her needs. Thanks again for making this new experience so positive!'”
Submitted by: Kimberley Meighan, Manager, Ambulatory Care, Bridgepoint

Nurses wearing purple scrubs in the hallway of a hospital. They are holding signs that say Thank You“The Mother-Baby team are embracing the challenges and learning opportunities of COVID-19 with enthusiasm. A fantastic team of caring individuals working together for the families choosing Mount Sinai Hospital to build their families safely, one baby at a time.”
Submitted by: Angela Leslie, Nursing Unit Administrator, Mother and Baby Program, Mount Sinai



A pile of several dozen donated personal products, including soap, toothbrushes and socks along with packaged noodles and crackers and other snacks on a carpeted floor. “The staff on 11 South have generously donated much-needed hygiene products and snacks to the the homeless at the Ajax Hygiene Hub. The Hygiene Hub provides safe, clean access to showers and washrooms to the homeless, as well as, access to referrals and support services. Thank you for for helping those in need.”
Submitted by: Yayoi Breitkreutz, RN, Mount Sinai




A woman holding a baby standing in front of a crib, looking at the camera, smiling.“Dr. Shira Gold, a fourth year resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, has been the mastermind behind the hugely successful group called Pregnancy During COVID-19. The group is for pregnant women who are delivering at Mount Sinai and want more information about delivering in a pandemic and support managing any anxiety they may have. Shira has done so much work for the group, all while on parental leave herself -she has a four month old baby at home! I would like to recognize her in honour of World Maternal Mental Health Day, May 6 and thank her for all her hard work and compassion.”
Submitted by: Dr. Beverly Young, Perinatal Mental Health Program, Mount Sinai