We began planning for the redevelopment of our Hospital more than a decade ago. Today, we are making Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s transformative vision into a reality. Our new and revitalized spaces will both reflect and support, the exceptional, high-quality health care Stevenson Memorial Hospital consistently provides and offer greater comfort and privacy for you, your family, and the community at large. Once completed, our brand new, two-storey, 100,000 sq. ft., wrap-around addition will more than double the size of our hospital and the expanded parking area will triple capacity.
Here’s what you and your family can expect to benefit from when the work is completed:
Our Emergency Department accounts for over half of all hospital visits. Built in 1964, it was meant to accommodate only 7,000 annual visits; last year, with over 37,000 visits, we had more than five times that number! The new, much larger Emergency Department will feature an expanded waiting area. The admitting and registration area will also be expanded.
NURSE CALL BELL SYSTEM
The NaviCare Nurse Call Bell System will facilitate 2-way communication directly between patients and their nurses. The state-of-the-art system will even include text messaging and voice capability.
INFUSION PUMP – PHASE 2 WIRELESS
45 smart infusion pumps are now used hospital-wide to provide fluids and medication intravenously. Phase 2 allows them to be made wireless.
Getting an echocardiogram (ECHO) can be a life-saving procedure. ECHOs quickly identify issues related to the arteries, valves and structure of the heart so that doctors can promptly diagnose the presence and severity of heart valve problems. ECHOs can also determine abnormal flow within the heart that occurs with congenital heart disease.
What many people don’t realize…
Although it comes as quite a surprise to most people, in Ontario, a hospital’s capital equipment expenditures must be entirely funded by its local community. Hospitals throughout the province must source their own funding to both purchase and maintain equipment – everything from beds and stretchers to diagnostic imaging machines. Not even projects like ours are fully funded by the government. To transform our space, implement Stevenson’s new Health Information System, and purchase essential equipment for our hospital will cost approximately $180 million of which we must raise $43 million.
SHARED HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK EXCHANGE (SHINE)
Our recent partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital and Southlake Regional Health Centre to implement a new Health Information System (HIS) at all three hospitals is referred to as Shared Health Information Network Exchange (SHINE). The first of its kind in Ontario, SHINE allows us to participate in the creation of a sophisticated electronic records system that would otherwise be unattainable. Investing in this highly advanced system will revolutionize health care here at Stevenson. Most importantly, it will provide us opportunities to spend more quality time with those we have the privilege of serving: people like you and your family!
PEOPLE REALLY VALUE HAVING EXCELLENT HEALTH CARE CLOSE TO HOME
“If we didn’t have access to a hospital so close to home our son would not be here today.”
– Crystal Hollingshead
“I was just so impressed with the quality of care that I received from the doctors and nurses at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. They went above and beyond the call of duty for me.”
“Stevenson Memorial Hospital is an excellent hospital with amazing staff! The hospital is a vital part of our growing community.”
– Robin and Blanche Burne
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