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Prairie Mountain Health releases new five-year Strategic Plan

Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) has developed a new five-year Strategic Plan. The 2023-2028 Strategic Plan outlines a ‘high-level vision’ that will help guide the organization going forward. The Strategic ‘roadmap’ identifies the health region’s four priorities aimed at building a healthier population and creating a quality, integrated and sustainable health system.

PMH Board Chair Lon Cullen says the Strategic Plan, which officially took effect on April 1, 2023, is a compilation of many months of consultations, statistical analyses and input both internally and externally.

“We are essentially building upon our extensive community engagement processes that assisted with the  completion of our comprehensive 2019 Community Health Assessment,” Cullen added. “I thank all staff, managers, physicians as well as our consultation groups for their input and feedback into this very important health planning document.”

PMH Chief Executive Officer Brian Schoonbaert says the Board is responsible to ensure that an adequate process has been put in place to inform the development of the strategic plan and to provide final approval.

“This is our road map of where we are, where we are going and how we will get there. It defines who we are, lists strategic goals to achieve our priorities and provides a solid foundation for decision-making. Throughout the strategic planning process, we built alignment with Manitoba’s continued provincial Health System Transformation and the implementation of Manitoba’s Clinical and Preventive Services Plan. Routine engagement with our Board, leadership and staff is integral to take action and evaluate whether we are achieving our goals,” Schoonbaert stated.

The four strategic priorities listed within the new plan are:

  • Positive health care experience for Manitobans with a focus on quality health services
  • Improved health system capacity, performance and accountability
  • Empowered, adaptable and high-performing workforce
  • Strengthen fiscal sustainability and value for money

The Plan identifies several specific goals that are aligned with each strategic priority.  Operational strategies will be implemented as resources allow and annual status reports will be produced to describe the health region’s progress regarding each strategic priority.

The complete PMH 2023-2028 Strategic Health Plan can be found on the PMH website here.

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