Concurrent Sessions

E6 Changing Governance in Leading Strategic Transformation

Theme 6. Leadership and governance in a changing environment

Presentation Details

  • Date: 10/18/2016
  • Concurrent Session E
  • Time: 10:45am – 11:30am
  • Room: Harbour B
  • Style: Presentation (information provided to audience, with opportunity for audience to ask question)
  • Focus: Balance between both (e.g. Presentation of a best-practice guideline that combines research evidence, policy issues and practical steps for implementation)
  • Target Audience: Leadership (ED, clinical lead, board chair, board member, etc.), Administrative staff, Representatives of stakeholder/partner organizations

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn from the Brighton Quinte West FHT experience of advancing a community governance model built on collaborative leadership to achieve their organizational transformation.   The presentation will outline the process to create a standard approach for accountability and link strategic direction within a policy framework.  The process focused on consistent application of relevant priorities based on the identified organizational deficits and opportunities for corporate standardization.  The approach to link system performance targets and organizational measurement will be beneficial to other organizations in defining a high performing team and incorporating unique community perspectives.


The MOHLTC Governance Attestation catalyzed a strategic planning process that aligns performance measurement with fiduciary accountability

  1. The board identified areas of development that aligned with the Provincial transformation and the LHIN Integrated Health Service Plan
  2. A quarterly scorecard based on quality and financial indicators is reported and reviewed to assess performance and facilitate course corrections consistent with the operating and quality plans
  3. The Corporate Bylaws revisions promoted compliance with the recent amendments to legislative requirement and established an annual schedule of corporate policies revision
  4. The evidence based approach promoted a culture of accountability including integration, standardization and collaboration


  • Wendy Parker, Executive Director, Brighton Quinte West Family Health Team
  • Richard Wiginton, MD, CCFP, Board Chair / Lead Physician, Brighton Quinte West Family Health Team

Authors & Contributors

  • Wendy Parker, RN, BSC, MHA, Executive Director, Brighton Quinte West Family Health Team
  • Richard Wiginton, MD, CCFP, Board Chair and Physician Lead, Brighton Quinte West Family Health Team
  • Bonnie Ainsworth, Program Coordinator, Brighton Quinte West Family Health Team