Chronicle of Events - 2007.



October 22

William Osler Health Centre and Halton Healthcare Services welcomed The Credit Valley Hospital to the REACH portal. The collaboration between six physical hospital sites in Peel and Halton regions means all of their clinicians have instant access to patient health information stored electronically at any of the hospitals through a secure network called REACH -- Rapid Electronic Access to Clinical Health information. PDF file see Press Release [pdf]


July 3
Credit Valley and the Inter Cultural Neighborhood Social Services implemented a six week pilot project named IN@CVH (Immigrant and Newcomers at CVH) to provide settlement workers assistance with interpretation and/or familiarization with Canadian health care system. The six men and women also assisted health care personnel when they were unsure of customs or cultural norms or if they suspected that the patient/family needed additional "newcomer" support once they left the hospital.

June 30

The Credit Valley Hospital won three of four international architectural design awards for it’s “beauty on a budget” approach to its recent expansion project. The awards were presented by the International Academy for Design and Health in Glasgow, Scotland. The Credit Valley Design Team was singled out for “the highest standards in creating supportive physical health care environments.”

President Wayne Fyffe, was “highly commended” as a Health Facility Manager who is “a visionary leader who embraces the vital role of design in the built environment by creating a health-supportive organizational culture.”

The hospital was “highly commended” in the Healthcare Design Project Award which recognizes distinction in a completed health care design project that uses an innovative concept to promote health and well-being.”

The Academy’s Architect Award was won by Tye Farrow of Farrow Partnership, the architectural firm who designed Credit Valley’s unique and breathtaking cancer and ambulatory care centre. This award honors someone “whose completed work demonstrates talent, creativity and originality that makes a significant contribution to health and humanity through the medium of architecture and design.” Includes video (more »)


June 14

The Honorable David Caplan, Minister for Infrastructure and Renewal, with the Honorable Harinder Takher, Minister for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, along with MPPs Bob Delaney and Vic Dhillon, and The Credit Valley Hospital Board chair, Geoff Watson and hospital president and CEO Wayne Fyffe, unveiled the sign denoting the future expansion of Credit Valley to include A and H wings.  The short list of constructors who will be invited to respond to the upcoming request for proposals (RFP) were also announced.  The construction project will begin in the fiscal year 2007/08. Includes video (more »)

June 12

Credit Valley Welcomes New Board Chair
After twelve years of volunteer service, Cheryl Englander stepped down as chair of the Credit Valley Hospital Board at the hospital’s Annual General Meeting last week. Mrs. Englander was chair for the last year.

Taking her place is a financial analyst with an international relations background, Geoff Watson, who in his “day” job is vice president, Fixed Income at TD Asset Management.

Early in Mr. Watson’s career, he was an intern in the United States Senate, an Advisor and Member of the Canadian delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and a defence and foreign policy researcher for the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies; before joining TD Asset Management, Geoff was a fixed income securities analyst with CIBC World Markets between 1997-2007.

Mr. Watson has been a member of the hospital Board for seven years. His term as Board Chair is for two years.
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June 7

At the hospital’s 28th annual general meeting, Geoff Watson became the new chairman of the Board of Directors.

May 2

The Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario and St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario have both been awarded the BD platinum level safety award. These are the first platinum level awards in the history of the program. The two facilities have been acknowledged for their leadership and proactive approach to preventing these terrible injuries.
A pioneer in the development of safety products designed to protect healthcare workers, BD has long been dedicated to reducing sharps injuries. BD looks forward to continuing work with healthcare institutions across Canada to advance the important issue of healthcare worker safety.

April 27

The Honourable Harinder Takhar, Minister for Small Business and Entrepreneurship announced more than $3.5 million for Credit Valley Hospital to provide additional surgeries, CT and MRI scans to reduce wait times. Includes video (more »)

April 10

The Credit Valley Hospital unveiled its new and improved hospital website today complete with interactive directional maps, podcasts and video shorts.
In introducing the new site, hospital president and CEO, Wayne Fyffe told the audience that the website is a window to Credit Valley and its philosophy of “healing and hope.”
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February 9

The CVH Foundation announces completion of its $50 million world-class right here fundraising campaign at it’s annual Valentine’s Gala. The three year campaign was completed after having raised a total of $52 million for the construction of the regional cancer centre and ambulatory care centre now known as The Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre and the Vijay Jeet and Neena Kanwar Ambulatory Care Centre.

January 25

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, George Smitherman toured the regional cancer centre and announced $5 million in funding for a 4th linear accelerator, CT simulatory and associated software and renovations costs required to support radiation therapy treatment at Credit Valley.  More than 400 new patients --  an increase of 35 percent -- will benefit from better access to radiation treatment each year because of the additional radiation therapy capacity this machine will provide.  Includes video (more »)

















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