PRHC is celebrating 10 years in their new, regional hospital building, which is 715,000 square-feet. Below are 10 facts from over the years...
1. At 7 a.m. on June 8th, 2008, the patient move into the new Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) began.
2. On its opening day, 220 hospital patients were transferred from the Hospital Drive site (formerly Peterborough Civic Hospital), the Rogers Street site (formerly St. Joseph’s Hospital) and the Nicholls building into the new Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
3. The first patient of the new PRHC—three-week-old Kaydance Lane—came through the doors and was met with great fanfare by hospital staff, physicians and volunteers.
Today, Kaydance’s name is well-known in the communities of Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes, as she was recently named ambassador for the Easter Seals telethon in Peterborough for the second year in a row.
4. Navaeh Courneyea was the first baby to be born in the new PRHC, at 12:31 p.m. Navaeh is celebrating her 10th birthday on Friday (June 8th).
5. 2011 saw the launch of the regional cardiac Code STEMI (cardiac stenting) program.
6. 2013 marked the opening of the Norm and Jessie Dysart Radiation Centre.
7. In 2014, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (CAPU) opened.
8. In 2015, a balloon intended to notify the public of 24-hour patient visiting had magical consequences when it became dislodged and landed on a front lawn in Dolgeville, New York. Read about it here.
9. In 2017, a partnership began with Peterborough Housing to bring an innovative seniors’ supportive housing initiative to the community.
10. A duck family lives in the courtyard at PRHC, entertaining patients and their families. Read about them here in our post from 2017.