Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital

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Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill, Ontario Hospital
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Wing B of the Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill Hospital
Geography
Location Richmond Hill, York Region, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°52′11″N 79°27′00″W / 43.86972°N 79.45000°W / 43.86972; -79.45000Coordinates: 43°52′11″N 79°27′00″W / 43.86972°N 79.45000°W / 43.86972; -79.45000
Organization
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital type General
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 506
History
Founded 1963
Links
Website http://www.mackenziehealth.ca/
Lists Hospitals in Canada

Mackenzie Health (formerly York Central Hospital) is a hospital in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and one of three in York Regional Municipality. Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill is part of the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Hospital Partnerships.

History[edit]

Mackenzie Health was founded in 1963 in Vaughan Township as York Central Hospital, close to the suburb of Richmond Hill, and incorporated into Richmond Hill following the amalgamation of the Town in 1973. Funded by both local donations and public money, the hospital opened less than a half mile from the old commercial downtown of Richmond Hill. Since its inception, the hospital has undergone several expansions to cope with the rapid population growth of Richmond Hill, the latest of which was completed in 2009. In 2012, in conjunction with managing the construction of a new hospital in Vaughan and to grow health care services in the area, the hospital was renamed Mackenzie Health.[1]

In 2003, a patient at the hospital contracted Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) from a transferred patient from another hospital in Toronto, which prompted the closing of both the hospital and the nearby Alexander Mackenzie High School.

Locations[edit]

The Hospital occupies four adjoining buildings in central Richmond Hill, with a total of five floors in each building.

  • A Wing - The southernmost building contains the Centre for Continuing Care and Rehabilitation (CCCR).
  • B Wing - Douglas H. Storms Memorial Wing
  • C Wing - Dr. James Langstaff Memorial Wing, Main hospital entrance
  • D Wing - The newest building is the Town of Richmond Hill Wing. This building contains the Emergency Room, the ICU and the Main Dialysis unit.

The Vaughan Satellite Dialysis Unit of Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital's Regional Dialysis Program is located at 9401 Jane Street.[2] Patients referred to this unit must be medically able to receive dialysis away from the hospital and find this location more convenient. The unit consists of 33-station renal dialysis units, including a nephrology out-patient clinic.

Future[edit]

Current plans include a new $80 million building in Vaughan. The proposed hospital site is at Major Mackenzie Drive on the east side of Highway 400.[3]

Services[edit]

The hospital has one of two dialysis centres in York Region, and received a new 1.5T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit in 2005.[4]

  • Ambulatory Care Services
  • Continuing Care Program
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Medicine Program
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Long Term Care
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Medicine Program
  • Mental Health Program
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Surgery Program
  • Woman and Child Program
  • York Region Dialysis Program

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