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Infrastructure Ontario selects planning and design team for Queen/Victoria redevelopment project

Toronto, May 16, 2012

Artist rendering of Patient Care Tower
Artist rendering of Patient Care Tower

Infrastructure Ontario announced Diamond Schmitt Architects and DIALOG Ontario Inc. will lead the planning and design of the Queen/Victoria redevelopment project. The two companies, in partnership, will develop the guidelines and requirements that design-build-finance contractor groups will bid their designs against.

The two partners, known as the planning, design and compliance (PDC) team, will also ensure that construction and commissioning activities comply with design and quality requirements.

The Queen/Victoria Redevelopment project will include a new 17 storey patient-care tower at Queen and Victoria Streets and the renovation of about 150,000 square feet of space within the hospital. Patient beds and programs from some of the oldest areas will be relocated to the new space.

As work begins on the project, within the hospital, the project team has established nine user groups to begin work in the following areas:

Critical Care Chair: Dr. Antoine Pronovost
Co-Chair: Joyce Fenuta
Medical Director, TNICU
Program Director, Specialized Complex Care
Inpatient Chair: Jill Campbell
Co-Chair: Dr. Liz Tullis 
Program Director, DCCP Administration
Staff Physician, Respirology
Ambulatory Chair: Sonya Canzian
Co-Chair: Dr. Doug Sinclair  
Program Director, Trauma/Neurosurgery
Chief Medical Officer
Emergency Chair: Drs. Bandiera/McKinnon
Co-Chair: Jim O’Neill  
Chief/Deputy, ED
Program Director, Inner City Health
Diagnostics Chair: Dawn Marie King  Director, Medical Imaging 
Surgical and MDRD Chair: Valerie Zellermeyer
Co-Chair: Dr. Ori Rotstein  
Program Director, Periop Services
Surgeon-in-Chief, General Surgery
Technology Chair: Frank Garcea  Director, ICT  
Support Services Chair: How-Yune Chong  Director, Engineering and Plant Services
Public/Retail Chair: Heather Fletcher  Manager, Food Services

About St. Michael’s Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in more than 23 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, and care of the homeless are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Center, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.