Latest News from the Western Ontario Health Team

Current activities

The Western Ontario Health Team (WOHT) provides these updates to all sectors:

  • October 2021
    • Access to interpretation services for COVID-19 vaccine patient discussions. Available til August 30, 2022.
    • Priorities identified through priority voting and group discussions at co-design sessions – looking for volunteers for working groups tackle this work.
  • September 2021
    • Join WOHT’s Improving Care for People Living with CHF and COPD Co-Design Workshops
    • Coordinating Council and Operations Team updates
  • August 2021
    • Co-develop improvements to system – Working Groups on Referral Management; Access to and Awareness of Services for providers and patients; Care and Action Planning (ensuring care plans are provided to patients, and providers are able to access key info in a timely manner).
    • Adopted definition of Health Equity
  • June 2021
    • Introducing Dr. Sarah Jarmain, new Clinical Lead for the Western Ontario Health Team
    • Dr. Dan’s digital blog – is it time to send out preventative care notices to your patients?
    • WOHT activities, including supporting translation services for primary care vaccination
  • April 2021
    • Financially supported the pilot of“WeSpeak” interpretation services for the AstraZeneca vaccine pilot project in primary care
    • Confirmed their commitment to the following Value Statements: We are Collaborative, We are Trustworthy, We are Transparent, We value Equity. Click on the newsletter link above to see more
  • March 2021 (part 2)
    • Welcome three new members to the operations team
    • Core work on defining values
    • Updates on the local COVID-19 response and programs supporting COVID-19 patients
  • March 2021 (part 1)
    • Community Support Services Network’s Bundled Services Program
    • Patient engagement activities: planning begins
  • February 2021
    • Work on WOHT Purpose Statement and Values
    • Hiring for Clinical Lead and Project Manager roles
  • January 2021
    • WOHT collaborative agreements with clusters (sectors)
    • Year 1 population work to date
2020 OHT Newsletters
  • December 2020
    • Year 1 population dataFinalizing governance structureFunding from member organizations will be coming in shortly; still awaiting OHT funding details from MOH
  • OHT Lead Announcement – Amber Alpaugh-Bishop starts January 4, 2021
  • November 2020
    • Chronic COVID-19 management
    • Generative discussion on digital health barriers
      • what can we do on the provider side to make it easier for patients?
      • what environmental factors enable or disable our ability to collaborate?
      • what tangible steps can Western OHT take?
  • October 2020
    • Primary care report
    • COVID-19 chronic care pathway and remote patient monitoring
    • COVID-19 Assessment Centre changes
  • September 2020 – governance and funding updates, health equity
  • August 2020 – COVID care funding proposal to MOH, meeting with Ministry of Health reps
  • July 2020 – work to date, organizing structures and frameworks, next steps

WOHT governance structure

Draft Governance Documents

Coordinating Council
Linda Crossley-Hauch – Co-chair (Patient Partner)
Mike McMahon – Co-chair (Thames Valley Family Health Team)
Linda Sibley – Addictions sector (Addictions Services Thames Valley)
Alternate: Beth Mitchell – mental health sector (CMHA Middlesex)
Angela McMillan – CSS sector (Cheshire London)
Alternate: Carol Walters – CSS sector (Alzheimer Society London Middlesex)
Dr. Brenna Kaschor – primary care
Dr. Gord Schacter – primary care
Alternates: Dr. Vineet Nair, 2nd alternate to be confirmed
Scott Courtice – primary care organization (London Intercommunity Health Centre)
Alternate: Gail McMahon – primary care organization (HealthZone NP Clinic)
Daryl Nancekivell – Home and Community Care
Alternate: Will Lomas – Home and Community Care
Gillian Kernaghan – hospital sector (St. Joseph’s Health Care London)
Alternate: Jodi Younger – hospital sector (St. Joseph’s Health Care London)

Todd Stepaniuk – hospital sector (Middlesex Hospital Alliance)
Alternate: Stephane Ouellet – hospital sector (Middlesex Hospital Alliance)

Jackie Schliefer-Taylor (LHSC)
Alternate: tba
Neal Roberts – Emergency Medicine
Gary Jazey – Patient/Caregiver
Alternate: Aindrea Cramp – Patient/Caregiver
Tanya Pol – long term care sector
Alternate: Lisa Maynard – long term care sector
Dr. Chris Mackie – Middlesex London Health Unit
Craig Cooper – City of London
Warden Cathy Burghardt-Jesson – County of Middlesex
TBD – Indigenous Health

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Western Ontario Health – development phase

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