Southlake Regional Health Centre

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Southlake Regional Health Centre
Southlake Regional Health Centre, view from the northeast
Location596 Davis Drive, Newmarket., Ontario, Canada
Coordinates44°03′38″N 79°27′11″W / 44.06056°N 79.45306°W / 44.06056; -79.45306Coordinates: 44°03′38″N 79°27′11″W / 44.06056°N 79.45306°W / 44.06056; -79.45306
Care systemPublic Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital typeGeneral
Emergency departmentYes
ListsHospitals in Canada

Southlake Regional Health Centre (formerly York County Hospital) is a hospital located in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

Through various expansions in its history it has grown into a university-affiliated teaching and research facility, specifically offering advanced cardiac, cancer and thoracic care.


Southlake Regional Health Centre is a full-service hospital with a regional, clinically advanced focus.

Southlake offers almost 400 patient beds and accommodates more than 90,000 visits to the Emergency Department, 22,000 in-patient admissions, and 600,000 out-patient visits each year. As a regionally designated site, Southlake is responsible for developing and providing advanced levels of care to the more than one million people.

Advanced, specialty services include:

  • Arthritis care
  • Cancer care
  • Cardiac care
  • Cataract surgery
  • Child and adolescent eating disorders
  • Mental health services for children
  • Paediatrics and perinatal care
  • Thoracic surgery

Southlake employs a team of more than 3000, including over 540 physicians. In addition, there are 900 volunteers. Registered Nurses and Respiratory Therapists are represented by the Ontario Nurses Association Local 124.


A private hospital[further explanation needed] was founded in 1922 and on August 22, the province granted a Charter of Incorporation for the York County Hospital Corporation.[citation needed] York County Hospital became a public hospital in 1924.[citation needed] In 1927 the new hospital building was completed by architects Craig and Madill. In 1946, the Margaret Johnson Davis Wing opened with 55 beds. In 1956, the South Wing opened and a six-storey tower opened in 1964. Capacity was increased to 420 beds with the opening of the East Wing in 1976. On September 12, 1998, the name of the hospital was changed from York County Hospital to the present name. In 1999, a project to further expand the hospital was begun

In October 2015, Southlake Regional Health Centre was once again named one of Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers by a company named Mediacorp Canada Inc., and published by the Toronto Star.[1]

The hospital is connected to the Southlake Regional Cancer Centre to its west, and to a Medical Arts building by an arch bridge to its north occupied principally by University of Toronto's Family Medicine Teaching Unit and other health services. The Stronach Regional Cancer Centre is partnered with Princess Margaret Hospital.

Teaching and Research[edit]

Through its relationships with the University of Toronto, York University, McMaster University, as well as Princess Margaret Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre has become a research and teaching facility. Currently[when?], the hospital is averaging more than 6,000 medical training days per year, which is approximately triple its numbers in 2008.[citation needed]

Through the Health Centre's Research Institute, Southlake is focusing its energy on a growing number of clinical drug and device trials, and on key research activities in biomedical and population health research. Many staff members and physicians contribute their clinical expertise in a number of regional, provincial, national and international research studies.


  1. ^ "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Greater Toronto's Top Employers Competition".