Physician Engagement

To achieve its mission to lead the advancement of an integrated sustainable health care system that ensures better health, better care and better value, the Central East LHIN continues to work with stakeholders from across the Central East sub-regions and throughout the province.

Since its inception, the Central East LHIN has recognized the valuable role that physicians play in the development and implementation of activities that will lead to an integrated and sustainable healthcare system.

Central East physicians have and continue to provide leadership and input to Central East LHIN Planning Partner groups at all seven sub-region planning tables as well as the Medical Leadership Group (MLG) which is comprised of Chiefs of Staff and Vice Presidents - Medical Affairs from all Central East LHIN hospitals. 

The Central East LHIN Primary Care Physician Leads in each of the LHIN's seven sub-regions, are actively engaging their colleagues in the ongoing transformation of the health care system.

The Central East LHIN also meets regularly with the four Medical Officers of Health in the Central East area and physicians act as leads in key clinical areas such as Primary Care, Mental Health and Addictions, Emergency Departments, Vascular Health, Palliative Care, Critical Care and Seniors Care. 

Connecting Care Coordination with Primary Care (CCCPC) - in progress

In partnership with Primary Care providers, patients, family caregivers and partners, the Connecting Care Coordination with Primary Care (CCCPC) purpose is to embed care coordination within four Primary Care pilot sites in the Central East LHIN sub-regions. The integration of care coordination within Primary Care settings can help ensure that patients, especially those with complex needs, receive timely, seamless, and high-quality Primary Care and Home and Community Care.

The CCCPC aims to:

  • Improve transitions of care between Home and Community Care and other health and social services as required
  • Provide convenient on-site access to services and information
  • Ensure collaborative approach with patients and their circle of care and increase support for complex patients

An Expression of Interest was sent to Family Health Teams, Community Health Centres and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics to be considered as one of five pilot sites across Central East LHIN. Successful Pilot Sites were notified on December 6, 2018. The following successful Pilot Sites include:

  • Carea Community Health Centre – Durham West Sub-region;
  • Carefirst Family Health Team – Scarborough North and South Sub-regions;
  • Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes;
  • Kawartha North Family Health Team – Haliburton County and City of Kawartha Lakes Sub-region; and
  • Peterborough Family Health Team – Peterborough City and County Sub-region.

To make sure all stakeholders are aware of progress at CCCPC meetings, the CCCPC Operations Project Team is sharing a summary of their discussions each meeting. At the January 16, 2019 CCCPC Operations Project Team meeting, the team reported the following:

  • CCCPC Operations Project Team members confirmed that we are co-designing a CCCPC Operations model with five (5) pilot sites; the lessons learned will guide spread with other Primary Care settings across Central East LHIN;
  • The team is excited by the opportunity to coordinate better delivery of services and remove barriers for patients/caregivers; and,
  • The team will build a collaborative model (virtual and/or co-location) to connect care coordination with primary care that is based on current state information.

If you have any questions regarding this initiative please contact Wanda Power at 1-705-324-9165 x 5405 or or Jeanne Thomas at 905-427-5497 x 3208 or