Staff preparing food in the new innovative Kitchen.

The recent opening of the new 12 North unit for General Internal Medicine (GIM) at Mount Sinai Hospital marks an exciting expansion that will enhance the patient experience through state-of-the-art facilities and care delivery. The development of this new 20-bed unit is part of the hospital’s Renew Sinai Phase 3A project, strategically designed based on insights gained over many years of inpatient care. The spacious, modern unit empowers clinical teams to provide person-centred treatment in a warm, welcoming environment optimized for healing.

“We are thrilled to open this thoughtfully-designed space where our teams can deliver safe, high-quality patient care,” said Dr. Luke Devine, General Internist at Mount Sinai Hospital. “The unit facilitates seamless integration with existing GIM processes to ensure continuity across the service, while also incorporating innovations to serve this increasingly complex patient population.”

The dedicated unit also offers surge capacity and a waiting area to maintain adaptability to fluctuating patient volumes.

“The launch of this new GIM unit is an exciting step forward for patient flow at Mount Sinai. It will further improve our ability to ensure medical patients receive the right care in the right place,” said Kate van den Broek, Senior Clinical Program Director, Urgent and Critical Care.

Features of the new GIM unit include:

  • 14 private rooms, three semi-private patient rooms.
  • Surge capacity and a designated waiting area to ensure responsiveness to health-care system demands.
  • Telemetry, a wander guard system, remote patient safety monitoring, automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) to streamline medication dispensing and a designated room for high risk falls prevention.

With its patient-centered layout, cutting-edge technology, and increased bed capacity, the 12 North-GIM unit demonstrates Mount Sinai’s commitment to delivering high-quality, safe and compassionate care.

Renew Sinai is the most ambitious redevelopment project in Mount Sinai’s history. Learn more at RenewSinai.ca.