Construction Complete: Markdale Hospital Grand Opening & Celebration! - Brightshores Health System

After decades of planning, hard work, and thanks to the community and government for their dedication and financial support, we are excited to share that the new Markdale Hospital opened on September 24, 2023!  Inpatients were successfully transferred from the legacy hospital to the new facility and the Emergency Department is now in full operation.

To celebrate this occasion, Brightshores’ President and CEO Gary Sims welcomed the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, and the Minister of Health, Sylvia Jones, to an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 14, 2023. The next day, a “Come and Go” event was hosted on-site for staff and community members on the grounds of the new facility so that they could view the main lobby and donor wall. 

Congratulations to the entire Markdale community, Brightshores Foundations, staff, physicians, and volunteers! There are many incredible stakeholders who helped Brightshores Health System reach this tremendous milestone!

We are incredibly thankful to the construction team at BIRD and to the DIALOG design group. Project Director Bob Savage and the Brightshores Project Management Office, led by Tara Saab, were integral to the success of the build and move-in. The legacy Hospital served us well for many decades. This new Hospital gives us room to grow and develop for the future.

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