St. Joseph's Health System (SJHS) Annual Message - 2017


Each day, the physicians, staff, researchers, learners, donors and volunteers of St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS) dedicate remarkable effort, expertise and time to advance the Mission of SJHS in the spirit and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Without the support, leadership and the contributions of our member Organizations and Foundations we simply could not achieve our goal of improving care and inspiring discovery.

This year, we acknowledge with pride and gratitude the following key initiatives that improve care for those we are privileged to serve. We would like to highlight those remarkable initiatives which are taking shape across SJHS.

SJHS Strategic Planning and Integrated Care

The driving strategic focus of the SJHS is to better integrate the care experience, especially at the points of transition of care. Our Integrated Comprehensive Care (ICC) initiatives continue to grow and explore new models and approaches, including models for services that are increasingly not institutionally based and "powered" by new technology and monitoring. Major areas of focus for our teams have broadened and encompass:

• Integrated care for hospital to home

• Integrated care across a LHIN for specific problems or conditions (COPD &CHF)

• Integrated care at full scale (i.e. all surgery)

• Integrated end of life journeys

• Integrated dementia and elder care journeys and transitions

Our integrated models have strong roots in the empowerment, engagement, and rediscovery of vocation felt by physicians and staff. With the role played by frontline staff in design, innovation and quality improvement and through their hard work, we have been able to transcend the boundaries associated with typical health care silos of delivery. Importantly, this empowerment of staff and sense of passion for our work is very close to the heart of our Mission and our longstanding commitment to ensuring that health care decisions are made with those we serve in mind. Doing so supports our providers in achieving a quality of work life they need and deserve.

Looking ahead, SJHS will champion improving care for patients, residents, clients and work life for providers, by expanding innovative models of care delivery and research. We look forward to working with our LHIN and Ministry partners implementing the "Patients First" vision, which strongly supports our ICC directions.

It is our pleasure to express our thanks and gratitude to all those who contribute to the member Organizations and Foundations of the SJHS.

With Gratitude and Best Wishes,

Sister Anne Anderson
Chair, St. Joseph's Health System
Dr. Kevin Smith
President & CEO, St. Joseph's Health System




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