Living Lab

More than ever, advances to provide patients with timely, safe, and efficient care are needed to ensure the sustainability of our health care system. This unmet need is an opportunity for North York General Hospital (NYGH) to become a “living lab” to study and improve the processes for delivering care.

See the video Research and Innovation at North York General Hospital.

NYGH is well positioned to apply a critical lens and an innovative spirit where the bulk of care is delivered.
  • Ethnic/socio-economic/age diversity with approximately 30,000 inpatient visits, 230,000 outpatient visits, and 32,000 surgeries in 2016-17

  • One of Canada's busiest emergency departments with more than 106,000 visits to the General site's Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency in 2016-17

  • 2nd busiest birthing site in Ontario with almost 6,000 births per year

  • More than 200 active family physicians

  • 1st hospital in Ontario to meet and exceed all surgical wait time targets, including cancer surgery

  • 1st in Toronto and 2nd in Canada in preventable patient deaths according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information

  • One of only five hospitals in Canada with Stage 6 designation for electronic medical record implementation from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

See the video Making a World of Difference with Mona Sawhney.