Hospital merger takes step forward with Rouge Valley Board adoption of new by-laws
March 4, 2014 – The Board of Directors of Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) has approved a new set of by-laws that would come into effect should the proposed merger with The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) proceed.
The RVHS Board’s approvals are the latest in a series of steps toward merging the two hospital corporations, which is contingent on new capital funding for the hospitals, and ultimately subject to approval by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
Among the documents that received approval by the RVHS Board of Directors at its Monday meeting were key items for the new proposed merged hospital corporation including: amalgamation agreement; letters patent; administrative by-laws; and professional staff by-laws.
The RVHS Board approved the documents and to proceed with the proposed merger, contingent upon:
- Government support for capital planning;
- Government support for one-time and recurring merger-related costs; and
- Routine administrative matters.
“We continue to work collaboratively with our partners at TSH as we make progress on the many steps in our proposed merger. We look forward to our RVHS meeting of members this month as our next step in this process,” said Joan Wideman, chair of the RVHS board of directors. “The proposed merger presents a significant opportunity to provide our west Durham and Scarborough communities with greater access to services, improved quality of care and will allow us to make better use of limited health care dollars.”
Both RVHS and TSH have strong track records of providing high-quality, effective care to patients. The two hospitals are committed to finding ways to continue to deliver excellent care at a time when health care delivery is changing.
Together, RVHS and TSH are working to create an integrated system that: • Meets the health care needs of our growing and aging community;
- Provides appropriate local access to care;
- Delivers an outstanding experience for our patients and their caregivers; and,
- Uses our resources efficiently so that our local health care services are available today and into the future.
RVHS Meeting of Members March 17
A special Meeting of Members of Rouge Valley Health System is being held for members to vote on the proposed merger of RVHS and TSH.
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Rouge Valley Centenary, 2867 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, in the Dr. Bruce Johnston Conference Room, third floor.
Members of RVHS include the directors of the corporation, adult volunteers, adult auxiliary members and those who donated $20 or more to the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013 ($100 in the case of corporations/associations). If in doubt, confirm your membership by calling 416-281-7342.
The purpose of the members’ meeting is to carry out the approval of the proposed professional staff bylaws, proposed administrative staff by-laws, amalgamation agreement and letters patent. To get copies of these documents, please do any of the following:
- Visit the administration offices at either of RVHS’ hospital campuses – Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering, 580 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax; or Rouge Valley Centenary, 2867 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough;
- Download at www.rougevalley.ca/special-meeting-of-members; or
- Contact Christine Pember at 416-281-7293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) — The best at what we do.
Rouge Valley Health System is an excellent acute care community hospital with many programs, including 24/7/365 emergency, obstetrics, paediatrics, surgery, mental health and regional cardiac care. Rouge Valley consists of several health sites, including two community hospital campuses: Rouge Valley Centenary in Scarborough; and Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering in west Durham. Together, a team of physicians, nurses and many other professionals care for a broad spectrum of health conditions. Working in consultation and partnership with community members, other hospitals, health care organizations, the Central East Local Health Integration Network and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Rouge Valley continues to improve its programs and cater to the needs of the growing communities of east Toronto, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby.
David Brazeau Director Public Affairs,
Community Relations and Telecommunications
Rouge Valley Health System
The best at what we do.