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The Credit Valley Hospital

From its founders' original vision to provide healing and hope for the growing community of Mississauga, The Credit Valley Hospital expanded to become a regional centre of excellence in cancer care, renal care, genetics, perinatal and paediatric care – staying true to its commitment to meet the needs of a growing community. The Credit Valley Hospital has been recognized as one of the most efficient hospitals in Ontario, despite being located in the fastest growing health region of the province.

The Credit Valley Hospital promotes life, health and innovation in a nurturing environment through the use of natural elements, such as sunlight, wood, water and fauna and the hospital's award winning architectural design.

1974

September

Inaugural meeting of north Mississauga Provisional Hospital Board

1979

Spring

The Credit Valley Hospital Volunteer Association initiated by an interested group of citizens from Streetsville, Erin Mills and Meadowvale. Chairman, Carol Townsend.

May

Inaugural meeting of The Credit Valley Hospital Board of Directors held at Council Chambers, City Hall. Chairman, Richard S. Clewes.

1980

October

October 28
The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation incorporated under the leadership of Richard S. Clewes, Gordon B. Webster and Robert T. Weseloh.

1981

July

Founding Staff set up interim quarters at "Hospital House" located at 2224 Rogers Road.
July 2
Appointment of Dean M. Sane as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Credit Valley Hospital.
Ministry of Health approves Master Plan of the Hospital.

1982

January

Dr. Keith G. MacDonald appointed Chief of Medical Staff and Medical Affairs Coordinator.
January 13
On behalf of the citizens of Mississauga, Mayor Hazel McCallion signs promissory note to raise $8.5 million.

May

May 19
Sketch plans of Hospital approved by the Ministry of Health.

July

Ministry of Health approves funding of the construction of the Hospital.

October

October 8
Acquisition of the property for the main Hospital site at Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway from Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd.
October 14
Turning of the Sod Ceremony.

1983

October

October 21
Inaugural Meeting of The credit Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

1985

January

Club 2200 (a Social and Recreational Club) founded.

August

Some 140 initial staff move into The Credit Valley Hospital.

October

Completion of Hospital construction.

November

November 5
Arrival of first outpatient, Kori Kozier, and first inpatient, three year old Jonathan Rose. First born: Stephen Grigoropoulos.

December

Commissioning of Hospital completed.

1986

February

February 11
The first outpatient arrives by helicopter at The CVH; patient was transferred from Peterborough.

May

May 23
First Twins - Jason and Brian Layfield

July

July 17
Official Opening and Dedication by The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
July 24
Gordon B. Webster elected Chairman of the Board of Governors. Richard S. Clewes appointed Honorary Chairman of the Board of Governors.

December

December 31
Promissory note for $8.5 million Capital Building Campaign declared paid in full.
HCPRA - Award of Distinction for Excellence in Audio Visual, "The Credit Valley Hospital - The people Place" Award.

1987

January

January 8
Board of governors pass a motion to make The Credit Valley Hospital a "smoke-free" facility with implementation to be carried out over a six month period.

April

April 2
The Credit Valley Hospital awarded a Three Year Accreditation by the Canadian council on Hospital Accreditation - the highest award possible.
April 9
Donor Column Unveiling Ceremony to honour over 3,000 Major Donors who helped reach the $8.5 million Capital Campaign Fund goal.

May

May 26
The Credit Valley Hospital becomes a "smoke-free" facility.

June

June 1
Ministry of Health announces 150 additional acute care beds for The Credit Valley Hospital.

December

The Credit Valley Hospital is first facility in Canada to receive a shipment of Activase or Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA), a drug which limits the damage from a heart attack, when administered in early stages.
HCPRA - Second Place for Excellence in Health Care Communications - Slides/Sound/Multimedia - Promotional, "Amy Goes To The Hospital".
HCPRA - Third Place for Excellence in Health Care Communications - Newsletters - Other Formats, "Cee Vee News".

1988

February

February 11
Master Plan for Phase II approved by Board of Governors.
February 18
First Triplets in Nursery - Thane, Theon and Anthia Britton

March

March 14
Commencement of construction of 600 vehicle Parking Deck.

May

May 2
Official Opening of Unit 1E.

September

The Emergency Department introduces "Ambulatory Track", a service whereby patients with both urgent and non-urgent problems are treated in a parallel manner in the Emergency and Ambulatory Care Department.

October

Initiation of "Quality Assurance Employee Recognition Programme" to be awarded quarterly.
HCPRA - Second Place for Excellence in Health Care Communications - Film/Video - Promotional, "A Gift of Time".
HCRPA - Second Place for Excellence in Health Care Communications - Film/Video - Educational, "Occupational Therapy".

1989

July

July 9
The Credit Valley Hospital hosts First Annual Teddy Bear Picnic in Skylight Restaurant for newborns who spent time in the Special Care Nursery and their families.

August

August 21
The Credit Valley Hospital Parking Deck officially opens to accomodate 600 vehicles.
HCPRA - Third Place for Excellence in Health Care Communications. Audio Visual Film/Video - Educational.
HCPRA - Second Place for Excellence in Health Care Communications - Photography - black & White.
HCPRA - Second Place for Excellence in Health Care Communications - Audio visual – Film/Video Promotional.

1990

April

April 7
Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque in Main Lobby in recognition of significant contributions of family and friends dedicated to the memory of victims of Air India Flight 182.

June

June 7 & 8
For a second time, The Credit Valley Hospital is awarded a Three Year Accreditation by Canadian Council on Health Facilities Accreditation - the highest award possible.
June 20
Steve Mahoney, MPP Mississauga West, announces on behalf of Health Minister Elinor Caplin, an $80,000 community health promotion grant for a drug abuse programme to be run by The Credit Valley Hospital in conjunction with the Peel Health Department and Peel Parents Against Drugs.
Quasar Award - Silver for Outstanding Achievement in Video Communications, "The Commitment Continues".
Quasar Award - Bronze for Outstanding Achievement in Video Communications "A Healthy Contribution".
International Film & TV Festival of New York - Silver Medal for "The Adventures of Ruffus and Andy - The Rescue"

1991

August

Medical Short Stay Unit opens on Unit 2B.
The Credit Valley Hospital awarded Silver Apple Award in Patient Education category of National Educational Film and Video Festival for video, "The Rescue", the first in episode in series entitled "The Adventures of Ruffus and Andy".
National Educational Film & Video Festival - Silver Apple Award - Educational Services For "The Adventures of Ruffus and Andy - The Rescue".
HCPRA - Third Place For Excellence in Health Care Communications - Electronic Production - General "The Adventures of Ruffus and Andy - The Rescue".
HCPRA - Third Place for Excellence in Health Care Communications - Newsletters - Internal "Valley Viewpoint".

June

Surgical Short Stay Unit opens on Unit 1B.
Laparascopic cholecystecomy, a new less invasive technology, introduced to remove gall bladders.

January

January
"Touch Card" computerized parking access implemented for staff and physicians.
January 7
Lifecare Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Infuser trial intiated whereby patients can administer their own pain control.

1992

April

April 15
The Ministry of Health gives approval to three hospitals in Peel to plan for the expansion of outpatient care services.

October

Home Chemotherapy Program initiated.
Video Festival Canada - Golden Maple Award For Public Service/Public Relations, "The Adventures of Ruffus and Andy - Breathless".
US Industrial Film & Video Festival - Gold Camera First Place for Outstanding Creativity in Production of Audio/Visual Communications - Medicine, Health - Consumer Category - "The Adventures of Ruffus and Andy - Breathless".
Sponsored by the Baxter Corporation, The CVH's Home Dialysis Unit was given a "Centre of Excellence" award at the Canadian "Best Demonstrated Practices" December Meeting.

1993

January

January 19
The CVH takes delivery of Optical Disc Storage System for medical records.

June

June 27
First set of triplets, Paul, Isabelle and Cole Azevedo, are born at the CVH.
June
"The Adventures of Ruffus & Andy - Breathless" - receives First Place in Hygeia Awards, Film/Electronic Production - General Category, presented by Health Care Public Relations Association.

August

Diagnostic Imaging Department installs a Phillips Multidiagnost III Unit, the first of its kind in North America.

December

Dr. Douglas Henshaw, Chairman of the Board, Canadian Council on Health Facilities, presents Four Year Accreditation With Distinction Award to THE CVH at Official Award Presentation and Reception.
International Questar Awards Competition - Finalist - For "Emergency Codes".

1994

June

Ministry of Health announces $454,000 to expand dialysis services at THE CVH.

October

The CVH is named as one of Canada's top ten employers of women in "Canada's Best Employers for Women", a Guide for Job Hunters and Employers and Employees by Tema Frank.

1995

January

January 26
Dedication ceremony held to name the Dr. Jack Dodds Physician Lounge in memory of the late Dr. Jack Dodds. Dr. Dodds was the first President of the Medical Staff Association.
January 27
Asthma Education Centre for children with Asthma opens in Unit 2C Classroom

June

June 2
The CVH wins Sixth Annual Tri-Hospital Fitness Challenge with 68% participation followed by peel Memorial and The Mississauga Hospital.

September

September 22
The CVH wins First annual "Festival of Innovation" Award presented by the Canadian College of Health Service Executives for the Hospital's Electronic Health Record.
Health Sciences Communication Association (HeSCA) Video Festival's Certificate of Excellence - in recognition of excellence in health sciences media production for "Futureshift: Hospitals and Healthcare in Ontario".
Health Sciences Communication Association (HeSCA) Video Festival's Certificate of Excellence - in recognition of excellence in health sciences media production for "Having a Baby at The Credit Valley Hospital".
HCPRA - General Honourable Mention - for "Having a Baby at The Credit Valley Hospital" in Film/Electronic Production Category presented by Health Care Public Relations Association.
Certificate of Merit - presented to The CVH by Mississauga Clean City Campaign.

1996

February

February 23
Ministry of Health announces reduction of The CVH's funding allocation by 5.89% or $4,848,300 effective April 1, 1996.
February 23
On the occassion of Hazel's 75th birthday, at the hospital's annual gala, the establishment of The Hazel McCallion Endowment Fund was announced. It provides a permanent source of funding to the Foundation in support of the Hospital. The principle is investmant in perpetuity and the interest income from that investment of principal is provided to the hospital on an annual basis.

March

The CVH utilizes assisted vaginal hysterectomies for gynaecological procedures.

April

April 1
Regionalization of Materials Management Services with The Mississauga Hospital permits the advantage of larger volume discounts and cost savings through standardization of products across three hospitals.
April 1
The incorporation of the Electronic Signature, an integral component of the Electronic Health Record, allows physicians to access patient information from terminals in their offices and homes.
April 23
Ministry of Health apportions The CVH $1,995, 373 from its $25 million growth fund.

June

June 10
The Peel Regional Council approves a motion allowing hospitals to access approximately $60 million in lot levies.
June 24
The Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic Separate School Board, The Credit Valley Hospital, The Mississauga Hospital, Peel Memorial Hospital and the Dufferin Caledon Health Corporation agree on plan whereby all four hospitals will be exempt from the Board's Education Development Charges by-law.

August

August 24
The CVH Board of Governors approves recommendation by the Resources Committee to proceed with the remaining infrastructure projects including the expansion of the Emergency, Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Departments, renovation of the Ambulatory Care Clinic, and expansion and upgrading of the Central Power Plant. The Renal Dialysis consolidation project is also approved.
Having tendered these projects, excluding the Renal Dialysis consolidation, the Hospital awards the contract to Vanbots Construction Corporation. Construction which began in August is to be phased in to ensure continued operation.
August
Newly relocated and expanded Endoscopy Suite opens on Level 1.

1999

December

December 31, 1999 - January 1, 2000
No problems attributed to Y2K rollover!
December 23rd.
Health Minister Elizabeth Witmer announces additional operating funds of $6.8 million for the hospital.

September

September 16th.
CVH hosts the June Baby Boom Event! There were an unprecedented number of multiple births at the hospital in June. There were An unprecedented nine sets of twins and one set of triplets were born during the month of June 1999. The total number of multiple births for the entire 1998/99 fiscal year was one set of triplets and 47 sets of twins.

August

August 23
Death of Mr. Richard Clewes, Founding Chairman of The Credit Valley Hospital's Board of Governors

June

June 19: The Credit Valley Hospital Welcomes Two New Governors to Board Table:
Eileen McMahon and Richard Podsiadlo.
June 17: Dangerous Curves Ahead:
The road to health care at the Credit Valley Hospital has some dangerous curves ahead according to the hospital's year-end statistics and future year projections. The hospital's operating volumes have increased dramatically in many programs and services.

April

Credit Valley Hospital Says Thanks.
D. Wayne Fyffe, President and CEO of The Credit Valley Hospital says he is delighted with the most recent announcement of new funding from the Ministry of Health. The hospital is to receive $3.1 million in interim funding for nursing.

2000

December

December 12
Dame Edna, the mauve-headed, rhinestonegoggled entertainer visits CVH's paediatric unit

November

November 3
Credit Valley launches its new "brand" and logo on the occasion of the hospital's 15th birthday celebrations.

October

October 27
The Ontario government is announces $15,101,257 in additional operating funding support to CVH. Rob Sampson, MPP for Mississauga Centre makes the announcement on behalf of Health and Long-Term Care Minister Elizabeth Witmer.

August

August 21
The Hospital received a three-year accreditation, the highest possible award, from the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation. The organization was commended for its integration with community noting its "strategic alliances/partnerships... The commitment to maintaining, and in fact enhancing, its community roots while growing and evolving to provide regional programs is very clear."

June

The Credit Valley Hospital, along with the other health service providers in the Halton/Peel Region, placed second in all categories in the annual Maclean's Magazine Survey of Canadian health services.

May

May 17
MPPs John Snobelen and Rob Sampson present a cheque for $48.6 million on behalf of the Minister of Health and Lon Term Care, Elizabeth Witmer toward cosntruction of the regional cancer centre.

April

April 18
McDonald's Restaurants of Mississauga choose CVH as the recipient of this year's 2000 McHappy Day (May 16) proceeds. McDonald's will donate $1 from every Big Mac and Breakfast Bagel sold on McHappy Day to CVH and Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Canada (RMCC). As a result, McDonald's will be funding all of the 2000-01 equipment needs of the hospital's paediatrics department.

March

March 31
Official Launch of the construction of the expanded parking deck, and of the headstart projects leading up to construction of the regional cancer centre and ambulatory care centre.

February

February 12
The Credit Valley Hospital's annual Valentine's Gala recreated the world-renowned Austrian aristocrat's social event of the year complete with the symphonic swells, ballroom dancing and the shimmering elegance of the Imperial palace.

2001

December

New signalized, multi-lane intersection and entrance/exit improves safety and traffic flow at Erin Mills Parkway.
Laser eye clinic move to 2C creates space in emergency department.
Community Care Access Centre expands into former community relations office.

November

Hula hoops, slicked-back hair, leather jackets, bubble gum and cotton candy…all part of a by-gone era that was revived at CVH's Sweet Sixteen birthday party in the Skylight restaurant! Oldies 1150 personality, Paul Wainwright, did live cut-ins from the hospital to the John Novak radio show.
Cardiopulmonary expands into former administration offices.
New administrative building, Valley House, creates more patient care space in the main hospital and brings the CVH Foundation back home.
Surface parking lot is expanded with new exits.

October

New satellite, 24-station renal care centre opens on Watline Avenue at Highway 10.
State-of-the-art MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) suite opens in diagnostic imaging.

September

September 4th.
Thirty delegates from the World Health Organization were guests of The Credit Valley Hospital, Tuesday, September 4, 2001. The delegates, hosted by Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, toured the hospital's Diagnostic Imaging Department, Obstetrics and Paediatrics Wards, Emergency Department and the Laboratory.

August

August 21st.
Cheered on by hundreds of staff, physicians and hospital visitors with a birds-eye view atop the Credit Valley Hospital's parking deck, a 3000 kg. Niobium-titanium magnet was lifted from a flatbed truck by a crane, hoisted above the hospital and then carefully lowered it through a hatch in the roof, into the hospital's new MRI suite.

July

Ambulatory care move to former Econocentre creates more space in emergency department.
July 16
Health Minister, Tony Clement announces that CVH is to receive a 10.9 percent increase in operational funding for the 2001/02 fiscal year. This equates to an approximate $12 million increase to the hospital's base budget.

June

June 27
The Canadian Cancer Society makes a precedent-setting announcement regarding their largest gift ever to a community cancer center in support of The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation's $50 million dollar capital fundraising campaign for the expansion of the hospital.

May

May 24
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the honorable Tony Clement, announes that CVH will receive $2,167,873 as a performance-based grant for meeting the government's efficiency targets.

April

April 19
The main entryway to the rehabilitation nursing unit is adorned with a hand-painted mural designed by artist Rod Smith and painted by a host of eight volunteers who were part of Rod's adult education mural design course at Layola Secondary School. It took ten hours to complete. The materials for the mural were donated by Benjamin Moore Paints.

February

February 15
The Chairman of the Orlando Corporation, Mr. Carlo Fidani pledges a $6 million donation to The Credit Valley Hospital to help fund the construction of the Peel Regional Cancer Centre. The cancer centre will be named in his honour.

2002

November

CVH ER physician Rhonda Taylor guest appears on the hit medical sitcom Scrubs and on the personal adventure program "Thrill of a Lifetime". "Thrill" selected Rhonda because she is such a big fan of Scrubs. They visited CVH to surprise Rhonda and announce her Thrill on the W-Network.
CTV broadcasts National News Live from CVH ER
On the heels of the Romanow Report on the Future of Health Care in Canada, CTV National Television News broadcast reaction from across the country to the long-awaited health care reform document. The broadcast resulted from an in-depth profile of the hospital's challenged ER due to lack of beds and extreme population growth earlier in the fall.

October 24

Research-based pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, announces $1 Million donations to The Credit Valley Hospital and to Trillium Health Centre. CVH renames its asthma education centre in honour of the company and their generous gift.

September

The hospital's heliport is relocated to make room for construction of the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre. The new heliport includes advanced features such as remote-controlled landing lights that the pilot can adjust from the air.

August

Credit Valley's Unique Traveling Suitcase and Road Show Programs.
Young students will now get the chance to play doctor or nurse, examine x-rays to see what everything from a broken bone to a swallowed penny, and prescribe treatments to their "patients" all in the comfort of their own classrooms.

June

June 28: The Credit Valley Hospital is to receive $12,577,400 million in additional operating funding for the fiscal year which began April 1, 2002. The funding will assist the hospital in meeting its day to day needs in serving the patients of Peel and Halton.

For the fourth consecutive year, The Credit Valley Hospital has been voted the Best Hospital in the Mississauga News Reader's Choice Awards - receiving the Platinum Award.
Once again, CVH, along with other health care providers in Peel/Halton, has been selected "Where We Get the Best Health Care" in Canada in the annual Maclean's Magazine survey.

May

Model patient rooms are built to help test future designs for paediatric, perinatal and complex continuing care rooms.

April 29

The honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care announces the provision of $27.1 million to build CVH's new regional maternal/child centre.

April 25

The Credit Valley Hospital, in cooperation with Peel Health, is sending information letters to more than one hundred parents of newborns asking them to participate in a health assessment of their children. The action stems from recent concerns about tuberculosis in infants.

April

Generous donations allow for renovations of palliative care family lounge and patient bedroom.
The Sikh community pledges $1.7 million towards The CVH Foundation's $50 Million capital campaign. The first $100,000 raised will commemorate the renaming of the existing hospital pharmacy as the Guru Nanak Pharmacy. The total pledge of $1.7 Million will result in the naming of "C" Block and the naming of patient rooms within "C" Block.

March

March 27: $350 Million Capital Expansion Will See The Existing Hospital Structure Double In Size While Maintaining A Sense Of Community In A Healing Environment.
March22: Credit Valley Nurses Recognized as a Quality Practice Setting. The nurses at The Credit Valley Hospital were honoured today by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) for their quality practice initiatives undertaken over the last three years.

January

Paediatrics launches a new, innovative therapeutic clown program. Lucia Cino is CVH's first therapeutic clown, Nuula.

2003

September

September 17
Mississauga Board of Trade hosts Health Issues Panel on Rogers Cable. This two hour broadcast devoted one hour to each of Mississauga 's hospitals. Trillium Health Centre and The Credit Valley Hospital. CVH participants included Dr. Barbara Clive , Chief of Staff; Dr. Ron Grossman, Chief of Medicine and Shelley DeHay-Turner, nursing director.
All Candidates Health issues Panel, September 24
Provincial election candidates from the ridings of Mississauga West, South, East, Centre and Brampton West/Mississauga participated in a public Health Issues election panel. The largest event of its kind ever held in an Ontario hospital, the event was an attempt to keep the health needs of Credit Valley 's patients and families in the forefront of voters minds.

August

The Blackout of 2003
The hospital was on emergency power generation for five days as a result of a power failure that hit the entire province and parts of the Eastern United States . Hospital services were unaffected by the blackout because of the emergency power backup (diesel power). However, the Watline Renal Care Centre was forced to move patients and caregivers to neighboring Halton Healthcare Services in order to provide renal care to its patients normally seeking treatment at the Watline site. There is no emergency power backup at the Watline site.

June

New Board Chair Elected June 5
Mr. Harinder Takhar takes on responsibilities to chair the hospital's board of governors for a two year term, replacing retiring BOG, Gordon Stovel.

May

Accreditation and SARS Thank You to Staff May 27
All staff were invited to participate in a patio party with music, dancing and food to give them a well-deserved break and to thank them for their dedication during the SARS outbreak and to helping the hospital achieve a three-year accreditation with no recommendations for action.

May 9: Health Minister Recognized By Mississauga Hospitals For SARS Intervention

Accreditation Award May 8
The Credit Valley Hospital met and/or exceeded all standards set by the Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation. For an unprecedented fifth time, the hospital received the three year award with no recommendations for action.

March

Code Orange SARS March 27
All hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area were involved in a Code Orange called due to an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Hospital ambulatory services and non-urgent surgeries ground to a halt. Visitors, students and volunteers were not allowed into hospital. Hospital activity did not get back to the "new normal" until May 23rd.

Accreditation March 24, 25, 26
Three surveyors representing the Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation reviewed Credit Valley's day to day operations.

February

Code Orange February 28
William Osler Health Centre evacuated patients to Credit Valley as a result of a power failure. During the course of five days, Credit Valley cared for an additional 275 renal dialysis patients as well as many ambulatory care patients.

January

Groundbreak event January 31
Premier Ernie Eves and Tony Clement, Minister of Health announce additional funding of $9 million for the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre.

2004

December

Credit Valley launches new 8-zone television channel "Credit Valley Current" as a pilot project for North American hospitals.  Partnership between Infomedica and Capital Networks.

September

Canada AM hosts its program LIVE at Credit Valley on the occasion of the first day of the historical federal/provincial health summit in Ottawa. Segments from the emergency department and labour and delivery highlighted overcrowded conditions and resulting "throughput" issues.

August

Premier Dalton McGuinty visits the hospital to promote Credit Valley's benchmark initiatives with nursing recruitment and foreign trained nurses

July

Credit Valley ER Chief, Eric Letovsky hosts the national media as part of Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) media blitz to address emergency physicians concerns over wait times nation-wide.

June

Credit Valley President and CEO, Wayne Fyffe wins International Association of Business Communicators (Toronto) CEO of the Year Award for his commitment to excellence in communication.

May

Credit Valley Board Chair Norm Loberg and Chief of Staff, Dr. Barbara Clive present the hospital's second brief to Queens Park regarding Bill 8.

March

Credit Valley Media Services wins Canadian Public Relations Association (Toronto) Award for best audio/visual presentation for "Keeping the Promise".

February

Credit Valley Board Chair, Norm Loberg and hospital president Wayne Fyffe present their brief to the Standing Committee on Justice and Social Committee regarding Bill 8: Future of Medicare Act

January

PRIISME Launch by GlaxoSmithKline announcing Credit Valley as one of four Ontario hospital sites to participate in the PRIISME program to promote community-based patient care for asthma, COPD and diabetes.

2005

 

 

November

November 5th: Hospital's 20th birthday. Archival Wall made from original beams from homestead barn (previously used in former boardroom). 

October

Music of Healing and Hope begins at Credit Valley. Bi-weekly concerts by accomplished musicians to promote a healing environment for patients and visitors in the new main lobby.

 

October 27: Credit Valley Supports GTA 905 Call to McGuinty Government to Improve Access to Hospital Care for Peel Region
The Credit Valley Hospital is joining hospitals across the GTA/905 in calling upon the McGuinty Government to improve local access to hospital services in Peel and surrounding regions as well as the rest of the GTA/905. 

September

Dr. Barbara Clive, retires as hospital's chief of medical staff following two consecutive five year terms. Dr. Matt Gysler, former chief of obstetrics becomes the new chief of staff.

August

August 22: Minister of Infrastructure and Renewal, David Caplan announces an additional hospital wing for regional maternal child, palliative care and complex continuing care including 140 additional inpatient beds.

July

First Radiation Therapy Patient treated at The Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre.

June

June 9, 2005: Official Opening of The Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre and Ambulatory Care Centre
(more »)

May

Operation 555 (fifth day of the fifth month of the fifth year):the unofficial "internal" opening of the new regional cancer centre and ambulatory care centre.
Operation 555 Butt Out: Credit Valley Goes "Smoke-Free" on hospital grounds.

January

For the first time in Canada, a research study will determine what impact the design of a healing environment has on patient recovery and satisfaction. This aspect of patient care will be carefully scrutinized as part of an Ontario Hospital Association Change Foundation research grant to measure Best Performance through Metrics of Evidence-based Design.
The Change Foundation recently awarded The Credit Valley Hospital, Cancer Care Ontario and the architectural firm, Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. a $100,000 grant to work with WIN Workflow Integrity Networks to measure the effects of space and design on staff and patient satisfaction.

2006

December

December 1:  FMTU Officially Opens headed by Dr. David Clarkson.

 

Dr. David Clarkson has been named as the 2006 recipient of The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario "Council Award" presented to physicians to honour outstanding Ontario physicians who have demonstrated excellence and come closest to meeting society's vision of an "ideal physician."

November

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) program officially opens at Credit Valley made possible with financial support from GlaxoSmithKline.

October

heARTs in Medicine program in conjunction with the Cross Cancer Institute in Alberta, initiated at Credit Valley whereby cancer patients, families and caregivers create soapstone hearts to represent their cancer journey.

September

Fourth linear accelerator arrives to increase radiation therapy treatment in The Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre.

July

Family Medicine Teaching Unit begins seeing patients. Four graduate physicians who intend to specialize in family medicine begin two years of intensive training with Credit Valley's family medicine specialists.

June

June 2: Hospital receives full accreditation from the Canadian College of Health Services Accreditation.
June 8: Cheryl Englander becomes new chair of the hospital board of directors.

February

Academy of Medicine announced as a collaborative initiative of University of Toronto, Mississauga campus, Credit Valley and Trillium Health Centre to help secure future physicians in Ontario.

2007

October 22

William Osler Health Centre and Halton Healthcare Services welcomed The Credit Valley Hospital to the REACH portal. The collaboration between six physical hospital sites in Peel and Halton regions means all of their clinicians have instant access to patient health information stored electronically at any of the hospitals through a secure network called REACH -- Rapid Electronic Access to Clinical Health information. see Press Release [pdf]

July 3

Credit Valley and the Inter Cultural Neighborhood Social Services implemented a six week pilot project named IN@CVH (Immigrant and Newcomers at CVH) to provide settlement workers assistance with interpretation and/or familiarization with Canadian health care system. The six men and women also assisted health care personnel when they were unsure of customs or cultural norms or if they suspected that the patient/family needed additional "newcomer" support once they left the hospital.

June 30

The Credit Valley Hospital won three of four international architectural design awards for it's "beauty on a budget" approach to its recent expansion project. The awards were presented by the International Academy for Design and Health in Glasgow, Scotland. The Credit Valley Design Team was singled out for "the highest standards in creating supportive physical health care environments."
President Wayne Fyffe, was "highly commended" as a Health Facility Manager who is "a visionary leader who embraces the vital role of design in the built environment by creating a health-supportive organizational culture."
The hospital was "highly commended" in the Healthcare Design Project Award which recognizes distinction in a completed health care design project that uses an innovative concept to promote health and well-being."
The Academy's Architect Award was won by Tye Farrow of Farrow Partnership, the architectural firm who designed Credit Valley's unique and breathtaking cancer and ambulatory care centre. This award honors someone "whose completed work demonstrates talent, creativity and originality that makes a significant contribution to health and humanity through the medium of architecture and design." (more »)

June 14

The Honorable David Caplan, Minister for Infrastructure and Renewal, with the Honorable Harinder Takher, Minister for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, along with MPPs Bob Delaney and Vic Dhillon, and The Credit Valley Hospital Board chair, Geoff Watson and hospital president and CEO Wayne Fyffe, unveiled the sign denoting the future expansion of Credit Valley to include A and H wings.  The short list of constructors who will be invited to respond to the upcoming request for proposals (RFP) were also announced.  The construction project will begin in the fiscal year 2007/08. (more »)

June 12

Credit Valley Welcomes New Board Chair
After twelve years of volunteer service, Cheryl Englander stepped down as chair of the Credit Valley Hospital Board at the hospital's Annual General Meeting last week. Mrs. Englander was chair for the last year.
Taking her place is a financial analyst with an international relations background, Geoff Watson, who in his "day" job is vice president, Fixed Income at TD Asset Management.
Early in Mr. Watson's career, he was an intern in the United States Senate, an Advisor and Member of the Canadian delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and a defence and foreign policy researcher for the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies; before joining TD Asset Management, Geoff was a fixed income securities analyst with CIBC World Markets between 1997-2007.
Mr. Watson has been a member of the hospital Board for seven years. His term as Board Chair is for two years.

June 7

At the hospital's 28th annual general meeting, Geoff Watson became the new chairman of the Board of Directors.

May 2

The Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario and St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario have both been awarded the BD platinum level safety award. These are the first platinum level awards in the history of the program. The two facilities have been acknowledged for their leadership and proactive approach to preventing these terrible injuries.
A pioneer in the development of safety products designed to protect healthcare workers, BD has long been dedicated to reducing sharps injuries. BD looks forward to continuing work with healthcare institutions across Canada to advance the important issue of healthcare worker safety.

April 27

The Honourable Harinder Takhar, Minister for Small Business and Entrepreneurship announced more than $3.5 million for Credit Valley Hospital to provide additional surgeries, CT and MRI scans to reduce wait times. (more »)

April 10

The Credit Valley Hospital unveiled its new and improved hospital website today complete with interactive directional maps, podcasts and video shorts.
In introducing the new site, hospital president and CEO, Wayne Fyffe told the audience that the website is a window to Credit Valley and its philosophy of "healing and hope."
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February 9

The CVH Foundation announces completion of its $50 million world-class right here fundraising campaign at it's annual Valentine's Gala. The three year campaign was completed after having raised a total of $52 million for the construction of the regional cancer centre and ambulatory care centre now known as The Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre and the Vijay Jeet and Neena Kanwar Ambulatory Care Centre.

January 25

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, George Smitherman toured the regional cancer centre and announced $5 million in funding for a 4th linear accelerator, CT simulatory and associated software and renovations costs required to support radiation therapy treatment at Credit Valley.  More than 400 new patients --  an increase of 35 percent -- will benefit from better access to radiation treatment each year because of the additional radiation therapy capacity this machine will provide.  (more »)

2008

April 8

The Credit Valley Hospital and Infrastructure Ontario have chosen Bondfield Constructors to build and finance the new A and H wings of the hospital. (more»)

May 7

The Credit Valley Hospital has launched a High Definition (HD)
multi-zoned digital information program. The initiative is made possible through a unique partnership between Credit Valley, SHARP Electronics of Canada Ltd and RxTV. (more»)

May 12

The Credit Valley Hospital's Board Chair, Geoff Watson announces that the Board of Directors has hired "a highly energetic and engaged leader adept at bringing out the best in people" as their incoming President and CEO. Michelle DiEmanuele will assume the position being vacated by Wayne Fyffe, August 12, 2008.  (more»)

June 2

The Credit Valley Hospital and Infrastructure Ontario announced financial close for A and H Wings.(more»)

June 3

Global Television News hosts "News from the Neighbourhood" LIVE from Credit Valley. Hosts Leslie Roberts, Anne Marie Mediwake, Susan Hay and Anthony Farnell broadcast the hour long program from CVH's main lobby with patients, staff and visitors in attendance. The broadcast features stories about the eating disorders clinic, labour and delivery and the Arts in Medicine program.(more»)

June 6

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) congratulates Credit Valley Hospital for achieving the first ever awarded Diamond level of the BD Safety Recognition Award.   The BD Safety Recognition Award has been designed to recognize healthcare institutions for their commitment to providing a safer environment for staff and patients through the use of BD safety-engineered devices and programs. Sharps injuries can lead to the transmission of serious diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV within the institution. (more»)

June 20

Harinder Takhar, Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Mississauga-Erindale MPP joined hospital officials, staff, community members and health care partners to celebrate the official start of construction on The Credit Valley Hospital's expansion and redevelopment project (A and H wings). Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney, Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa, Mississauga East-Cooksville MPP Peter Fonseca and Mississauga-Brampton South MPP Amrit Mangat also took part in the event.
The expansion project will result in approximately 270,000 square feet of new construction and 70,000 square feet of renovations. It will provide enhanced hospital services including more beds (from 392 to 471) and double the number of labour and delivery rooms (from seven to 15) with additional room for growth. Other improvements include expanding cancer treatment resources to include a new high-dose radiation therapy suite and additional surgical oncology, palliative and complex continuing care beds, more capacity for neonatal care, increased diagnostic services and support areas, an expanded laboratory - from approximately 15,000 square feet to 42,000 square feet.
The building team is led by Bondfield Construction Company Limited. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2011.(more»)

August12

Michelle E. DiEmanuele becomes Credit Valley's third president and CEO in the hospital's 23 year history. Recognized as one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006 and 2007, DiEmanuele was also recognized in 1999 as one of the country's Top 40 under 40 and in 2005 was named the most influential Top 40 under 40.
DiEmanuele was previously Deputy Minister, Ministry of Government Services, Secretary of Management Board of Cabinet and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet with the Government of Ontario.
DiEmanuele was the executive lead for the business support areas, including finance, human resources, organizational development, audit and technology. (more»)

2009

March 18

Bob Dechert, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale, Ontario, announced on behalf of Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, that the Government of Canada is supporting a new project at Credit Valley that will help citizens in the Mississauga area determine whether they have type 2 diabetes or are at high risk of developing the disease. Participants aged 40 to 74 will complete a CANRISK questionnaire that will assess their risk of developing diabetes. After completing the questionnaire, a blood test is taken. In addition to informing those who test positive for the disease, health officials will also advise those participants who have sufficiently elevated blood glucose (sugar) levels that they have a "pre-diabetes" condition and are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (more»)

April 14

President and CEO, Michelle E. DiEmanuele announces a new senior leadership structure based on the existing program management triumvirate whose mandate is to ensure that everything we do relates directly to optimizing patient care and safety. The refreshed program management model will strengthen and build on our existing patient care delivery model and be positioned more effectively to support patient service and implementation of new, changing or expanded programs.  This will be achieved through the collaborative efforts of nursing, physicians, allied health professionals, program leaders and the Program Management Council.

June 11

Joanne Rogers, CA has been elected the chair of The Credit Valley Hospital Board of Directors at the hospital's annual general meeting today. Ms. Rogers is a partner with Grant Thornton LLP. Her practice focuses on publicly accountable organizations including the government sector, not for profit organizations and publicly listed entities.
Ms. Rogers has served on the Board since 2003 and has held the positions of treasurer and chair of the audit committee. (more»)

July 30

Harinder Takhar, Minister of Government Services and Mississauga-Erindale MPP, hospital officials and construction workers celebrated the 'topping off' of Credit Valley Hospital's redevelopment project by taking part in the last concrete pour. Topping off is a building site tradition that signifies when the highest point of the building has been reached. (more»)

2010

February 12

The Credit Valley Hospital unveils its new strategic plan to the public (press release »)
Detailed Strategic Plan page»

February 26

The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation announces the appointment of Ms. Kathy Hay to the position of President and CEO of The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation.