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.

“Volunteer resources welcomed 48 co-op students from 16 schools across the Greater Toronto Area and York Region who will support a number of hospital departments and units, including Maximizing Aging Using Volunteer Engagement (MAUVE), NICU, Women’s and Infants’ Health program, MRI, PACU, MDRD, surgical skills, and more. These students will gain valuable workplace experience in a unique learning environment outside of the classroom, helping them develop employability skills and work habits applicable to future workplaces. Their placement with us will continue until mid-February.”

Submitted by: Jessica Sonnet, Recruiting Assistant, Volunteer Services, Sinai Health

“An excellent week of learning and appreciation for the staff who serve the entire hospital’s needs for reusable device reprocessing.”

Submitted by: Garry Bassi, Director, Medical Device Reprocessing and Support Services at Mount Sinai Hospital

“October 17 was Pharmacy Technician Day. We’re so proud and grateful for our Hennick Bridgepoint and Mount Sinai pharmacy technicians. Each day they procure, compound and deliver medications to physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists for patients.  From all pharmacists and the pharmacy leadership team, thank you to all our Pharmacy Technicians for keeping things running smoothly.”

Submitted by: Andrew Wyllie, Senior Director Pharmacy, Sinai Health

“Happy Occupational Therapy Month! October is the month dedicated to celebrating the vital role of Occupational Therapists (OTs). At Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital, our OTs are uniquely qualified to assist our patients in achieving their goals, such as self-care, returning to work or volunteering, and engaging in meaningful activities. They work to break down the barriers which impede individuals in their everyday activities. OTs serve as therapists, educators, and advocates for patients and families in various departments, including rehabilitation, complex care, and outpatient/ambulatory care. Whether collaborating with wound care nurses on pressure injuries, assisting patients and families with mobility through proper wheelchair selection, or strategizing for those needing cognitive interventions, Occupational Therapists contribute significantly to patient care. Occupational Therapy remains an integral part of overall patient care. Don’t forget to show your appreciation for an OT!”

Submitted by: Meridith McClenaghan, Clinical Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy, Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital

Teams across Sinai Health celebrated spooky season by dressing up for Halloween.