Niagara Health responded to unprecedented and unique pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year while also moving forward with planning for the new South Niagara Site and other foundational priorities that will enhance healthcare in our region.
Our Annual General Meeting, which took place virtually today, provided an opportunity to reflect upon the many ways our teams continue to answer the call and provide extraordinary caring to our patients and their loved ones while also caring for each other.
Overcoming: Niagara Health’s 2021-2022 Annual Report, captures our progress to create a brighter and healthier future for Niagara. The Annual Report highlights our response to the pandemic; our adoption of innovations and technologies to positively change how we deliver care, communicate and work together with patients and partners; our journey to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all; and our planning for the future.
“Over two very difficult years, the Niagara Health team has continually demonstrated the essence of Niagara Health’s purpose of Extraordinary Caring, Every Person, Every Time. I’d like to publicly thank every member of the team for working so hard to look after patients’ needs and also thank our community for its ongoing support. Together, we will continue to overcome the greatest healthcare crisis of our time.”
Bunny Alexander, Chair, Niagara Health Board of Directors
“Our healthcare workers are known for their resiliency and ability to adapt to any circumstance, which they used to respond to the unprecedented and unique pressures facing the healthcare system. We’ve also made tremendous progress on foundational priorities, like planning for the new South Niagara Site and investing in a new health information system that will enable us to provide safe, quality healthcare and support our workforce and community well into the future.”
Lynn Guerriero, President and Chief Executive Officer, Niagara Health
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve worked closely with other hospitals and partners as one larger health system. Our partnerships and collaborations made us stronger, and have shown us how we can work together in new and better ways to serve Niagara residents. I’m proud of what our teams have accomplished this year to improve the patient experience and make care easier to access in the hospital, in the community, and virtually.”
Dr. Johan Viljoen, Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs