Media Invitation - New Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada Dedication and Ribbon Cutting - 2000 expected at August 20th event

MONTREAL, Aug. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada will be held on August 20.  This will be the first opportunity to view the 207,000 square foot, eight-floor facility. Construction of the $127-million pediatric orthopaedic hospital began in 2013. It integrates the latest technology in a child and family-centered environment.

Some highlights of the new hospital – more space for patients, families, care, teaching and research:

  • Four operating rooms (currently two)
  • Entire floor dedicated to basic research and additional space for clinical research
  • 18,000 square feet for ambulatory care services (currently 5,851)
  • 13,000 square feet for rehabilitation services (currently 3,474)


Officials with Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada, 2,000 Shriners, donors, current and former patients, hospital staff and physicians and guests from across Canada and the United States.



August 20, 2015

11 a.m.:          

Private media tour of hospital followed by lunch

1:30 p.m.:       

Ribbon cutting ceremony at main entrance of hospital,

Ceremony and speeches in tent located directly in front of hospital


Brief media Q and A with patients and speakers


1003 Boul. Décarie, Glen site, Montreal, Quebec

Free parking available in short term parking of the MUHC


Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada has been delivering pioneering, patient centered, compassionate care to patients and their families from Canada, the United States and around the world 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.


SOURCE Shriners Hospital for Children (Canada)

For further information: Lisa Dutton,, 514-264-6514; Caroline Phaneuf,, 514-778-5092; Gemma Bélanger,, W: 514-282-7222, C: 514-207-2267


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