CEO UPDATE: GROWTH AND PARTNERSHIPS TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE DELIVERY
August 19, 2019
This year Runnymede Healthcare Centre launched a new Active Rehabilitation Program that improves the flow of patients through the healthcare system. This intensive short-term program moves patients out of acute care hospitals and into rehabilitation beds at Runnymede, where they receive the care they need to get back home to their lives sooner.
Every day in Ontario, our aging population grows. The system is overstretched and too complicated for patients to navigate. Patients experience extensive wait times and overcrowding which defines the term we have all heard, "Hallway Medicine."
Runnymede is always reaching higher and pushing ourselves further to meet the needs of our community and the healthcare system, while delivering on our promise of excellence, accountability and innovation. To help achieve this we are moving forward with our plan to build a new 200-bed long-term care (LTC) home. This project is progressing as quickly as possible as we recognize the crucial need for this type of care and the role it will play in reducing emerging pressures. Our LTC home will be the first in Canada to offer culturally relevant care to Maltese-Canadians.
The pursuit of excellence drives everything we do and that was reflected in our recent accreditation survey results. For the second time in a row, we achieved a perfect score and were awarded a four-year Accreditation with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada. It is the highest designation any healthcare provider can attain.
Through transformation, innovation, clinical excellence and partnerships we have laid the groundwork for the future as we find more efficient ways to support patients on every step of their healthcare journey.
We are excited to announce that Humber River Hospital (HRH) and Runnymede have recently come together in an exciting new partnership that will transform healthcare delivery in our community. Our hospitals are partnering as system experts to find innovative ways to address system pressures.
The timing of this partnership couldn’t be better – every day in Ontario, the needs of the aging and growing population puts increased pressure on the healthcare system. As healthcare leaders, HRH and Runnymede seized the opportunity to proactively address these issues.
HRH is a leader in acute care and Canada’s first fully digital hospital, and Runnymede offers unparalleled rehabilitation and complex continuing care. Together, HRH and Runnymede will bridge the gap between acute, rehabilitative, complex continuing, outpatient, and virtual care, making it easier for patients to navigate the system and access the care they need.