Written By: Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Exciting news for the new cardiac care centre at RVH.
Another milestone yesterday, with the awarding of the contract, for construction of the cath labs and other areas, that will help save lives as early as this fall.

Chart Construction Management Inc., from Concord Ontario, was granted the $5 million contract.

Construction is expected to begin in a couple of weeks and to be wrapped up by this fall.
Angiograms will begin later this year, and will transition to angioplasty eight months later.
104.1 The Dock’s Radio for Cardiology campaign (R4C), is helping raise a million dollars, with your help, to equip the all-important cardiac centre, and we’re now about half way there.

 

Here is the full text from the R.V.H. news release…..

 

 

RVH’s future cardiac centre reaches milestone

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) celebrated a Valentine’s Day milestone today, announcing the construction firm that will build North Simcoe Muskoka’s only advanced cardiac centre, as part of RVH’s regional advanced cardiac program.

Following a public bidding process, CHART Construction Management Inc. of Concord, Ontario was awarded the $5 million contract in an event held in the shelled space designated for the program.

“We’ve been building the foundation for a strong cardiac program for many years now,” says Janice Skot, president and CEO, RVH. “Over the past five years, we’ve recruited a team of eight heart doctors, added state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, partnered with the YMCA to provide cardiac rehab in the community, opened a cardiac renal inpatient unit, a cardiac intensive care unit and an urgent cardiology clinic to identify at-risk patients. This really has been no small undertaking, but today’s announcement makes our goal of providing an advanced cardiac program seem more real than ever.”

The awarding of the contract means construction on the advanced cardiac centre can begin by late-February and is slated to be complete by fall of 2017.

 

“Once construction is complete we will begin installing and testing equipment, and training staff. This process will take a few months to complete allowing us to begin providing specialized cardiac care toward the end of 2017. Patient safety is our priority and we have always planned for a phased introduction of services,” says Selma Mitchell, operations director, Cardiovascular and Renal program, RVH.

 

To ensure patient safety, RVH has always planned for a gradual launch of the advanced cardiac program with angiograms beginning in late 2017 and transitioning to angioplasty eight months later.

 

A newly-formed cardiac Patient and Family Advisory Council will ensure RVH continues to build a program focused on meeting the needs of patients and families.