St. Joseph's General Hospital - Comox Valley, BC
Seniors’ and hospice care have a secure and exciting future at St. Joseph’s General Hospital beyond September 2017 when acute care services transfer to the new Comox Valley Regional Hospital.
The transition of acute care services to the new Island Health hospital leaves behind The Views where 117 seniors call home and the operation of four hospice beds in partnership with the Comox Valley Hospice Society reside. The division of health services now offers a unique opportunity for St. Joseph’s to meet community and regional needs in addressing an aging demographic.
St. Joseph’s General Hospital feels privileged to continue its role and commitment as a not-for-profit organization in providing needed health care services for the Comox Valley and has a vision of an aging-in-place campus of care featuring various housing and residential care options. This could include fully independent living, assisted living, supportive housing, respite, in addition to the current residential care and hospice services. Further, there is a desire for additional services for seniors such as health and wellness resources, social and community activities, adult day programs, and convalescent care with the goal to keep seniors independent and in their homes for as long as possible.
The vision for future health care is based on the latest research to develop a leading-edge hub of excellence and innovation with an emphasis in seniors and hospice care and, in keeping with St. Joseph’s values, be responsive to marginalized and special care populations.
For further details, please view the November 21, 2016 news release and Vision Overview .
For more information about the Eden Alternative philosophy of care, visit Eden Alternative at http://www.edenalt.org.
St. Joseph's General Hospital is pleased to share with you our 2015 – 2016 Annual Community Report CLICK HERE on performance, mission and financial statistics, plus stories and highlights of the year. At the heart of all we do is our vision of earning your complete confidence in the care we provide and making a lasting difference in the quest to live fully. The stories in our Annual Community Report reflect our efforts to do all we can to sustain care today and to continue to provide outstanding care in the future.
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CARE WITH COMPASSION
"Our vision is to become ever more able to serve the needs of the community with care, compassion and skill."
On behalf of the Diocese of Victoria, I am extremely pleased to share that Accreditation Canada has awarded St. Joseph's General Hospital 'Accreditation with Exemplary Standing'. The Accreditation Canada survey process is an independent, external review using national standards to assess the care and service provided to our community. Achieving Exemplary Standing reflects St. Joseph’s goal to provide the highest standard of care to those we serve," said Mr. Chris Kelsey, Board Chair.