Dear community members,
I’m pleased to update you on the decisions that were made at our most recent Board of Directors meeting on May 25. It was wonderful to see a number of community members in attendance. Our Board welcomes members of the public to our meetings and we appreciate all who take the time out of their busy schedules to attend.
The meeting began with a presentation to update members on the methodology for hospital and health care funding in Ontario.
Following the presentation, the Board approved a value realization framework which consists of expected outcomes (or goals), key strategies, and indicators that will help us to measure and communicate the benefits of the SRH integration. A scorecard be posted publicly on our website in the near future and updates will be made quarterly.
Next, we reviewed the hospital’s compliance during our 2016-2017 fiscal year with the province’s Broader Public Sector Accountability Act. This included procurement practices, the use of consultants, and executive expenses. Transparency and accountability have been – and will continue to be – hallmarks of our organization, as evidenced by SRH’s strict compliance with the requirements under this very important Act.
Following these decisions, the Board discussed reports from our Quality Committee, the Interim Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), Dr. Naresh Mohan, Interim President and CEO, Andrée Robichaud, as well as one from myself as Board Chair.
During his report, Dr. Mohan requested the Board to consider a recommendation to establish a Department of Nephrology, which we subsequently approved. Currently, Nephrology is a service group under the Department of Medicine. However, it is one of three regional programs within the Central East Local Health Integration Network and is home to the largest regional nephrology program in North America with more than 6,000 patients receiving care. Moving the program to a full department will allow us to create more integrated systems of care for chronic disease management throughout our three sites.
The next Board meeting will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Mabel Crolly Boardroom at the Birchmount site. Everyone is invited to attend.
I invite you to join us on Thursday, June 29 for Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s (SRH) 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM). As the inaugural AGM for our newly-merged organization it will be a special time to celebrate our incredible journey and how, together, we are delivering the very best health care to our community.
This year’s AGM will be at our Centenary site, 2867 Ellesmere Road, in the Dr. Bruce Johnston Conference Room. We will hold our June Board meeting from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the AGM will begin at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Board meeting agendas and minutes of past meetings are available online at https://www.tsh.to/welcome/governance/board-meetings-agenda-and-minutes/ and http://www.rougevalley.ca/board-meetings.
I look forward to seeing you at our AGM on June 29.
Chair, SRH Board of Directors