TORONTO, May 12, 2015 /CNW/ - The new Humber River Hospital redevelopment project reached substantial completion on Monday, May 11th, bringing what will be North America's first fully digital hospital closer to its scheduled opening day of October 18, 2015.
Upon receiving the Certificate of Substantial Completion from the builders: Plenary Healthcare Partnerships, and PCL Constructors Ltd.; Hospital Board Chair Paul Allison noted that "this day has been a long time in the making. But thanks to the great work of Humber River's planning team, our project partners and our staff, physicians and volunteers, the new building is now ours. It's a very impressive facility, and I congratulate Plenary Healthcare Partnerships for what they have delivered to us today. On behalf of everyone at Humber, I'm delighted to get the keys to our new building."
Hospital President & CEO Rueben Devlin explained that "this new building will house a team dedicated to providing the finest quality care with respect and compassion, building on the legacy of past generations of Humber River Hospital staff, physicians and volunteers. While there's still some work to finish inside the building, and equipment yet to install, our main focus moving forward is to complete the training and orientation required for such a massive functional change, preparing our entire organization for a successful opening day."
Board Building Committee Chair Donald Loeb informed the local community that, "as their representatives to the hospital, we have been diligent in overseeing this project. Our senior leadership and planning team have done amazing work, and have delivered the hospital facility our community needs, and deserves."
About Humber River Hospital
Humber River Hospital serves a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest Greater Toronto Area. The hospital currently operates on three sites with a total of 549 beds, 3,000 staff, approximately 600 physicians and 400 volunteers. It is affiliated with the University of Toronto and Queen's University Medical Schools. Humber River Hospital is currently commissioning its new hospital for opening day on October 18, 2015. North America's first fully digital hospital, it is a lean, green and digital showcase facility. Learn more about Humber's redevelopment at www.hrh.ca/redevelopment.
SOURCE Humber River Regional Hospital
Image with caption: "Members of the HRH Board of Directors and the hospital’s Planning Team gather on the new Humber River Hospital’s main staircase. (CNW Group/Humber River Regional Hospital)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150512_C6133_PHOTO_EN_16535.jpg
Image with caption: "HRH President & CEO Rueben Devlin (l) and HRH Board Chair Paul Allison (r) accept the Certificate of Substantial Completion for the new hospital from Bruce Macpherson, Project Director, PCL Constructors Inc., as members of the hospital’s Board and Senior Management team, and Plenary HCP and PCL executives look on. (CNW Group/Humber River Regional Hospital)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150512_C6133_PHOTO_EN_16536.jpg
For further information: Gerard Power, Director, Public & Corporate Communications, Humber River Hospital, 416-243-4448, [email protected]