Sunday, February 7, 2021

Canada: New Vaughan Smart Hospital opens with COVID-19 focus

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: A new great hospital in Vaughan has opened its doors and is now accepting patients.  Maleeha Sheikh gets a tour of what officials are calling Canada's "first smart hospital."

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital (formerly Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital) is a hospital in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. Construction of the hospital was completed in September 2020. It opened on 7 February 2021. It is operated by Mackenzie Health, which also operates Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. Its construction cost about C$1.7 billion.

The hospital is situated on a large 25-hectare property on the northwest corner of Jane Street and Major Mackenzie Drive, adjacent to Canada's Wonderland.


  1. This new hospital sure has new useful technology. The smart hospital has vision & smart workflows. Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be the first hospital in Canada to feature fully integrated 'smart' technology systems and medical devices that can speak directly to one another to maximize information exchange.

    Through new integrated technology, the vital signs monitor will send a silent alert directly to the Critical Care Response Team. The team members will be wearing smart real-time location services (RTLS) badges that will automatically override the elevators once they are in proximity, saving valuable time.

  2. For over a month, Italians had known about the 'Corona Virus' in China, having seen the narratives on the report about how the Chinese Government was dealing with the scourge.

    1. The first known infections from SARS-CoV-2 were discovered in Wuhan, China. It seems that the original source of viral transmission to humans remains unclear, as does whether the virus became pathogenic before or after the spillover event. Because many of the early infectees were workers at the Huanan Seafood Market, it has been suggested that the deadly virus might have originated from the market. However, other research indicates that visitors may have introduced the virus to the market, which then facilitated rapid expansion of the infections.

      Covid-19 is certainly "not over" for the world. Experts fear new surges of COVID-19 infections, especially with virus variants that grow faster among people.