Media Advisory - SickKids Foundation announces winner of the 2008 Rotman Award in Paediatric Home Care



    Children's Treatment Network of Simcoe York to receive $100,000 prize

    TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ -

    
    What:  The 2008 Rotman award in Paediatric Home Care awarded by SickKids
           Foundation will be awarded to Children's Treatment Network of
           Simcoe York for their innovation in paediatric home care.

    Who:   Joanne Kriving, director, National Grants, SickKids Foundation,
           Bob Morton, CEO, Children's Treatment Network of Simcoe York

           Additional Interview Opportunity: Theresa Meininger-Sanders -
           Theresa's four-year-old daughter Jessica is one of the first
           children with multiple needs to be supported by the Network's
           single plan of care process. Under this new system, all the
           professionals supporting Jessica at home, at school and at play
           work together with the family to take a team approach to her care.
           Jessica's complex schedule of therapeutic support services like,
           physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, as well as
           nutrition services are coordinated through Children's Treatment
           Network. Jessica's team monitors her progress and shares
           information through the use of a shared electronic record. Her
           care plan is revised as she grows and her needs evolve. Jessica's
           mother Theresa will be on hand to speak about the impact a single
           plan of care and consistent connections with all her caregivers
           has had on Jessica's development.

    When:  Monday, June 16, 2008
           1 p.m. - Award announcement
           12 - 1 p.m - File footage opportunities at Information Fair
           Symposium runs from noon to 4:30 p.m.

    Where: Children's Treatment Network Symposium
           Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston, ON
           6015 Highway 89 (14 km west of Hwy 400)
    

    Why home care?

    SickKids Foundation is dedicated to developing new knowledge in specific
areas of child health in which virtually no one else in Canada is
investigating. One of these designated areas is paediatric home and community
care. The Foundation decided to invest in this particular area because we know
that more children are surviving their childhood illnesses and better
technologies exist to enable them to receive their care at home. Home care is
essentially, the future of health care.

    The award

    Created by SickKids Foundation, The Rotman Award for Paediatric Home Care
Innovation is the first Canadian award of its kind. It is also Canada's
largest non-profit award. Each year, $100,000 is given to one organization
whose practices and vision embody the best in paediatric home care innovation.
This is the third year of the award. Previous winners include, Capital Health
Edmonton Area Home Care Children's Services in 2007 and the Intensive Care
Service (IACS) at The Montreal Children's Hospital in 2006.

    The 2008 winner

    Children's Treatment Network of Simcoe York is a unique integrated
network model that builds on the strengths of existing service providers to
create a revolutionary system that provides a single point of contact and a
single plan of care for children from birth to age 19 who have special
physical, developmental, and communication needs. The Network links over 45
healthcare, education, recreation, social and community services organizations
to support over 4,500 children with multiple needs and their families in
Simcoe County and York Region.





For further information:

For further information: Chelsea Novak, SickKids Foundation, Tel: (416)
813-6166 Ext. 2021, c: (416) 459-5229, Email:
chelsea.novak@sickkidsfoundation.com; Kathryn Boothby, Children's Treatment
Network of Simcoe York, Tel: (905) 330-0943, Email: kmboothby@sympatico.ca

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