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Apr 27, 2018 Getting Better - Community Health Newsletter - Spring 2018
This community health newsletter highlights the positive changes that the Erie St. Clair LHIN and our health care partners are making locally. The information within this newsletter provides practical information on health care services available locally. Topics include: combating the local opioid crisis, ED wait times, Indigenous traditional healing, supports for students with mental health and addictions issues, and much more... 
May 12, 2017 Getting Better Newsletter
Palliative care: making the most of life. Withdrawal services in Sarnia/Lambton. Five ways to help your doctor help you. 
Making suicide prevention a bigger community priority. Culturally safe clinics for Indigenous population. and much more...
May 05, 2016 Patient data now live in provincial repository
Three hospitals (five sites) in the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (ESC LHIN) have made history by becoming the first sites outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to start contributing data to the Acute Clinical Data Repository (ACDR) – part of the provincial strategy - ConnectingOntario, an initiative funded by eHealth Ontario through the connecting South West Ontario (cSWO) Program.
Mar 02, 2016 ClinicalConnect ESC CCAC Client notes available
The Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (ESC CCAC) has started sharing its client notes through cSWO Program’s Regional Clinical Viewer, further enhancing the value of ClinicalConnectTM to users across south west Ontario. Client notes are captured in the CCAC’s Client Health and Related Information System (CHRIS).
Feb 12, 2016 Provincial Recognition for Tilbury Manor
Sara Le, Director of Nursing at Tilbury Manor, aspired to enhance the quality of life for residents, their families, and staff. Partnering with Beverley Faubert, RNAO LTC Best Practice Co-ordinator, Sara reviewed the best practice performances at Tilbury Manor.
Dec 22, 2015 Integrated electronic health record supports clinicians to make safe and informed decisions
According to Heather Raymond, a nurse practitioner at Leamington District Memorial Hospital (LDMH), they often see patients in their ED for a trend known as “script jumping” - the practice of presenting at several different hospitals and health care service providers (HSPs) in order to get duplicate pain medication prescriptions.
Oct 28, 2015 Regional Clinical Viewer Closes Accessibility Gap
Dr. Steen is one of more than 600 authorized ClinicalConnect users in the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (ESC LHIN) where the cSWO Program’s delivery partner, TransForm Shared Service Organization (TransForm), is hard at work showing new clinicians how to access the interface every day. The cSWO Program is one of eHealth Ontario’s regional integration initiatives, enabling the province to achieve an electronic health record (EHR) solution for all Ontarians.
Jul 29, 2015 100 per cent connected
As of July 16, 2015, 100 per cent of the 67 acute care hospital sites in south west Ontario (SWO) now provide data as part of the integrated electronic health record (EHR) for Ontarians.
Apr 29, 2015 Changes at Leamington District Memorial Hospital

Apr 13, 2015 Reducing emergency room wait times: a matter of priority
When it comes to being in an emergency room, waiting can quickly make most patients quite impatient. Emergency department staff know this, and they do their best to see patients as quickly as possible. So why do we sometimes have to wait—and what is the LHIN doing about it?
Apr 02, 2015 Your LHIN. Your voice.
Being informed and being heard are keys to creating a better health care system

The health care system we manage serves a diverse population of 650,000 people of all ages and levels of health—from infants to seniors, and from generally healthy people to those who are chronically ill and, sometimes, receiving palliative care. Each has different health care needs and each expects different priorities from our health care planning.
Apr 02, 2015 The Magic of Meals on Wheels
Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be a guest volunteer with the Meals on Wheels (MOW) Program run by the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) in Windsor/Essex. Having worked many years in health care, and many of those in the community sector, I thought the day would be a pleasant reminder of all the good reasons why community health services are so important. As it turns out, the day was all of that and more.
Mar 31, 2015 2015 - 03 - ESC LHIN Community Report - Spring
Erie St. Clair LHIN Spring Community Report
Mar 27, 2015 Closing information gaps in Erie St. Clair

Connecting South West Ontario’s (cSWO’s) Regional Clinical Viewer, ClinicalConnect™ is contributing to improved quality of care for palliative patients in Erie St. Clair, according to one nurse practitioner who has been using the portal almost daily since it was introduced to the Chatham Kent area.

Feb 04, 2015 Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care
Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care is the next phase of Ontario's plan for changing and improving Ontario's health system, building on the progress that's been made since 2012 under the original Action Plan for Health Care. It exemplifies the commitment to put people and patients at the centre of the system by focusing on putting patients' needs first.
Jan 28, 2015 TransForm joins LHIN in primary care tour

TransForm Shared Service Organization’s (TransForm) roots may be in Erie St. Clair’s hospitals, but it is branching out to primary care - thanks to a new primary care tour initiative launched by the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (ESC LHIN). TransForm is the cSWO Program’s Change Management and Adoption Delivery Partner (CM&A DP) in ESC. 

Jan 28, 2015 2015 - 01 - 27 - New youth mental health service receives funding
The board of directors of the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) approved funding the Access Canada Youth Space project in the amounts of $77,500 for the current fiscal year and $310,000 in base funding for 2015-2016.
Oct 28, 2014 Ebola Information & Resources
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term continues to collaborate with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health Ontario (PHO), Ministry of Labour and other health system partners to monitor the evolving Ebola virus disease (EVD) situation in West Africa and take measures to ensure the ongoing health system’s readiness to respond to a probable or confirmed case.
Apr 16, 2014 2014 - 04 - 16 - National Advance Care Planning Day - GS Letter.pdf

Letter from Gary Switzer, ESC LHIN CEO - Imagine the unthinkable. You have been severely injured, or are suddenly too ill to speak for yourself and cannot make your own health care decisions. Who will speak for you? How will you know your health care wishes are being met? Ensure your voice will be heard by having that conversation today. On April 16th, I am encouraging everyone to start the conversation. A conversation that could one day be the most important one you have ever had.

Dec 19, 2013 2013 - 12 - 19 - Leamington District Memorial Hospital Mental Health Update

In order to provide an update on psychiatric services at Leamington District Memorial Hospital (LDMH), please see the following:

Nov 06, 2013 2013 - Fall - ESC LHIN Community Report - version final.pdf

The Community Report highlights the positive changes that ESC LHIN and our health care partners are making, right here in Erie St. Clair. In the report, we are pleased to share success stories of newly-funded ESC LHIN programs and how they are working to change people’s lives for the better.

Jun 21, 2013 2013 - 06 - 21 - Chatham-Kent Residential Hospice Update

We have heard from many community members requesting our support in establishing a residential hospice for Chatham-Kent. The Erie St. Clair LHIN is committed to the best care possible for our residents and their families, especially during the extremely emotional stage of end-of-life care. We encourage residents to attend our June 25, 2013, Open Board Meeting, where we will be bringing hospice funding considerations to our Board of Directors.

Jun 12, 2013 2012 - Cluster Integration Example

A video from the Erie St. Clair LHIN & Health Service Providers Leadership Councils meeting in 2012 where five health service providers from across Erie St. Clair brought forward an example of a proposed cluster integration.

May 03, 2013 2013 - 05 - 03 - Chatham-Kent Residential Hospice

We understand that many Chatham-Kent residents are advocating for a residential hospice in this community, and the ESC LHIN is committed to the best care possible for our residents and their families, especially during the extremely emotional stage of end-of-life care.

Jan 16, 2013 2013 - 01 - Launch of the 2013–14 EnAbling Change Program

The Ministry of Community and Social Services is pleased to launch the 2013–14 EnAbling Change Program. They are looking for non-profit organizations that want to be leaders in accessibility.
The EnAbling Change Program is an initiative of the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO) that provides financial support and expertise to organizations to educate an industry or sector across the province on its obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).


Oct 22, 2012 2012 - 10 - 22 - COPD Patient Success Story

COPD patient success story from the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre. Thank you to the CHC for creating this video.


Sep 13, 2012 2012 - 09 - 13 - ALC: What it is and why it matters

ALC What it is and why it matters What is ALC? Too often, people remain in hospitals when an Alternative Level of Care  (ALC) is available and would serve them better – for instance at home or in long term

Aug 17, 2012 2012 - 08 - 17 - Robert Cushman on LHIN Role in Primary Care Reform

A five-part video series by the Change Foundations. Following the release of The Change Foundation's 2009 Meeting of the Minds report Getting From Yes -- to Go!, CEO Cathy Fooks talks with Dr. Robert Cushman, CEO of Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), about the role of the LHINs in reforming primary care in Ontario.

Aug 16, 2012 2012 - 08 - 15 - Expanded Role Communiqué - Summer 2012.pdf

The fourth in an ongoing series of quarterly updates on CCAC Expanded Role implementation, this communiqué provides information about local achievements that advance the goal of providing smoother transitions and additional support for clients as they move to the most appropriate care setting.

Aug 07, 2012 2012 - 08 - 07 - CCAC Expanded Role Communiqué - Summer 2012

The fourth in an ongoing series of quarterly updates on CCAC Expanded Role implementation, this communiqué provides information about local achievements that advance the goal of providing smoother transitions and additional support for clients as they move to the most appropriate care setting.

May 24, 2012 2012 - 05 - 22 - Allied Health Service Enhancements in Complex Continuing Care at Windsor Regional Hospital

ESC LHIN Senior Director, Health System Design, Ralph Ganter, presented to the Board for a request for one-time funds for Windsor Regional Hospital – Tayfour Campus. The request was for $100,000 to provide additional staffing, physical therapy services, and therapy supplies, a total allocation of $300,000 over two years.


May 23, 2012 2012 - 05 - 23 - Crossroads in mental health care newsletter - 2012 - Spring.pdf

A quarterly newsletter about the transformation of mental health care in Southwestern Ontario.

Mar 29, 2012 2012 - 03 - 29 - Vision ’74 Inc. Nursing & Rest Home Update

With the benefit of some nice weather over the past few weeks, Vision is well underway with the renovation and expansion of their long-term care home. Heather Martin, CEO, is looking forward having 36 new and 32 renovated beds ready by February 1, 2013.

Jan 17, 2012 2011 - 12 - ESC LHIN End of Life Care Network News - Issue3 - FallWinter.pdf

It is an exciting time for hospice palliative care in Ontario! On September 7, a provincial Hospice Palliative Care Engagement Strategy was launched.

Jan 02, 2012 2011 - 12 - 21 - BSO November Communique English.pdf

Complementing the intense Quality Improvement work of all 14 LHINs, November saw a ramp-up in knowledge exchange opportunities for the Early Adopter LHINs and the Next 10 LHINs alike!

Feb 07, 2011 2011 - 02 - 07 - CCIM - ESC LHIN InProgress Newsletter V1.pdf

Welcome to IN Progress, our latest newsletter for keeping your LHIN community informed on CCIM common assessment tool implementation projects in your region.

Dec 21, 2010 2010 - 12 - 22 - Assess and Restore Program a Success

The Assess and Restore Program was first launched at Leamington District Memorial Hospital as a pilot project on August 1, 2010, yielding very positive results.

Dec 02, 2010 2010 - 11 - 30 - Bulletin du RFSSO - english.pdf

Official Launch of Health Projects in Central-Southwestern Ontario

Aug 27, 2010 2010 - 07 - 28 - Media Windsor Family Health Team - award.pdf

The Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) has recognized the Windsor Family Health Team (WFHT) for being proactive in reaching out to populations that face barriers accessing health care.

Sep 21, 2009 2009 - 09 - 21 - Connection Fall edition

The fall edition of our Connection newsletter is now available. It's jam packed with great stories from across our LHIN.

May 14, 2009 2009 - 05 - 13 - Connection Spring edition

The spring edition of our Connection newsletter is now available. It's jam packed with great stories from across our LHIN.

Nov 05, 2008 2008 - 11 - 05 - The Connection

Van at the heart of seniors livesChecking in with the Aging @ Home initiative This past July, 100 new shiny white Grand Caravans rolled off

Jul 23, 2008 2008 - 07 - 23 - The Connection

The Aging @ Home Strategy is making great strides and we are moving forward with the first of our initiatives. In this edition of The Connection we

Dec 20, 2007 The Connection - December 2007

Seasons Greetings From the Erie St. Clair LHIN

This edition is filled with news and information that matters most to Health Service Providers around Erie St. Clair.

Oct 23, 2007 The Connection - October 2007 (Health Service Providers Edition)

Issue Features: Enabling our Seniors with the Aging at Home Initiative, New Funding Formula Brings Equity to Healthcare, Dr. William Sibbald Award Promotes Patient Safety and Innovation and Correct Level of Care Completing LHIN Report

Aug 10, 2007 The Connection – August 2007 (Health Service Providers Edition)

Issue Features: Expo awards honour our own, IHSP Planning Teams come together, Linking our health system improvements with new pre-proposal and Walking a mile in your shoes

May 07, 2007 The Connection - May 2007 (Health Service Provider Edition)

Issue Features: community gets rare opportunity in call in show and wait time committee improving care across Erie St. Clair

Mar 23, 2007 The Connection - March 07 (Health Service Provider Edition)

Issue Features: boards come together, local healthcare begins, greetings from the CEO, Diabetes in Action, LHIN callpath

May 01, 2006 Healthcare Matters - May 2006

Issue Features: invitation to participate, Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP), Celebrating Innovations in Healthcare Expo, plan to improve access to critical care services

Apr 01, 2006 Healthcare Matters - April 2006

Issue features: community engagement framework, Integrated Health Service Plant (IHSP), collaborations with the Southwest LHIN and Erie St. Clair LHIN Board 

2007 - 11 - 28 - Highlights in Local Healthcare - $190,000 funding

Watford Satellite Community Health Centre (CHC) The LHIN will provide $190,000 dollars to the North Lambton Community Health Centre to open a satellite operation in Watford. This decision was made to address the unexpected loss of the

Home and Community Care Survey
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2007 - 11 - 28 - Highlights in Local Healthcare - $285,400 funding

Windsor Regional Hospital Frail Elderly Program The LHIN will provide $285,400 dollars to Windsor Regional Hospital to fund the extension of the Frail Elderly Program. The Frail Elderly Program will assist in preventing use of emergency department

Assess and Restore

Assess and Restore Hope, Health and Home An overview of the successful Assess and Restore program at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. This video explains how the program focuses on helping patients return to their homes and living comfortably by utilizing