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American Senator Bernie Sanders impressed by ‘incredibly innovative’ Canadian healthcare

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Bernie Sanders and company
Discussing the Canadian healthcare system on a visit to Toronto General Hospital are (L to R) Dr. Danielle Martin, Vice-President Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women’s College Hospital, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Dr. Barry Rubin, Medical Director, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. (Photo: UHN)

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders visited the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre with a mission to better understand the Canadian, single-payer healthcare system.

The visit was the last stop of a Saturday tour that included three city hospitals: Women's College Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. Senator Sanders was accompanied by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The Senator met with cardiac and vascular patients currently in hospital, and took part in a question and answer session with former patients, patient-partners and medical staff.

Dr. Barry Rubin, Medical Director, PMCC, Dr. Tirone David, cardiac surgeon, and cardiologists Dr. Heather Ross and Dr. Michael Domanski shared their experiences treating patients under the Canadian model of care.

Click here to read more about Senator Sanders' visit, covered on the front page of Sundays's edition of the Toronto Star.

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