2020 for Sinai Health was a year like no other. Terms like “new normal” and “physical distancing” became part of our regular vocabulary, gathering two or three times a year for town halls became weekly telephone events, and our people were redeployed to support alternate areas of our institution.

Amidst all of this, milestones were made and then surpassed. Below is Sinai Health’s 2020 by the numbers.

1,000,000: The shared Sinai Health – University Health Network microbiology department announced the completion of one million COVID-19 tests for residents across the province in December. Earlier in the fall of 2020, the shared lab announced it hit the half-million mark.

1,000,000: The Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank dispensed its 1 millionth ounce of pasteurized donor milk in November. Established in 2013, the Milk Bank collects, pasteurizes and distributes donated breast milk by prescription to babies in NICUs.

4,012: Bridgepoint’s Ambulatory Care Centre took a rigorous approach to developing a virtual rehab program guided by current research, best practices, patient-centred care and safety. The program saw over 4,000 virtual rehab visits over the course of 2020.

1,400: Our people are what sets us apart from any other organization and in 2020, 1,400 of you celebrated service milestones between 2 and 45 years – the highest in the past few years.

31: As the busiest period yet for Mount Sinai Hospital’s redevelopment project, the Renew Sinai team wrapped up 31 of the 56 construction phases completed to-date, and continue to work tirelessly on the 18 phases underway.

21: In mid-March, Sinai Health swiftly organized and coordinated its first telephone town hall to keep our people informed about COVID-19. Since then, Sinai Health has hosted 21 telephone town halls over the course of the pandemic.

5: In January 2020, Sinai Health celebrated its fifth anniversary. Sinai Health was formed through the integration of Mount Sinai Hospital, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and the affiliation of our system partner, Circle of Care.

2: For the second time in Mount Sinai Hospital’s history, we met the rigorous Magnet standards and mandatory requirements, including outperforming national and international benchmarks in terms of clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and staff satisfaction.