Scarborough Cluster Hospitals - Facilitated Integration- updated November 27, 2013

Since March of this year, The Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System have been exploring ways to work together to design a sustainable health system for the Scarborough community. The discussions are a result of the March 27 Central East LHIN Board of Directors’ motion directing TSH to partner with RVHS in a facilitated integration process to identify how the two hospital corporations can create a Scarborough hospital services delivery model. The goal is to develop an integrated and coordinated model to support the delivery of high-quality, accessible and safe hospital programs and services for the residents of Scarborough.

An Integration Leadership Committee was established to develop a Facilitated Integration Planning Framework. The Planning Framework provided the focused direction for the steps that TSH and RVHS will take over the next four months to prepare a preferred integration.

On June 19, 2013, TSH and RVHS Boards of Directors, at their respective special meetings, passed motions to approve a proposed Facilitated Integration Planning Framework. The hospitals’ approved motions stated that the Boards believe that TSH and RVHS should proceed with stakeholder engagement and due diligence in order to determine what benefits a merger of two hospitals will provide to the Scarborough community.

The proposed Planning Framework, which includes Guiding Principles that speak to Collaboration, Accessibility, Sustainability and Excellence, was presented to the Central East LHIN Board on June 24, in Open Session, for discussion, debate and decision. 

In receiving the Planning Framework, the Central East LHIN Board passed a motion to extend the submission deadline  for the preferred Integration Plan to November 2013 so that the hospitals had more time for engagement with their diverse communities in Scarborough and Durham Region.  The organizations proceeded with stakeholder engagement and due diligence in order to determine what benefits a merger of the two hospitals will provide to the Scarborough community.

On November 12th, the two hospital boards approved in principle, a motion to merge their two organizations. 

This information was shared with the Central East LHIN Board at the LHIN's Open Board meeting on November 27th.

The hospitals are now taking additional due diligence steps before providing a formal notice of intent to integrate to the Central East LHIN.

For more information:

  • Please click HERE to access the hospitals' "Leading for Patients" website to access ongoing information on this process.

You can also contact the Central East LHIN via email centraleast@lhins.on.ca or phone 1-866-804-5446.