KINGSTON - Infrastructure Ontario and Providence Care have selected Integrated Team Solutions as the preferred bidder to design, build, finance and maintain Providence Care Hospital.

The selection of Integrated Team Solutions is the result of extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request for proposals process that began in December 2012. Integrated Team Solutions includes:

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

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 new hospital will be designed and built to enhance the experience of patients and their families. Single inpatient rooms that meet current infection control standards with adjacent therapy and treatment spaces will allow patients to receive care closer to their rooms. The new hospital will also feature on-site inpatient and outpatient clinics as well as improved teaching, learning and research facilities that will support Providence Care's role as a major centre for health education and research.

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.

Infrastructure Ontario and Providence Care will now work to finalize contract details with Integrated Team Solutions. The project is expected to reach commercial close and financial close this fall, which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed and a financing rate has been set. The contract cost will be announced publicly following financial close.

Construction, which is expected to begin in late 2013, will create jobs in the community and will stimulate economic development in the region.

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
“Today's announcement further demonstrates our government's commitment to ensure patients have access to the right care, in the right place, at the right time. Once completed, the new Providence Care Hospital will provide Kingston and area residents with access to high quality care in a more modern facility - which is great news for the entire region.”

John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and The Islands
“We're closer than ever to seeing work begin on Providence Care Hospital. This new facility will make a huge difference in the lives of residents across southeastern Ontario, in particular the patients and clients of Providence Care, their families, and of course the many staff and volunteers who provide the high quality care and services.”

Glen Wood, Board Chair, Providence Care
“Providence Care is the leading provider of aging, mental health and rehabilitative care in southeastern Ontario. Our new hospital will be the first to bring these three specialty areas of care together in one building. We are excited to be one step closer toward construction of Providence Care Hospital, having worked so hard as a community to see this project become reality.”


Terence Foran
Infrastructure Ontario

Jessica Herbison
Providence Care
613-548-5567, Ext. 1335

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