The Stupp/Cohen Patient Education Pavilion was established in 2016 by the hospital’s librarians.
Under the patient education librarian’s supervision, on-site volunteers made themselves available to help patients and their family members. Our staff helped patients navigate the hospital, connect to the wireless network, print blood requisitions, and find the best health information for their needs in the catalogue of print information at their disposal and online.
The Patient and Family Resource Centre at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare first opened in 2007. They provided health reference services to the hospital’s patients and caregivers.
Formerly known as the Riverdale Hospital, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare once housed a Toronto Public Library branch. This branch contained a collection of reference materials, as well as books and magazines for leisure reading. Although the branch closed in 2013, the Patient and Family Resource Centre’s librarian continues to provide leisure reading materials to patients with the Books to Bedside program. Staff still provides provides health reference services and internet instruction for inpatients.
In 2015, the Mount Sinai Hospital and Bridgepoint Active Healthcare merged and created the new Sinai Health System. Library resources and staff from both sites teamed up to provide excellent service to patients and caregivers.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic started in early 2020, both spaces at the Patient Education Pavilion at the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Patient and Family Resource Centre at Bridgepoint have been closed. However, library staff remains committed to helping patients with all their information needs. Our increased web presence is just one of the many ways we have adapted and innovated during this challenging year. Don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’re happy to help!
Sinai Patient Education Pavilion
The SinaiPEP website was created by the librarians at the Mount Sinai Hospital and Bridgepoint Active Healthcare to help patients and their families find reliable and relevant health information.
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416-586-4800 ext. 6681