South West Local Health Integration Network
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Welcome to the South West LHIN

The South West LHIN is leading the way in transforming the health system to better meet the needs of our communities and to ensure a healthier tomorrow. Transformation means collaborating with health service providers – long-term care homes, community support services and hospitals – in redesigning effective approaches in the delivery of health services and to integrate services for more seamless care. Transformation also means setting performance goals and ensuring accountability in meeting these goals.

To guide this transformation we have a three-year strategic plan, the Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) 2013-2016. The IHSP outlines numerous programs and initiatives to help people live healthy, independently and safely at home.  Click here for more information on the IHSP.  On our website you will find information on the progress being made and plans underway to improve the health system for our communities.

2014 Quality Symposium - Registration Open until April 30

This years agenda is packed with the best speakers in the sector:

  • The Hon. Minister Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
  • James Orlikoff, Health Care Governance and Leadership Expert
  • Improving Patient/Client Experience - Profiling Experience-Based Design Pilot Projects
  • Dr. Viren Naik, Medical Director of uOttawa Skills and Simulation Centre
  • Dr. Joseph Cafazzo, Health Care Transformer and Biomedical Engineer
  • Dr. Joshua Tepper, President and CEO, Health Quality Ontario

Click here to register

Click here to read more details about our 2014 Quality Symposium on May14 in Stratford.   

Public Information Session - Presentation

Jennifer Gritke from talks about online tools that can connect you with care.

2014 Community Bulletin

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We are pleased to announce that our 2014 Community Bulletin is complete and will be distributed as a newspaper insert in communities across the LHIN in the coming weeks.  Click here or on the image above to see a PDF version of the Bulletin

Governance Education Sessions for Health Service Provider Boards - Spring 2014

The South West LHIN was pleased to have provided three full-day Governance Education sessions for health service provider governors and administrators in the spring of 2014.

The materials from the sessions can be found here.

Our Integrated Health Service Plan - Living Healthy Independently and Safely at Home

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Click here or on the images above to learn more about our 2013-16 IHSP

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