Community Health Working Together
The Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre is sharing its expertise with the CHC in Chatham-Kent, in order to help with its financial situation.
Senior Director of Health System Design at the Erie St. Clair LHIN Ralph Ganter says Windsor has been a big help.
“They have very experienced staff at Windsor’s CHC; an excellent financial manager or director who was able to come here and help out, and see all the different areas that needed improvement. It helped them out with their deficit situation,” he says.
Ganter says it’s not a merger of any kind between the two centres, but he thinks it’s smart for two organizations doing similar work, to share ideas and experiences.
One of the goals of this back-office integration is to find funds which can be freed up for patients.