Mount Sinai gets $15 million gift

Will be used to expand emergency department and create a new research centre at the hospital...

Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto is going to grow, thanks in part to a 15 million dollar gift from Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman.

The money will be used to expand the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre,. which is the hospital’s emergency department. The money will also be used to create a new research centre a that will drive new knowledge and innovation in the field of emergency medicine.

When it comes to the emergency centre, the money will be used to help double the amount of space, to more than 28 thousand square feet.

Officials says in a release that "will enable Mount Sinai to accommodate expected growth in emergency patient volume from 56,000 to an estimated 80,000 annually over the next few years."

As for the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute, according to the release, "will propel research, education and policy development in the field of emergency medicine."

Today’s gift announcement is part of the $500 million Campaign to Renew Sinai, the largest campaign in the hospital’s history, that will see the transformation of its facilities and growth of its internationally recognized clinical and research programs.

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