The Cochrane Community Health Centre has been awarded a prestigious international award in commercial real estate.
The centre was recognized at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah in late June. The centre won the International TOBY award for medical office building. Last year the centre took home two national TOBY awards with BOMA for Outstanding Building of the Year and Medical Office Building of Year.
The international accolade recognizes a recipient's building standards, community impact, community relations, tenant relations, energy conservation, environmental, regulatory and sustainability, emergency preparedness and security standards.
"We couldn't be happier, it's a continuation of our love of the site," said Jim Strome, director of property management at BentallGreen Oak. BentallGreen Oak manages the Cochrane property. Strome added that the staff at the centre have a lot of pride in the building. He says the building looks the same as it did when it opened in 2010.
The facility houses more than 20 healthcare services including mental health support, addiction support, cardiology/electrocardiogram services, diagnostic imaging, chronic disease management, public health, home care, immunization, urgent care services, laboratory, specialty clinics and more.
"It's a really nice multi-faceted community health centre."
Since opening, the centre has provided care to more than 100,000 patients annually in and around Cochrane. More than 250 health care professionals work at the centre.
BOMA is a federation of U.S. local associations and global affiliates. Their mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.