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PARTNERS IN HEALTH
CARE EXCELLENCE

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REGIONAL PERINATAL PROGRAM:
EDUCATION, CONSULTATION &
HEALTH PROMOTION

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REGIONAL PAEDIATRIC PROGRAM:
CONTINUING MEDICAL AND
NURSING EDUCATION

Keeping Care Close to Home with the MNCYN

 

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:

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Improved Health
Outcomes
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Better Operational
Management
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Seamless Systems
Integration
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Enhanced Learning
& Growth

Connected and Informed

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.

Be part of an integrated family-centred system of care, focused
on participation, partnerships and accountability.

Our Network is Your Community

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What’s New

Eating Disorders and the Global Pandemic: Crisis is Opportunity, June 17, 2021

Join the Children’s Healthcare Canada Mental Health Practice Network for a presentation by Dr. April Elliot, Dr. Monique Jericho and Dr. Jennifer Couturier.

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Strategic Partnership Provides VEGA Resources

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.

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#MidwiferyDataMatters: Supporting midwives to enter and access quality BORN data

Introducing the BORN-AOM Knowledge Translation task force

Have you ever wished you could quantify the many non-pharmaceutical pain management mechanisms midwives use to support their clients during labour? Or perhaps you are curious to know how many consults or transfers of care occurred due to hospital protocol rather than midwives’ clinical judgement? The AOM has heard these concerns and as of April 5, 2021, the BORN Information System (BIS) has begun collecting this and other crucial, midwifery-specific information.

NACIC2021 – 1st North American Conference on Integrated Care, Toronto, Canada

Innovation. Inspiration. Integration: Co-designing for health and wellbeing with individuals and communities

The 1st North American Conference on Integrated Care in association with the 6th World Congress on Integrated Care will be run as a virtual conference in  partnership with the University of Toronto, KPMG Canada, HSPN and iCOACH from 4 – 7 October 2021. With the overarching theme ‘Co-designing for health and wellbeing with individuals and communities’, the conference will bring together leaders, researchers, clinicians, managers, citizens, patients and caregivers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.

Celebrations and Accomplishments

LHSC partners with Ontario hospitals to expand virtual urgent care
New UrgentCareOntario.ca website provides access to virtual urgent care for adults, children and youth in southwestern Ontario

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and Hamilton Health Sciences are partnering in a joint pilot initiative to offer virtual urgent care services to residents of southwestern Ontario.

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10th Anniversary

MNCYN Remembers the Citywide Program Transfer

On June 5, 2021, we celebrate 10 years since the historic Citywide Program Transfer of obstetrical and neonatal care in the city of London. The restructuring project, known as Milestone 2, Phase 2 (M2P2) ultimately oversaw a transfer of 38 patients, including 23 neonatal infants from St. Joseph’s Health Care, London (SJHC) to London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), where they were then admitted to a new purpose-built, facility known as “North Tower”. The move was accomplished in just under 4 hours.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare London had a history of more than a century of perinatal and newborn care. The first recorded birth at St. Joseph’s Hospital took place on October 5, 1901, and the birthing centre ceased new admissions on June 4, 2011.

MidWife
Midwife of the Month
Danielle Longfield
Womancare Midwives

“Danielle is an amazing midwife that exudes passion. She is a gift to the profession!”

  – Katie Fisher, Chief of Midwifery, LHSC

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Members

 

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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