December 12, 2016

Inequity in access to long-term care beds facing the residents of our community

December 2016 – In my last blog post I reported on the challenges faced by residents in our community who were looking to receive long term care services at the Grove Nursing Home here in Arnprior.  Specifically, I highlighted how many of our seniors are having to leave the community […]
February 13, 2017

CEO Blog: It’s a team effort ensuring quality of care is provided at ARH!

February 2017 – Our vision at Arnprior Regional Health is to be recognized for exemplary care.  Recognition from my perspective means receiving acknowledgement from someone outside of our organization who confirms we provided the right care, at the right time, with the right person.  In addition we want to be […]
March 30, 2017

CEO Blog: Change was once episodic, now change is constant

 March 2017 – You have no doubt noted in my blogs that I often provide an update on the initiatives ARH is undertaking in response to the needs of our community, staff, and partners in delivery of exemplary care. “Change was once episodic, now change is Constant”. The WHY of […]
June 7, 2017

Community Impact Report

2016/2017 Annual Report to the Community – Seventy-three years ago on June 9, 1944, the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital was incorporated.   Since that time our organization has impacted the lives of thousands of people within our growing and aging community.  Whether it was your first job at the hospital, […]
October 3, 2017

CEO Blog: Accredited with Exemplary Standing

October 2017 – Confidence in the care we provide our patients, residents, and clients has been reaffirmed thanks to the report from the Chair of the Decision Committee at Accreditation Canada received September 29th which stated: “The Accreditation Decision Committee is pleased to inform you that Arnprior Regional Health is […]
November 25, 2017

CEO Blog: Creating a neighborhood profile for more precise planning

November 2017 – Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) provides care to a large geographic area that comprises Towns, rural communities and Census Tracts within a large urbanized core.  Previously we would have referred to this as our “catchment area”, and planned accordingly.  Nevertheless, as we are able to collect and analyze […]
February 21, 2018

CEO Blog: We’re listening! Facility renewals and new specialists improve care closer to home

February 2018 – We are very grateful to the Ministry of Health for ongoing investments in our aging facilities. In fact, recent funding of almost $3 million dollars is helping us enhance the patient experience. But, more importantly, the funds are also helping us update our environment to improve safety […]
July 20, 2018

CEO Blog: The “hidden” benefits of volunteering

July 2018 – The “hidden” benefits of volunteering In October 2000, I published an article about volunteering in the Canadian College of Health Leaders journal Healthcare Management Forum. Much of  the advice I shared with emerging health leaders 18 years ago in “Volunteering a rung on the career ladder?” remains […]
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