A community update on the Vaughan Heathcare Centre Precinct

Featured image for Mackenzie Health and York U MOU signing shows a medical worker with a chart

York University is pleased to be partnering with the City of Vaughan, Mackenzie Health, and VentureLAB to design and develop the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct. Through research and innovation, this partnership is designed to support and improve the health and health care of those within York Region and the Greater Toronto Area.

Lisa Philipps
Lisa Philipps

At its meeting on Oct. 20, the City of Vaughan Council voted to enter a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a Vaughan health-care partnership. The MOU allows partners to continue work to build capacity for a future health-care precinct and drives collaboration in the areas of research, education, innovation and commercialization.

“York University is a leader in education that prepares the health workforce of tomorrow. We are at the forefront of research and innovation that advances preventive health knowledge and practice and focuses on questions of health equity, access and partnership,” says York University’s Provost and Vice-President Academic Lisa Philipps. “We are committed to a model where students and faculty work closely with clinicians and community agencies to improve health outcomes and health systems overall.”  

Anchored around the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct has the potential to connect those from different sectors to look at preventive medicine and treatment from diverse professional lenses.

Partner organizations are each pursuing next steps within their communities. At York University, internal consultation with stakeholders from across Faculties, programs and disciplines will continue over the coming months.

“Together with our partners, we remain committed to advancing our collective vision to create a world-class health innovation hub that will enhance the well-being of our communities,” adds Philipps.

To learn more, see these previous stories on the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct:

City of Vaughan, York University, Mackenzie Health and VentureLAB sign MOU for feasibility study to create health-care precinct, YFile, Oct. 2, 2019.

York University, Mackenzie Health launch innovative health collaboration in York Region, YFile, Jan. 20.