The Champlain LHIN's health system planning and funding functions are now part of Ontario Health, a government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians continue to receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them.
- Maison Fraternité and Centre Psychosocial (Jan 2020)
Some benefits to the integration of Maison Fraternité and Centre Psychosocial into one agency (Centre Psychosocial) include a better continuum of integrated mental health and addiction services for Francophone individuals and families, financial and human resources efficiencies, service integration with the vast expertise of the two agencies’ staff, and the larger value of combined financial and capital assets. This integration became effective April 1, 2020 (Centre Psychosocial has since changed its name to Le CAP: Centre D’Appui et de Prévention).
- Personal Choice Independent Living and VHA Health and Home Support (Aug 2019)
The integration of Personal Choice Independent Living and VHA Health and Home Support increases capacity to serve new clients, and strengthens organizational supports for service quality and financial sustainability.
- Centre de services Guigues and Montfort Renaissance (Jul 2018)
This integration resulted in a transfer of assets from the Centre de services Guigues to Montfort Renaissance. Benefits of this integration include improved alignment and coordination of health services for Francophone clients in the region, and the continuation of service-delivery geared specifically to Francophone seniors in Ottawa.
- The Royal’s Hospital Information System (Nov 2017)
The Royal's Hospital Information System (HIS) requires updating to better serve the needs of its patients and clinicians. The Champlain LHIN Board of Directors supported the voluntary integration of the HIS between The Royal, and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health.
- Community Support Services in Eastern Champlain (Jul 2017)
This integration means the Canadian Red Cross (Cornwall Branch) will transfer the provision of its community support services to Carefor Health and Community Services (Eastern Counties). On April 1, 2018, the transfer of services to Carefor will be complete, and Canadian Red Cross Cornwall Branch will no longer be a Champlain LHIN-funded health service provider.
- Meals on Wheels in South Dundas (Feb 2017)
The integration has Williamsburg Non-Profit Housing Corporation (WNPHC) absorbing Home Support Services – Morrisburg and District’s (HSSMD) volunteers and responsibility for serving their Meals on Wheels clients. On April 1, 2017, the agencies transferred services to WNPHC, at which time HSSMD proceeded with corporate dissolution.
- VHA Health and Home Support and The In Community (Feb 2014)
This integration provides improved navigation for clients moving from private homes to supportive housing settings, streamlined assessment, and improved quality of care through increased consistency in staffing.
- Mental Health Services in Prescott and Russell (Apr 2013)
Mental-health crisis services and geriatric psychiatric care for people in Prescott-Russell are provided by Hôpital Montfort. The LHIN Board approved a transfer of these services to Hawkesbury & District General Hospital so that clients in Prescott-Russell can receive seamless care under one administration. The changes involve governance, administration and funding only, with no impact on services.
- Hospice at May Court and Friends of Hospice Ottawa (Jun 2012)
The LHIN Board supported the integration of these two Ottawa hospice palliative care organizations into a larger organization called Hospice Care Ottawa. It provides community-based and residential services, in partnership with Bruyère Continuing Care. The Boards of the two agencies gathered input from their communities, and supported this merger.
- Montfort Renaissance and Horizons Renaissance (Apr 2011)
This is an integration of two community-based mental health and addictions agencies. Hôpital Montfort is also a partner in the integration. Montfort Renaissance and Horizons Renaissance offer care in Ottawa and Prescott-Russell, mainly serving a Francophone population but also providing some bilingual services. The integration establishes a single entry-point for services, thereby improving access to care for clients in need of supportive housing, withdrawal management, or peer support, for example.
- Sharing of Medical Information Technology (Aug 2009)
Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) is a licensee of a hospital information system from Medical Information Technology Ltd (Meditech). QCH agreed to allow Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital to ‘piggyback’ on QCH's information system. The integration provides a cost-effective eHealth solution for the Arnprior hospital, and advances the Champlain LHIN eHealth integration agenda.
- Children and Youth Mental Health Services Integration (Dec 2008)
This integration is between Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario for a single and shared leadership for specialized psychiatric and mental health services. It promises to improve access, coordination and efficiency.
- Supply-Chain Management Shared Services (Feb 2008)
Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital, CHEO, Hôpital Montfort, QCH, Bruyère Continuing Care, The Ottawa Hospital
This is an integration for Champlain Integrated Supply Chain Management Services. Some already have agreements in place. Integrated supply chain management saves costs, and standardizes inventory management.
- Mississippi River Health Alliance (Apr 2016)
This decision creates a formalized relationship between Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital and Almonte General Hospital, called the Mississippi River Health Alliance, to better serve both communities, and make the best use of their resources by finding opportunities to partner with each other.
- Transfer of Services across LHIN Boundaries (Nov 2008)
This supported the efforts of the South West LHIN to improve the provision of Consumer Survivor Services in and to its geographic area that includes the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville (excluding North Grenville).
- Transfer of Convalescent Care Program (Mar 2008)
This integration with Specialty Care Granite Ridge, Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre and Garden Terrace (OMNI Healthcare Limited Partnerships) was to enable a smooth transition of the convalescent care program within Champlain, maintain high-quality care and equitable access for clients of the convalescent care program across Central Champlain, and maintain access to long-stay capacity, and improve the utilization of the short-stay capacity.
- Sub-Acute Services (Oct 2018)
This integration decision restructures the system to address population growth and future needs by making the best use of existing resources. The integration decision:
- Makes better use of existing resources in the Champlain LHIN, ensuring appropriate use of tax payers’ dollars
- Provides rehabilitation services earlier in the patient journey to allow patients to regain optimal function, and increase their chance of remaining at home
- Reduces overcrowding in hospitals by decreasing the amount of time patients need to stay in hospital after their acute-care phase of hospitalization is complete.
Click here for more information on the Champlain Sub-Acute Capacity Plan.
Distribution of Orthopedic Services in the Champlain Region (Aug 2016)
This integration changes how orthopedic services are distributed across the Champlain region, and occurred as a result of changing demographics and evolving patient need. It aims to better align orthopedic care with the needs of communities in various geographical areas. Click here for information on the Champlain Regional Orthopedic Network.
Other Integration Initiatives & Resources