Effective December 1, 2016, the Birchmount and General sites of The Scarborough Hospital and the Centenary site of Rouge Valley Health System officially become a single, new hospital corporation.
The temporary name of the new hospital corporation is Scarborough and Rouge Hospital.
In addition, Maureen Adamson has been named as Chair of Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Board of Directors. Maureen is currently the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, bringing extensive knowledge and senior executive experience in government and the broader public sector to Scarborough and Rouge Hospital. Prior to taking on the post of Deputy Minister, she served as President and CEO for the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, and before that as President and CEO for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
“This is truly an exciting time for health care in Scarborough,” said Andrée Robichaud, Interim President and CEO of Scarborough and Rouge Hospital.
“As one unified organization, we will be able to deliver better and more equitable access to care, as well as provide our community a broader range of high quality services close to home. And, while we work to build this integrated hospital system, each of our sites will continue to deliver the same great care our patients have come to expect from their community hospitals.
“We’re grateful to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins, and the Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) for their continued support.”
The merger of The Scarborough Hospital’s Birchmount and General sites and Rouge Valley Health System’s Centenary site was one of the recommendations of the Scarborough-West Durham Expert Panel, established by Minister Hoskins. These recommendations also focused on infrastructure requirements and the construction of a new hospital in Scarborough.
“We also acknowledge the ongoing commitment of our communities, Board members, physicians, staff, political leaders, and all health care partners in helping to make these historic changes a reality,” said Andrée.
For more information on the merger to create Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, visit ourhospitals.ca .