Health Sciences North (HSN) and the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) have launched their 2019-2024 Strategic Plan which they hope leads to an improved healthcare system for the people of northeastern Ontario.
The plan’s purpose is to drive high-quality health services, support learning and generate research that improves health outcomes.
The 2019-2024 Strategic Plan is guided by five key goals. By 2024, HSN will:
- Be Patient and Family-Focused. The health care system is complex. We will make it seamless for patients and families.
- Be Digitally-Enabled. We will expand the use of technology, data and analytics to improve care.
- Be Socially Accountable. We will seek and value community engagement and stakeholder participation to address the priority health concerns and health equity gaps for northerners.
- Support and Develop our People. We will invest in our staff so that we can be there when you need us most.
- Strengthen our Academic and Research Impact. We will progress as an academic health sciences centre, through regional, provincial, national and international collaborations.
“The Strategic Plan sets us on the right path for success,” says Dominic Giroux, President and CEO of HSN and HSNRI. “We have embraced our role as the academic health sciences centre for the region and have carefully chosen 19 specific outcomes we want to achieve by 2024.”
As the academic health sciences centre for Northeastern Ontario, the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan process paid particular attention to the need for engagement across the entire region.
“We were pleased to host a consultation with colleagues from other hospitals in our region as part of HSN and HSNRI’s strategic planning process,” says Paul Heinrich, President and CEO of the North Bay Regional Health Centre. “I was impressed by the comprehensiveness and effectiveness of their planning process. We are pleased to continue our work together with HSN and HSNRI to make Northeastern Ontario the best in healthcare.”