In this milestone year, we celebrate our firsts.
Mount Sinai Hospital has the only outpatient department in Toronto to offer prenatal instruction and diabetes education in four languages.
One of Canada’s first mammography clinics opens at Mount Sinai.
Physicians at Mount Sinai develop a way to diagnose and correct congenital hyperthyroidism in newborns, now a standard practice globally.
Mount Sinai surgeons pioneer “limb salvage” surgery, sparing most bone cancer patients from previously inevitable amputations.
The Ontario Ministry of Health selects Mount Sinai as the site of a new High-Risk Perinatal Unit, the first academic program of its kind in Canada.
Canada’s first fresh tissue hip transplant is performed at Mount Sinai. Five years later, the same team performs Canada’s first knee joint transplant.
The Department of Nursing is selected as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing, the only hospital in the world to earn this distinction.
The first Surgical Skills Centre in North America opens in collaboration with the University of Toronto.
Ontario’s first multidisciplinary Chronic Pelvic Region Pain Unit opens, providing a pain-focused approach to disorders that affect over 50 per cent of women.
The first Canadian physicians perform a heart intervention on an unborn baby at Mount Sinai.
The MAUVE (Maximizing Aging Using Volunteer Engagement) program is launched, connecting trained volunteers with frail older patients to assist them with their recovery and reduce time spent in hospital.
Ontario’s first human milk bank opens, providing fragile babies access to human milk.
Mount Sinai fetal therapists, together with SickKids physicians, perform Canada’s first in-utero spina bifida repair.
In partnership with SickKids, Mount Sinai launches the Ontario Fetal Centre, created to improve access to in-utero medical and surgical interventions.
The first ultra-high throughput test for COVID-19 antibodies is developed by researchers at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, providing critical data needed for public health decisions on immunization programs.