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Toronto's new Bridgepoint centre raises the bar for health care facilities
The Toronto Star, April 9, 2013
Opening of the new Bridgepoint Hospital is a milestone in healthy human architecture. Architecture critic Christopher Hume calls Bridgepoint "among the most important projects to have been realized in Toronto in some time."
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Metro Morning reports on the new Bridgepoint Hospital
Matt galloway spoke with Marian Walsh, CEO, Bridgepoint Hospital at Broadview and Gerrard. Listen to it.
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First look inside new Bridgepoint Hospital set to open in June
National Post, March 7, 2013: To be officially opened in June, the hospital is targeted towards patients living with chronic disease and disability and “is the largest health care facility of its kind in Canada. Read full article
Bridgepoint unlocking new future for healthcare
The 680,000-square-foot, 10-storey facility is the first Canadian hospital built to treat, manage and research complex chronic disease. Read the full article
Bridgepoint Marks Substantial Completion of New Hospital
Bridgepoint Marks Substantial Completion of New Hospital - Wednesday March 6, 2013: Bridgepoint president and CEO Marian Walsh was joined today by Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, to receive the ceremonial key to the new Bridgepoint Hospital from the builders, Plenary Health.
CBC gets sneak peek of new Bridgepoint Hospital
CBC Toronto, March 5, 2013: Toronto's newest hospital will soon open to the public, but the CBC's Nil Koksal got a sneak preview of what it is like inside. Check it out
Media preview of new Bridgepoint Hospital
Wednesday, March 6, 2013: Get inside the new Bridgepoint Hospital before it opens to the public. Bridgepoint receives the keys to the hospital from their project partners before staff and patients move in. Learn more
Research Speaker Series - Supporting quality of care through evidence and public reporting
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Bridgepoint Health Auditorium
Noon – 1p.m.
Roundtable Discussion 1– 2 p.m.

This presentation will provide a high level overview of Health Quality Ontario’s mandate to support quality in the Ontario healthcare system, detailing the work of the Health System Performance branch. Data showcasing the quality of care in Ontario will also be presented.

For more details, please contact the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation at research@bridgepointhealth.ca or 416-461-8252 ext.2977.
Bridgepoint Hospital shines light on a dark past
The Globe and Mail, February 9, 2013
he historic Don Jail used to be a place of darkness, virtually a fortress, cut off from the rest of the city by the Don River. It was the site of several hangings – but it’s now a place of healing, refurbished and connected by a glass bridge to the new Bridgepoint Hospital.
PCL: Builder Becomes Benefactor with $325,000 Donation to Bridgepoint Foundation - February 7, 2013
PCL: Builder Becomes Benefactor with $325,000 Donation to Bridgepoint  Foundation - February 7, 2013 

Recently, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) became more than just the
builder of the new Bridgepoint Hospital, it became a benefactor with the announcement of a gift of $325,000 in support of the Bridgepoint Health Foundation Life. Changes. campaign.
Research Speaker Series January 15 - Managing cognitive changes and real-world difficulties due to stroke, brain injury and/or aging
Managing cognitive changes and real-world difficulties due to stroke, brain injury and/or aging
Stop Pap tests in women under 25, Canadian panel advises
David Denison Joins Bridgepoint Health Board of Directors
Bridgepoint Health Board of Directors today announced the appointment of David Denison as a Director of Bridgepoint Health.
"It is with great pride that we welcome David Denison to the Bridgepoint Health Board of Directors. David’s extraordinary knowledge of financial services, his transformational leadership at CPPIB, combined with his impressive record of community involvement make him an excellent addition to our Board of Directors," said Ted Freedman, Chair, Bridgepoint Health Board. Read more
Bridgepoint and Manulife Financial partner to transform hospital volunteer programs
Bridgepoint and Manulife Financial partner to transform hospital volunteer programs
Join us at the Riverdale-Bridgepoint Redevelopment Liaison Committee Meeting
When: November 13, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Where: Holy Eucharist Church, 515 Broadview Avenue, Toronto
Description: The Riverdale-Bridgepoint Redevelopment Liaison Committee Meeting provides a forum for community organizations and neighbours in the immediate vicinity of Bridgepoint to be updated on and to discuss the progress of the construction of the new Bridgepoint Hospital.
For more information, please call 416-461-8252 X2777
Great Jewellery Heist raises over $150,000 for Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint Junior Communications Specialist Shabeen Hanifa takes us inside the second annual Great Jewellery Heist. Read more.
Donors double their Life.Changes. campaign gift to $2 million
Last fall, we were thrilled to announce that Tim and Frances Price had donated $1 million to support Bridgepoint’s Life.Changes. campaign.
Now we are twice as thrilled: recently the Prices confirmed that they are doubling their donation to $2 million.
Read more about the Prices generous gift.
Six months to go!

In six months Bridgepoint will occupy our new hospital. Watch our new video and hear what our leaders have to say about how we are preparing for the big day.

We're grateful for our youth volunteers
Nine student volunteers with an interest in health care gave more than 550 hours of their time to Bridgepoint Health this summer as participants in our Summer Youth Program. Read More
A Thanksgiving treat from the Bridgepoint kitchen
Bridgepoint Hospital’s kitchen staff prides themselves on delivering five-star quality nutrition to our patients every day. With meals prepared fresh and in-house, their dedication is especially appreciated around holidays. We’ve asked them to share their recipe for pumpkin pie in honour of Thanksgiving.
New video online: Bridgepoint staff take first steps in the new hospital

Bridgepoint staff made their way into the new hospital on September 14, 2012 with the opening of the new underground parking. Bridgepoint’s President and CEO Marian Walsh and Bridgepoint Health Foundation President Ingrid Perry shared their thoughts on what this milestone meant to them in these two videos:

  1. Bridgepoint Health President and CEO
Just released: The latest issue of Changing the Landscape
Find out what Riverdale residents are saying about the new hospital and get an inside look at our new facility and grounds in the latest issue of Changing the Landscape.
New underground parking opens at the new hospital!

Today, staff at Bridgepoint Health took their first steps in our brand new building with the opening of our underground parking garage. Check out photos of this important milestone on our new Flickr page!

President and CEO offers advice to young entrepreneurs

Bridgepoint Health’s President and CEO Marian Walsh was asked to offer advice to young entrepreneurs for The Next 36’s Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Non-profit sector event on August 7, 2012. These entrepreneurs are deemed by ‘The Next 36’ as the most promising and innovative undergraduates of the country.  Marian was asked to answer:

1) What can traditional for-profit corporations learn from high performing non-profit organizations and social enterprises? and;

2) What advice would you give to a young entrepreneur who plans on starting his/her social enterprise?

Watch a video of her answers here and <a title="link to You

We're Ready. Bridgepoint's 2011/12 Annual Report
We're Ready. Bridgepoint Health's 2011/12 Annual Report is now online.
Fandango! On the Nile gala raises over $600,000 for Bridgepoint
Our sold-out gala on May 12, 2012 raised over $600,000 to help Bridgepoint Health meet the challenge of complex chronic disease. Presented by BMO Financial Group, the gala was chaired by Vivian Abdelmessih and Dr. David Dixon.

For more information visit onthenile.ca
Who are our people? A Research Speaker Series Event
Across the world, a growing number of individuals are living longer with complex chronic disease which is commonly characterized by multiple health problems, emotional challenges and heavy reliance on health system resources

On Tuesday, May 15, join Kerry Kuluski, PhD Research Scientist, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation and Assistant Professor (status), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto as she presents: “Who are our People?” The Characteristics, Needs and Experiences of the In-Patient Population at Bridgepoint Health.

Find out more
Have a penny? Give it to Bridgepoint!

Donate your pennies to Bridgepoint and we'll make them count!  

The penny is going out of circulation. When he announced this, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said, "Free your pennies from...those jars they're in and give them to charity."

We'd like to help you do that. The pennies you donate to Bridgepoint will fund equipment, therapy activities and other programs to help provide our patients with the best care possible.

Find out more

Next week - Research Speakers Series

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, Harvey A. Skinner, PhD, CPsych, FCAHS and Dean, Faculty of Health, York University will review major issues for sustainable healthcare, both locally and globally, and will describe an integrated eHealth solution: the ‘cloud computing’ Connected Wellness Platform including mobile eHealthCoach. The Health Coach is a new profession for “keeping more people healthy longer”. Colleagues Will Gage (Associate Dean, Research & Innovation, Faculty of Health, York University), Alex Jadad (Centre for Global eHealth Innovation) and Paul Ritvo (Cancer Care Ontario) will join in the discussion.

Research Speaker Series Event
On Thursday, March 15,  2012, Alison Kitson, Head of School of Nursing at the University of Adelaide, will discuss the mounting concern in health systems around the globe that the fundamentals of care are being neglected.
Bridgepoint participates in local Chinese New Year celebration

Judy Ouk, Chinese Chamber President and Valerie Mah, Chinese Chamber Vice President present Bridgepoint Health's President and CEO Marian Walsh with a framed historic photo of Riverdale Park (1923) in recognition of Bridgepoint’s ongoing community support.

On February 3, 2011, Chinese Chamber of Commerce East Toronto held its Annual Chinese New Year Banquet where business and community supporters including Bridgepoint Health were invited to celebrate with friends and family of the Chamber. Bridgepoint Health's President and CEO Marian Walsh wished everyone Happy Chinese New Year and all the best in the Year of the Dragon. 


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Tickets on sale for Fandango! On the Nile - a fundraising gala for Bridgepoint Health

May 12 at the Ritz Carlton Toronto

Gala tickets are on sale now!
Join Us at the Next Riverdale-Bridgepoint Redevelopment Liaison Committee Meeting!
The committee’s next meeting will be held:

Thursday, February 2
, 2012
6:30 - 9 p.m.
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
415 Broadview Avenue, just north of Gerrard Street East.
For more information, click here.

Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation Releases Inaugural Report
We are pleased to share our inaugural report of the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation with you.
Former patient donates $1 million to Life.Changes. campaign
Frances and Tim Price hope their generosity will inspire others to support Bridgepoint
Read the full story here
The Difference You Make
Your generosity changes people's lives for the better
Patients and staff explain how Bridgepoint changes peoples lives.
Watch the video's here
Bridgepoint Health celebrates ‘Topping Off’
A major milestone was reached today at Bridgepoint Health as the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, joined hospital staff, Board members, project partners and special guests to celebrate the "Topping Off" of the new Bridgepoint Hospital.
Read about our Topping Off here
Health Gateway: Bookmark for Better Health

On October 18, 2011, The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, officially launched Health Gateway, the innovative, new website that will link individuals living with complex chronic condi

Bridgepoint Health Profiled in Daily Commercial News
Bridgepoint Health's construction progress is profiled in this article PCL Constructors Canada works on Bridgepoint Health Campus in Toronto from the September 7, 2011 Daily Commerical News.
In tribute to Jack Layton
It is with deep sadness that we at Bridgepoint mourn the death of Jack Layton. Mr. Layton (or “Jack” as he was affectionately known to all Canadians) was a devoted champion of Riverdale Hospital.
Read the August 2011 issue of our redevelopment community newsletter
The August 2011 issue of our redevelopment community newsletter, Changing the Landscape, is now available.
Bridgepoint President and CEO receives honorary diploma
Congratulations to Bridgepoint President and CEO Marian Walsh on receiving a Registered Practical Nursing diploma from George Brown College recognizing her significant contribution to health care, her commitment to interprofessional approach to patient care and her support of Nursing. Read the full story.
Fandango! Hanami raises over $500,000 for Bridgepoint!
Fandango! Hanami was Bridgepoint's best gala yet, raising just over $500,000 to help us meet the challenge of complex chronic disease.
Bridgepoint's annual Fandango! gala has raised over $2 million for Bridgepoint since it was first held in 2003.
View photos of Fandango! Hanami on our Flickr page.

Bridgepoint President and CEO featured on CBC Radio
Bridgepoint President & CEO Marian Walsh was featured on CBC Radio's weekend morning show "Fresh Air" show to discuss the impact of caring for people with complex chronic disease on family caregivers. Listen to her interview here.
Bridgepoint RN receives Nightingale Award Honourable Mention
Congratulations to Bridgepoint RN Dan Parmigiano on receiving an Honourable Mention in the Toronto Star's 10th annual Nightingale Award for outstanding nursing. Read the full story.
View Bridgepoint's Quality Improvement Plan
One of the ways that the Excellent Care for All Act is helping hospitals meet our community’s expectations regarding quality, patient safety and accountability is through the public reporting of Quality Improvement Plans (QIP). Bridgepoint places the highest priority on patient safety and the quality of care and services it delivers for patients with complex, chronic illness and disability.

Quality Improvement Plans provide a meaningful way for Bridgepoint Health to clearly articulate our accountability to our community, patients and staff. Our QIP is focused on creating a positive patient experience and delivering high quality health care.

View our Quality Improvement Plan
Bridgepoint partners to launch innovative emergency preparedness software
In a collaborative move to bring emergency preparedness to mobile devices, Bridgepoint has partnered with Tenet Computer Group Inc. and George Brown College to test and implement Tenet’s emergency management software. Read the full story.
Have your say on our Patient Declaration of Values!
Bridgepoint Health is asking patients, former patients, family members or caregivers to share their opinion on the working version of our Patient Declaration of Values. This is your opportunity to help develop this important document and play a role in the delivery of quality care and services at our organization.
View the Declaration of Values and provide feedback.
New report on chronic illness underscores Bridgepoint's important work
Complex chronic illness, and not age, is the biggest drain on Canada’s health care system according to a recently published report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

“CIHI’s report adds to the growing body of knowledge on complex chronic illness. It also complements Bridgepoint Health’s focus on complex chronic illness, particularly the work underway at the Collaboratory and our commitment to a Family Health Team,” said Dr. Renée Lyons, Bridgepoint Chair in Complex Chronic Disease Research and the TD Financial Group, Scientific Director, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation.
Bridgepoint's new hospital named Top 100 project
ReNew Magazine, Canada's leading infrastructure publication, has named Bridgepoint's new hospital one of its Top 100 projects of 2010.
For more details, visit ReNew's Top 100 website.
Bridgepoint celebrates 150 years of health care in Riverdale
Inside Toronto features a profile of Bridgepoint Health - celebrating 150 years of serving the Riverdale community and the city of Toronto.
Read the article.
Bridgepoint Health is now on Twitter!
Bridgepoint Health is now on Twitter!  Follow us for up-to-date information on our redevelopment, health care news, research and upcoming events.
Follow us @Bridgepointhlth.
Bridgepoint profiled in Ottawa Citizen
Bridgepoint's exciting redevelopment plans and innovative patient care are profiled in an article from the Ottawa Citizen.
Bridgepoint receives 150th anniversary greetings from Prime Minister of Canada
Bridgepoint is honoured to have received a congratulatory message on our 150th anniversary from the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.
Bridgepoint receives $100,000 donation from Tzu Chi Foundation
A $100,000 donation from the Tzu Chi Foundation of Canada will help Bridgepoint’s patients sleep more comfortably by providing new therapeutic mattresses for the hospital.
Bridgepoint receives 150th anniversary greetings from Premier of Ontario
Bridgepoint is proud to have received a congratulatory message from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Bridgepoint receives 150th anniversary greetings from City of Toronto Mayor David Miller
Bridgepoint is proud to have received a congratulatory message on our 150th anniversary from City of Toronto Mayor David Miller.
Visitor parking changes effective October 4, 2010
Effective Monday, October 4, 2010, there will be changes to our visitor parking hourly rates and monthly parking passes. Click here for more information.
Bridgepoint Health profiled in Toronto Star
Bridgepoint Health's exciting redevelopment plans, exceptional patient care and 150th anniversary are profiled in this article from the September 15, 2010 Toronto Star.
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