Media Advisory - Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to Help York Central Hospital Celebrate Grand Opening of Phase One of Major Expansion Project

    RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 8 /CNW/ - After a $93.2 million investment, York
Central Hospital is pleased to have the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
on-site to share in the Grand Opening Celebration for Phase One of its major
expansion and renovation project. The hospital's Redevelopment Project has
transformed much of the hospital campus from 1970s era patient care units to
state-of -the-art health care facilities.

    Who:      Minister of Health and Long-Term Care David Caplan, joined by
              MPPs Reza Moridi, Greg Sorbara and Helena Jaczek, Mayor David
              Barrow as well as hospital and Foundation representatives

    What:     Official Grand Opening Celebration to mark the completion of
              Phase One of the Hospital's Redevelopment

    Where:    The Berwick Family Auditorium (Level No.1, Langstaff Wing),
              York Central Hospital

              10 Trench St., Richmond Hill, ON

    Date:     Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    Time:     1:30 p.m. Ceremony

              2:15 to 2:30 p.m. Media tour of new Emergency Fast Track
              Clinic, Diagnostic Imaging Suite and Fracture and Plastics
              Clinics with Health Minister.

    York Central Hospital is a large, full-service community hospital with
over 69,000 visits annually to its Emergency Department, serving a population
of more than 400,000 in Southwest York Region and beyond. Located in one of
Canada's fastest growing communities, the hospital is on a Capacity Building
Journey that focuses on using the best available practices, the newest
technologies and innovative models of service to provide superior patient
care. With a compliment of 469 beds, the hospital is home to the District
Stroke Centre, York Regional Chronic Kidney Disease Program, and York Region
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Care Centre. For more information visit us

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Stefanie Kreibe, External
Relations Officer, Public Affairs, York Central Hospital, Tel. (905) 883-1212
ext. 7484,

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