Transforming the delivery of health care
Approximately 80% of the care delivered in hospitals throughout Ontario occurs in community hospitals. As a leading community academic hospital serving a diverse community, North York General Hospital (NYGH) has a long track record of innovation in patient safety and process improvements. North York General essentially functions as a "Living Lab" in learning and research that matters to everyone — specifically, research that permits significant transformation to improve patient- and family-centred health care.
The Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) has grown considerably since its conception in 2014. More than 70 people work in a constructive, influential environment where everyone is empowered to innovate and positively transform the delivery of care through the established presence of four strategic research chairs — that will be soon expanding with the recruitment of two additional chairs. Our aspiration is to create an institute for research and innovation to foster the creative efforts of people passionate about improving the delivery of health care. Support for this institute is led by the North York General Foundation.
ORI is helping investigators meet potential collaborators, seek funding, manage grants, agreements, and intellectual property, and gain access to the resources required to be successful.
The Research and Innovation Office has more than 70 people who work in a constructive, influential environment where everyone is empowered to innovate and positively transform the delivery of care through the established presence of our research chairs.
The Research Ethics Board at NYGH ensures that research is designed and conducted with the utmost regard for the people who choose to participate in research studies.
Generous support from donors, the North York General Foundation, and NYGH led to the creation of the Exploration Fund, which allows investigators to test promising ideas and compete for research grants from external agencies.
NYGH is also transforming health care with clinical trials by providing patients with alternatives. Through these clinical trials, North York General is contributing to improvements in medicine and the delivery of health care.
Our aspiration is to create an institute for research and innovation to foster the creative efforts of people passionate about improving the delivery of health care.