SBGHC Releases New Strategic Plan

After an extensive engagement and consultation process, South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) has completed the development of the organization’s strategic plan for 2021-2025.

The new five-year plan builds on the key accomplishments from the 2017-2020 strategic plan and sets directions that will shape the future of health care in the southern part of Grey and Bruce Counties.

“Our previous Strategic Plan expired at the end of 2020, and although the pandemic response has been our priority, we felt that it was also important to continue with the development of our plan ensure that the future directions of SBGHC are clearly identified,” explains Michael Barrett, SBGHC President & CEO. “Engaging with our staff, physicians, patients, families and community stakeholders was a key part of the process to ensure that our plan is reflective of the needs of our communities and the desired culture of our organization.”

The engagement process, led internally by SBGHC’s leadership team, began in October 2020 and took place entirely virtually as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“In a series of focus groups and one-on-one interviews with staff, physicians, community stakeholders and health system partners, we heard consistent messages about what is valued most about local health care and SBGHC’s role in delivering care and as a community partner,” says Bill Heikkila, SBGHC Board Chair. “The plan that has been developed has evolved with each and every conversation that we have had with our stakeholders throughout this process, and is built on the framework of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) quadruple aim for a high performing health system.”

“Our vision for the coming years is reflective of the importance of our communities, the people we serve, and that our success in achieving our goals will be as a result of our partnerships with our patients, visitors, staff, physicians, volunteers and health system partners,” says Barrett.    

With the development of the Strategic Plan now complete, including the confirmation of the organization’s vision, mission and values, the full Strategic Plan document, including success measures and outcome metrics, will be completed in the fall of 2021.

SBGHC’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 is available here.