Facilities Management and Design

Teens work together to help ensure senior’s safety
Teens work together to help ensure senior’s safety

Devan (left) and Paige stand beside their Italian countryside masterpiece. Paige and Devan, both 17-years-old, are excited. They are getting ready to go to downtown Toronto to see if they can catch a glimpse of their favourite band, One Direction, ...


Long-awaited new mental health care facility opens in November
Long-awaited new mental health care facility opens
in November

Dignity after decades – a new era begins London’s long-awaited new mental health care facility opens in November St. Joseph’s new Mental Health Care Building, located on the grounds of what will soon be known as the Parkwood Institute, has ...


Contingency planning for emergency service disruption
Contingency planning for emergency service disruption

Physician shortages and uncovered emergency physician shifts have been a challenge for small rural hospitals like North Hastings Hospital. Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across ...


Transforming patient care in the midst of a crisis
Transforming patient care in the midst of a crisis

Dr. Ian Preyra, Chief of Emergency Medicine in the ED after the flood. In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, the most significant change ...


Community support is helping to create more healing spaces
Community support is helping to create more
healing spaces

Patient Care Manager Penny Byers, showcases artwork donated by Marilyn Lightstone. Several patient and family lounges at St. Joe's will be renovated and will feature Lightstone's work, including one on the surgical unit Byers oversees. When the Just for Kids ...


One organization’s commitment to sustainability
One organization’s commitment to sustainability

Solar installation at Victoria General Hospital. This technology allows VGH to reduce its natural gas demand and decrease its GHG emissions. Island Health provides health care to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, communities north ...


Greening healthcare:  Sustainability top priority
Greening healthcare: Sustainability top priority

(l-r) Freudenberg Filtration Technologies’ Peter Graham and Kevin Leach present the 2013 NAFA Clean Air Award to Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s Archie Arshad and Connie Dejak. Health and the environment are closely connected: you cannot have healthy people without a healthy ...


Sunnybrook helps balance Ontario’s electricity grid
Sunnybrook helps balance Ontario’s electricity grid

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is participating in an innovative new smart grid program and helping Ontario’s electricity grid to keep to the lights on. Sunnybrook staff members stand by the hospital's chiller during an open house. Sunnybrook has teamed up with ...


SickKids’ new high-rise research lab
SickKids’ new high-rise research lab

The new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children. There are not many medical research facilities in the world that reach upwards for excellence. The vital work of finding better outcomes for children's health is ...


Healthcare is green at Fraser Health
Healthcare is green at Fraser Health

Glen Garrick and Ruth Abramson have been working to reduce the carbon, and environmental footprint of Fraser Health and other British Columbia health care organizations. From winter to summer and back, Fraser Health (FH) was completely carbon neutral in 2012. ...


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