Fall 2005

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Eastern Health now largest health organization in province

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Eastern Health employs over 12,000 health care and support services professionals with a medical staff of over 600 credentialed physicians.

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In April 2005, the provincial government transformed 14 health and community services boards into four regional integrated health authorities — Eastern, Central, Western and Labrador-Grenfell.

Eastern Health is now the largest integrated health organization in Newfoundland and Labrador created from the merger of these seven former health care organizations:

  • Avalon Health Care Institutions Board

  • Clarke’s Beach Pentecostal Senior Citizen’s Home

  • Eastern Health and Community Services

  • Health and Community Services St. John’s

  • Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation

  • Peninsulas Health Care Corporation

  • St. John’s Nursing Home Board

  • Health Care Corporation of St. John’s

Dr. Robert Williams is the new vice-president, quality, diagnostic and medical services for Eastern Health. “As we move towards fully integrating the new organization, there may be changes that affect the way we do business. However, our focus continues to be on providing the best possible care to our patients, residents, families and communities.”

Over the coming months, physicians will notice that the foundational boards will drop their old names and identities and adopt Eastern Health. In addition, many services are will also integrate to better serve physicians and their patients.

More about Eastern Health

Eastern Health is the largest employer in the province, employing over 12,000 health care and support services professionals with a medical staff of over 600 credentialed physicians. We serve a regional population of 295,145 that extends from Port Blandford east to St. John’s including all communities on the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista peninsulas. Eastern Health operates more than 80 hospitals, health care centres, long-term care facilities and community health offices.

As one integrated organization, Eastern Health provides the full continuum of health services, including community, acute and long-term care. It is responsible for tertiary or high-level care for the entire province.



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