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News - Mackenzie Health Receives Innovation Award from the Richmond Hill Board of Trade


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March 8, 2017


Mackenzie Health Receives Innovation Award from

the Richmond Hill Board of Trade


Richmond Hill/Vaughan, ON – Mackenzie Health is pleased to receive the Innovation Award from the Richmond Hill Board of Trade at its 26th Annual Business Awards.

This award recognizes Mackenzie Health’s development of the Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi2) which fosters new partnerships and health care innovations that could be adopted across Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospitalas well as the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Established to be a catalyst for disruptive technologies in the health care industry through research, education and training, Mi2 seeks to implement and evaluate innovative and disruptive technologies through collaboration with academic and industry partners.


Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi2) enables Mackenzie Health to:

  • build on its applied innovation vision,
  • create the infrastructure needed to propagate sustainable change within the organization, and
  • spread change more broadly at the health care system level.

Launched in 2014, Mackenzie Health’sInnovation Unit was the first project of Mi2. A first in Canada, this active 34-bed acute care medical unit at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital acts as a ‘living laboratory’ where healthcare innovations are developed, evaluated and adopted, in collaboration with our partners.


For more information on Mackenzie Health visit and for more information on the Mackenzie Innovation Institute visit



“At Mackenzie Health, we take great pride in creating a world-class health experience for our patients and their families. This award recognizes the forethought and commitment of our team to make the changes necessary to continually evolve our goals and practices, with the goal to deliver excellent quality care for every patient, every time.”  

Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health




For more information, contact:


Stefanie Kreibe

Communications and Public Affairs Consultant

Mackenzie Health       

Tel: (905) 883-1212 ext. 7484



Quick Facts at a Glance:

Mackenzie Health

  • Mackenzie Health is a dynamic regional health care provider which includes the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as a comprehensive network of community-based services.
  • In March 2017, the organization received its second consecutive award of Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for its commitment to safety and quality patient care. This is the highest rating a Canadian health care provider can receive and we are proud to have earned this mark of excellence once again.
  • Guided by a vision to create a world-class health experience, Mackenzie Health has an unrelenting focus on the patient and is dedicated to patient needs now and in the future.
  • With over 500,000 residents in Southwest York Region, Mackenzie Health is proud to serve one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Canada.
  • The groundbreaking for the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital was held on October 25, 2016.



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