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Mackenzie Health is a regional healthcare provider serving people across York Region, one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, and beyond.
With the completion of the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in 2020 and the current Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, Mackenzie Health will offer a two-site hospital model of care plus a network of community-based services in Vaughan, Richmond Hill and the surrounding communities. This enhanced care delivery model will improve access to care and help to create a world-class health experience to meet the growing needs of our community.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario’s alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Mackenzie Health to build the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, which will be publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.
Mackenzie Health signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Infrastructure Ontario in May 2013, beginning the transaction phase for the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project. The MOU details the roles and responsibilities between Infrastructure Ontario and Mackenzie Health to partner on procurement and delivery of the new hospital project.
Infrastructure Ontario is an integral partner as the project proceeds, and helps guide the new hospital project through an Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) approach. This approach utilizes private sector experience and expertise to deliver large scale infrastructure projects on schedule and on budget. Infrastructure Ontario has worked with health organizations to deliver over 36 hospital and health-related projects.
Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be located just north of Canada’s Wonderland between Highway 400 and Jane Street in the City of Vaughan, approximately eight kilometres west of Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.
York Region growth projections for the next 40-plus years demonstrate that Mackenzie Health’s two hospitals are in ideal locations to best serve our communities. Seventy percent of Vaughan and Richmond Hill residents currently live within a 20-minute drive of both sites, ensuring ready access to care, close to home. There are many operational benefits to having two sites in close proximity and convenience for patients and healthcare providers.
Construction on the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project has officially begun. The groundbreaking event took place on October 25, 2016. For more details, please see our News and Event page.
As per the contract between Mackenzie Health and Plenary Health, Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is expected to be completed in 2020.
The total project cost for the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), is $1.6 billion. The MOHLTC is investing $1.3 billion.
The fixed-price contract awarded to Plenary Health to design, build, finance and maintain the new hospital is valued at approximately $1.3 billion. This contract does not include all project costs such as medical equipment, planning and ancillary costs, and municipal infrastructure costs.
The Provincial government has determined that new hospital project will be delivered as a Design, Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) project under the Alternative, Finance and Procurement (AFP) model. The DBFM procurement model transfers responsibility to a developer to design and construct the hospital, arrange construction-term financing and then maintain the building for a 30-year period.
The hospital project will be managed jointly by Mackenzie Health and Infrastructure Ontario. Plenary Health was awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. For more information, see the News and Milestones page.
DBFM stands for Design, Build, Finance and Maintain. The new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project is a DBFM project under the provincial government’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model for infrastructure projects. The APF model is used to finance and procure large, complex public infrastructure projects. It uses private-sector resources and expertise to provide on time, on budget project delivery.
For more information on the provincial government’s AFP models, visit www.infrastructureontario.ca
The provincial government funds 90% of the cost of hospital construction and 100% of the planning and transaction costs. The community’s portion of funding is the remaining 10% of the construction cost and 100% of the equipment and technology required to help bring much-needed facilities and services into being. These costs to the community are known as the “local share.”
Mackenzie Health Foundation is proud to assume the responsibility to raise local share funds for the new hospital in Vaughan, as well as funding to support the advancement of patient care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.
We appreciate the generosity of our community members and local businesses who have invested in this important project for our region.
We would be pleased to discuss with you our plans to enhance healthcare in our community. For more information, please contact the Foundation office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-883-2032
The number of beds in operation each year will be based on future operating funding decisions made by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Mackenzie Health’s plans for the new hospital project include capacity for approximately 350 beds with flexibility to expand the bed capacity in the future as required to meet the needs of our growing communities.
Mackenzie Health will provide core hospital services including Emergency, Surgery, Intensive Care, and Medical and Surgical Inpatient Care at both Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.
In addition, Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be home to a number of specialty programs and services including Mackenzie Health’s Family Birthing Centre, Pediatrics, Mental Health services and the York Region District Stroke Centre.
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Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital will be fully operational and continue to serve the healthcare needs of our communities before, during and after construction of Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.
In addition to core services that include Emergency, Surgery, Intensive Care, and Medical and Surgical Inpatient Care, specialty services at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital will include Seniors/Chronic Disease Care, Rehabilitation Services, Complex Continuing Care and the Regional Chronic Kidney Disease Program.
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Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will have approximately 1,800 parking spaces available in surface and garage parking lots.
The Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project will focus on sustainable design and construction with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification. LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.
Examples of “environmentally-friendly” initiatives incorporated in the design of the hospital that will help provide an exceptional patient and family experience include:
- Hospital roofs that are visible to patients, staff and visitors designed either as an accessible roof terrace/courtyard or as a green roof.
- Access to outdoor courtyards to provide attractive views, provide ample natural daylight and promote health and healing.
- Use of a Solar Wall
- High efficiency heating, ventilation and cooling systems
- Low-emitting interior finishes
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