A new billboard located outside Stevenson Memorial Hospital is creating excitement for staff and passersby as work continues on a redevelopment plan designed to expand the Emergency Department, Operating Rooms, Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory areas.
“Building the Best” is not only a pillar in the hospital’s strategic plan, it is also the goal of the Stevenson Redevelopment Committee (SRC) and the Board of Directors. Committee members were pleased to get a first look at the draft Master Program and an opportunity to provide feedback at the March meeting.
Feedback from the SRC and user group meetings held with staff and physicians over the past few weeks will now be considered as consultants draft three Master Plan options for presentation to the committee on April 21.
“We are all very excited to see the Master Plan taking shape,” said President and CEO Jody Levac. “There has been a tremendous interactive process to gather input from our staff as we move forward, and we are now seeing that valuable feedback translated into a viable plan for the future of Stevenson.”
Chefurka International is leading a group of sub-consultants including HCM Group, Salter Pilon Architectural Group and Hanscomb Ltd. to develop three options for submission to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Once endorsed by the committee, CEO Levac plans to present the draft Stage 1 submission, including three Master Plan options, to the Ministry of Health and the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) at a joint meeting in May. Feedback will be incorporated into the plan prior to its submission to the hospital Board for approval in June.
“We are on schedule and on budget to have our finalized Stage 1 Submission to the Ministry of Health by the end of June. It is critically important to keep the community informed and involved in the process, so we can build the best facility and ensure we are meeting the future needs of the patients and families who depend on Stevenson for great care.”
Redevelopment updates will shared with the community through local media as well as on the hospital website at smhosp.on.ca and through Twitter and Facebook. Use the feedback feature on our website to share your thoughts, or call the Redevelopment Hotline at 705-435-6281, ext. 1701 to share your thoughts and ask questions.