A message from the Board Chair and President & CEO
Welcome to our online 2014 Annual Report for London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). Within this report, we focus on the corporate and strategic elements of hospital operations over the past year.
It is no secret that Ontario’s health-care system is in the midst of a sweeping transformation, necessitated by an aging population and ongoing fiscal challenges. Despite this difficult environment, we are pleased to report that LHSC remains financially healthy, as can be seen in our audited financial statements for 2013/14 – a credit to the hard work of so many.
Equally important, as part of our continuous pursuit of improved patient outcomes and experiences, LHSC is delivering on its strategic priorities, which are focused on clinical excellence, patient and family-centred care, and working with system and community partners to develop more seamless care pathways for patients at every point on their health-care journey. At London Health Sciences Centre, we firmly believe that we are ideally suited to help lead positive system change – building a stronger and more sustainable model of care for future generations. This will continue to be a key focus, and commitment, in the years ahead.
Without doubt, the greatest strength of our hospital is its people. Through their compassion, commitment and hard work, we continue to positively change lives and advance the standard of care at LHSC and beyond. To help give you a sense of the size and scope of LHSC, we are pleased to provide you a facts and stats snapshot of our organization. Collectively, this huge team serves the acute care needs of our city, our region and beyond. For inspiring stories that reflect the incredible work they do every day, we encourage you to read the latest issue of our Inside publication at inside.lhsc.on.ca.
It has been a remarkable year at LHSC, filled with many medical firsts that continue driving our legacy of innovation. We have compiled a number of the accomplishments that we celebrated throughout the year, and invite you to visit our 'year in review' summary to learn more about how our staff and physicians continue to excel through many firsts, awards, and innovative projects
Looking ahead at our future opportunities and challenges, we would like to thank all of the people at LHSC—staff, physicians, students, scientists, volunteers, patients, family members and partners—who are helping us shape a stronger future.
Chair, Board of Directors
President and CEO