April 10, 2015
Dear Community Partners and Friends,
The Board of Directors is taking the opportunity to stop and reflect on how we can best continue to position PCHC as a leader in the health system and how we can ensure our sustainability as a Community Health Centre. We are on our way in this journey, and wanted to provide you with an update.
We are pleased that Shirley Roberts has been in the role of Interim Executive Director since February 1, 2015, and are confident that she will continue to keep PCHC on course. After a Request for Proposals was distributed in February, we have hired the consulting firm Health Innovations Group (Joe Bornstein, Amanda Pieris and Preeti Nigam) to assist us with an environmental scan, consultations, shortlisting innovative approaches or practices, and the development of a governance toolkit that could be used by other CHCs in the Toronto Central LHIN. Health Innovations Group (HIG) provides public sector consulting services to Canadian governments and health care organizations. We are appreciative that the Toronto Central LHIN has supported the Board's interest in reflecting on sustainability.
HIG has begun their work in earnest, and in the upcoming weeks will be reaching out to gather feedback from you on the questions of sustainability, systems leadership, and the continuum of care. We do hope that you can participate in this community consultation process, and look forward to receiving your comments.
As indicated in our original letter, we are taking this time to pause and reflect. We are deeply interested in hearing from staff, partner organizations and other organizations in the sector and system. As part of our consultative plan, we are in touch with other stakeholders and are interested in compiling this information over the next few months. Our goal is to consult as widely as possible.
We understand that you may have questions or comments and we are keen on connecting with you in this collaborative process. There are multiple ways that you can share any questions or concerns - through the consultants, by approaching Shirley, or by getting in touch with either of us directly via telephone (Anu at 41 993 4221; Jen at 416 455 5860) or via email (email@example.com).
Anu Radha, Board Chair
Verma Jen Quinlan, Board Vice-Chair