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New Transformational Gift

Step into the foyer of Betsy Fruitman’s Toronto condo and one of the first things you’ll see is a framed black and white photo of her late husband, Lou. Betsy likes to see his handsome, smiling face each time she walks by.
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New Prestigious Award

Dr. Xavier Montalban, the medical director of the BARLO MS Centre, is one of only five researchers in Canada named a “Highly Cited Researcher” for his work over the past decade in the field of neuroscience and behaviour.
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New Chief of Emergency Medicine

For Dr. Carolyn Snider, the emergency department (ED) is a place of deeply humane moments. Whether they come by ambulance or helicopter or are brought in by frantic loved ones, patients need more than just medical care. In the midst of the most terrible, unexpected time, “a person remembers the experience they had with nurses and doctors,” says Dr. Snider. “We have the opportunity to reassure them in that moment and it’s our privilege and responsibility to do so.”
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THE CENTRE FOR URBAN HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Canadians are rightly proud of their universal health-care system. Still, Canada is the world’s only high-income country in which health-care services are publicly insured but medications are not.
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BARLO MS CENTRE

At St. Michael’s BARLO MS Centre, occupational therapist Cecilia Wan and social worker Mari Vella operate as a tag team, ensuring their patients get the physical, cognitive, mental, and functional support they need to get on with their lives.
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ONE FOCUS

Ryan Hogan has been there, too often, during the worst time in a person’s life. A police officer in a mid-sized Ontario town, 43-year-old Hogan has seen people suffer, and sometimes lose their lives, in traumatic incidents. He knows better than anyone how quickly things can change for victims and their loved ones.
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THE CAMPAIGN FOR MOMS AND BABIES

After three years of exciting development, NeoVest is ready for testing on babies. It’s an award-winning technology developed at St. Michael’s to help newborn babies breathe. The timing is perfect: the NeoVest clinical trial showcases the groundbreaking work of St. Michael’s just as the hospital’s $10 million MOMENTS: The Campaign for Moms and Babies in support of a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is launching.
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THE WALTER AND MARIA SCHROEDER BRAIN&HEART CENTRE

On November 17, 1968, St. Michael’s Dr. Clare Baker led a 30-strong team of doctors and nurses in a three-hour surgery to save the life of Charles Perrin Johnston, a 54-year-old engineer disabled by heart disease. It was Canada’s first successful heart transplant. Dr. Baker went on to receive the Order of Canada for his work.
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Ewing and Faye Rae

Successful entrepreneurs share with St. Mike’s “Budding entrepreneurs, many years before they met, Ewing and Faye Rae established their own firms on the same day - July 1, 1971. In Ewing’s case, it was an electrical engineering firm, E.A. Rae & Associates, which later merged with a mechanical engineering company, Andrew Hidi & Associates. Together the firms completed thousands of projects in Canada and around the world including the USA, China, India and the Caribbean. And now, under the name Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers Inc., they have offices in Toronto, Calgary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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Tackling Toronto’s Homelessness Crisis

On any given night, over 5,000 people are homeless in Toronto and St. Michael’s is pioneering research, clinical care, community programs and education to bring that number to zero.
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