Get YOUR Voice Heard June 17th for City’s role to help JBMH

At the CARP Halton Chapter May Meeting, Cam Jackson appreciated CARP’s support to keep the expansion and improvements to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital as a high priority for City Council and the community.

Mayor Cam Jackson and Burlington City Councillors , joined by hospital leaders, will host a Citizens Town Hall on Wednesday, June 17 focusing on the redevelopment of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital.

“Burlington is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Health care is a big part of that, and residents have expressed to Council how important Joseph Brant Hospital is to them,” said Mayor Jackson. “This Citizens Town Hall will provide information about the hospital’s redevelopment, the role of the city and what we can all do to help, while giving residents a voice in the hospital’s future.”

The Citizens Town Hall takes place at Burlington City Hall, 426 Brant St., in Council Chambers on the second floor, on Wednesday, June 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Jackson and hospital board chair Peter VanKessel will speak. The hospital will introduce incoming president and CEO Eric Vandewall who begins his new position on June 15.

Joseph Brant is the only acute care hospital in Burlington, serving about 250,000 people in Burlington, Hamilton and parts of Halton Region. The hospital is involved in key regional programs, including cancer care, vascular and thoracic services, cardiac care and maternal and newborn services. Its emergency department handles about 46,000 visits a year.

Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital was founded by a group of citizens in the late 1950s. The hospital opened in 1961, doubled in size in 1971, and underwent internal renovations and minor expansions in 1993 and 2001.

For more information about the Citizens Town Hall, visit, call 905-335-7607 or e-mail [email protected] For more information about Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, visit www.jbmh