Frontiers of Care: Mount Sinai Hospital - A Story of Firsts
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In the 1920s, a determined group of Jewish women dreamed of opening a hospital to serve their community. They knocked on doors, collecting nickels and dimes, until – against all odds - they were able to purchase a small building on Yorkville Avenue that would become Mount Sinai Hospital. Over the years, staff and volunteers at Mount Sinai overcame discrimination, funding challenges and even forces of nature, to build a world-class hospital. Today, that spirit of perseverance lives on as the hospital prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary.



Lesley Barsky is the author of From Generation to Generation: A History of Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital.

Maxine Granovsky Gluskin is the co-chair of Sinai Health Foundation's Board of Directors. She is the President of Maxine Gran Investments. She has served on many not-for-profit boards, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada and The Bentway.

The voices of Lillian Gollom and Dr. Minnie Cohen are used with permission from the Ontario Jewish Archives.

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