|Hamilton Health Sciences|
|Location||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)|
|Hospital type||Teaching, Specialist|
|Affiliated university||McMaster University|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is a full-service general hospital offering excellence in cancer care and orthopedics. The combination of inpatient and outpatient programs supports one of the busiest and largest comprehensive cancer centres in Canada, including community-based oncology clinics in Brantford and Burlington. The site’s primary focus is delivering a full spectrum of cancer care services, with programs ranging from prevention, screening and diagnosis to treatment including chemotherapy and the region’s only radiation treatment program.
In 1954, Nora Frances Henderson Hospital opened as a 322-bed maternity hospital on the same site.1 It was named after the first woman on Hamilton City Council and the first elected to a Canadian city Board of Control.12 She was a journalist and activist who had promoted children's and women's rights to health care. The hospital operated as Henderson General Hospital for several years.2
The site was redeveloped in 2010, and renamed Juravinski Hospital after Charles Juravinski, former owner of the Flamboro Downs racetrack. He and his wife Margaret donated $43 million to Hamilton city hospitals.3 The name change received some criticism and opposition.24
The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation raises funds to support the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre including: facilities, equipment, research, patient amenities, and staff education.
- "Henderson Hospital". McMaster University. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
- "Henderson General Hospital Forever".
- "StreetBeat: "Mr. Generosity"" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator. April 20, 2007.
- Mark Newman (July 15, 2010). "Juravinski name unveiled on new Mountain hospital". Hamilton Mountain News. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
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