Value of the LHINs

LHINs are the only organizations in Ontario that bring together health care partners from the following sectors to develop innovative, collaborative solutions:

  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centres
  • Community Support Services
  • Home Care (Community Care Access Centre)
  • Long-Term Care Homes
  • Mental Health and Addictions Services.

These solutions lead to more timely access to high quality services for the residents of Ontario and Champlain LHIN communities.

By supporting such important partnerships, LHINs are ensuring that Ontarians have access to an effective and efficient health care system that delivers improved health care results and a better patient experience.

Because of LHINs ...

... Providers in the local health care system are working together to improve access to quality care for Ontario residents.

“The Champlain LHIN has worked hard to engage health service partners across the traditional silos of care to improve integration and innovative approaches to care. This approach has provided greater opportunities for the community health providers to have great impact on improving the health of community members than in the past.”   Wendy Muckle, Executive Director, Ottawa Inner City Health

... The health care needs of people in your community are being identified, co-ordinated and addressed as a truly integrated system.

I sit at a number of (Champlain) LHIN tables and would say that the greatest impact that the LHIN is having has been to create forums for collective planning across sectors and areas of interest. As a result of these initiatives, people from various sectors, perspectives, geographies have come together for the first time at the same table. They have learned about how particular issues and pressures impact groups other than their own and then started to consider this in planning approaches. As a result, sectors that would not have been at the table are now seen as partners to address issues and create solutions faced by the health care system in Champlain.”  Cathy Jordan, Executive Director, Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

... Local decisions are being made to respond to local health care needs. 

“It is now much easier to talk and meet with someone to discuss any issue and find local solutions.  Before, it was very difficult not only to talk with someone in Toronto, but to even know who was in charge of a specific file.”  Michel Bilodeau, Former President and CEO, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

"The Champlain LHIN has been extremely valuable in bringing together healthcare providers from different parts of the system to collaborate in working towards a common objective to address local health needs of the residents in the Champlain region.” Simone Thibault, Executive Director, Centretown Community Health Centre

... Health service providers, such as hospitals, long-term care homes and community agencies, are being held accountable for the taxpayer dollars they are given. 

  • Download copies of each health service provider's Accountability Agreement to see how taxpayer dollars are being used effectively to provide access to the highest quality of care.
  • Gain a greater understanding of integration and the current activities underway that are leading to an integrated sustainable healthcare system that ensures better health, better care, better value for money.

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