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New: Centre for Nursing Excellence

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A group of women philanthropists provides funding for historic new Centre for Nursing Excellence.

In 2021, Sinai Health made history by establishing a hospital-based Centre for Nursing Excellence — a first in Canada. The Centre will empower nurses at both Mount Sinai and Hennick Bridgepoint hospitals to transform how care is delivered at the bedside through research and innovation.

The creation of the Centre for Nursing Excellence was made possible thanks to gift of more than $10 million from a group of women philanthropists led by Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, Co-Chair of Sinai Health Foundation’s Board of Directors.

“This might be one of the very few times a group of women philanthropists has come together to give collectively to fund something so unique and incredibly important,” said Granovsky Gluskin. “Our history is based on a group of women who came together to raise funds to create a hospital for marginalized and vulnerable women. And the first people who populated that hospital were nurses.”

“This might be one of the very few times a group of women philanthropists has come together to give collectively to fund something so unique and incredibly important.”
Maxine Granovsky Gluskin,
co-chair, Sinai Health Foundation’s Board of Directors

Funds from the gift will allow the Centre for Nursing Excellence to recruit nurse scientists and empower front-line nurses to lead research initiatives created and delivered at the point of care. This focus on nurse-led research and innovation will enable the exploration of new approaches to patient care, including managing symptoms and complex responses to illness, ensuring patient and staff safety and enhancing patient experience and outcomes.

“The Centre is about giving nurses a space to advance those ideas and make health care better,” said Granovsky Gluskin. “This gift celebrates and values the nursing profession, and will allow our nursing leaders to look towards the future and reach for new heights in patient care through research and innovation.”

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