What's New at Community Care
In this section, you will be able to access information about upcoming Community Care special events and activities, as well as get recaps and summaries of recent initiatives. For further information about any agency activities, please contact us at 705-324-7323.
2016-17 Annual Report now available
"Portraits in Caring" is the theme for the 2017 Annual Report from Community Care, and we're pleased to have the smiling faces of Grace King and Julie Marquis on our front cover. Their story of support and care for each other is featured in the Annual Report, which is available Here.
In the past year, the organization made tremendous advances to our Strategic Plan, as we pursued the overall vision of Building Healthy Communities. We have continued to create collaborative environments that foster integrated health system thinking, planning and evaluation. And, we remain focused on improving health experience and health outcomes for our local community - while decreasing costs to the system as a whole.
Enjoy the Annual Report, and contact us if you would like a printed copy.
Community Care breaks ground on future facility
A major milestone in Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes' 31-year history was celebrated recently with the official groundbreaking at the future site of the agency's new and improved Community Health Centre (CHC). The new facility will bring together all of the agency's current CHC progams and services, and will allow for future growth that the agency expects to be needed to meet increasing health care needs of local residents.
The new facility will be built at 21 Angeline St. N. in Lindsay. The site will be the home of the current CHC programs - primary care, health promotion, dental care and the Geriatric Assessment Intervention Network (GAIN) team, along with some administrative departments. The agency hopes to be able to move other services that it offers to the new facility in a future second phase of development.
"This is a significant milestone for the future of Community Care," said Board Chair Paul Davidson. "It will definitely help bring our vision of community-centred care a big step closer to reality."
The current Community Health Centre, located at 108 Angeline St. S. in Lindsay, was opened in 2009. The new facility will enable Community Care to provide expanded, more cost-effective services and allow for future growth. Officials said that the proximity to Ross Memorial Hospital signals the importance that the agency places on working partnerships with other local health care groups such as the hospital.
Community Care Board of Directors Chair Paul Davidson served up pieces of celebratory cake at the groundbreaking ceremony.
For highlights from the groundbreaking ceremony, Click Here
Agency Receives Accreditation Status Once Again
Officials at Community Care are pleased to announce that the agency has continued to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Canada program and has received full accreditation status for the next four years.
The agency recently participated in the Accreditation Canada survey, which helps organizations strengthen their quality improvement efforts by identifying what they are doing well and where improvements are needed. Organizations that are accredited by Accreditation Canada can hold their status as a mark of pride and as a way to create a strong, sustainable culture of quality and safety.
The recent survey was the fourth time since 2004 that CCCKL has participated in the process.
"Accreditation Canada commends Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes for its ongoing work to integrate accreditation into its operations to improve the quality and safety of its programs and services," the report states.
Click Here to access the full Executive Summary from Accreditation Canada.