GHHN Long Term Care Advisory

LIVING HEALTHY IN CONGREGATE CARE

GHHN Long Term Care Advisory

There is a need for a more fundamentally integrated Long Term Care framework which places residents and staff at the center of a progressive, inclusive, and evidence-informed system of care. The GHHN LTC Advisory is a dedicated group of clinicians, administrators, and community leaders working to establish this new regional framework for LTC within the GHHN.

The GHHN LTC Advisory meets monthly to formally review ongoing work. Fundamentally, the GHHN LTC Advisory is committed to integration, optimization, and innovation of long-term care across Hamilton, Haldimand, and Niagara North West’s 36 homes, recognizing that each of these regions will require approaches tailored to their LTC homes, communities, and health care organizations. Reporting to the GHHN LTC Advisory is the GHHN LTC Physician-Lead. The Physician Lead serves to operationalize the LTC Advisory strategic agenda and reports to the Advisory at its monthly meetings. This work is underpinned by three cornerstone pillars of serviceeducation, and research, and aligns entirely with the GHHN’s Health Equity Framework which mandates an overall approach that is anti-oppressive, anti-racist, sex-gender based, and intersectional.

CO-CHAIRS

 

Brian J. McKenna, MD, DABFM, CCFP

  • Family Physician, Hamilton Family Health Team & Grace Villa Long-Term Care
  • Associate Medical Staff (Maternal-Child), St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
  • Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

Holly Odoardi

Senior Administrator Macassa and Wentworth Lodges

Dr. Kamal Shankardass

  • Family Physician, Dundas, Ontario for the last 45 years
  • Medical Director of St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke, actively involved caring for residents at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas
  • Founding Chair of Long Term Care Clinicians Interest Group, now be the GHHN LTC Innovation Network
  • Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

Members

 

Brian McKenna

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton Family Health Team

 

Holly Odoardi

Senior Administrator Macassa and Wentworth Lodges

 

Melissa McCallum

Greater Hamilton Health Network

 

Megan Lynch

Greater Hamilton Health Network

 

Kathy Brown

Director Home and Community Care Support Services

 

Renee Guder

Senior Administrator Thrive Group

 

Dr. Sammy Winemaker

Family Medicine, Community-based Palliative Care Doctor

 

Dr. Hugh Boyd

St Joseph’s Villa

 

 

Dr. Tammy Packer

Chief of Family Medicine SJHH and HHS

 

 

Dr. Kamal Shankardass

Family Physician, Medical Director of St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke

 

Leslie Gillies

VP Community Medicine and Population Health, Hamilton Health Sciences

Jane Loncke

Clinical Director, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

 

 

Phillis Fehr

GHHN Patient, Family, CarePartner Advisor

 

 

Annie Boucher

French Language Representative

For more information or to join please email megan.lynch@ghhn.ca

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