St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton

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Dr. Kevin Smith
President and CEO, St Joseph's Health System
Associate Professor, Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine,
McMaster University

"A central plank of the Mission of St. Joseph's Health System and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton is innovation, inquiry, and the advancement of the health sciences. We are extremely proud of our long-standing partnership with first the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery, and now with the Centre for Surgical Invention & Innovation, with whom we share this important outlook.

In less than a decade this partnership has yielded the most remarkable outcomes, from the world's first telerobotic surgery in 2003, to the mentoring of hundreds of learners, to the exporting of new technologies and new approaches to care, and to major improvements in the care offered to patients through faster healing and less invasive treatment.

This year had seen our collective tenacity continue to pay off as we continue to break new ground in the development of new technologies to support the best possible patient care. We have also continued to receive national and international recognition, and raised awareness of the promise of cutting edge surgical technologies.

As we move into the future, the Centre for Surgical Invention & Innovation's important mission continues. It is imperative that we continue our work together to break new ground, to dare to dream, and to bring to life the best possible approaches for our patients."

Facilities for CSii & CMAS at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton include new operating suites which are among the most technologically advanced in North America and are equipped to support minimal access surgery.  The two largest suites have been designed and constructed to accommodate image - guided surgery.

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