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One thousand opportunities.
One million dollars to change
the face of health care for women.
Impossible. That’s what some people said when Women’s College Hospital set out to help create a more sustainable Canadian health-care system. They were wrong. We are well on our way to creating one of the most ground-breaking institutions in the world focused on advancing health care for women and pioneering new models of care that can impact and benefit patients everywhere.
Our state-of-the-art glass and concrete building will also be a model for sustainable design and construction. Featuring green spaces, recycled construction content, re-purposed waste, a rooftop garden and 25% less energy consumption than most other hospitals, we are on track to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
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.
Nearly 20% of patients discharged from Toronto hospitals are readmitted within three months. Women’s College Hospital’s Virtual Ward applies the best elements of care to patients discharged from Toronto hospitals so they can recover in the comfort of home. It offers direct, 24/7 access to physicians and other health-care professionals, dramatically reducing the need for patient readmission.
With studies underway in more than 30 countries and publications in the world’s major medical journals, Women’s College Hospital is leading the world in research about women’s health and health system solutions. We are the niche hospital that creates innovative health-care models, and then publishes and evaluates them for the benefit of health-care systems around the world.
We identify the problems that strain and undermine Ontario’s health system to inform targeted solutions for better managing illness and preventing health crises. By improving health-care access and delivery for Ontarians, we’re building models of care that can support health and well-being for all Canadians. It’s about delivering care that works, the first time.