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Landmark gift from Kris and Neelam Shah to build new community women’s & children’s hospital
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Landmark gift from Kris and Neelam Shah to build new community women’s & children’s hospital

A landmark donation was made by Kris and Neelam Shah of Mississauga, Ontario, which will advance the health and well-being of women and children for generations to come.

Trillium Health Partners (THP) and Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF) are honored to announce a monumental gift from the Shah Family Foundation. In recognition, the Women’s & Children’s Hospital that was recently announced will be named the Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children.

When complete, this specialty hospital, to be located at the site of the current Mississauga Hospital, will be a testament to our commitment. Construction for the new hospital, set to begin in 2025, will be purpose-built with the unique needs of women, children, and their families in mind.

It will offer an array of highly specialized services, integrated care for a seamless experience, and health system partnerships that will profoundly impact the community’s health from prenatal care to birth, infancy, adolescence, and beyond, including all stages of life for women. Trillium Health Partners is committed to creating safe care environments for all people and families accessing reproductive, gynecological, pediatric, and postpartum care.

At Trillium Health Partners, over 8,000 births occur annually – more than in any hospital in Canada.

As one of the largest hospitals in Canada, Trillium Health Partners also delivers health care to over 2.2 million residents of Mississauga and the West GTA. By 2041, this population is expected to reach 3.2 million, with a 39 percent increase in those under 18.

“The Shah Family Foundation understands how important health care for women and children is to foster healthy families, healthier communities and thriving cities,” says Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation.

“We are immensely grateful for this historic donation to create Ontario’s first Women’s and Children’s Hospital with the specialized services we need, closer to home. Thank you, Shah Family Foundation, for being such inspiring philanthropic leaders.”

The Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children will include key features such as:

A full suite of highly specialized reproductive, gynecological, neonatal and children’s health services

31 modern birthing suites for parents and families

53 postpartum beds

An expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with specially designed couplet suites to accommodate parents and babies staying together when both require inpatient care

36 pediatric beds, including 12 new dedicated mental health inpatient beds for children and youth – a first for the region

State-of-the-art surgical suites to accommodate specialized procedures closer to home

A dedicated pediatric zone in the new hospital’s Emergency Department

“Trillium Health Partners is deeply committed to providing forward-thinking, exceptional care for women, children, families and all individuals in our community,” said Karli Farrow, President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners. “This new hospital will test the limits of what is possible, creating a new pathway of care, access, and opportunity for Mississauga and West Toronto. We know that investing in the health of children and women through all phases of life is investing in the health of our community as a whole.”

“It’s an honor to establish the Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children in partnership with Trillium Health Partners,” says Kris Shah, President of the Shah Family Foundation. “Trillium Health Partners has played a key role in providing essential health care services in Mississauga and the surrounding area, a community that includes my family and staff of Baylis Medical Company. We are profoundly grateful for the opportunity to give back to this community. We believe that enhancing health care is a shared responsibility that benefits everyone, and it is our sincere hope that this gift inspires others to contribute in their own way.”

Trillium Health Partners is the largest community-based hospital network in Canada. Comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities. Trillium Health Partners is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and home of the Institute for Better Health. For more information, visit

Trillium Health Partners Foundation is dedicated to raising the critical funds needed to address the highest priority needs of Trillium Health Partners, the largest community-based hospital network in Canada. For more information, visit

Kris Shah is the president of Baylis Medical Technologies, a leader in the development and commercialization of innovative medical devices in the fields of radiology and neurosurgery. Headquartered in Canada, the company also provides contract manufacturing services to some of the world’s leading medical device companies.

Kris joined Baylis Medical Company in 1989 as a co-founder and served as president from from 2015 until Boston Scientific bought the business in 2022.

Baylis Medical Company is a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of specialized medical devices for interventional cardiology. The company had previously divested its Interventional Pain Management business to Kimberly Clark (now Avanos) in 2009, and its Bone Tumor Ablation business (OsteoCool) to Medtronic in 2016. Kris also co-founded the consulting business, OME Group in 1991, which was sold to Ernst and Young in 2011.

Kris is an active board member for AdvaMed Accel and Intellijoint Surgical. He has also served on the boards of Venture Lab, MEDEC, and the Business Advisory Committee of HTX and Conavi Medical. His list of accomplishments includes numerous patents, the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Award for Healthcare in Quebec (2011), and the University of Waterloo Alumni Achievement Award (2014).

Kris has a BASc in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo. He resides in Mississauga with his wife, Neelam, and their three daughters.

Established in 2022, the Shah Family Foundation supports communities globally through equitable education and healthcare access. Kris Shah, along with his family, leads the foundation with a commitment to making a meaningful impact on society.

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