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Building the Best: Stevenson Memorial Receives Strong Support for New Facility

[ALLISTON, ONTARIO] - January 21, 2016 - Stevenson Memorial Hospital, a progressive acute care community hospital serving South Simcoe, has received strong community support for its plans for construction of a new hospital facility to serve the community’s growing healthcare needs.

Local town councils were briefed in December 2015 on the progress of the submission process and were very supportive of the project, which aims to build a new facility with modern infrastructure and services, including a new Emergency Department, OR facilities, Diagnostic Imaging and Lab, and refreshed outpatient clinics.  The total gross square footage of the new facility will be 161,577sf (more than twice the current size of 71,925sf).

Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson strongly supports the new hospital and revitalization of Stevenson Memorial Hospital, along with numerous community stakeholders, including Honda Canada, the Towns of New Tecumseth, Innisfil, Essa and Adjala-Tosorontio, Southlake Regional Health Centre, the County of Simcoe, and the Nottawasaga Foundation.

In a letter dated December 24, 2015, Stevenson was asked by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) further questions regarding data modeling, projections and Stage 2 (Functional Program) questions.  The hospital anticipated this response and considers the Stage 2 questions as setting the stage for ultimate approval within the coming months.

“We continue the process of working with the Ministry of Health on our Stage 1 submission,” says Dr. Jody Levac, President & CEO. “We will be providing additional information to the MoH by the end of January, and still target being ‘shovel-ready’ for the Fall of 2018. We are quite excited to see the Ministry asking us Stage 2 related questions and feel confident that by fully addressing them, we are aligning ourselves for complete approval to proceed to the Functional Program phase.  Once approval is secured, we can deliver on our promise to build the absolute best new hospital for this deserving community.”

Stevenson Memorial is a fully-accredited hospital located in the Town of New Tecumseth, serving Simcoe County in central Ontario. Our mission is to help the residents of our communities access safe, quality care where and when they need it. Building a new hospital is aligned with that mission as we endeavour to provide accessible, first-rate quality care for future generations.