Leamington District Memorial Hospital

The Erie St. Clair (ESC) LHIN Board held an Open Board Meeting on June 23, 2015, to discuss the Leamington & Area Obstetrics & Birthing Services. 

Motion from the June 23, 2015 Open Board Meeting:

Leamington District Memorial Hospital (LDMH)
Proposed Integration Decision

BOARD MOTION:  Moved by Joseph Bisnaire and seconded by Barbara Bjarneson that the ESC LHIN Board continues to move forward with the proposed integration decision, as written. ESC LHIN staff also recommend the following supplemental actions:

  • That work continues on the development of the Navigation Centre with a target of receiving a briefing of the final model’s structure and parameters of services within the third quarter (Q3) of the current fiscal year. 
  • That in the development of the Navigation Centre Model, a simulation exercise occurs. The results and outcomes of the simulation exercise will be summarized in a readiness assessment report to be shared with the Board prior to the Navigation Centre’s formal operation.
  • That ESC LHIN staff work with LDMH on the cost structure and care model of the obstetrics service in order that the service is more in line with the notional funding provided by Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) sources.
  • That ESC LHIN staff work with the MOHLTC on temporary financial support for the expansion of the slow stream rehabilitation beds until the impact of the expanded beds are fully recognized through the hospital’s funding formula impact.

Expert Panel
Leamington & Area
Obstetrics & Birthing Services

Bonnie Adamson

MScN (Admin), FCCHL
Former Hospital President & CEO

Dr. Renato Natale

Co-Director of Southwest Perinatal Outreach Program
Professor of OB-GYN & Pediatrics Department of OB-GYN Schulich School of Medicine
Maternal Fetal Medicine Department OB-GYN London Health Science Centre - London

Dr. Graeme Smith

Professor & Head OBS GYN at Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital
Co-Chair Maternal Newborn Advisory Committee for the Provincial Council of Maternal-Child Health

Dr. Glenn Bartlett

Executive Director Windsor Essex Community Health Centre

Bruce Krauter

Chief Essex Windsor EMS

Vicki VanWagner

Associate Professor Ryerson University
(Staff Midwife) Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto

Peter Neufeld

Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Leamington  B.A. LL.B.

Dr. Robert Page

M.D., C.C.F.P.
Former Chief of Staff Leamington District Memorial Hospital
Primary Care Physician – City Centre Health Care

Lily Hiebert Rempel

Southwest Ontario Low German Program Networker / Coordinator – based in Kitchener

Camila Alves

B.A., M.A.
Public Diversity Educator
Multicultural Council of Windsor & Essex Council

Susan Kwolek

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill Ontario

Cheryl Deter

RN Acting Chief Nursing Executive, Vice President Patient Services
Leamington District Memorial Hospital

Dr. Shobhana 
J. Patel

MD, FRCSC Obstetrician / Gynecologist

Judy Rogers

Associate Professor  Midwifery Education Program Ryerson University


Written Submission

LDMH Proposed Integration Decision

Expert Panel Report

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Expert Panel Terms of Reference

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click here.

Videos from Nov 12, 2014 Special Open Board Meeting

Several members of the community provided their thoughts about the proposed changes by LDMH to our Board. Click here to see the Speakers Corner.

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