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Going Beyond Care

Monday, December 7, 2015

Our community’s response to the Campaign for North York General has been incredible, and so far, we’ve raised over $112 million of our historic $150 million goal. Donations have already allowed us to renovate, expand and upgrade equipment and technology to help us better care for our patients. We continue to put donations to work with two renovation and construction projects that will help us streamline emergency care and improve the patient experience.

As we raise the final $38 million of our campaign, you will begin to see the phrase Going Beyond Care in and around our hospital, on our website and on our social media. Inspired by our staff, volunteers and physicians who go beyond care for our patients every day, this phrase is both a reflection of the level of care we are known for and an invitation to our community to help us go even further for our patients.

At North York General, our passion for patient care goes far beyond bedside manner. Behind the scenes, a talented group of physicians, staff, researchers and capital planners are going beyond care by re-imagining programs, purchasing the very best technology and equipment and investing in research to transform healthcare in our community and across our nation. To help us go beyond care for our patients, we are asking our community to help us:

  • Re-imagine the delivery of mental health care. We are raising $7 million to transform Phillips House, a hospital-owned heritage building, into the future home of North York General’s outpatient mental health care programs for women, children and youth. We are seeking a leadership gift to re-name this unique facility.
  • Upgrade equipment. North York General performs over 4,000 Interventional Radiology procedures each year. The image-guided, minimally invasive procedures are used to diagnose and treat patients across our hospital without open surgery. The equipment in our Interventional Radiology Suite is nearing its end of life and needs to be replaced with advanced technology and improved imaging. We need community support to upgrade technology and reconfigure the existing suite to enhance our team’s access to the patient and increase their ability to manoeuvre the imaging equipment – resulting in improved patient outcomes and reduced wait times.
  • Transform care through research. We are committed to not only adopting the best practices for our patients, but conducting research to transform the delivery of healthcare. Philanthropic support is vital to create the Institute For Health Care Innovation and recruit two more research chairs – accomplished clinical scientists who will enable us to transform care through practice-based and patient-centred research.

We are inspired by the generous support our community has shown us, and know that we can count on you to raise the final $40 million needed to close our campaign. With your help, North York General will continue to challenge the status quo and secure our reputation as health innovators and leaders.

Going Beyond Care is what we do at North York General – but we couldn’t do it without you. To find out how you can help, visit GoingBeyondCare.ca