Partnership Program Will Extend Care Beyond Hospital Walls
Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is partnering with
Bayshore HealthCare Integrated Care Solutions to extend services beyond its
hospital walls with the CCH@Home program.
The CCH@Home program will help frail older adults from our
area transition safely out of hospital by providing up to 16 weeks of care in
their homes delivered by an integrated Bayshore HealthCare team.
CCH staff will meet with eligible
patients and families to discuss enrollment in the program, what to expect, and
work with them in consultation with Bayshore staff to create a care plan
identifying the specific services the individual may need at home, allowing for
a seamless hospital discharge and home care experience.
The program’s goal is to help speed people’s recovery and
relieve hospital capacity challenges, specifically by supporting seniors at
risk of becoming Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients — those occupying an
acute care hospital bed while not acutely ill — but still requiring additional
The program, which is covered by OHIP and available at other
hospitals throughout Ontario, is set to begin accepting its first patient
referrals from CCH this week.
“The CCH@Home program is an innovative partnership between
Cornwall Hospital and Bayshore HealthCare Integrated Care Solutions that will
allow more local patients to recover safely in the comfort of their homes. We
are excited to be supporting health system integration and transitions in care
to better meet the needs of our community,” says Jeanette Despatie, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Cornwall Hospital.
“The CCH@Home program has been designed with the patient in
mind. Bayshore and Cornwall Hospital teams will work closely with the program’s
patients and families to ensure supports are being provided and goals and needs
are being met to advance recovery. We are grateful to be working with Cornwall
Hospital to support patients in their local community,” says Danielle Holler,
Regional Director of Transitional Home Care for Bayshore HealthCare’s
Integrated Care Solutions.
Last year, CCH released its 2022-2027 Strategic Plan
Innovative Transformation following several months of engagement with
staff, partners, and stakeholders. The plan identifies Establishing Physical
Capacity, Promoting Health System Integration, Supporting Transitions in Care,
and Advancing Collaborative Partnerships as some of the hospital’s strategic
priorities for the next five years.