An integrated family-centred system of care, focused on participation, partnerships and accountability this was the vision that gave birth to the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Network (MNCYN) in 2009. This comprehensive network evolved from the Southwestern Ontario Perinatal Outreach Program as it partnered for decades with regional hospitals to provide professional education and consultative support. Today, this close collaboration among public health, acute care and community care organizations is resulting into a more responsive system of maternal and child care in Southwestern Ontario. Working together to keep care close to home for families, our purpose is to enable the consistent delivery of safe, quality maternal, newborn, child and youth care across our region. Our Network is seen as adding significant value through its ability to provide:
MNCYN’s medical leadership and consultants sit on governing bodies at regional, provincial and national levels. Participation in diverse and influential health care organizations provides a depth of experience and perspective to better inform our network.
MNCYN wishes to congratulate Dr. Shoo Lee for his recent appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour for lifetime achievement. Dr. Lee was honoured for his contributions to the field of neonatal medicine in Canada, which have helped to improve outcomes for ailing infants and their families.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The campaign serves to acknowledge that a strong nursing and midwifery workforce is key to the achievement of universal health coverage. By developing nursing and midwifery, countries can achieve the triple impact of improving health, promoting gender equality and supporting economic growth. Join us in celebrating nurses and midwives!
While the COVID-19 pandemic made it necessary to cancel this year’s CPS annual conference, members will still have an opportunity to learn from the many speakers who had planned to present. CPS has organized a series of virtual education sessions which will feature curated content from our conference program that is both timely and relevant, including a complimentary session on the path to recovery for paediatricians after COVID-19. These one-hour sessions will take place over the course of 12 weeks in the fall, from September 10 to November 24.
The VEGA (Violence, Evidence, Guidance, and Action) Project has created evidence-based guidance and education resources to assist healthcare and social service providers (including students and residents) in recognizing and responding safely to family violence (child maltreatment and intimate partner violence). MNCYN is a strategic partner in the VEGA initiative. VEGA is free and publicly available.
"This Program is valued by all nurses, midwives and physicians who practice in our facility. Our questions are well received and the Team always provide suggestions in a constructive manner. The staff interaction with the team fosters positive relationships with our tertiary care colleagues, which is very helpful for us in providing the best patient care that we can as a Level I facility.”
Nurse Leader, Walkerton
Participant in Hospital Perinatal Rounds
“The [regional chart] forms, developed by the Southwestern Ontario Perinatal Partnership Program... have cut an estimated 2 hours of charting down to 20 minutes. As one of our Doctors put it “we love these forms”. Please than the committee responsible for all their hard work developing the forms. We appreciate your efforts.”
Myra Henderson, RN
Manitoulin Health Center
“Finished the course and I will say I learned or re learned a lot, what an amazing review. I liked that it went thru the systems; at times it was challenging and had me on to google reading up on things I have forgotten or perhaps never did know. I’ve taken so many great notes. Loved being able to work on it on my own time and would be interested in other courses that you may have to offer."
RN, Emerg Department
Regional Paediatric Orientation Online Course (RPO)
“Thank you for a great introductory meeting. I am looking forward to continued engagement in producing better outcomes through best practice. It was great to network with our regional partners, gain resources and see what everyone is working on. I was impressed with the wealth of information provided."
Regional Nurse Leaders’ Meeting
“Thanks for your commitment to advancing the knowledge base to others and helping smaller centres grow in order to remove barriers to accessing opportunities to learn.”
7th Ed NRP New Instructor Course
"Amazing keynote presentation. Well done presentations on culturally sensitive hospital environment and trauma-informed skills. Communication and team effectiveness presentation was so good! Really appreciated such a rich learning day. "
Midwife, BORN Ontario and Attendee at
Annual MNCYN Conference
MNCYN is a partnership of public health, acute care and community care organizations focused on providing integrated family-centric health care. Our Network members are increasingly being recognized as leaders among peer organizations in Ontario. We offer organizational, health care professional and student membership levels. Invest in our future – join MNCYN today!
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