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Lady Davis Institute to launch research into optimizing the delivery and efficiency of patient care
Total of $4 million will help the Jewish General Hospital achieve Transformational Change
The Lady Davis Institute (LDI) of the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has been granted funding by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRSQ), the Rossy Foundation, and the LDI totalling $4 million for research into optimizing how the hospital can deliver critical services to its patients in the most effective and efficient manner.
“Health care is a very dynamic profession and it is essential that we evaluate how to enhance our operations while ensuring that patients receive the best care,” explained Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, Director of the JGH’s Transformational Change Initiative and Chief of Surgical Services, who will lead the project along with Dr. François Béland of the LDI. Much of the study will be undertaken at the Segal Cancer Centre.
This research initiative fits within the hospital's Transformational Change program, which aims to make improvements that will continue to enhance patient access to timely care and increase workplace efficiency. It will enable the JGH to learn best practices for providing multi-disciplinary health services. The JGH is committed to decreasing waiting times and to improving patient care and safety. This will be achieved by deploying available resources to maximum effect.
“By operating in a more logical and consistent way throughout the hospital, we can cut expenses, keep our budget in line, and reinvest the savings directly into patient care,” said Dr. Hartley Stern, Executive Director of the JGH. “It’s simply not the nature of the JGH to accept the status quo. Whenever something needs improvement—whether in clinical services, administrative operations or any other area—we go ahead and do it. Ultimately, it’s our patients who benefit from these changes.”
“This is important research that cuts to the very heart of how best to deliver health care to patients at a time when treatments are increasingly sophisticated and expensive while resources are limited,” said Dr. Roderick McInnes, Director of the LDI.
For further information, and to arrange interviews, contact:
Research Communications Officer
Lady Davis Institute
Tel.: 514-340-8222 x 8661