February 2017 announcement

PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE, ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH CENTRE AND ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL EXPLORE CREATION OF HEALTH NETWORK

February 2017

St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital are excited to announce that Providence Healthcare will be joining them as a founding member of a potential health network.

The three organizations are examining the creation of a health network with a single governance and management model that will benefit patients, their respective communities and the health system as a whole. An expanded three-party Memorandum of Understanding has been signed, following approval from the respective hospital boards, and the three organizations are set to build upon the preliminary due diligence phase of work that has already been completed.

The three organizations have a shared purpose to advance the health of their urban communities – providing health services across the spectrum of care for their patients and residents, from primary care through tertiary/quaternary to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care. As Catholic health organizations, their shared purpose is rooted in their common mission of providing excellent, compassionate care to all they serve, including those who experience marginalization or disadvantage.

Over the next few months, the organizations will be examining the benefits and risks of creating a new health network and how management and governance structures could support this. Once the preliminary integration analysis by the Joint Board Steering Committee is complete and all three boards have identified that there are no significant barriers or risks that prevent the organizations from moving forward, the proposal will be presented to the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario and the Toronto Central LHIN for review.

The organizations are committed to keeping you informed and welcome your input and feedback.  Please share your thoughts on our proposed health network via our contact page.

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
Tom O’Neill
Chair, Board of Directors
St. Michael’s Hospital
Michael McTeague
Chair, Board of Directors
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Virginia West
Chair, Board of Directors
Providence Healthcare