In 2018, following a thorough examination of potential options and with extensive community engagement, Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital (OSMH) made the decision  to plan towards the construction of a new hospital on a different site, while re-purposing the existing hospital to meet community needs.   

Before any locations for a new hospital are considered, identifying the criteria that will be used to assess potential sites is a critical first step.  The process of inviting landowners to submit proposals will occur after the criteria have been finalized.   Our goal is to make the selection process for a new hospital site as inclusive and transparent as possible.