Staff & Visitor Redevelopment Updates
Spring Update 2010
Pictured above: a group of staff members tour the new Surgical Suite for a closure look at one of the eight state-of-the-art operating rooms that will be located on Level 0 of the new facility.
Excitement is mounting as we are now in the final days before Phase 1A redevelopment is officially complete and we begin to move staff and patients into our new hospital!
Staff from each of the departments and services moving into the new facility are now being given the opportunity to tour their new work areas in preparation for the big move this summer.
Winter 2010 Construction Update
For an update about the progress of the Henderson redevelopment project, please click here.
Connection corridor streamlines care for patients at the Henderson and JCC
From left to right: Dr. Bill Evans, President of the Juravinski Cancer Centre and Cathy Lovett, Site Lead of Henderson Capital Development, join Fionnuala Maclean, a patient of the Juravinski Cancer Centre and Sophia Aggelonitis, MPP Hamilton Mountain in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new conjoining corridor at the Henderson and JCC.
On September, 2, 2009, more than 300 staff and visitors at the Henderson Hospital and Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC) took an inaugural walk thorough the new level 0 connection corridor, which conveniently connects the hospital and cancer centre.
Sophia Aggelonitis, MPP for Hamilton Mountain joined Dr. Bill Evans, President of the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Cathy Lovett, Site Lead of Henderson Capital Development and Fionnuala Maclean, a patient of the JCC, in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the conjoining corridor.
The corridor, which is also being referred to as the "connection to care," is an integral piece in creating a more unified health care site. By physically linking the two buildings together, the corridor will streamline access between the hospital and cancer centre by providing a more direct route for patients and staff.
"This simple corridor is symbolic of our facilities working together to support patients, and our desire to make our patients' journeys as convenient as possible," said Dr. Bill Evans, President of the Juravinski Cancer Centre.
Incorporated into the design of the new corridor are maple finishes, limestone flooring, an extended wooden handrail and a circular backlit ceiling that illuminates the connection corridor for patients and visitors traveling between the Henderson and the JCC.
Other impressive features include a large cylindrical display case and a built-in bench, which will give the less mobile patient population a pleasant place to take a moment to pause or rest while traveling longer distances.
The new corridor will serve as a highly visible and impressive grand entry into the JCC, which will assist in the wayfinding process for both the ill and elderly patient population that are often required to travel from the JCC to the hospital to access MRI, MDU and general radiation.