Based in Toronto, Canada, Sunnybrook Hospital offers a comprehensive list of medical services. Major areas of focus include heart and stroke treatment, cancer care and emergency medicine. The hospital also focuses on serving expecting mothers, new mothers and infants.
Originally a military hospital for veterans, Sunnybrook evolved into a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. This hospital handles more than 1.1 million patient visits per year, as of 2015. Each year, the hospital receives over $100 million to conduct cutting-edge medical research, which is carried out by a staff of more than 200 scientists and clinicians.
Sunnybrook is a large institution, maintaining 1,359 beds for patients. Acute cases take up 824 beds, and the average length of each patient stay in this category is 7.2 days. Common procedures performed at Sunnybrook include mammograms, CT scans and ultrasounds.
To treat heart patients, Sunnybrook employs experienced cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and anaesthetists. At Sunnybrook's Schulich Heart Centre, this team works toward achieving shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times. In 2010 alone, Sunnybrook oversaw more than 7,000 heart procedures and non-invasive heart tests.
Sunnybrook's oncological staff is based in the Odette Cancer Centre. The hospital's extensive website features many tips on achieving and maintaining good health. These include tips for ending tobacco use and living an active lifestyle.