Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors January 2018 Meeting Highlights

Sacred Moment
Ms. Debbie Iverson shared a photo of an inverted umbrella. This simple design change allowed the umbrella to continue fulfilling its original purpose of providing protection against the sun and the rain to those underneath its spreading canvas.  But instead of the water just being shed and left to fall onto the ground, it was being collected and used to water the surrounding gardens.  Ms. Iverson likened this ‘outside the box’ thinking to the current changes happening across the health care system.  For example, while remaining focused on the original purposes of the many services we provide, the way in which they are delivered can be changed and that change can bring additional benefits.

The Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors approved the report of Statement of Operations and Financial Position, as presented by the Southern Health-Santé Sud Chief Executive Officer, Jane Curtis and Ken Klassen, VP - Finance & Planning, for the period to December 31, 2017, indicating a Year-to-Date Operating surplus of $5,721,817. This size of the surplus is temporary and due to an accelerated partial payment of funding. The true surplus without the timing issues would be $3,351,817.

Local Health Involvement Groups (LHIGs)
The Board received the Spring 2017 LHIG Group Report and acknowledged the work that it represented.  The Board approved its Spring 2017 Closing the Loop Response Report. In addition to the LHIG groups that have been meeting since the fall of 2015, the Board is pleased to advise that an Indigenous Group has now been struck. For more information in the work of the Local Health Involvement Groups.

Annual Public Meeting
The 2018 Annual Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 10, 2018 in Portage la Prairie - venue to be determined.

Electronic Pay Statements
Southern Health-Santé Sud staff members are now able to access their payroll information via a secure web access point. This easy-to-use system provides staff with more timely access to their information while using less resources.

Aboriginal Health High School Internship Program (AHHSIP)
Planning is underway for 2018 with six new schools:  Ste. Anne Collegiate (Ste. Anne, Métis/French students); Northlands Parkway Collegiate (Winkler); Morden Collegiate Institute (Morden); Morris School (Morris); William Morton Collegiate Institute (Gladstone); and MacGregor Collegiate Institute (MacGregor).

French Language Services (FLS) Strategic Plan 2017-2021
On December 14, 2017, the Southern Health-Santé Sud FLS Strategic Plan 2017-2021 was approved by the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, Kelvin Goertzen and the Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs and Status of Women, Rochelle Squires. Access the FLS Strategic Plan 2017-2021. 

The next regular Southern Health‐Santé Sud Board of Directors Meeting is planned for Wednesday February 28, 2018 – venue to be confirmed. For more information, please visit Board Meetings.

This Info Bulletin is published in English only as a communication tool intended for the media. If you would like to communicate with someone in the official language of your choice regarding content of this Bulletin, please contact Southern Health‐Santé Sud Communications at 204‐424‐2329.

Ce bulletin est publié en anglais seulement comme outil de communication avec les médias. Si vous désirez communiquer avec quelqu’un dans la langue officielle de votre choix au sujet de son contenu, veuillez contacter l’équipe de communications de Southern Health‐Santé Sud au 204‐424‐2329.