Our Community Hospital Partnerships
The network is growing and currently includes the following community partner hospital partners:
“Markham Stouffville Hospital is continually striving for paediatric service excellence. KHA will help us deliver enhanced quality care to our community close to home. This partnership will build paediatric clinical capacity by sharing specialized resources and expertise, and through collaboration on research and education.” – Jo-anne Marr, President & CEO, Markham Stouffville Hospital
“As a parent of young children in Markham, I am thankful for this partnership that will bring more specialized resources close to home. It will also help if my children need to be transferred to SickKids that the transition will be that much easier and seamless.” – Shana Betz, mother of Emma, a patient at Markham Stouffville Hospital
“The benefits from this partnership will be far reaching. It will positively influence care here, as well as hospitals we work closely with to provide paediatric services.” – Pat Campbell, President & CEO, Orillia Soliders’ Memorial Hospital
“The hospitals in the Alliance are leaders in the care of children…we have a tremendously strong program here in Orillia serving patients and families from across Simcoe, Muskoka and beyond and it will only get better as we tap into the education and expertise that this partnership will provide.” Dr. Michelle Gordon, Chief of Paediatric and Neonatal Medicine, Orillia Soliders’ Memorial Hospital
“Being a part of Kids Health Alliance will enable our team to provide a high quality, consistent, coordinated approach in caring for our child and youth patient population.” – Pierre Noel, President & CEO, Pembroke Regional Hospital
“Joining Ontario’s preeminent providers of care for children and youth is the next step in our journey to provide exceptional care for a healthier community. We are eager to collaborate, as part of the Kids Health Alliance, to continue providing exceptional care for children and youth. We look forward to benefiting from this partnership as well as contributing toward it.” – Barb Collins, President and CEO, Humber River Hospital
“Humber River is partnering with SickKids and other hospitals in the Kids Health Alliance that is great because all kids will get the care when they need it, where they need it.” – Andrew Alguram, patient Humber River Hospital
“At Michael Garron Hospital, partnerships are an essential ingredient to achieving our vision of creating health and building community. Together with our KHA partners, we will ensure that the highest standards of care are provided to our youngest patients.” – Sarah Downey, President and CEO, Michael Garron Hospital
We are working together to advance the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based care in the Emergency Department, which is the first point of contact for many patients. 85% of children and youth go to their local Emergency Department rather than a pediatric hospital when they need emergency care. We know that health outcomes are best when children and youth are cared for by interprofessional teams with pediatric training.
To date, we have been focused on:
Improving access to pediatric care closer to home
Building capacity through education and training of interprofessional teams
Accelerating shared learnings and adoption of best practices
Planning is underway to expand our focus to neonatal intensive care and pediatric inpatient units.