The Cator Family Diagnostic Imaging Program
Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) diagnostic imaging department is set to get a major boost in size, innovation and technological advancement due to a remarkable $10 million donation from local family and longtime supporters Brent and Jodie Cator. The donation will increase the size of THP’s diagnostic imaging program by 66 per cent within the future home of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, which is set to become Canada’s largest hospital.
THP serves the highest number of inpatients in Ontario and over the next 20 years will face more demand for services like diagnostic imaging, than any other hospital in the province. In March 2023, 24% of emergency patients required advanced diagnostic imaging, up from 15% in 2019. That number is expected to rise to 30% by 2025.
The program, already among the most innovative in the province, will be renamed The Cator Family Diagnostic Imaging Program and will offer the following exciting and innovative changes:
- The Cator Family Diagnostic Imaging Program will expand The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital’s imaging services by 66%, leading to lower wait times for diagnostic services.
- The Emergency Department will gain 24/7 access to a Satellite Diagnostic Imaging Centre for swift diagnoses, with portable X-rays and ultrasounds facilitating rapid bedside care.
- An increase in diagnostic imaging rooms and equipment across THP’s three sites, including 7 additional ultrasound rooms and 5 more catheterization laboratories.
- Learner facilities at Mississauga Hospital and increased Interventional Suites at Mississauga Hospital and Credit Valley Hospital.
- Separation of inpatient and outpatient services at Mississauga Hospital and separation of all outpatient services at Queensway Health Centre.
- The upgraded Cator Family Diagnostic Imaging Program aims for earlier detection, fewer follow-up tests, and an improved patient experience.
- This donation will unlock investments that will help expand after-hour screening services, launch new programs, and integrate AI tools that will provide staff with enhanced diagnostics and the ability to improve patient safety.
Community support plays an integral role in ensuring we can continue delivering outstanding health care today, while boldly innovating to advance the health of the community tomorrow. This investment will allow us to implement cutting-edge innovation and technology into our medical imaging tools to reduce exam times, expedite diagnoses and improve patient safety and experience,” said Karli Farrow, President and CEO, THP. “Thanks to the Cator family, we are one step closer to expanding capacity, access and services to ensure our community for generations to come.