The CEO News Desk features a message from David Graham, President and CEO of Scarborough Health Network, in Network News, our monthly e-newsletter. To receive Network News and other messages to the community in your inbox, subscribe today.

There is much in store for Scarborough as we continue to “Build It Forward” with redevelopment projects at all three SHN hospitals as well as in the community. I am excited to share two very exciting updates with you this month, about our Birchmount Hospital redevelopment and the highly anticipated Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre.

Birchmount Hospital Redevelopment

Our new Birchmount Hospital will be the largest redevelopment in SHN’s history. The first phase of the project, known as Birchmount Redevelopment Phase 1A, consists of a multi-level tower, which will house our new emergency department, operating rooms, inpatients beds, diagnostic imaging, etc. We are also expanding parking capacity at Birchmount, and renovating and upgrading the existing hospital.

Together with experts in healthcare redevelopment, SHN is finalizing the Stage 1.3 Functional Program Birchmount Hospital Phase 1A redevelopment submission to the Ministry of Health this month. This submission was developed in collaboration with staff, medical staff, volunteers, learners, and our Scarborough community over the last six months. I am pleased to share “What We Heard” at our two Birchmount Redevelopment Community Forums in March.

Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre

We are equally excited to celebrate the start of construction on the Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre this month. The first-of-its-kind in Ontario, Bridletowne will be a 200,000-square foot community hub that will house an innovative collaboration between the YMCA of Greater Toronto, United Way Greater Toronto, SHN, and other community service organizations. This collective is bringing vital programs, healthcare and inclusive community spaces together under one roof to provide for the complex and growing needs of Scarborough.

With 55,000 square feet for dialysis and chronic disease services at Bridletowne, SHN will expand our hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease programs with 45 dialysis treatment stations and nine home-training stations, as well as provide cooking classes, exercise facilities, and education about chronic disease prevention.

Join us for a community drop-in session to learn more about progress on the Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre, including what to expect and what it will bring to Scarborough community!

Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre Community Drop-In
Thursday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m. 
Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association, 300 Silver Star Blvd, Scarborough

SHN Zoo Day
I look forward to seeing many members of our community at SHN Zoo Day this Sunday as we work together to help raise funds for our “Love, Scarborough” fundraising campaign, supporting critical projects like these.

Thank you for your support.


David Graham
President and CEO
Scarborough Health Network