Vaughan goes virtual

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 31, 2006

Hospital launches Web site today

Submitted to the Times-Journal

Vaughan Regional Medical Center will become an additional stop on the information superhighway today, as the hospital launches its Web site

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Patients and visitors will be able to get information about everything ranging from pre-registration to a community calendar and advance directives.

There will be features such as “Find a Physician,” where visitors will be able to access health information and even view pictures of newborns at Vaughan.

The Web site’s “Career Center” section will offer information about employment at Vaughan, physician practice opportunity and the ability to download an application.

Vaughan employees will be celebrating the new Web site at an official launch party from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Medical Office Tower Classroom. Attendees will receive free refreshments and T-shirts and will view the Web site on a large screen.

In addition, patients who come through hospital admissions on Monday will get a free notepad with the Web address listed.

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Construction has officially started on the new 15,000 square foot Outpatient Surgery and Procedure Center at VRMC. Workers have cleared the area, rerouted utilities and are in the process of building a new parking area located in the back of the current Medical Office Tower parking lot.

It will take approximately six weeks to complete the new parking lot, which will provide an additional 40 spaces.

Currently, Vaughan officials have created additional parking spaces near the Sleep Center and are offering complimentary shuttle service to patients during peak business hours.

“We realize parking may be a slight inconvenience for patients and visitors, that’s why we’re going out of our way to make sure we offer additional accommodations like the shuttle service,” said Vaughan Chief Operation Officer (COO) Allen Peters.

The Outpatient Surgery and Procedure Center is scheduled to be complete in May 2007.