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.
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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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Open October 2015!
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,
infrastructure, including health-care
Humber River Hospital
"Patient Care Reinvented"
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.