Proposal for integration between Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital submitted to LHIN

April 2017

We are pleased to share the news that all three boards unanimously passed motions to submit a proposal for voluntary integration to Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario (CHSO) and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC LHIN).

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This is a significant milestone that is supported by the Sisters of St. Joseph and Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario as it signals to our patients and our communities that our ‘shared purpose’ of delivering high quality, safe patient care and our joint mission of serving the disadvantaged will be enhanced and sustained by coming together and leveraging the unique strengths of each partner.

The final proposal for voluntary integration has been submitted to the TC LHIN. It now has up to 90 days to consider our proposal. In the event of an endorsement, the three organizations would begin the final legal and transition work to form a new health network governed by a single board.  This work will focus on building new structures related to governance, medical staff and executive team, and identifying transition issues related to Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology.

We will continue to update all of you on our submission and key milestones.  In the meantime, we are eager to hear from you if you have any ideas on how our partnership will benefit the patients in your area and any suggestions we should consider as we transition to a new health network.

Thank you for your input into the proposal and for your support of our shared purpose.

Robert Howard
President and CEO
St. Michael’s Hospital
Elizabeth Buller
President and CEO
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Josie Walsh
President and CEO
Providence Healthcare


February 2017: Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital explore creation of health network

September 2016: St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital partnership discussions