Soldiering ahead with plans for OMSH

Options include new hospital on a different site and re-purposing of Community Tower at the current site

Planning for a new hospital on a different site, in addition to a re-purposed Community Tower at the current hospital location.

Those initiatives received strong support during community engagement last night for the Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital.

President and CEO Carmine Stumpo told the crowd he’s received “overwhelmingly positive feedback over the past two months while presenting the vision to nearly 500 different internal and external audiences”.

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“The new site option, from the ground up was a clear winner in nearly every category. We can build a new hospital faster, cheaper and better, and further our vision of excellent, compassionate care everyday.”

The recommendations follows two years of extensive research and engagement.

Two main factors against redevelopment of the existing site include:

  • prolonged disruption to service delivery
  • restrictive size at approximately 9 acres

A new site would require 20 or more acres.

The recommendations follows two years of extensive research and engagement.