CHEO Extends its Expertise Outside its Walls

CHEO’s long-term vision for the care of children and youth in the community is focused on extending its expertise outside of its current walls to help care for more patients, provide a higher standard of care, and enable care closer to home.

CHEO and Community Health Centers Forge Partnership

The Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) hosted the signing of a unique agreement between CHEO and the region’s nine community health centres (CHCs) to better prepare our health system to meet the challenges of the future. The agreement strengthens the relationships between CHEO’s pediatric experts and community clinicians through regular professional development and consultation, using telemedicine and in-person sessions. In addition, there will be opportunities for specialized mentoring of community clinicians at CHEO, and for joint initiatives around health promotion, advocacy and service provision.

Obesity Experts Go to Renfrew Country

In January, childhood obesity experts from CHEO’s Centre for Healthy Active Living (CHAL) shared their expertise with Renfrew County health professionals. CHEO’s six-hour workshop was hosted by the Deep River and District Hospital as part of the formal partnership being piloted by the two hospitals to strengthen paediatric care in the area. The workshop provided in-depth expertise to Renfrew County doctors, nurses and allied health professionals on the most current approaches for dealing with the complex issues and unique challenges of childhood and youth obesity and type 2 Diabetes.

New CHEO clinic in Renfrew

Families in Renfrew are also benefiting from a new partnership between CHEO and Renfrew Victoria Hospital (RVH) that delivers specialized care to children through an outpatient clinic. Twice a month, Pedeatrician, Dr. Anne Rowan-Legg travels to Renfrew to see young patients on a referral basis. Dr. Rowan-Legg also plans on hosting education sessions dealing with relevant topics for the RVH staff in the future.