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One thousand opportunities.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.