A year ago, we began talking with our patients, partners, our teams and the community at large about the future of Quinte Health. The goal was to co-create the future of our hospitals and, through more than 2,200 touchpoints including engagement sessions, surveys, community outreach and candid conversations, we are proud to launch a strategy that reflects what people, teams and partners told us was most important.
We heard a strong desire for Quinte Health to provide high quality compassionate hospital care close to home, and also work in partnership with others to have a positive impact on health and wellbeing in this region. People told us how important it is to recognize and celebrate the work of each of our four hospitals and for us to continue to strengthen the work they do together to serve our community. These important sentiments are reflected in our new purpose statement: Creating healthier communities. Together.
“Our vision over the next five years is to foster healthier, more connected people and communities,” said Stacey Daub, President and CEO, Quinte Health. “We will achieve this by working even more closely between our teams, hospitals and partners to provide care as close to home as possible and to help build a stronger health care system for the future. The pandemic has reinforced the value of teamwork and collaboration, and that we are indeed stronger together. Many of the challenges facing hospitals today can only be solved in true partnership.”
You will notice our updated name and image. After much stakeholder input, we accepted the recommendation to put a focus on “health”, as our purpose, and in our name. Our new symbol is four arrows of different colours, reflecting our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and the fact that we are four hospitals, one team—united in service to one another and to our communities.
“We have put people at the centre of everything we do at Quinte Health, including patients, their families and our team members,” said Dr. Colin MacPherson, Chief of Staff, Quinte Health. “The importance of compassion and humanity cannot be overstated. Health care is more than just applying good standards of practice. It’s about engaging patients and our communities in decisions that impact them, and being supportive, empathetic and equitable in the care we provide.”
Quinte Health will slowly implement its new name and look thoughtfully and with a budget-minded approach, with a request to the public to start referring to the organization as Quinte Health.
“We no longer want to be reduced to an acronym, particularly since “QHC” doesn’t articulate what our organization does to provide better health for our communities,” said Stacey Daub. “We shortened our name to Quinte Health because we do more than just provide health care. We need to think about the overall health of our teams, patients and communities. We have the opportunity to partner to create better health across our communities.”
To learn more about Quinte Health’s strategy and refreshed look, visit www.quintehealth.ca