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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.
Women’s College Hospital and the University of Toronto have developed a better way to help patients with chronic conditions take control of their symptoms, while also teaching the health-care professionals of tomorrow the practice of ambulatory care. In the Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE) Complex Care Clinic, patients receive one-stop, coordinated care from a team of specialists and residents.
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.
Women’s College Hospital’s internationally-recognized research team is tackling some of the greatest health challenges of our time. Inspired by our achievements, we are building a living laboratory and setting the course for a new era of knowledge creation and translation that will help keep people where they want to be: out of hospital.
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.