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In honour of Markham Stouffville Hospital’s 25th anniversary, here are 25 interesting facts about your hospital!

1. Markham Stouffville Hospital opened its doors on March 5, 1990 to a community of about 77,000 people
2. In January 2004 - Uxbridge Cottage Hospital welcomed as a partner site
3. Over 15,000 diabetes clinic visits each year
4. Number of surgeons: 28
5. 1,000 people give back to their community by volunteering here
6. Markham is the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse city in Canada
7. December 2010 - new building breaks ground thanks in large part to community support
8. There are 1,411 doors in the new building
9. Almost 268,000 patients are treated every year
10. Close to 70% of the hospital’s surgical patients are able to return home the same day
11. Newly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is now four times the size of the original
12. In a single year our Emergency Department sees almost 68,000 visits
13. Donor support helped the hospital purchase a new MRI and CT scanner
14. 400,000 bricks went into the construction of the new building
15. Over 1.36 million diagnostic tests and lab exams performed annually
16. Approximately 3,000 babies are welcomed each year
17. Over 18,000 surgical procedures are performed each year
18. Home to the second largest community hospital based paediatric diabetes clinic in Ontario
19. 8 new operating rooms have been added through the expansion
20. Over 13,000 MRI examinations performed yearly
21. Our expansion has tripled the size of our emergency department
22. MSH was awarded a silver designation for leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
23. Expansion project was completed on time and on budget
24. Donors helped purchase 27,500 new pieces of hospital equipment through the expansion
25. August 24, 2014 - celebrated the final move-in day with all renovated areas complete

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