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St. Michael’s storeys: Building surgery 3.0

Toronto, January 5, 2015

By Dr. Ori Rotstein, surgeon-in-chief

Dr. Ori Rotstein
Dr. Ori Rotstein

Here at the hospital we look after patients from our local community, from across Ontario and even from outside the province who are critically ill and need our urgent care. That is why patient care is everything at St. Michael’s.

As St. Michael’s surgeon-in-chief, I’m excited to see how the hospital’s renewal project will improve patient care through advancements in technology and better patient flow.

One major change in the operating room is through a technology called the hybrid OR, which combines several different imaging techniques at once that can tell us how well and how efficiently we’re carrying out care during surgery.

The renewal project will also help improve patient flow from the Emergency Department to surgery, helping to provide rapid and efficient care with a better connection between the ED and the OR.

These improvements, which are possible because of St. Michael’s 3.0, underline the hospital’s commitment to providing state-of-the-art patient care.

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael's Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.