Partnering for rehabilitation success: Mackenzie Health and SE Health

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Nov. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Mackenzie Health renewed its rehabilitation services partnership with SE Health. Under the new six-year agreement, SE Health will provide experienced rehabilitation staff for 17 inpatient and outpatient programs at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and its community-based locations, as well as the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, scheduled to open in late 2020.    

Rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy play a key role in helping patients achieve wellness in their recovery. In addition to supporting patients who live with chronic disease, a high-functioning rehabilitation program helps to alleviate pressures on the health care system by helping patients receive the care they need both within and outside of a hospital setting. 

Since 2013, Mackenzie Health and SE Health have partnered on an innovative service delivery model that has increased patient participation in rehabilitation programs by 30 per cent. Both organizations share a passion for excellence, with a consistent focus on best practices, healthy outcomes and patient satisfaction.

"We look forward to continuing our partnership with SE Health for another six years, as rehabilitation truly makes a meaningful impact in the wellness and recovery of our patients. As we look to the future, we see great potential for this collaboration across all Mackenzie Health sites," says Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health.

"SE Health is honoured to continue our successful partnership with Mackenzie Health to create a world-class rehab experience and serve the growing communities of York Region. By bringing the hospital and community sectors together, we can find new ways to deliver care and support people and families in their health journey," says Shirlee Sharkey, CEO, SE Health.

About Mackenzie Health
Mackenzie Health is a dynamic regional health care provider which includes the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as a comprehensive network of community-based services. In March 2017, the organization received its second consecutive award of Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for its commitment to safety and quality patient care. This is the highest rating a Canadian health care provider can receive. Guided by a vision to create a world-class health experience, Mackenzie Health has an unrelenting focus on the patient and is dedicated to patient needs now and in the future. With over 500,000 residents in Southwest York Region, Mackenzie Health is proud to serve one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Canada. For more information, please visit mackenziehealth.ca.

About SE Health
SE Health is a not-for-profit social enterprise applying knowledge, vision and drive to forever impact how people live and age at home, today and into the future. With Canadian roots and 110 years of expertise, the organization brings quality excellence and innovation to home care, seniors' lifestyle, and family caregiving. Through its team of 9,000 Leaders of Impact, SE Health delivers 20,000 care exchanges daily, totaling 50 million in the last decade alone. Visit us online at sehc.com.

SOURCE SE Health

For further information: Media Contacts: Madonna Gallo, SE Health, 905-968-6430, madonnagallo@sehc.com; Michelle Stegnar, Senior Communications Consultant, Mackenzie Health, 905-883-1212 ext. 7484, michelle.stegnar@mackenziehealth.ca

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