Vision statement

Our vision at the Jewish General Hospital’s Department of Surgical Services is to lead change towards pioneering approaches to compassionate and excellent patient care, state-of-the-art education and cutting edge research. Our goal is to become a premier surgical department and national leader in surgical innovations. We are all committed to providing exemplary physical, emotional and spiritual care for each of our patients, their families and our community. We demonstrate this obligation by:

  1. Being a Center for Strong Professional Expertise in Cardio-Vascular, Cancer and Orthopedic Surgery including:
    • Expanding and maintaining our expertise and capabilities in the assessment, adoption and application of state of the art technologies
    • Being the #1 hospital in having the lowest risk-adjusted, procedure-specific mortality rates in Canada
    • Being the #1 hospital in realizing the lowest surgical site infection rates in Canada
  2. Providing Patients with both safe and timely access to care by:
    • Improved pre-surgical screening processes
    • More efficient and effective scheduling of cases
    • Assuring prompt and timely access to the operating room and other surgical services
    • Continuously eliminating bottlenecks and reducing waiting time
    • Ensuring that all cancer patients receive treatment within 30 days from the time that they were referred to the hospital
  3. Building a work environment where each person is valued, respected and has an opportunity for personal and professional growth and development by:
    • Creating and maintaining an environment that facilitates and supports innovative patient care,learning, and research
    • Becoming #1 hospital for Endovascular, Robot-assisted and Natural Orifice Tranluminal Endoscopic (NOTES) surgical treatment in Canada
    • Becoming a leader in assessment of emerging technologies, health services research and professional development
    • Fostering a culture of curiosity, creativity and discovery in all of our activities and the willingness to embrace constant change

Our values

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