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Philips, Mackenzie Health sign 18-year strategic partnership

November 17, 2015  

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Royal Philips and Mackenzie Health, a regional healthcare provider serving Southwest York Region, recently announced a $300 million 18-year large scale alliance the two say will advance Mackenzie Health’s medical technology procurement and maintenance programs for the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, which will be completed in 2019.

The collaboration is based on a managed equipment services model through which Mackenzie Health will have access to state-of-the art equipment (including those of other vendors) and services for a multi-year term under a single payment structure.

This includes procurement, installation, systems integration, maintenance and timely updates to ensure that the hospitals will be provided with the medical technologies that their departments require for the optimal delivery of care.

The collaboration further includes a range of services including room design, cloud-based predictive analytics and diagnostic technologies.


“To bring our ‘smart hospital’ vision to life, we are partnering with industry leaders,” said Altaf Stationwala, president and CEO of Mackenzie Health. “The new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital has the potential to transform the lives of residents in our community, who are in need of quality care throughout their healthcare journey.

As a strategic partner, Mackenzie Health will have early and ongoing access to the latest Philips healthcare technology equipment, including access to Philips expertise in areas such as systems interoperability, diagnostic imaging equipment utilization, radiology practice management, patient-centric design, and alarm management.

Moreover, both Philips and Mackenzie Health will look at ways that patient informatics can be presented as actionable data that will enable predictive, preventative, and population health interventions. This will not only help ensure continuity of patient care, it will help to effectively improve clinical outcomes for patients, reduce costs, and make healthcare more sustainable both inside the hospital network and into the communities that Mackenzie Health serves.

Iain Burns, CEO of Philips Canada said with “this type of large scale partnership, we are an accountable partner, which will ultimately allow Mackenzie Health to focus on doing what they do best: caring for the people in their fast growing community.”

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