Going LEED Again; the Community Care Building gets LEED certified

Celebrating at the LEED plaque unveiling are (l-r): Dave Summers (Tenant, Summers Physio), David Bryden (Architect, Bryden Martel Architects), M.J. Heney (Project Manager, Frecon Construction Limited), Linda Symonds (Building Services Manager, WDMH) and Cholly Boland (CEO, WDMH).

WINCHESTER —Partners in the Centre of Excellence for Rural Health and Education came together on March 31st to celebrate a special recognition for the second phase of the Community Care Building, located on the Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) campus.

Like the original building, which opened in 2013, the extension has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The designation recognizes the green sustainability planning in design, construction and operation.

“We are proud of this achievement and our partnership with local health and community services in our region,” notes Cholly Boland, WDMH CEO. “Together, our focus is to support healthy rural communities – putting patients and families first and supporting each family’s entire life journey.”

The Community Care Building is home to health and community partners including the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Ontario Early Years Centre, Job Zone d’Emploi, Champlain Community Care Access Centre, Summers Physiotherapy and Gym, Robillard Hearing Centre, Ontario Works, Counselling and Support Services of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, a satellite site of the Cornwall Community Addiction and Mental Health Program and North Dundas Medical Clinic.