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History - Trillium Health Centre


Trillium Health Centre

In July 1997, the Health Services Restructuring Commission directed the Mississauga Hospital and Queensway General Hospital to merge to become a new hospital corporation. By April 1, 1998, the two hospitals had successfully amalgamated.

As the new organization took shape, the Board of Directors recognized the need to introduce a new name for the two-site hospital that better reflected its mandate and vision. The Board opened up a naming competition to the community, inviting residents to submit their proposals for a new identity. More than 800 suggestions were received, including several variations on the name 'Trillium'.

On October 6, 1998, Trillium Health Centre unveiled its new name and visual identity at special ceremonies at each hospital location, launching the beginning of a bright future in health care for Mississauga and West Toronto residents.

1998 Trillium Health Centre officially opens.
The West Toronto location becomes the Ambulatory Care Centre for Trillium.
Chantel's Place opens.

1999 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program officially opens.
Cardiac Catheterization Labs officially open.
Urgent Care Centre opens at the West Toronto location.

2000 A new wing opens at the Mississauga location housing the largest Emergency Care Centre in Canada, new critical care areas for the Coronary Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit, a Health Information & Wellness Centre, and the Colonel Harland Sanders Family Care Centre, the first of its kind in a community hospital in Canada.

2001 Trillium opens the Kid'z Klinic at the Mississauga location.
Regional Secondary Stroke Clinic opens at the Mississauga location.
A Cardiac Wellness & Rehabilitation Centre opens at West Toronto.
Project Management Office opens.
A state-of-the-art multi-slice CT Scanner is installed at West Toronto.
A Health Information & Wellness Centre opens at West Toronto, complementing the service already offered at the Mississauga location.
The Surgicentre officially opens at the West Toronto location- the largest freestanding day surgery facility in North America .
The 1st Back to School Conference, an internal educational conference, is held.
The Regional Stroke Centre officially opens.

2002 Trillium opens a self-contained 8-bed Geriatric Mental Health Inpatient Unit providing short-term hospitalization for older adults.

2004 The Comprehensive Stroke Unit opens at the Mississauga location, the first of its kind in Canada .
The Betty Wallace Women's Health Centre opens West Toronto, offering women in the community access to integrated services dedicated to the specialized care to women with potential breast cancer and osteoporosis.
Trillium is the first hospital in Canada to use new mini-pump heart bypass technology.
Trillium receives ISO 14001 Registration - the first multi-site hospital in the world to do so.

2005 The Kingsway Financial Spine Centre, the first centre of its kind in Canada, opens at the West Toronto location offering one-stop care to people with acute back and neck pain.
Government gives approval to Trillium's expansion and redevelopment projects at both sites.
Trillium installs the Toshiba 64 Slice Multi Detector CT, allowing the hospital to provide Cardiac CTs for the first time.
Trillium installs the Toshiba Neuro Biplane, a diagnostic and interventional tool used to treat aneurysms, tumors, strokes and blood vessel malformations of the brain and spine. It is the first one in Peel Region and only the 6th in Ontario.
A new state-of-the-art MRI replaced the older model, allowing Trillium to perform brain, spine, joint and general body imaging as well as specialized breast and cardiac MRIs.

2006 President and Chief Executive Officer Ken White resigned
Janet Davidson, O.C., appointed Trillium's new President and CEO
Trillium awarded Ontario's first Innovations Award for Improving Quality and Patient Safety
Trillium named first and only health care organization as an Ontario Environmental Leader
Renamed two locations to Mississauga and West Toronto to help patients find us more easily
Became a smoke-free facility
Capital expansion and redevelopment projects began in March (to be completed in 2009)

2007 Received Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA) report stating Trillium is a national leader in patient safety activity
Trillium received National Quality Institute (NQI) Level III Award. The Level III Award means Trillium meets eligibility conditions for NQI's Canada Awards of Excellence Silver Award
LHIN (Local Health Integrated Networks) began on April 1st. The role of the LHIN is to plan, coordinate, integrate, fund and monitor local health care services.

2008 Trillium Health Centre receives the 3M Health Care Quality Team Award for Creating Excellence in Spine Care.
The Trillium Way opens in November at Trillium – West Toronto.
Primary Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty available at Trillium 24/7
New "OM" Fracture Clinic opens at Mississauga
Introduction of Halal diet menu options for Muslim patients
New Cardiac Cath Lab opens at Mississauga
Hazel McCallion Centre for Heart Health naming is announced at Foundation gala ribbon cutting ceremony
E-Whiteboard launched
Betty and Buster Lockwood Cancer Detection and Treatment Centre opens at West Toronto
Trillium Way (east entrance) opens at West Toronto
Presented with Showcase Ontario Merit Award for innovative patient information technology (HIAL)
New ultrasound suite at Mississauga opens
Receive NQI Gold Award and PEP Level 4 for organizational excellence, quality performance and for providing a healthy workplace
Trillium receives 2008 Patient Safety Award for the Purell Challenge at OHA convention
Urgent Care Centre officially opens
STEMI program launched with Halton Region EMS for heart attack patients
Trillium adopts Spoken Menu. Result is improved patient satisfaction with the quality of food.

2009 In May, the New Inpatient Wing officially opened.
Hospital Report 2009 recognizes Trillium as a high performer for Clinical Outcomes and Utilization for acute care, rehab and complex continuing care.
Trillium receives the Creating Excellence in Spine Care award at the 3M Health Care Quality Team Awards.
Trillium wins the Canadian College of Health Service Executives' Health Care Safety Award for our Safe Patient Hand Off – Transfer of Accountability initiative.
iCARE, Trillium's internal portal, wins an International Award of Distinction from U.S.-based Strategic Healthcare Communications
Trillium inducted into the National Quality Institute's Canadian Hall of Excellence.
The Foundation reaches its $15-million cardiac challenge goal in support of the Hazel McCallion Centre for Heart Health
The Summerville Family Health Team (FHT), in collaboration with Trillium Health Centre, expands to become a divisional site for a Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU) through the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Diabetes Management Centre opens in their new and improved location at Trillium-Mississauga, equipped with a full kitchen for cooking demonstrations.
Peel EMS implements Emergency Bypass for patients having a myocardial infarction, sending patients directly to the cardiac cath labs at Trillium for intervention. Outcome and process results have been outstanding for this program to date.

2010 Electronic Patient Documentation – Release 2 completed. Nursing and Respiratory Therapy electronic documentation for intake assessment, head-to-toe assessment and vital signs successfully rolled out to Trillium's adult inpatient units.
The GlaxoSmithKline Chronic Disease Management Centre opens in the Clinical and Administrative Building at Trillium – Mississauga.