The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), CHEO and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital saw an opportunity to do better for kids and their families.
In June 2017, the three hospitals launched the Kids Health Alliance (KHA), a formal network of kids’ care providers. The aim of the network is simple – to develop excellence and expertise in pediatric care, across all its partners.
Nearly 20 per cent of Ontario’s population is younger than 18, and that’s expected to grow by 600,000 children and youth over the next two decades. The kids’ health care system is complex too, with services delivered through many organizations, including children’s hospitals, community hospitals, pediatrician’s offices, schools and at home.
Collectively, KHA will improve quality, communication, access to care, and coordination by building capacity in all KHA partners through working together and learning from each other.
In less than a year, the partnership has expanded to three community hospitals: Pembroke Regional Hospital, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital and Markham Stouffville Hospital. The aim is to continue to grow the network to also include home care, pediatricians, mental health and rehabilitation services, and others.
Click here to visit KHA’s newsroom to learn more.