Walsh Canada Celebrates Hospital Unveiling
On June 12th, Women's College Hospital held their official opening and marked the exciting milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Walsh Construction Company Canada recently finished the first phase of the Women's College Hospital (WCH) project, the first and only Ambulatory Care Hospital in Ontario and the only hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on Women's Health. Services at WCH range from diagnostic investigations to therapeutic treatments to outpatient surgeries.
WCH is Canada's leading academic, ambulatory hospital and a world leader in the health of women. The hospital's 100-year-old legacy is built upon a number of "firsts" - the first Canadian hospital to train women physicians, use mammography and develop a simplified Pap test for detecting cervical cancer.
Phase 1 of the facility, designed by Susan Black, principal and director of Perkins Eastman Black Architects in Toronto, is now officially open to patients. Phase 2 of the $460-million building will be complete in 2015. The building's iconic design is the result of a two-year study with 1,000 women ("A Thousand Voices for Women's Health") from various cultural and social backgrounds and a range of demographic and socio-economic groups.