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Women’s College Hospital officially reopens doors

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Women’s College Hospital officially reopens doors

Posted: Jun 16/16

Daily Commercial News

by DCN News Services

TORONTO — Women’s College Hospital in downtown Toronto has officially reopened.

The province invested nearly $1 billion in the new hospital, which replaced old, outdated buildings and consolidated most of its services into one location, a June 10 release explains.

The new state-of-the-art building offers patients a full range of ambulatory services, including:

  • An accessible hub of programs, clinics and services designed especially for women;
  • Comprehensive services in breast, thyroid and skin cancers;
  • Improved access to medical and diagnostic imaging services; and
  • Two more operating rooms.

The facility will also house the Women’s College Research Institute for research on women’s health issues.

The new buildings were designed with environmental and sustainable features in order to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Construction began in July 2010 and was completed in September 2015.  At its peak, more than 300 workers were on site daily, the release reads.

Infrastructure Ontario partnered with Women’s College Hospital to deliver the project using an Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) approach.

According to the release, the province plans to spend $12 billion over 10 years in hospital infrastructure.

There are about 35 major projects being planned or already under construction across the province.

Women’s College Hospital is Ontario’s first and only independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital with a primary focus on women’s health, the release states.