In early February 2015, the Kirkland & District Hospital (KDH) and the Englehart & District Hospital (EDH) received approval from the North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) to proceed with plans for a shared leadership and partnership.  The Blanche River Health Partners (BRHP) was established to recruit and hire an Integrated Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and to become a foundation to a partnership agreement that would establish shared principles, values and guidelines that the hospitals will follow in working together.  The BRHP was comprised of representatives from both Hospital Boards.  Successful recruitment of an Integrated CEO was achieved in the fall of 2015, with a new CEO on-site on November 30, 2015.

n June 2016, the two hospitals Boards passed a motion to become a Combined Board with equal representation of board members from each hospital site.  The creation of the Combined Board provided the opportunity to create Integrated Quality, Strategic Planning, Resource and Audit committees, thus aligning the governance and enhancing the integration process. In January 2018, the Joint Board of Directors has unanimously voted to pursue formal amalgamation.  This amalgamation journey will take approximately a year to formalize, requiring application for approval from the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

Both the EDH & the KDH are fully accredited, community hospitals committed to providing quality, patient-centered health care services in Northern and Central Timiskaming.  Our hospitals continue as leaders in Health Care Services by collaborating with Community Health Partners creating safe and healthy communities and ensuring seamless transitions to other Health Services.

The Kirkland & District Hospital has 62 beds (41 Medical/Surgical, 6 ICU and 15 Complex Continuing Care), is staffed by 250 employees, and has 12 visiting Specialists, 11 Physicians (including 1 General Surgeon, 1 Anesthetist.)  In partnership with Sudbury's Health Sciences North Hospital, the KDH provides satellite services in the patient-care areas of Dialysis, Chemotherapy, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Virtual Critical Care.    KDH has a 24/7 Emergency Department and offers Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Respiratory, Clinical Nutrition, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Timiskaming Diabetes Program, Hospice Palliative Care and Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to both our in-patients and out-patients. 

The Englehart & District Hospital has 30 beds (16 Acute Care, 14 Complex Continuing Care), is staffed by 100 employees, and has 4 Family Practice Physicians, Locums and 3 visiting Specialists.  In partnership with Sudbury's Health Sciences North Hospital, EDH provides Virtual Critical Care.   EDH has a 24/7 Emergency Department and offers Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Respiratory in partnership with Vital-Aire, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Hospice Palliative Care and Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to both our in-patients and out-patients.

Both EDH and KDH are committed to a culture and environment of teaching/learning for students.  KDH is affiliated with many Ontario Colleges and Universities including the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Nipissing University, College Boreal (DI) and Northern College and EDH is affiliated with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM).  Several student placements take place in the hospitals annually.

Our 2018/2019 Quality Improvement Plan is aligned with Accreditation Canada, NELHIN and Ministry of Health & LTC (MOHLTC) priorities including: 

NELHIN Integrated Health Services Plan

Hospital Service Accountability Agreements (H-SAA)

Accreditation Canada Required Organizational Practices (ROP)

Senior Friendly Hospital Strategy

Mandatory and Publically Reported Requirements

Ontario's Action Plan for Health Care

 

Kirkland and District Hospital
145 Government Road East
Kirkland Lake, ON
P2N 3P4

Phone:  (705) 567-5251 
Fax: (705)-568-2102
Email:  administration@kdhospital.com

Englehart and District Hospital
61-5th Street
Englehart, ON
P0J 1H0

Phone: (705)-544-2301
Fax: 705)-544-5222
E-mail: General Inquires 
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