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Planning Grant For SMH Redevelopment Approved

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Planning Grant for Stevenson Memorial Hospital Redevelopment Approved

 

[New Tecumseth, ONTARIO]— June 2, 2017 – Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson successfully proposed a resolution calling for the approval of a planning grant for hospitals in the New Tecumseth and Collingwood area. The resolution received support from all three parties in the Legislature.

 

The private member’s bill, Bill #61, covered both Stevenson Memorial Hospital and Collingwood General. The bill was positively received by the majority of the house representatives.

 

Stevenson Memorial Hospital CEO Jody Levac said of the decision, “Today is a monumental day thanks to Mr. Wilson galvanizing our two communities.”

 

Wilson was quick to praise both hospitals for their commitment and hard work. “Each of these hospitals is staffed by incredibly caring, talented and well-educated individuals, said Wilson. “And they are supported by legions of dedicated volunteers.”

 

There are still further steps to the process before actual funding of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital redevelopment can be approved. However, the resolution means that both hospitals can proceed with the remaining stages of planning for their respective redevelopments.

 

For more information: Sharon Knisley

Executive Assistant of President & CEO Stevenson Memorial Hospital  SKnisley@smhosp.on.ca

(705) 435-3377, Ext. 3200

 

 

About Stevenson Memorial Hospital

Stevenson Memorial Hospital (Stevenson) is located in Simcoe County. Situated one hour north of downtown Toronto, this fully accredited hospital is transforming patient experiences and is planning for a large redevelopment to meets the growing needs of the area it serves that includes Adjala-Tosorontio, Canadian Forces Base Borden, Essa, Innisfil and New Tecumseth.

 

For more information on how SMH is transforming patient experiences, visit http://www.smhosp.on.ca/