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, your first emergency department visit, or perhaps you were born here… many of us remember the impact of that first time you knew of the hospital.
Today we are a very different organization as our services have evolved to meet the growing needs of our community; in fact, we are more than just a hospital. Our nursing home, the Grove, opened on October 9, 1981 first accepting residents transferred from a temporary 11 bed nursing home unit at the hospital. The Grove is now poised for expansion from 60 beds to 96. In addition to the traditional hospital and long-term care services, our organization now provides a comprehensive array of community services which includes an adult day program and assisted living services. These changes in program growth and our relentless pursuit of quality care has helped us achieve our new vision – “together we will create a healthy community”.
We know that having access to local healthcare services saves our citizens from having to travel into the city.. We also know it helps local industry attract a strong workforce, community infrastructure upon which others can build; and ultimately, a community where people want to live!
The outstanding care that our patients/residents/clients receive is provided by more than 350 dedicated employees. This year the staff at Arnprior Regional Health reported their overall engagement as being 82.4%, an increase of more than 20% from seven years ago. We know that engaged staff result in better clinical outcomes and higher levels of patient/resident/client satisfaction.
Arnprior Regional Health could not be successful without the numerous partnerships we have built and the generosity of our many donors. Whether it is through the Patient Family Advisory Council, Rural Health Hub or Health Links we are proud to acknowledge the participation of volunteers, physicians, patients, clients, residents, and care givers, as they are instrumental in ensuring we are responsive to the needs of our community. To continue to be successful we will increase the number of opportunities to engage our community. One example is the partnership with local seniors on the development of the Rural Seniors Health Care Village. This “village” will provide our senior population with the health services they need at the local level.
Our team at Arnprior Regional Health lives the values of Honesty, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork and these values provide the foundation for all of us to foster a healthier community.