Montfort announces the architects for the Orléans Health Hub

The Hub will be designed by HDR Architecture Associates Inc.

OTTAWA, March 9, 2017 – Hôpital Montfort is pleased to announce the name of the architecture firm that will be designing the first phase of the Orléans Health Hub. 

Following a rigorous tender process, HDR Architecture Associates Inc. was selected to produce the design. 

HDR has extensive experience in healthcare space planning. When the firm designs a healthcare building, it carefully analyzes three elements: patient care, context and community. The designers ensure that construction design is based on the well-being of people and that the building offers an environment that promotes healing.   

“HDR’s vision for the Orléans Health Hub is aligned with that of Hôpital Montfort and its partners for the Orléans Health Hub, that is, placing the patient at the heart of what we do,” said Dr. Bernard Leduc, President and CEO of Hôpital Montfort. 

“The selection of the architectural firm is a very important step in the advancement of the Orléans Health Hub, a priority project for the Ontario government,” said Marie-France Lalonde, the MLA for Ottawa-Orléans. “For the people of Orléans, the Health Hub will mean better access to health services, close to home, provided by an integrated, highly effective and client-centred organization.” 

Since Montfort received funding from the Ontario government to pursue planning of the project in July 2016, the hospital administration has been working in collaboration with its partners to concretize the Health Hub’s operations, with the support of several consultant experts. HDR will now join the team to design the space that will house the future Health Hub.   

HDR will base itself on the consultations already held among members of the community as it continues to develop the architectural concept. For members of the public who are interested in the Health Hub project, new opportunities to provide feedback will be made available throughout the process. The page explaining the project on the Hôpital Montfort website is updated regularly with new information.  

About the Orléans Health Hub

The Orléans Health Hub will be a unique and innovative model that will bring a wide range of specialized and community healthcare services under one roof. Once the project is completed, residents of the greater Orléans area, from newborns to seniors, will have access to integrated programs close to home, focused on their needs and offered in both official languages. 

About Montfort

Hôpital Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone academic hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. Montfort services over 1.2 million people in Eastern Ontario, in both official languages. In 2014, it earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada, and was designated Best Practices Spotlight Organization by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. 

About HDR Architecture Associates Inc.

Through design and the consideration of three important elements – patient care, context and community – HDR strives to reshape the way healthcare is perceived and delivered. Advancing health and wellness in communities is at the heart of its endeavours. HDR has partnered with clients to push the boundaries of what's possible since 1917. 100 Years of bringing innovative solutions to every project.

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