As change continues to challenge hospitals and health care, the OHA must be positioned to work with its members and partners to achieve a high-performing health system. For that reason, the OHA embarked upon a strategic directions development process in 2009 that resulted in a plan to inform its work for 2010-2013. The process was guided by an OHA Task Force led by then Chair of the Association, Dr. Kevin Smith, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
In January 2010, the Board approved the OHA’s Strategic Plan following a thoughtful, consultative, and open process that involved conducting interviews and focus groups to obtain key insights from the OHA’s staff, partners, and leaders from across the health care system.
As part of the launch of the OHA’s new Strategic Plan, two documents were released. One document includes the OHA’s Vision, Mission, Values, Directions, Goals and Strategies, and was released in March 2010. In July 2010, the OHA released a second document - its full Strategic Plan - which includes eight system performance indicators and targets to gauge improvement in the system over the next three years.
These indicators will measure the OHA’s success and will give the Association the ability to report regularly and transparently about whether the system achieves these targets. In this way, the OHA hopes to demonstrate the kind of accountability that its members, its partners, and the public expect from every health system leader.
In October 2011, the Board of Directors received the first annual report of results - The Strategic Indicators Report: Results to June 30, 2011.
The OHA will continue to share its progress on implementing its Strategic Plan through website updates and a variety of other communications tools.
Download a copy of the OHA’s Vision, Mission, Values, Directions, Goals and Strategies.
Download a copy of the OHA’s full Strategic Plan.
Achieving a high-performing health system.
To deliver high-quality products and services
To advance and influence health system policy in Ontario
To champion innovation and performance improvement
We are guided by the health needs of our population and our communities.
We use the best available evidence and experience in making decisions.
We work in partnership with others in contributing to the development of a high-performing, sustainable health care system.
We act in a way that engenders trust and respect among members, partners, our staff, and the people who use Ontario’s health care system.