​​Star of Excellence
Multidisciplinary teamwork – an Innovative Culture
In CTICU, various quality measures were not on par with international standards including hospital acquired infection and pain control measures. A multi-disciplinary team approach was implemented with the objectives of providing safe, timely, appropriate services and a caring environment to all patients, including early discharge; and to be cost-effective in the use of supplies, utilities and staff.

This has led to an improvement in patient care outcomes such as a reduction in hospital acquired infections including Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia and Surgical Site Infections.  Additionally, more than 90 percent of post-operative patients were mobilized within 6 hours of extubation.
​​Rising Star
Pediatric Continuity Clinic
This new clinic features eight themed treatment rooms, provides general outpatient continuity care for children, is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, pediatricians, and medical residents, and compliments existing specialty pediatric clinics at the hospital. It operates a patient-centered care model which means patients will not have to move around from place to place. Instead, they are assigned a treatment room, where the nurse, doctor, pediatric specialist or medical resident comes to them.
​​Awards of Merit
DLMP Cancer Program Single Gene Screen
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology collaborated with the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) on a number of initiatives to develop and enhance services for people with cancer.  The introduction of new molecular tests to support optimal clinical management of leukemia patients with an extremely aggressive form of the disease, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) was achieved through working with colleagues in Sidra, Qatar Biobank and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto.
​​Early Mobility program in Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit
Traditionally, in Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care bed rest for several days was encouraged but this became associated with post-operative complications. International studies show that early mobility in post-operative patients have many positive effects including reduced hospital acquired infections, reduced hospital lengths of stay and improved physical functioning.