Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH) released its first Report to the Community in partnership with Scarborough and Rouge Hospital Foundation at the organization’s inaugural Annual General Meeting on June 29.
This year’s AGM and Report to the Community celebrates the hospital’s incredible journey from two separate organizations to a newly-merged three site hospital providing better access to a broad range of high-quality health care services for the people of Scarborough.
Maureen Adamson, Chair of SRH’s Board of Directors, added that “while we have worked to create this integrated hospital system, our patients have naturally remained the centre of what we do and our sites have continued to deliver the same great care patients and families have come to expect from their community hospitals.”
A number of milestones were recognized at the hospital’s AGM. They include:
- The creation of the new Scarborough and Rouge Hospital Foundation; bringing together two generous donor families from the legacy hospital Foundations and setting the stage for significant investment at all three sites in the near future.
- The completion of the organization’s 100 day plan, which began the integration of teams, committees, policies, systems, and tools, and the launch of the six month integration plan to build on this work.
- The launch of the hospital’s Quality Improvement Plan, Quality and Safety Framework, and Quality and Safety Scorecard.
- Establishing a Value Realization Framework, consisting of key strategies, indicators, and expected outcomes that will help to measure the benefits of the integration.
- Conducting the first culture and engagement survey of staff, physicians, and volunteers to get a better understanding of the hospital’s workforce, and providing staff throughout the organization with change management training to help support them during this period of transition.
Also announced at the AGM was the creation of a special task force to develop meaningful engagement strategies with the community and to get advice on the creation of a Community Advisory Council for SRH. Specific information on this task force will be shared in the near future via the hospital’s communication channels.
“We deeply value our relationship with our community members, without whom we would not be here today as one unified and strong organization and we’re looking forward to sitting down with them to review our current engagement process and obtain their input,” explained Maureen.
In addition, the AGM celebrated the exceptional leadership of Andrée Robichaud as she prepared to step down as interim President and CEO.
“Andrée’s strategic guidance has been invaluable and has played an integral part in each and every one of our achievements,” said Maureen.
“We’re excited to welcome an equally brilliant leader in our new CEO Liz Buller, who joined us on July 17.”
The next Board meeting will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4p.m. in the Boardroom at the Birchmount site. All are welcome to attend. Board meeting schedules and minutes are available at. www.tsh.to/welcome/governance/board-meetings-agenda-and-minutes/, or www.rougevalley.ca/board-meetings. Board meetings will also be webcast live.