On June 29, 2015, I was delighted to attend the Announcement of the Release of Request For Proposal (RFP) for the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, alongside the Minister of Health and Long-term Care, the Hon. Eric Hoskins; Vaughan MPP, Steven Del Duca; President, CEO, Mackzenie Health, Altaf Stationwala; Mayor of Vaughan, Maurizio Bevilaqua; Chair, Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital Campaign Cabinet, Greg Sorbara; First Chair, Mackenzie Health, Tony Ianni; Chair, Central LHIN, Warren Jestin.
The exciting announcement, which was also attended by healthcare providers in the community and Mackenzie Health representatives, took place in Vaughan.
Our government is moving forward to improving access to hospital services for patients in Southwest York Region with the release of a request for proposals to the three teams shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project.
Through this project, patients in Southwest York Region will benefit from:
- A state-of-the-art emergency department
- Modern surgical services and operating rooms
- Advanced diagnostic imaging
- Specialized ambulatory clinics and intensive care beds
- Acute-care patient rooms, of which approximately 90 per cent will be single-occupancy to prevent and control infections
- Integrated “smart” digital technology systems
Infrastructure Ontario and Mackenzie Health announced that the shortlisted teams that have been invited to bid on the new hospital project include Hospital Infrastructure Partners, Mackenzie Vaughan Health Partnership and Plenary Health. The teams were selected following a request for qualifications process that began in March 2014. The winning group is expected to be announced in spring 2016, with construction scheduled to follow soon after.
Mackenzie Health is a regional health care provider that includes Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as, a network of community-based services in Southwest York Region and beyond. The Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital has been a highly anticipated project as it will be Southwest York Region’s second hospital in 50 years; with over 500,000 residents in Southwest York Region, Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill serves one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Canada.
As the Member of Provincial Parliament for Richmond Hill, and a long-time resident of Southwest York Region, I have always actively supported the creation of Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. I am proud to know of the great progress we have made to continue serving the residents of our communities with the best possible health care.
From left to right:
First Chair, Mackenzie Health, Tony Ianni; President, CEO, Mackzenie Health, Altaf Stationwala; MPP Reza Moridi; Minister of Health and Long-term Care, the Hon. Eric Hoskins; Vaughan MPP, Steven Del Duca; Chair, Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital Campaign Cabinet, Greg Sorbara; Mayor of Vaughan, Maurizio Bevilaqua
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