Million Dollar Boost To Orillia Hospital Neonatal Unit

County of Simcoe Commits $1 Million To NICU

Orillia’s hospital just got a million dollar injection from the County of Simcoe. A cheque presentation at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial today, to the tune of $1 million, in support of the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The funding is just part of a 15-year, $45 million commitment the county has made to fund capital and redevelopment at hospitals across the county.

“Our newly renovated NICU officially opened in February, 2017,” said Pat Campbell, OSM President and CEO. “Before the renovation project was completed, the space hadn’t been touched for more than 30 years and was overcrowded.”

The NICU was a $2.7 million project, and the results are music to the ears of County Warden Gerry Marshall “Investing vital funds in this Level 2 NICU facility will directly impact the quality of care our newest residents receive for decades to come.”


Banner Photo Courtesy: Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital. From Left – Mark Riczu, Executive Director, OSMH Foundation, Pat Campbell, President & CEO, OSMH, Mario Benedetto, OSMH Board of Directors, Dr. Sarah Barker, Paediatrician, OSMH,  Judith Cox, Deputy Mayor, Severn Township, Gerry Marshall, Warden, County of Simcoe, and Mike Burkett, Mayor, Severn Township