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Friday October 21st, 2011

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Construction Continues at Windsor Regional Hospital (Owen Wolter)

The Western Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital received a new name today.  The hospital complex located in the city’s far west side will now be known as the Tayfour Campus.  In addition, the hospital driveway off Prince Road leading into the campus will be known as Tayfour Drive.

Dr. Fouad Tayfour, a Windsor Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon, through The Tayfour Foundation has made a significant donation to the Cornerstone of Caring campaign.

“Through The Tayfour Foundation, I am pleased to support this campaign as it will serve many patients in years to come.” stated Dr. Fouad Tayfour. “I think it is important to give back to the community as it benefits patients, their families, along with staff who provide the services”.

The Cornerstone of Caring campaign has been supporting the Western Redevelopment Project since June, 2009 having raised over $5.7 million to date. The Western Redevelopment Project in partnership with Bondfield Construction and Infrastructure Ontario have completed a new Mental Health Hospital and Healing Garden. Construction continues on the Tower Building that will be home for a 60-bed Regional Rehabilitation Program.  The Malden Park Building will house up to 196-Complex Continuing Care beds.

Dr. Fouad Tayfour established his private practice in 1988 specializing in cataract and retina surgery. Dr. Tayfour was the first retinal surgeon to practice in Windsor bringing retinal surgery to Windsor/Essex County. In 1991 he became the first surgeon in Canada to perform cataract surgery under topical anesthesia and to perform the first clear corneal incision for cataract surgery. He established the Windsor Laser Eye Institute in 1991 and has been on the forefront of laser vision correction surgery. Dr. Tayfour was the first surgeon in North America to perform LASIK in 1993. Dr. Tayfour maintains a strong interest in advancing the development of new procedures and the application of new technologies to clinical ophthalmology practice and has made Windsor a destination for other surgeons to learn surgical techniques and hospital efficiency.

The history of the Western Campus began in 1910 when the Independent Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) purchased the 34 acres off Prince Road. Through the decades, the IODE Memorial Hospital became Windsor Western Hospital Centre, then the Western Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital and today, the Tayfour Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital.

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