Peter Munk Donates another $100 Million to namesake Cardiac Centre

Following up on my post from yesterday comes the news that the namesake for the unit within the Toronto General Hospital, Peter Munk, has donated an additional $100 Million towards heart research at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.  This story in The Globe and Mail covers the donation in detail.   


I have had the pleasure of receiving care in the Peter Munk wing of the hospital over the years, first for assessment and analysis, then later for treatment and recovery.  This truly is the best team in the world and they are recognized as such by their peers.

I would like to extend my thanks to Mr Peter Munk for this generous gift as well as congratulate the team at Toronto General Hospital on the incredible work that they do.  

Every person on the front line in the Munk wing works tirelessly to ensure that patients come first and that information is freely shared.  The whole place works like a clock with incredible precision when managing their incredible resources.  

And to keep such incredible talent as Dr Rakowski, Dr Ralph Edwards, Dr Harris, and Dr Spears on staff for such long segments of their career tells me that the doctors are treated well and given the resources they need to continue the research that keeps Toronto a global leader in heart research.  

Of course, I wouldn't have ever had the opportunity to tap into these resources without my primary care-giving cardiologist, Dr McEwan, whose willingness to make herself available to me, confidence in my treatment options, and knowledge in navigating the system have ensured that I can live with an excellent quality of life.   

As a beneficiary to the incredible research and talent at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, I can only imagine what will become possible with this new gift and the introduction of Artificial Intelligence in the monitoring and treatment of cardiac patients.