Hotel Dieu Hospital opens the door on $20 million redevelopment project

(Kingston, ON, Feb. 6/2013) Hotel Dieu Hospital today officially unveiled 36,000 square feet of newly developed clinic space, the culmination of a $20 million redevelopment project that will advance the hospital’s role as a provincial leader in ambulatory health care.Hotel Dieu

“We’re thrilled that we can now make this space available to patients and families,” said Sherri McCullough, Chair of the HDH Board of Directors, as she welcomed hospital leaders, staff, donors and dozens of invited guests in one of the new spaces, the 12,000-square-foot Jeanne Mance 5 clinic.

“Look around and you see bright, beautiful new clinical areas that are not only welcoming and supportive for patients and their families, but also highly functional and flexible for staff, physicians and learners. You see a setting designed to support the most innovative and excellent practices in ambulatory care.”

Started in October 2010, the multi-million dollar construction project created two floors of clinical suites, procedure rooms for urological testing and treatment, laboratory space for pulmonary function testing, an elevator tower, and renovations to the main lobby and physical plant department.

With the completion of the capital redevelopment project Hotel Dieu is set to receive up to 80 new outpatient clinics scheduled to begin transferring from Kingston General Hospital in mid-February. When the transfer wraps up in mid-March, the hospital will see its patient volumes jump by about 50,000 additional patient visits per year.

“We’re grateful for the funding provided by the Ontario government for this project and we owe a special debt of gratitude to each and every donor—big and small—who contributed to it,” said Dr. David Pichora, the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Close to $6 million of the funding for this project came through community donations raised through the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation’s Together We Can campaign. As such, our new clinical space is truly a community asset—built with and for our patients and families.”

“The consolidation of new clinics, labs and procedure rooms under one roof at Hotel Dieu is great news for Kingstonians and for our region. This translates into greater convenience and comfort for patients and their families. For caregivers, the new space will provide an environment geared to facilitating the highest level of safe and efficient patient care, teaching and research,” said John Gerretsen, MPP, Kingston and The Islands.

“How wonderful for the patients of Hotel Dieu to be able to access this tremendous new space and the services provided there,” said Donna Segal, Board Chair, South East Local Health Integration Network.

“Congratulations to the hospital for developing this facility, which will surely transform their capacity to deliver the right health care in the right place at the right time—for today and into the future.”

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Hotel Dieu Hospital is the ambulatory care teaching and research hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, affiliated with Queen’s University. We provide expert care to more than 500,000 people in the region through specialized programs including pediatrics, medicine, cardiology, surgery, mental health, oncology and urgent care. We deliver quality, safe health care, while advancing innovative research and educating the health care professionals of the future. Leading the transformation of ambulatory care

L'Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu est l'établissement de soins ambulatoires universitaire pour Kingston et le Sud-Est de l'Ontario affilié à l’Université Queen's. Il fournit des soins spécialisés à plus de 500 000 personnes de la région. Parmi ses services spécialisés, mentionnons les services de pédiatrie, de médecine, de cardiologie, de chirurgies, de santé mentale, d’oncologie et de soins d'urgence. L'hôpital fournit des services de soins de santé sûrs et de qualité tout en menant des recherches novatrices et en formant les professionnels de la santé de demain.Chef de file pour la transformation des soins ambulatoires

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