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Humber River: North America's First Fully Digital Hospital

From The CTV Newsroom 9/9/2015 (source) Humber River Toronto is now the home of North America’s first “fully digital” medical facility with the opening of the new Humber River Hospital next month. Rueben Devlin, the president and CEO of Humber River, described the new hospital as “lean, green, and digital.”

The facility, he said, will focus on “using the latest technology” to make treatment for efficient and effective. The hospital features everything from automated kiosks where patients can enter their information to robotic arms that administer medication.

The facility also uses a digital management system that counts, organizes, and checks the expiration dates of all the drugs at the hospital to make sure patients aren’t getting the wrong treatment. The digitization is also aimed at making patients more comfortable during their time at the hospital.

Each of the hospital’s 650 beds are supplied with touchpads from which patients can access their medical chart, adjust the room, temperate, and even make phone calls. Robots also deliver supplies like linens and food to patients’ beds. “We’re a community hospital,” Devlin said. “We want to provide a warm environment and a place where (patients) can feel comfortable coming at a stressful time.”

The 30-acre facility located at Keele Street and Highway 401, will replace the old Church Street and Keele Street campuses. Construction of the new facility started in 2011 and has taken 4 years. The hospital officially opened its doors on Oct.18, 2015 with a large scale single day patient move.

For more information on the HRH Redevelopment, project, please visit .

Downsview Orthopaedic and Arthritis Centre Serving North York

Drs. Auguste, Cayen and Rodriguez, orthopaedic surgeons at Humber River Hospital are the resident orthopaedic surgeons at DOAC and are seeing new patients with bone and joint conditions.

The clinic offers onsite rehabilitation, physical therapy and other ancillary services including registered massage, chiropractic care, electro-acupuncture therapy and custom bracing. Please call the clinic at 647.748.1005 for more information about rehab services.

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Toronto’s Humber River Hospital’s redevelopment project — the name behind North America’s first digital hospital being built in the city’s west-end — recently scored a major coup when it was honoured with several worldwide industry awards.

Humber River has been singled out for two honours at the prestigious 2013 World Finance Magazine Public Private Partnerships Awards: Best Healthcare Project in North America, and Best Project Sponsor in North America, for Plenary Group (Plenary Group is Canada’s leading developer of on-time, on-budget and performance-guaranteed infrastructure, including health-care facilities).

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Project Highlights for the HRH Redevelopment Program include increased capacity on opening from 549 to 656 beds, including 48 critical care beds to meet the needs of the growing surrounding community; Expanded emergency services to accommodate over 107,000 visits per year, complemented by an urgent care centre at the Finch Street Site that will provide care to another 30,000 visits per year; Expanded ambulatory services, including more capacity for cancer care; orthopedics; and geriatrics; Patient-centered care with 80% single patient rooms providing amenities for family members and helping prevent the spread of infections; Modern diagnostics equipment for detailed, accurate patient diagnosis and treatment; and Portals of care for easy access and less walking within the building.
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