December 7, 2018

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Waterloo Wellington LHIN Recognized as a Top Local Employer

The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has been named one of Waterloo area’s top employers for 2019. Every year, Canada’s Top 100 Employers project reviews applications to determine how organizations compare to others in the same industry and region. The Waterloo Wellington LHIN is one of the organizations being acknowledged in the Waterloo area.

One of the LHIN’s most significant achievements has been successfully joining with the local Community Care Access Centre 18 months ago to form a new organization focused on overseeing and delivering patient-centred health care for the almost 800,000 residents across Waterloo Wellington. The organization resulting from this merger is working to make it easier for local residents to be healthy, and to get the care and support that they need, when and where they need it. A crucial part of this is leading the creation of a higher-quality and more integrated health system.

The Waterloo Wellington LHIN is constantly striving to create a great place to work which is why we are very pleased to receive this recognition. This year, our board set an ambitious goal to be the most physically and psychologically safe place to work. We are working towards this goal each and every day.

To assess employee engagement, wellbeing and happiness at work, the Waterloo Wellington LHIN uses a digital platform called Plasticity. Developed by Waterloo-based Plasticity Labs, this online tool is backed by leading research in positive psychology and organizational behaviour.

Notably, in 2018 the Waterloo Wellington LHIN received the Canadian Compassionate Companies designation, offering extended leave policies for employees to care for a gravely ill family member.

QUOTES

“Our employees are our greatest asset. We firmly believe that how our employees feel reflects directly on how they respond to the over 40,000 patients and families we care for each year, and the 800,000 residents we serve.” – Bruce Lauckner, CEO, Waterloo Wellington LHIN

QUICK FACTS

Over the past decade, the Waterloo Wellington LHIN has worked to significantly improve the quality and availability of local health care. Now, we’re focused on making it easier. Easier for you to be healthy. Easier for you to get the care and support you need. Easier for you and your family to live the healthiest lives possible.

We connect you with care, at home and in the community, and better connect your health system to improve your care experience. As a crown agency of the Government of Ontario, we invest $1.1 billion annually in local health services to improve the health and wellbeing of the almost 800,000 residents we serve across Waterloo Wellington.

LINKS

Learn more about the WWLHIN: www.wwlhin.on.ca

Learn more about Waterloo areas’ top employers: www.canadastop100.com/waterloo

https://content.eluta.ca/top-employer-waterloo-wellington-lhin

 

Media Contacts:
Connie MacDonald
Executive Lead, Patient Experience, Communications & Community Engagement,
Waterloo Wellington LHIN 519-748-2222 ext. 3235
connie.macdonald@lhins.on.ca