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Architectural firm chosen for the Humber River Regional Hospital project

HOK Architects Corporation has been chosen to provide the planning, design and compliance aspects of the Humber River Regional Hospital project. The new facility will be a new state-of-the-art hospital for acute care, constructed at Keele Street and Wilson Avenue in Toronto. The new facility will offer a comprehensive range of services to support inpatient and outpatient programs.

Highlights of the new hospital include:
*Expanded emergency services;
*Increased specialized outpatient services;
*Modern, high-tech diagnostic equipment for better patient diagnosis
and treatment;
*Updated infectious disease containment systems to monitor and prevent
a broad range of infections.

The compliance design team will develop the Site Master Plan and prepare key documents to form the guidelines and performance requirements that the successful building team must work with when preparing the overall design.

“This is an important milestone for the community and for Humber River Regional Hospital,” said George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. “With a commitment of more than $5 billion, we now have more than 100 new and existing hospitals in various stages of expansion and upgrade across Ontario, which represents the biggest investment in health care infrastructure in more than a generation.”

The Humber River Regional Hospital project will proceed under Infrastructure Ontario’s Design Build Finance Maintain model whereby risks associated with the design, construction, financing and maintenance are transferred to the private sector.

“We’re very pleased that our project has progressed to where we can announce our planning, design and compliance team,” said Dr. Rueben Devlin, President and CEO of Humber River Regional Hospital. “They will help us design the best possible medical facility for our patients, and part of their work will be to lead consultations with our community on the services they want to see at this great new hospital.”

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