Kasian Selected to Design Emergency Department Expansion at SHN’s Centenary Hospital

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Kasian selected to design Emergency Department expansion at SHN’s Centenary Hospital site featuring an innovative front-end, door-to-doctor patient experience

We are delighted to announce that Kasian has been awarded the remaining design stages of Scarborough Health Network’s, Centenary Hospital redevelopment expansion which features an innovative front-end model that borrows concepts from Design Thinking and LEAN to streamline the entire patient journey. This new model co-created with the SHN team, is based on a “front-end model of care” that shifts the patient-doctor encounter that traditionally occurs near the end of the process to the beginning of the patient’s journey. By creating spaces that facilitate physician assessment near the entrance of the Emergency Department allows for greeting, triage, registration, physician assessment and order for treatment to occur simultaneously when the patient enters the Emergency Department. Those who do not need any treatment may be discharged right away without having to enter the actual Emergency Department. Combining Triage, Rapid Triage and Registration will improve patient flow, reduce the need for waiting room space and enhance the patient experience.


Construction of the project is anticipated to begin Spring 2025 and will be implemented in five phases to allow for uninterrupted and safe hospital operations throughout. The 65,000 sq. ft. project is comprised of 36,400 sq. ft. building expansion as well as 28,300 sq. ft. of renovations and also includes a new Cardiac Diagnostics & Arrhythmia Clinic, and Fracture Clinic. An enabling works package includes site and landscape development to improve pedestrian and vehicular circulation, as well as the reconfiguration of the hospital’s ring road to accommodate the expansion.


To date, Kasian has completed the Functional Program as well as Schematic and Design Development for this important expansion and renovation project, comprising Stages 1.2 through 2.2 of the Ministry of Health Capital Planning process. This award confirms Kasian as prime consultant to complete the remaining Capital Planning Stages: Contract Documents and Construction Administration.


We look forward to collaborating with our trusted partners at SHN to bring this important redevelopment to fruition to better serve the healthcare needs of the Scarborough Community.


For more information about this new no-wait Emergency department concept contact Veronica Rodriguez, Design Lead at Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning.

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