Contract Awarded for Providence Care Hospital Project

KINGSTON, ON, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and Providence Care 
today announced Integrated Team Solutions has signed a fixed price contract to 
design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital. 
Today's announcement signifies that all contractual steps have been completed 
and construction will start immediately. The project is expected to be 
completed by fall 2016. 
The hospital project is a significant economic opportunity for suppliers and 
contractors in Kingston and surrounding communities. At the peak of 
construction, Integrated Team Solutions estimates more than 350 workers will 
be on site daily. 
The new hospital will be a state-of-the-art health care facility for residents 
of Kingston and surrounding communities. Services and programs from the St. 
Mary's of the Lake Hospital site and the Mental Health Services site of 
Providence Care will be relocated into the new hospital to offer a 
comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient programs. 
The project will incorporate sustainable design and construction features, 
with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design 
(LEED®) Silver certification. LEED® buildings focus on healthy indoor 
environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, 
water and other resources. 
The value of the contract with Integrated Team Solutions is approximately $810 
million in today's dollars. Over the 30-year life of the contract, when 
adjustments for anticipated inflation are made, the contract value is $901 
million. The contract cost covers the design and construction of the facility, 
building maintenance, life-cycle repair and renewal, as well as project 
The Providence Care Hospital project underwent an open, fair and competitive 
procurement process and Integrated Team Solutions submitted the proposal that 
delivered the best value for Ontario taxpayers. 
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are 
working with Providence Care to build the new facility, which will remain 
publicly owned and publicly controlled. 
Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that 
delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. 
Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario's 
alternative financing and procurement model to 83 major projects valued at 
approximately $38 billion, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. 
Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios 
in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with 
financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector 
expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province. 
Providence Care is southeastern Ontario's leading provider of aging, mental 
health and rehabilitative care and services. Affiliated with Queen's 
University, it is a centre for health education and research, and a member of 
the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario. Providence Care is sponsored 
by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario. 
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Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Ensuring Kingston and area residents have access to the right care, in the 
right place and at the right time is what our Action Plan for Health Care is 
all about. Today's announcement is great news and means we are one step closer 
to ensuring patients have a new hospital in place capable of responding to 
present and future needs of the community." 
John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and The Islands
"I am very pleased we are one step closer to a much needed new public hospital 
here in Kingston to replace the aging St. Mary's of the Lake and Kingston 
Psychiatric Hospital facilities. This long awaited new hospital will provide 
the deserving patients and residents of the Kingston area with a 
state-of-the-art facility that matches the high quality of care provided by 
the team at Providence Care." 
Glen Wood, Board Chair, Providence Care
"The new Providence Care Hospital brings together our specialized aging, 
mental health, and rehabilitative care in the same building, reflecting 
Providence Care's commitment to treating each person with respect, dignity and 
compassion. The state-of-the-art design and the hospital's ideal location 
overlooking Lake Ontario will enhance quality of life for our patients, 
clients, families and staff. We are excited to be moving forward." 
Integrated Team Solutions 
Integrated Team Solutions has signed a contract with Providence Care to 
design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital. 
Integrated Team Solutions includes: 

    --  Developer: EllisDon Corporation / Fengate Capital Management
    --  Design: Parkin Architects
    --  Construction: EllisDon Corporation
    --  Facilities Management: Johnson Controls
    --  Financial Advisor: Scotia Capital

Equity funding for the project will be provided by EllisDon and Fengate Capital

The short-term and long-term bonds are fully underwritten by:
    --  National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., BMO Nesbitt
        Burns Inc., and Desjardins Securities Inc.

Integrated Team Solutions participated in an open, fair and competitive 
procurement process and submitted the proposal with the best value for Ontario 
    Services and Programs at Providence Care Hospital

The new 270-bed Providence Care Hospital will be one of the first hospitals 
to bring long-term, inpatient mental health care into the same building as 
complex care and physical rehabilitation, reflecting Providence Care's Values 
to treat each person with respect, dignity and compassion. Once construction 
is complete, the new hospital will be approximately 618,000 square feet.

Services will include:

Inpatient rooms and units

All inpatient rooms are single rooms and adjoin to a private, accessible 
washroom and shower. Patients can use a bedside touchscreen to adjust 
environmental and entertainment controls (ex. lights, temperature, curtains, 
television, internet). Quiet rooms, family lounges, kitchenettes and dining 
areas provide spaces for a range of activities and all units have direct 
access (no stairs) to outdoor terraces or gardens making it easier and more 
accessible for those with mobility challenges. Two of the inpatient units 
have a "trial discharge apartment", to support clients who are transitioning 
from the hospital, back to the community.

Outpatient clinics

Located on the main level just inside the main entrance, outpatient clinic 
areas will be easy-to-find. The rehabilitation gym includes an indoor walking 
track as well as exercise therapy equipment, while the indoor heated therapy 
pool will be accessible to inpatients, outpatients and bookable by community 

Spiritual health and community

With a glass wall providing stunning views to Lake Ontario, the Worship Centre 
on the upper level of the new Providence Care Hospital will draw from the 
beauty of the surrounding environment and provide a space for community 
gatherings and religious services. Quiet rooms will be available to patients, 
clients and visitors in need of personal space for prayer or reflection. A 
large lecture hall has been designed for flexible use, to accommodate staff 
meetings or public events, providing a much needed place for collaboration and 

Natural light, smart design and access to outdoor spaces

The new Providence Care Hospital will benefit from the therapeutic effects of 
daylight, fresh air and views. Interior courtyards allow for natural light in 
corridor and office spaces, as well as patient and client areas, providing 
staff with improved work environments. Departments, services and units have 
been organized to support collaboration and to minimize travel distances 
between units for care staff.

Multiple outdoor courtyards, gardens and terraces provide a comfortable place 
for visits, social activities and interaction with nature. Patients, clients 
and families can find peace and comfort in the views to the Lake, the 
surrounding greenspace, the healing garden and along the walkways. The public 
cafeteria and patio opens up to the garden level, overlooking Lake Ontario and 
in the summertime welcoming visitors into the building.

Leading-edge technology throughout the building

Providence Care Hospital will incorporate the latest technology throughout the 
building, enhancing the patient experience as well as workplace efficiency. 
Security, communication and computer systems across the facility are 
completely modernized. Various rooms are equipped to support telemedicine and 
videoconferencing, connecting Providence Care to health professionals and 
clients in other regions. Smartboards, wireless computer and electronic 
patient record technologies are incorporated into the hospital plans.

Lobby and public areas

The design of the new hospital is welcoming, providing a home-like, 
patient-centred environment that allows individuals to meet friends and 
families in comfortable spaces throughout the building. The main lobby 
includes a reception area, where visitors can be greeted and will proceed to 
the nearby cafeteria, gift shops or outpatient clinics. On the upper level, 
dedicated space for education, learning and research supports Providence 
Care's role as an academic hospital, and its partnerships with Queen's 
University and other post-secondary institutions.

Landscape and local heritage

Providence Care Hospital will be integrated into the landscape and local 
architecture, providing individuals with a sense of place and drawing 
influence from nearby heritage buildings, Lake Ontario and the park. The 
modern design achieves a balance between "old and new", blending the use of 
various masonry, stone, metal and wood exteriors.


The new hospital has been designed to achieve LEED Silver designation, 
achieving industry leading-edge energy efficiency and supporting the City of 
Kingston's goal to reduce smog days to zero. Pollution, carbon emissions and 
contaminants will be minimized with the use of Energy Star equipment and other 
"green" systems such as effective stormwater management. A high albedo ("cool 
roof") is incorporated to reduce the heat island effect of the building, 
encouraging natural cooling during hot summer months. There will be covered 
bicycle storage for staff and visitors, with access to showers and change 
rooms inside the building.

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SOURCE  Infrastructure Ontario 
Terence Foran Infrastructure Ontario 416-325-2939 
Jessica Herbison Providence Care 613-548-5567, Ext. 1335 
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