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February 08, 2016 10:31 PM ET

Healthcare Providers and Services

Company Overview of The Hospital for Sick Children

Company Overview

The Hospital for Sick Children, a public hospital, operates as a pediatric academic health sciences centre in Canada. It offers services across a range of clinical specialties, which include adolescent medicine, anesthesia and pain medicine, cancer genetics, cardiology, cardiac critical care, cardiac transplant, cardiovascular surgery, clinical and metabolic genetics, clinical dietetics, clinical pharmacology and toxicology, cochlear implant, communication disorders, craniofacial, critical care medicine, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, and endocrinology. The company also provides services in the areas of gastroenterology, hepatology, general and thoracic surgery, gynecology, hema...

555 University Avenue

Toronto, ON M5G 1X8

Canada

Founded in 1875

Phone:

416-813-1500

Key Executives for The Hospital for Sick Children

Chief Executive Officer, President and Ex-Officio
Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Finance
Chief of Research and Director of Research Institute
Paediatrician-in-Chief
Executive Vice-President of Clinical
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Hospital for Sick Children Key Developments

Koskie Minsky LLP to Launch Class Action against Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory and the Hospital for Sick Children Due to Flawed Motherisk Lab Testing

Koskie Minsky LLP will be issuing a notice of action against the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory (Motherisk) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) on account of hair-strand drug and alcohol testing conducted by Motherisk between 2005 and 2015. Between 2005 and 2015, Motherisk tested hair samples from more than approximately 16,000 individuals, often at the request of Ontario child protection agencies. The use of Motherisk's hair-testing evidence in child protection proceedings often resulted in serious implications for the parties involved. On December 17, 2015, The Honourable Susan E. Lang, who had been appointed by the Attorney General of Ontario as an Independent Reviewer of certain allegations levied against Motherisk, released a 'Report of the Motherisk Hair Analysis Independent Review', highlighting many issues, including: The hair-strand drug and alcohol testing used by Motherisk between 2005 and 2015 was 'inadequate and unreliable for use in child protection and criminal proceedings'. Between 2005 and 2015, Motherisk 'operated in a manner that did not meet internationally recognized forensic standards'. SickKids 'did not provide meaningful oversight' over Motherisk. The use of Motherisk hair-testing evidence in child protection and criminal proceedings 'has serious implications for the fairness of those proceedings'. The lawsuit will allege that both Motherisk and SickKids were negligent in a failure to meet internationally recognized forensic standards with its hair-testing and a failure to provide proper oversight to ensure the quality, proficiency and accreditation of its tests.

The Hospital for Sick Children Appoints Sarah Muttitt as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of the Information Management and Technology, Effective July 2015

The Hospital for Sick Children announced the appointment of Dr. Sarah Muttitt to the position of Chief Information Officer and Vice President of the Information Management and Technology portfolio at SickKids, effective July 2015. Having trained at SickKids and served as a Senior Fellow in Neonatology in the late 1980s, Muttitt possesses more than 25 years of experience in the health-care industry with a clinical background in paediatrics and neonatology. She went on to become a Staff Neonatologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Alberta from 1989 – 1993.

The Hospital for Sick Children Appoints Lennox H. Huang to the Position of Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs, Effective May 11, 2015

Dr. Lennox H. Huang has been appointed to the position of Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) effective May 11, 2015. Dr. Lennox H. Huang has been appointed to the position of Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) effective May 11, 2015. Dr. Huang joins SickKids from McMaster University where he is currently an Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Paediatrics and Chief of Paediatrics for McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. In addition to his administrative and academic roles, Dr. Huang is clinically active as a staff physician in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and trauma team leader in the Paediatric Emergency Department. He will join SickKids as an academic clinician in the Division of Critical Care while continuing his health-care simulation work as it relates to quality and patient safety.

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