BUILDING NEW vs. RENNOVATING 

People sometimes ask, why not just renovate existing hospital campuses?  For starters, the cost of upgrading Windsor Regional Hospital’s two facilities is greater than the proposed plan.  Really though, no amount of money can bring our hospitals up to the modern standards that patients in other parts of the province enjoy.

The following video takes us inside both WRH hospital campuses for a close up look at some of the oldest hospital infrastructure in Ontario.


REDUCING WAIT TIME FOR BEDS

Have you ever wondered why it takes so long to get from the Emergency Department into a hospital bed?

The following video is a look at what is going on behind the scenes while you wait, and how a new hospital, with more single-patient rooms, can help reduce that wait.

CANCER CENTRE OUTGROWING ITS CURRENT HOME

The Cancer Centre opened in 2001 and is nearly 15 years old.  After 15 years, additional outpatient treatment and patient assessment space is now required because program growth in systemic and radiation oncology.

WATCH:  Radiation Oncology Program Director Jeff Richer, explains why now is the ideal time to move forward with plans for a new hospital.


REDEFINING EMERGENCY CARE

Every year, Windsor Regional Hospital treats 110,000 patients in its two emergency departments.  “It always seems to me like we get busier and busier,” says Dr. Paul Bradford, Medical Director of Emergency & Trauma at the Ouellette Campus.

An aging population means increasing demands on emergency departments.  Hospitals have to get creative and look for innovative ways to deliver care.

WATCH: Dr. Paul Bradford,  Medical Director, Emergency and Trauma, Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus 

WATCH: EMS Chief Bruce Krauter talks about the proposed Windsor-Essex Hospitals System


HOW WAS THE SITE FOR A NEW REGIONAL HOSPITAL CHOSEN?

When the Program and Services Steering Committee set out to find a site for the new hospital, they wanted to make sure the process used to select the property was fair as possible.

Today we want to introduce you to some individuals who helped accomplish this goal and answer all of your site selection questions.


WHY INVEST IN EDUCATION & CLINICAL RESEARCH? 

A new hospitals system, with a stronger focus on education and research, has the potential to break down barriers within the research community by bringing researchers from different areas and backgrounds together, under one roof.

WATCH: Dr. Caroline Hamm discusses her vision for a new research hub.

WATCH: Dr. Lisa Porter talks about how investing in clinical research can benefit  local education and the economy.


BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD FOR TODAY’S MED STUDENTS

Our friends at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Windsor Campus tell us Windsor/Essex is extremely welcoming and supportive.  They say they’re given hands-on experiences they can’t get in larger hospitals.

But our facilities are a bit “old school” and we are looking forward to a new modern hospital for these students to practice in when they graduate!

WHAT DO THOSE IN THE PROGRAM THINK OF OUR HOSPITALS?  


WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL PRESENTS

David Musyj, President & CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital, is a busy guy these days.  As part of the hospital’s move toward a new acute care hospital,  he is meeting with community groups to share the hospital’s story and vision for the future.   This is a presentation from earlier this year at All Saints’ Church.

To find out more about booking a presentation for your group or organization, please visit www.windsorhospitals.ca


THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

What do physician recruitment and dating have in common?  They both require an attraction to get results, and right now, Windsor hospitals aren’t setting off any real fireworks.

“If we do nothing, that would be very risky.  In terms of the evolution of healthcare, it will go backward.  Once we are stagnant, we will lose what we have in terms of physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers.  There are other medical centres that would love to have some of our physicians and  staff from here. “ Dr. Gary Ing, Chief of Staff, Windsor Regional Hospital

Watch this video to see what one potential recruit is saying about Windsor.