Chronicle of Events - 2003.



September 17
Mississauga Board of Trade hosts Health Issues Panel on Rogers Cable. This two hour broadcast devoted one hour to each of Mississauga 's hospitals. Trillium Health Centre and The Credit Valley Hospital. CVH participants included Dr. Barbara Clive , Chief of Staff; Dr. Ron Grossman, Chief of Medicine and Shelley DeHay-Turner, nursing director.

All Candidates Health issues Panel, September 24
Provincial election candidates from the ridings of Mississauga West, South, East, Centre and Brampton West/Mississauga participated in a public Health Issues election panel. The largest event of its kind ever held in an Ontario hospital, the event was an attempt to keep the health needs of Credit Valley 's patients and families in the forefront of voters minds.


The Blackout of 2003
The hospital was on emergency power generation for five days as a result of a power failure that hit the entire province and parts of the Eastern United States . Hospital services were unaffected by the blackout because of the emergency power backup (diesel power). However, the Watline Renal Care Centre was forced to move patients and caregivers to neighboring Halton Healthcare Services in order to provide renal care to its patients normally seeking treatment at the Watline site. There is no emergency power backup at the Watline site.


New Board Chair Elected June 5
Mr. Harinder Takhar takes on responsibilities to chair the hospital's board of governors for a two year term, replacing retiring BOG, Gordon Stovel.
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Accreditation and SARS Thank You to Staff May 27
All staff were invited to participate in a patio party with music, dancing and food to give them a well-deserved break and to thank them for their dedication during the SARS outbreak and to helping the hospital achieve a three-year accreditation with no recommendations for action.

May 9: Health Minister Recognized By Mississauga Hospitals For SARS Intervention
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Accreditation Award May 8
The Credit Valley Hospital met and/or exceeded all standards set by the Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation. For an unprecedented fifth time, the hospital received the three year award with no recommendations for action.
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Code Orange SARS March 27
All hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area were involved in a Code Orange called due to an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Hospital ambulatory services and non-urgent surgeries ground to a halt. Visitors, students and volunteers were not allowed into hospital. Hospital activity did not get back to the "new normal" until May 23rd.

Accreditation March 24, 25, 26
Three surveyors representing the Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation reviewed Credit Valley's day to day operations.


Code Orange February 28
William Osler Health Centre evacuated patients to Credit Valley as a result of a power failure. During the course of five days, Credit Valley cared for an additional 275 renal dialysis patients as well as many ambulatory care patients.

Groundbreak event January 31
Premier Ernie Eves and Tony Clement, Minister of Health announce additional funding of $9 million for the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre.
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