2012-2015 Strategic Directions
Strategic Direction #1:
Be a Recognized Rural Health Leader in Quality and Patient Safety
At the centre of a patient-centered health care system is the relentless pursuit and implementation of the highest quality and patient safety practices available. This is embodied in both our mission and vision statement and remains our number 1 strategic priority.
Strategic Direction #2:
Provide Exceptional Quality Health Care Through the Creative Generation and Effective Use of all Resources
The foreseeable future will see health care delivered within a climate of constrained resources, definitely in the financial area, but also for many organizations, in the area of availability of critical health care skills. Every hospital will need to be creative in the generation and use of financial resources, and be an outstanding steward of its human and physical assets to ensure an ongoing capability to deliver excellent health care to its resident communities.
Strategic Direction #3:
Provide the communities served with improved access to local health care services.
Strategic Direction #4:
Be at the Forefront of Rural e-Health Innovation Through Collaboration and Partnerships
An enabler of success in Direction # 3 will be the availability of an up-to-date electronic backbone in our organization that will support efficient operation and the advancement of an electronic health record encompassing both primary and facility-based care as the basis for future delivery of care for all residents of our catchment area.
Strategic Direction #5
Champion Local Partnerships to Create an All-Inclusive
In rural communities, Hospitals should use their special position to play a quarterbacking role in ensuring that the communities serviced have a seamless health care experience. This can only be accomplished by a concerted effort to build partnerships, and alliances both local and distant, to achieve the goal of quality seamless health care for all.
Strategic Direction #6:
Continue to Promote Population Health through Health Awareness, Education and Promotion activities.
A significant portion of population health is achieved through individual accountability and responsibility for personal health status through the lifestyle choices. Regular awareness and education sessions are a key component of the education required to foster this accountability and personal responsibility. The Hospital must preach and model the appropriate lifestyle choices through education and personal leadership by all employees.
See the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan