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Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre now completed

Zeidler Partnership Architects recently celebrated the completion of the redeveloped Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC), one of Hamilton Health Sciences’ largest hospital building projects. This modern medical facility adds more than 450,000 square feet of new and renovated space, increasing capacity from 234 to 338 beds, and can now boast a modern, state-of-the-art facility that will further enhance the ability of staff and physicians to provide outstanding care.

The new emergency department is one of the hospital’s most dramatic upgrades. The open-concept design boasts a number of features that not only modernize the space, but also ensures it is suited to the unique and varied needs of emergency care.

The redevelopment project has also enabled the consolidation of two highly specialized services at the JHCC – hematology oncology and hepatobiliary surgery. Hematology oncology services were previously located in both the JHCC and the McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC), and hepatobiliary surgery took place at both MUMC and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Consolidating these programs allows the teams of experts to combine their strengths and abilities to provide the best patient care.

The expansion has created additional oncology beds and increased capacity in emergency services, diagnostic services, ambulatory clinics and surgery. The creation of nine operating suites will also help meet surgical oncology and orthopedic care needs across the region.

In addition to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre redevelopment, Zeidler has worked with the hospital on major projects and many renovations over the past few years. At the Cancer Centre, renovations for the bunkers, CT simulator and CyberKnife suites provide comfortable, daylit treatment areas which help cultivate a culture of discovery in research. The CIBC Breast Assessment Centre is a prototype in North America for community-centred care that concurrently emphasizes emotional and physical health which is anticipated to open in Fall 2013.