2021 Recognition in Delivering Value-based Healthcare awarded to Scarborough Health Network

April 12, 2021

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that the 2021 Recognition in Delivering Value-based Healthcare has been awarded to Scarborough Health Network.

The Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehab (CERCR) is a regional program made possible by the collaboration of hospitals, government agencies, community leaders, local champions, and patients. Three hospitals, Scarborough Health Network, Lakeridge Health, and Ross Memorial Hospital, with the support of the Central East LHIN integrated their cardiac rehabilitation programs to create a regional cardiovascular rehabilitation system. It developed an evidence-based service to improve access, quality of care, resource utilization, cost effectiveness and, importantly viability and scalability of the regional coordinated cardiovascular rehabilitation system.

CERCR has grown to provide service to over 3500 patients annually in 16 community sites throughout the Central East LHIN, such that >90% of residents have access to a site within 30 minutes from home. This has all been accomplished through efficiency and cost effectiveness for under $1,000 per patient (80% of national average cost of cardiac rehab delivery).

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 virtual Honouring Health Leadership event on June 16, 2021.

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

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications 
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213