Happy birthday Scarborough and Rouge Hospital! December 1st marks one year since our three sites came together as one extraordinary health network to serve the vibrant and diverse community of Scarborough. Today, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize a few of the many achievements that were made possible by the efforts of our incredible team.
Providing Patient and Family Centred Care remains a cornerstone of what we do. We have launched a new Patient and Family Advisory Council and are currently in the process of forming a Community Advisory Council for SRH.
We are receiving tremendous support from our government partners towards modernizing our facilities: $2.7 million in grants for redevelopment and expansion, and a $20 million commitment for a diagnostic imaging concourse at our General site.
We also have a commitment from our partners at the Province and City of Toronto to expand services within our Chronic Kidney Disease program as part of the innovative Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre.
To support SRH, our two generous donor families merged to create the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital Foundation. Our Foundation has launched the “It’s Our Time” campaign to raise $90 million to help build world class health care facilities for Scarborough.
We are embarking on creating our first strategic plan and launching a branding campaign to create a compelling “look and feel” for our organization. As well, we are developing a long term facilities plan which will focus on improving our existing facilities and create a blueprint for a new health network in Scarborough.
As we begin to develop this bold roadmap for the future, everyone’s voices will be crucial and there will be many chances for you to get involved and stay updated. One of the first opportunities will be at staff town halls in January, look for more details in the coming weeks.
It is an honour for me to be part of such an exceptional team. I truly believe Scarborough and Rouge Hospital has the energy and potential to transform the role of a community hospital in Ontario, creating a health network that can be a model for our province and our country.
I hope you will join me and other members of the Senior Leadership Team as we recognize your dedication at our holiday breakfasts. We will also recognize staff who have reached five-year service milestones in 2017 from five to 45 years. Please visit the Heart@Work recognition booth at your home site to be presented with your service pin.
Thank you for your continued support that has helped our hospital grow together. I look forward to building on the tremendous accomplishments of the past year to revolutionize health care in Scarborough.
President and CEO