Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada - Opens tender process and will begin to build in Spring 2013

Céline Doray, Administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada, André Ibghy, ANDRÉ IBGHY ARCHITECTES, Jerry Gantt, Member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children and Liaison for the Montreal hospital construction project, Douglas Maxwell, President & CEO and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals for Children and Paul E. Frank, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada. (CNW Group/SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (CANADA))

The new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada on the Glen Campus. (CNW Group/SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (CANADA))

The new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada on the Glen Campus. (CNW Group/SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (CANADA))

The new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada on the Glen Campus. (CNW Group/SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (CANADA))

Céline Doray, Administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada, André Ibghy, ANDRÉ IBGHY ARCHITECTES, Jerry Gantt, Member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children and Liaison for the Montreal hospital construction project, Douglas Maxwell, President & CEO and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals for Children and Paul E. Frank, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada. (CNW Group/SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (CANADA))

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MONTREAL, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - This morning, Shriners Hospitals for Children® announced the next steps in the construction of the new Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Canada in Montreal.  Hospital leadership reported that the building planning process is now complete, including final plans, interior and exterior design and the engineering schematics. In the next few days the hospital will launch an open call for tender.  "We intend to award the contracts in January 2013 and have targeted to begin the excavation process and foundation work in the spring of 2013. The ultimate goal is to commission the building, as planned, at the same time as the McGill University Health Centre in 2015." said Jerry Gantt, who is the member of the Shriners International Board responsible for overseeing the Canadian construction project.

"We will begin to build in the spring of 2013 and move in by fall 2015. Our project is on schedule and on track", affirmed Douglas Maxwell, Chairman and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Tender process

Mr. Jerry Gantt shared the timeline of the tender: "The bidding documents will be issued today to pre-qualified invited bidders. All the sealed bids will be deposited at the public depository. We will open and tabulate the bids on December 14th. We will qualify the bids by mid-January 2013 and award the contracts." At this time, SNC Lavalin has been given the mandate to manage the tender process for Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Mr. Gantt further shared that building costs are expected to be within the established budget of $127 000 000 and which has been validated multiple times during the planning process.

The new 207 000 square foot hospital, designed by André Ibghy Architects, will feature 8 floors, 2 below ground and 6 above.

A new hospital that reflects its pan Canadian clientèle and base for support

Administrator Céline Doray revealed the extraordinary interior design of the new hospital. From the Pacific to the Atlantic, each floor will feature the colours and attractions of a different region of Canada. These concepts have not only been incorporated into the decor of the floors, but have also been cleverly integrated into the design of the various service, treatment and waiting areas.  The building's interior design is also bright and airy, with a generous amount of large windows and several skylights inviting natural light deep into the heart of the structure. Altogether, this creates a unique healing and caring environment.

Our patients and families will benefit from 22 single patient rooms, meeting all the highest standards for infection control. We have planned for several areas dedicated to families. There will be 4 operating rooms, which is double from our current facility. The new hospital will also include state of the art technology for teaching as well as expanded space dedicated to basic and clinical research.

"Our hospital is a home away from home for the children and families we serve. They come to us from all over the entire country as well as the north-east U.S.A. The new facilities will allow us to continue to give exceptional care, while at the same time expanding our services, research and teaching" concluded Paul E. Frank, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada.

About the hospital:

Shriners Hospitals for Children®- Canada has delivered pioneering, patient centered, compassionate care to patients and their families from Canada, the United States and beyond in a healing environment since 1925. Based in Montreal, it is a bilingual institution providing pediatric orthopaedic treatment for patients with highly complex conditions, including scoliosis, spina bifida and other spinal malformations, osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), metabolic bone disease, skeletal growth abnormalities and congenital anomalies of the musculoskeletal system. Every member of our staff, from surgeons to therapists, nurses to educators, is committed to helping children reach their full potential.

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada may be small, but its reach is great. Children from across Canada, the U.S. and around the world have benefited from the hospital's ground-breaking research and innovative treatments, both in Montreal and in their own communities. Above and beyond world-class care, they have found a home away from home, a place where their disability does not define who they are, but is merely a stepping stone to becoming the most productive, active and autonomous adults possible.

Image with caption: "Céline Doray, Administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada, André Ibghy, ANDRÉ IBGHY ARCHITECTES, Jerry Gantt, Member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children and Liaison for the Montreal hospital construction project, Douglas Maxwell, President & CEO and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals for Children and Paul E. Frank, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada. (CNW Group/SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (CANADA))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121114_C8027_PHOTO_EN_20651.jpg

Image with caption: "The new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada on the Glen Campus. (CNW Group/SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (CANADA))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121114_C8027_PHOTO_EN_20645.jpg

Image with caption: "The new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada on the Glen Campus. (CNW Group/SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (CANADA))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121114_C8027_PHOTO_EN_20643.jpg

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Image with caption: "Céline Doray, Administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada, André Ibghy, ANDRÉ IBGHY ARCHITECTES, Jerry Gantt, Member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children and Liaison for the Montreal hospital construction project, Douglas Maxwell, President & CEO and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals for Children and Paul E. Frank, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada. (CNW Group/SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (CANADA))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121114_C8027_PHOTO_EN_20649.jpg

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