Community Development & Integration
Since our inception in 1923, Mount Sinai Hospital has enjoyed a long and successful history of working collaboratively with partners in the community.
We are committed to the idea that the mutual benefits of hospital-community partnerships result in improved health for our patients and their families, and a more efficient health-care system for Ontario.
Mount Sinai is committed to:
- Championing community partnerships, by establishing a framework of standards and protocols to support the development of partnerships and measure their effectiveness and relevance;
- Community development, through the identification of partnerships, programs, services and initiatives that support the growth of Mount Sinai Hospital beyond its walls, and facilitate the hospital’s ability to provide comprehensive care;
- Integration, including bringing together Mount Sinai and community resources to optimize access to health-care services.
We value the opportunity to work with community partners to ensure we are providing the best possible services for our patients.
Tools for Engaging our Communities
Our Community Engagement Framework defines how we will obtain input from the communities we serve. See the Community Engagement Framework
Tools that Support Building Effective Community Partnerships
Mount Sinai Hospital is committed to working collaboratively with external partners to provide comprehensive care to effectively respond to the needs of patients and families.
To further that commitment, we have developed a Community Partnership Strategy to support the Hospital in effectively establishing new and existing relationships with external community partners.
The scope of the Community Partnership Strategy is primarily around hospital-community agency partnerships. See a detailed copy of the Community Partnership Strategy.
Tools for Employees
Several tools and resources have been developed to help Mount Sinai Hospital employees and physicians engage with community partner agencies, including:
- Mount Sinai Hospital's Community Partnership Policy
- Community Partnership Policy Worksheet: Assessing & Approving Potential Partnerships
- Checklist for Partnership Agreements
Indicators for measuring effectiveness of partnerships