Halton Healthcare Services Commended for Innovative Capital Project Management

Halton Healthcare Services Commended for Innovative Capital Project Management

Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) was honoured by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) for excellence and leadership in capital project management.

The OHA’s Governance Centre of Excellence (GCE) presented HHS with a Certificate of Honorary Commendation for the Award in Leading Governance Excellence at the HealthAchieve conference in Toronto on Monday, November 3, 2014.

HHS was recognized for its leadership on the New Oakville Hospital (NOH) capital project, one of the largest healthcare redevelopments in Ontario. The $2.7 billion NOH project, scheduled to open in December 2015, sets a new standard for inpatient care design in Canada. It combines innovative architecture and the latest in technology to deliver high quality patient and family centred care efficiently.

“The success of the New Oakville Hospital project has been driven by our Board‘s initiative in engaging community stakeholders in the oversight and planning process, which is allowing us to deliver world class projects that have been embraced by the entire community,” said Denise Hardenne, President and CEO, Halton Healthcare Services.

The HHS Board of Directors developed the innovative Capital Projects Governance Charter and established an inclusive Capital Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) to ensure stakeholders took an active role in the oversight process for the NOH project. CPAC members represent all major stakeholders including municipal and community representatives.

“The Capital Planning Advisory Committee represents the entire community in the task of overseeing the construction of the new hospital,” said Judy Wilson, Chair, Board of Directors, HHS. “The expertise and experience of these community leaders has been instrumental in our success in completing construction of this world class hospital on time and on budget. “

The new, inclusive governance structure has resulted in several positive outcomes for the New Oakville Hospital project:

  • The community is engaged and strongly supportive. The Town of Oakville will contribute $130 million toward local share and the Oakville Hospital Foundation is committed to raising $60 million.
  • HHS management has developed a strong partnership with the consortium building the project, minimizing cost variations and achieving greater control over the design development process.
  • The new, inclusive governance oversight process has attracted national attention to HHS as a leader in capital redevelopment project management. Hospital executives from across the country seek advice from the HHS Redevelopment Office on effective health infrastructure planning, community engagement and project delivery.

“We thank the OHA for this recognition, which belongs to the many individuals and organizations in the community whose support has helped to make it possible for HHS to deliver redevelopment projects at our three hospitals that provide outstanding value for patients, community, stakeholders and partners,“ concluded Ms. Hardenne.


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