Strategic Plan 2013 - 2018

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Our Strategic Plan in Action

Our Mission

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Improve the health of northerners by working with our partners to advance quality care, education, research and health promotion

Our Vision

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Globally recognized for patient-centred innovation

Our Values

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Excellence, Respect, Accountability, Engagement

Our Teaching Mandate

Health Sciences North's new Simulation Lab is fully aligned with our foundation drivers as learners train in advanced life-saving skills and procedures for patients of all ages. HSN is committed to providing care across the continuum of age from pediatrics to geriatrics and our Simulation Lab clearly supports that commitment.

Our Research Mandate

Health Sciences North’s research mandate will lead an evolution of change for northern Ontario over the coming years. Our research institute will create a community that brings together researchers, clinicians, regional partners and industries to help foster the creation and dissemination of promising therapeutics targeting the health priorities of the north. It’s the way we bring together what we do that makes us unique: The northern recipe for success.

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Foundational Drivers

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The starting point must always be the patient. Our patients’ care experiences will drive our actions,decisions and priorities. Our models of care, our system designs, our process improvements will be driven by our patients’ needs. Our successes will not be seen as an end point, but rather, a starting point to build upon. As we constantly challenge ourselves to improve what we do, our drivers will be:

  • Quality and safe patient-centred care
  • Advanced research and education
  • Enduring improvement
  • Accountability to all
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Alignment with Our Partners

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Health Sciences North’s 2013-2018 Strategic Plan reflects the course of our national, provincial and regional health care policy landscape. Our priority of creating an innovative hospital “without walls” that focuses on the continuum of care from the patient’s perspective is aligned with the Ontario Action Plan for Health Care and the North East Local Health Integration Network’s Strategic Plan.

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Framework for Success

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Health Sciences North is rigorously aligning and deploying its strategic and operating business plans. We are building an operational infrastructure that connects our strategy to tactical execution and accountability with sustained results. We have recognized the importance of building this infrastructure using all of the puzzle pieces necessary to create a full picture for all of our stakeholders.

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Pediatric Centre
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Health Sciences North ’s Pediatric Centre of Excellence will provide children, youth and their families the benefit of expert health care within the region. The Centre will offer a wide range of vital health care services, bringing care closer to the children and families of northeastern Ontario. The Centre will consolidate all pediatric services to provide a truly patient-centered experience.