The Boards of Directors of Rouge Valley Health System and The Scarborough Hospital will make their recommendations on a report called Leading for Patients, which examines the opportunities, benefits and risks of a possible merger between the two hospital corporations at their respective public board meetings on Tuesday, November 12.
The jointly developed report details the benefits and risks of a possible merger based on the findings from 15 working groups of clinical, administrative and medical staff from both hospital corporations and from an extensive community engagement process.
The hospitals conducted robust stakeholder outreach throughout the summer and fall to inform, educate and listen to stakeholders. These activities, which included a new website (www.leadingforpatients.ca), telephone town halls, online surveys, and community roundtables, reached more than 20,000 community residents during the merger exploration process.
The hospitals’ Boards’ recommendations on the report will be sent to the Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) Board of Directors for consideration at their meeting on Wednesday, November 27. Based on this meeting, a recommendation from the Central East LHIN could then be forwarded to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for a final decision.
Both hospital Board meetings, and the Central East LHIN’s Board meeting, are open to the public.
Board Meetings, November 12
The Scarborough Hospital Board of Directors meeting starts at 4 p.m. in the Auditorium at the General campus, 3050 Lawrence Avenue East.
The Rouge Valley Health System Board of Directors meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. Bruce Johnston Conference Room, third floor of the Centenary hospital campus, 2867 Ellesmere Road.