On June 19, Partners Community Health (PCH) hosted its 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Hilton Garden Inn. The event provided an opportunity for the community to learn more about PCH and the organization’s exciting work, as well as the innovative solutions that are being developed to address long-term care across the province of Ontario.
The event began with opening remarks from Jeff Lozon, Chair of PCH’s Board of Directors and Tess Romain, PCH President, who both spoke to some of PCH’s milestones over the past two years including launching the inaugural three-year Strategic Plan, introducing PCH’s Philosophy of Care, and moving closer towards the opening of Wellbrook Place, two new state-of-the-art long-term care (LTC) homes and location of a planned seniors hub at 2180 Speakman Drive in Mississauga, later this year.
“PCH was founded on the notion of doing things differently,” said Jeff Lozon. “We believe that through embracing and coordinating with community, acute care and a social model of care, we can provide services that are informed by and where we contribute to academic excellence and are better connected and convenient for those we serve across Mississauga and beyond.”
“Today is an amazing milestone for the organization, and a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all the people and work that has gone into making PCH into the organization that it is today,” said Tess Romain. “PCH has been able to lay a strong foundation over the course of the last two years. We’ve built an incredible team, strong organizational culture, and have expanded our capacity as a long-term care operator, driving forward our vision of honouring lives and choices and delivering seamless care.”
MPP Rudy Cuzzetto, Provincial Member for Mississauga Lakeshore, introduced the evening’s keynote speaker Honourable Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care and the Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham-Stouffville, who presented on the state of long-term care in Ontario and the need for more innovative solutions to support the province’s aging population.
“It’s exciting to see the incredible progress PCH has made over the past two years, and I congratulate them on this important milestone,” said Minister Calandra. “PCH understands the need for a new way to care for our seniors, and their vision for a broader campus of care is well aligned with the future of healthcare in Ontario.”
After closing remarks, the reception portion of the event began where attendees socialized and enjoyed a musical performance from violinist Min-Hi Choi from Auspicious Melody.
The event also celebrated the launch of PCH’s 2022-23 Annual Report, the inaugural annual report since being established in 2021. This report includes a summary of the audited financial statements and highlights PCH’s achievements from the past year as well as the promising road ahead through Wellbrook Place.
The 2022-23 Annual Report is available online by clicking here.
Thank you to all those who came out to attend PCH’s 2023 Annual General Meeting.