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April 17, 2013

SickKids opens health centre in Vaughan

SickKids’ new venture, Boomerang Health, has officially opened in Vaughan, following a ribbon-cutting event April 16.

Boomerang Health offers psychology, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and sports medicine.

The centre is a growth initiative for SickKids, addressing our strategic objectives of innovation, enhancing child health systems and generating increased revenue for reinvestment in children’s health. It also supports the SickKids vision for Healthier Children. A Better World.

The centre will enable SickKids – through Boomerang – to treat children, who would normally be referred to community partners, and provide high-quality care closer to home for our patients and their families.

The centre is a wholly owned, separately incorporated entity and reports to a board made up of SickKids staff and independent representatives. The start-up funding for Boomerang has been secured through the hospital’s other business operations. There has been no impact on the hospital’s operations as a result of this investment.

Before creating Boomerang Health, SickKids conducted a broad survey of paediatricians, general practitioners, families and numerous community-based organizations and found broad support for a service like this, sponsored by SickKids.

Boomerang Health is headed by a general manager and staffed by highly qualified staff external to the hospital. To ensure the high standard of care associated with SickKids, the centre will incorporate SickKids’ policies and best practices, with oversight from a quality assurance committee made up of individuals from SickKids. Centre staff members will be able to access training and education sessions at SickKids to keep abreast of the latest knowledge and research.  

Appointments can be booked by families themselves or by their physicians. Physicians’ fees at the centre are covered by OHIP. Other fees are the responsibility of the family, but may be covered by employer health-care benefit plans.

For more information, please visit www.boomeranghealth.com.