Lakeridge Health new surgical center and health-care facility opening in Pickering

On Monday, Lakeridge Health announced that the Jerry Coughlan Health and Wellness Center (JCHWC), is on track to open in the fall 2023.

Lakeridge Health says it’s a new state-of-the-art surgical center and health-care facility in North Pickering.

The JCHWC was named after the late local philanthropist, and community-builder, Jerry Coughlan, in recognition of his historic philanthropic support of $9-million to the new facility through the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation and Lakeridge Health Foundation.

“We’re excited about the progress of the new Surgical Center and health-care facility,” said Dr. Randy Wax, Chief of Staff, Lakeridge Health. “The new Jerry Coughlan Health and Wellness Center will not only enable care closer to home, but also help to ease surgical backlogs with procedures performed in a community facility.”

They say the Surgical Center at the JCHWC will provide a wide range of day surgeries, including endoscopy, minor orthopedics, and gynecological procedures.

They expect to complete more than 9,000 surgical cases projected a year there.

“With this new community-based Surgical Centre, increased access and timeliness to surgical procedures will provide a better quality of life for the people of Durham Region,” added Dr. Wax.

Construction on the facility continues.

The exterior is now complete and work continues on the interior.

In addition to surgeries, the facility is expected to house other health-care services, including doctors’ offices, urgent care, diagnostic imaging, lab services, and a pharmacy.

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