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2014

Deconstruction of the new 'Don Jail' begins: Global News, March 3

  • Watch President & CEO Marian Walsh discuss the demolition of the Toronto Jail and its future transformation as part of Bridgepoint's campus of wellness. View it online

2013 

Tom Mihalik's praise for Bridgepoint : Newstalk 1010, November 14

  • Listen to Tom’s Place owner Tom Mihalik describe Bridgepoint as “a fabulous facility, an amazing place.”

Introducing Bridgepoint Active Healthcare: Hospital News, September 2013

  • An exclusive introduction to Bridgepoint Active Healthcare by Marian Walsh, President and CEO. (Page 22). Read full article

Hunting health care: Bridgepoint's plan to tame costs: Canadian Business Journal, July 17, 2013

  • Toronto-area hospital Bridgepoint Active Healthcare is shopping an ambitious plan to shave $4 billion-$6 billion annually off Ontario’s bill by focusing on that minority. And it says its plan can serve as a model for the rest of Canada. Read full article

New Bridgepoint Hospital officially opens in Toronto: City News, June 25, 2013

  • As Galit Solomon reports, the new Bridgepoint officially opened in Toronto on Tuesday. It will focus on rehabilitation and community space. View it online

New Bridgepoint Hospital opens: Global News, June 25, 2013

  • Officials gathered at the Bridgepoint Hospital near Gerrard Street East and Broadview Avenue to open the new hospital on Tuesday. View it online

Patients thriving at newly opened Bridgepoint: Beach Mirror, June 15, 2013

  • State-of-the-art hospital brings ‘active healthcare’ to Toronto’s east end.Read full article

Why Changing How We Treat Our Most Complex Patients Can Make Our Healthcare System More Sustainable: Economic Club of Canada, June 5, 2013

  • The need for a third wave of innovation to manage patients with increasingly complex chronic conditions comes directly from the fact that we have gotten very good at saving lives. Read more

Hume: Hospital with a view : Toronto Star, April 23, 2013

  • The Star’s Christopher Hume has a look at the newest building keeping watch of the Don Valley Parkway. View it online


Bridgepoint on Live Eye with Jennifer Valentyne: Breakfast Television, City, April 16, 2013

  • Breakfast Television filmed live segments from our new facility with their Live Eye host, Jennifer Valentyne. If you missed it, you can watch yesterday’s show! Thank you to all staff who helped to make this opportunity a success! View it online


Moving day at Bridgepoint Hospital a frenzied affair:
The Toronto Star, April 14, 2013

  • The new Bridgepoint Hospital was awash in colours Sunday, as staff and volunteers buzzed about, all sporting an assortment of brightly hued t-shirts, emblazoned on the back with the roles they were tasked to perform. Read full article

Hundreds of patients moved into new Bridgepoint Hospital: CBC, April 14, 2013

  • Hundreds of staff and volunteers helped move Bridgepoint Hospital patients into a new state-of-the-art facility in Toronto today, as well as the related medical equipment from the old building next door. Read full article

Bridgepoint patients moving into new, state-of-the-art building: CTV News, April 14, 2013

  • The move, which Bridgepoint officials have dubbed as a move "from a site of incarceration to a site of innovation," is expected to take up to 10 hours and each patient transfer will likely take less than 10 minutes. View it online

Touring the new Bridgepoint Hospital: The Morning Show, Global, April 14, 2013

  • The Morning Show’s Kris Reyes takes a tour of the new Bridgepoint hospital A unique transformation which integrates the old Don jail into a state of the art health facility. View it online

Déménagement de l’hôpital Bridgepoint: Radio-Canada, Le 14 avril 2013

  • Un déménagement hors du commun a eu lieu samedi a Toronto. Des certaines de patients de l’hôpital Bridgepoint ont déménages dans un nouvel édifice. Le reportage de Stéphane Blais. View it online

Bridgepoint hospital moving 400 patients to new building: Global News, April 14, 2013

  • Officials say the patients, along with thousands of pieces of furniture and medical equipment, will be moved in less than 10 hours. Read more

Toronto’s new Bridgepoint 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."  Read full article


Reporting on the new Bridgepoint Hospital: Metro Morning, April 2, 2013

  • Metro Morning host Matt Galloway discusses the new Bridgepoint Hospital with Marian Walsh, Bridgepoint Hospital President and CEO on-site at Broadview and Gerrard. Listen

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 Health unlocking new future for healthcare: Inside Toronto, March 7, 2013

  • The 680,000-square-foot, 10-storey facility is the first Canadian hospital built to treat, manage and research complex chronic disease. Read full article

CBC gets sneak peek of new Bridgepoint Hospital: CBC Toronto, March 5, 2013


Bridgepoint Hospital shines light on a dark past
: The Globe and Mail, February 9, 2013

  • The 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. Read full article and watch video footage

Bridgepoint President and CEO Marian Walsh receives Diamond Jubilee Medal: January 25, 2013

  • For her many contributions to health care provision and her visionary work, beyond the call of duty, as Chief Executive Officer of Bridgepoint HealthRead full list of award winners

Stop Pap tests in women under 25, Canadian panel advises: CBC News, January 7, 2013

  • Watch Bridgepoint Family Health Team’s Dr. Lora Cruise discuss the implications of new Canadian guidelines that leave open the question of testing for the virus that causes the cervical cancer. Watch full news clip and read full text article

 

2012

Toronto’s Bridgepoint Hospital weaves healing into its design :The Globe and Mail, December 10, 2012

  • The new hospital will focus on complex chronic disease and disability care. Patients using the facility are coping with multiple ailments such as diabetes, cancer and musculoskeletal conditions.  Read full text article. 

Chronic illness epidemic forcing system shift: Northern Life, October 13, 2012

  • In the past two years, 47 per cent of those polled had been hospitalized, 29 per cent had undergone major surgery, 32 per cent saw four or more doctors and 42 per cent were taking more than four prescription medications regularly.  Read full text article


New outpatient rehabilitation program lets knee surgery patients heal at home:
Hospital News, October 2012

  • Knee surgery patients across the Greater Toronto Area have a new option for outpatient rehabilitation: Bridgepoint Hospital’s Total Joint Replacement rehab program. Read full text article

New parking garage opens at Bridgepoint Health: Beach-Riverdale Mirror, Inside Toronto, September 18, 2012

  • This step means Bridgepoint Health has now taken partial occupancy of its new hospital after three years of construction. Read full text article 

Making lifelong learning a priority for staff at Bridgepoint Health: Hospital News, January 2012

  • From financial support for tuition and textbook costs, to offering training to upgrade skills or meet the needs of a changing workplace, Bridgepoint Health encourages its employees to expand their knowledge and expertise through higher education. Read full text article