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One thousand opportunities.
One million dollars to change
the face of health care for women.
The 450,000 square-foot Women’s College Hospital will not only deliver health-care better, faster, safer and more cost-effectively; it will also advance research into new models of care that can impact and benefit patients everywhere. The $70 million project is on schedule toward the opening of the first phase in 2013, and the second phase in 2015.
The Ontario government directs 46% of spending to care for more patients, many of them chronically ill, within a system designed for acute illnesses and reactive treatment. Women’s College Hospital has a solution: we are changing the very definition of hospital and creating a health-care system that delivers services better, faster safer and more cost-effectively than ever before.
Founded more than 100 years ago by a group of women and led by the first Canadian female doctor licensed to practise in Canada, Women’s College Hospital continues to break ground, providing a unique array of programs at the intersection of women’s health, social justice and community medicine.
Patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and arthritis account for 1.7 million days per year in acute care hospitals and a significant portion of health-care costs. Women’s College Hospital will offer patients a different type of care — programs focused on wellness, inspired by research and aimed at getting them back to their lives as quickly as possible.
At Women’s College Hospital, research underpins all that we do. Many of our scientists are clinically-based and their research questions are shaped by the needs of their patients. Real-life clinical needs and cultural perspectives drive the focus of all of our work.
For the first time, Women’s College Research Institute will be located within Women’s College Hospital, creating the globe’s first health-care institution to combine a uniquely woman-focused research agenda with the latest thinking in outpatient care. We are breaking down the traditional walls between research and clinical care, making innovation and discovery part of the hospital’s everyday operations.