2019 Recognition in Delivering Value-based Healthcare awarded to Western Health and Central Health

March 20, 2019

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that the 2019 Recognition in Delivering Value-based Healthcare has been awarded to Western Regional Health Authority and Central Regional Health Authority in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The recognized project, “Optimizing Care of Frail Elderly Residents in Long Term Care”, was a collaborative initiative of Western Health, Central Health and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). The goal was to implement best practice in the care of frail elderly residents in Long Term Care facilities throughout Western Health and Central Health.

As a result of this project, and through dedicated efforts aligned with the LEADS framework, Western Health and Central Health created value for patients and caregivers, as well as clinicians and health systems, enabling better care provision and better use of resources. The approach continues to cultivate broad understanding on the application of value-based healthcare, and is driven by a focus of continuous learning and improvement.

The College’s Recognition in Delivering Value-based Healthcare aims to increase the profile and understanding of value-based healthcare by honouring an organization, or team, that is deliberate in changing the way that care is delivered, resulting in improved patient outcomes. This means that patients are being optimally cared for at the right time, in the right setting and at the right cost.

This recognition is made possible by a grant from Medtronic Canada. Medtronic Canada, headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, is a subsidiary of Medtronic plc, which is one of the world’s largest medical technology, services, and solutions companies — alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program and will be presented at the Honouring Health Leadership event on June 9, 2019 in Toronto prior to the 2019 National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC).

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7218, ext. 213