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Evaluating the Models

*Updated December 29, 2015

Throughout the planning process, data was used to drive decision making.  A travel time analysis from hypothetical hospital sites was completed.  Additional work on travel time scenarios was completed in December 2015.

Data was also collected on population demographics and utilization of the hospital to help best determine projections of future hospital use. As well, population projections were developed and considered.  Prior to making its recommendation, the Master Program/Master Plan Ad-Hoc Steering Committee evaluated the three final models using criteria including:

  • evidence-based (best practice) design
  • models of care
  • capital costs/operating costs
  • travel times/access
  • site capacity/opportunity for future growth
  • municipal planning compliance and other factors.

The Steering Committee presented a report to the Board in support of its recommendation.