NEW Humber River Regional Hospital Planning, Design and Compliance Firm Selected

    TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Humber River Regional Hospital is very pleased
to announce that HOK Architects Corporation has been retained to provide the
planning, design and compliance components of the hospital's redevelopment
    "The selection of HOK Architects Corporation allows us to celebrate
another significant milestone as we move forward with bringing a new,
technologically-advanced acute care hospital to our community," said HRRH
Board Chair Norm Naumoff. "The centerpiece of our redevelopment plans, our new
home will be a modern facility with approximately 700 beds, state-of-the-art
diagnostics, more ER capacity and modern infectious disease containment
systems to protect our community."
    "We've hit an important time in our redevelopment - beginning the work
that ensures we design and deliver the best facility possible for our
patients," said HRRH President & CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin. "It will take
commitment, hard work and vision: three traits that our redevelopment
leadership team has already demonstrated in getting us to today's
announcement. I have every confidence that they, along with HOK Architects
Corporation, will deliver on our vision."
    "This announcement is exciting news for Humber River. I know that our
medical staff is eager to be involved in the planning and design work for our
new hospital," explained HRRH Chief of Staff Dr. Jack Barkin. "We've already
taken advantage of the promise of our new hospital to recruit new physicians
for our patients, and will continue to use it to help bring even more skill
and expertise to our hospital."
    The Planning, Design and Compliance team will develop the Site Master
Plan and prepare key documents to form the guidelines and performance
requirements that the successful building team must work with when preparing
the overall design for the new hospital.
    Humber River's redevelopment plan was approved by the provincial
government in 2005. In August of 2007, the provincial government announced
that government lands located in the Ministry of Transportation complex at
Keele Street and Wilson Avenue in northwest Toronto would be the site of
Humber River Regional Hospital's new home.

For further information:

For further information: Gerard Power, Director, Public and Corporate
Communications, Humber River Regional Hospital, (416) 243-4448,

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