Integrations

Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are to create integrated health systems as a means of improving the health of Ontarians. Integrated health systems provide coordinated, accessible and high quality health care that focuses on client needs, improves patient care and makes service delivery more efficient.

LHINs have the authority to integrate local health services and programs. LHINs don’t make integration decisions in isolation; we work closely with local health service providers to identify ways to reduce duplication in the health system and to improve health services in Ontario.

Resources for Integration

The Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (the ‘Act’) was passed to (link):

“provide for an integrated health system to improve the health of Ontarians through better access to high quality health services, coordinated health care in local health systems and across the province and effective and efficient management of the health system at the local level by Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).”

The Act places an obligation on LHINs and on Health Service Providers to identify opportunities to integrate services through a broad range of activities including co-ordination, partnering with others, and transferring, merging or amalgamating services. The policies and resources in this section of the Erie St. Clair LHINs website have been developed to promote awareness of integration responsibilities according to the Act, and to provide clarity regarding the process and tools available to advance integration initiatives.

Many of you may also be aware of a Toolkit, titled Local Health Integration Network / Health Service Provider Governance Resource and Toolkit for Voluntary Integration Initiatives that was developed through a joint initiative of five Local Health Integration Networks, associations representing health service providers funded through the LHINs, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This resource is very comprehensive and contains a wide variety of templates.

The Erie St. Clair LHIN has used the act and the Governance Resource and Toolkit to help tailor integration resources for our LHIN. We look forward to working collaboratively with you through the integration process and to sharing our successes and challenges as we learn together.

General Integration Policies

Voluntary Integration Policies

Facilitated Integration Policies

Required Integration Policies

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ESC LHIN Integrations:

The following are integration decisions that have been approved by the Erie St. Clair LHIN Board:

2012

February 28, 2012
Citizen Advocacy Windsor-Essex and Family Service Windsor-Essex County
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2011

April 26, 2011
Mental Health – Tier ll Divestment (Facilitated Integration)
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2010

March 23, 2010
Brain Injury Association of Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton Stroke Recovery Association
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March 23, 2010
Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton County Branch and Canadian Mental Health Association Chatham-Kent Branch
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June 22, 2010
Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital and Consolidated Health Information Services
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June 22, 2010
Leamington District Memorial Hospital and Consolidated Health Information Services
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2009

September 22, 2009
Tecumseh Seniors Transit Incorporated and Lakeshore Community Services Incorporated
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September 22, 2009
Sandwich Community Health Centre Inc. and The Phoenix Wholistic Health Centre (The Teen Health Centre)
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2008

January 22, 2008
Erie St. Clair Integrated Supply Chain (BWH/CKHA/HDGH/LDMH/WRH)
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May 27, 2008
Bluewater Health and Consolidated Health Information Service (CHIS)
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2007

November 6, 2007
Meals on Wheels (Chatham) and St. Andrews Residence Chatham Inc.
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December 18, 2007
Sarnia & District Senior Volunteer Community Services (Senior VIP) and Lambton Elderly Outreach (LEO)
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