A Message from the Chair
Governance in today's academic hospitals is much like an ongoing stewardship balancing act. Now, more than at any time in our history, competing requirements and demands call trustees to understand a wider range of more complex information while making effective, ethical and sometimes difficult decisions.
The St. Joseph's Board of Directors carries on a strong tradition of understanding the issues, while never losing sight of this organization's roots: our mission, vision and values. Our mandate is fulfilled through a strong governance structure, advancing our capacity to use relevant, timely information, and the dedication of all those who are part of the St. Joseph's family.
Most important of all, however, is our understanding that we govern in relationship with others – with the engagement of care providers and patients; volunteers and donors; researchers and learners; regional and community partners; and local and provincial governments; as well as with the guidance and support of our sponsors, the St. Joseph's Health Care Society and the Bishop of the Diocese of London.
As we look to our next fiscal year, 2018-2019, I am excited about our new Strategic Plan: Reaching Out, Connecting Care, Innovating Together.
Launched in the spring of 2018, this bold plan is grounded in partnerships with patients, residents and family caregivers, with an uncompromising focus on quality and safety, and the need for collaborations and advocacy to advance care, teaching and research. It is our compass for achieving our vision of earning complete confidence in the care we provide.
I would also like to acknowledge how grateful I am for the strong relationships with which we are constantly blessed, and I look forward with great anticipation to the new ones we will forge in the coming years in the interest of those we serve.