Women’s College Hospital unveils hospital of the future
DateJune 12, 2013
TORONTO – Women’s College Hospital celebrated the grand opening of Phase 1 of its new state-of-the-art facility designed to keep people out of hospital, improve treatment options, enhance quality of life, and exemplify cost-efficiency.
IBI Group Architects, in joint venture with Perkins Eastman Black Architects, are providing full architectural services for the project.
“Our design for Phase 1 has maximized the amount of programmed clinical space available to the hospital, resulting in decreased costs to the client while allowing an accelerated construction schedule,” said David Wood, IBI Group Project Architect.
The new 420,000 sq ft facility will support the delivery of a new model of advanced care based on an ambulatory approach. This groundbreaking approach will help women live healthier day-to-day lives through prevention and illness management, without requiring overnight hospitalization.
Participants in the ribbon-cutting ceremony included Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario Minister of Health Deb Matthews, along with various municipal and provincial dignitaries and health care professionals from Women’s College.
Phase 2 of the project is scheduled to open in 2015.
For more information, contact David Wood.
(PHOTOGRAPH BY KANCHAN MAHARAJ)