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Focused on patient and family centred care, Horizon Health Network (Horizon) operates 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices, and provides services ranging from acute care to community-based health services.

With a collaborative, team approach to offering services in English and French, Horizon delivers sustainable, safe and quality health care services to residents of New Brunswick, as well as northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 

Horizon has an annual budget of approximately $1.1 billion and has more than 12,600 employees, 1,100 physicians and 5,200 volunteers, auxiliary and alumnae members, as well as 17 foundations and 18 auxiliary and alumnae organizations. Horizon ensures representation from urban and rural areas through a 15-member Board that consists of 7 appointed and 8 elected members of the public.

In January 2015, Horizon's Board approved a new strategic plan for 2015-20. In developing the new plan, Horizon received feedback and insight from hundreds of New Brunswickers on how they wanted their health care system to serve their needs. The comments were gathered during a formal consultation process that included speaking to patients and their families, nurses and physicians, allied health professionals, staff volunteers, and community and health care partners.

Our new strategic vision exemplifies our commitment to patient and family centred care. Horizon, through our staff, physicians and volunteers, must seek to exceed the expectations for every person who looks to us for service, and to do this for each and every interaction with our patients and visitors, through the event or during the stay with us, and even after our patients have been discharged. Nothing short of aspiring to give exceptional care will allow us to do our very best.

Exceptional care. Every person. Every day. 

Good health lies at the heart of our daily quality of life. It is what all New Brunswickers want for themselves and those they love. Our mission - Helping People Be Healthy - is the shared purpose that motivates all those who work at Horizon on a daily basis. We achieve best results through placing our patients and clients at the centre of our health delivery system. We seek and require the support of communities and other stakeholders to best serve our population.

Horizon provides major critical and trauma services and is responsible for unique programs such as:

At Horizon, the following values guide how we work together and serve our patients, their families and each other:

We show empathy, compassion and respect.

We strive for excellence.

We are all leaders, yet work as a team.

We act with integrity and are accountable. 

Horizon's health-care providers work as a team to support patient goals and successes in various settings including:

Horizon provides patients and their families with services in the official language of their choice. A Francophone Liaison Committee, and local subcommittees, are instrumental in ensuring that Horizon meets its commitment to its French language clients. Horizon also serves a large and diverse Aboriginal population through its First Nations Liaison Committee, which includes nine First Nations communities.

Horizon is dedicated to educating the health-care leaders of tomorrow by training physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and other health-care professionals. The organization is home to the Dalhousie New Brunswick Medical Education Program, located in Saint John and delivered in Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John and Waterville. It partners with several local, national and international universities, colleges and academies. Other collaborative education programs include:

Following an evaluation in September 2013 on 3,269 separate criteria, Accreditation Canada awarded Horizon with four-year accreditation status for successfully meeting 3,157, or 97%, of the evaluation criteria. The advanced status of "Accredited with Commendation" comes as a result of Horizon submitting further evidence to demonstrate its compliance with 11 required organizational practices requested by Accreditation Canada. Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets standards for quality and safety in health care and accredits health organizations in Canada and around the world.

We established the Horizon Patient and Family Advisory Council that will create a partnership with administration to provide advice and guidance to improve patient and family centred care experiences and the culture of care throughout Horizon. The Council is working towards developing a culture of patient and family care, where patients are the highest priority. The work of the Council and individual Patient Experience Advisors will help create a positive difference in patient care throughout Horizon.

Horizon's Office of Research Services plays an important role in facilitating and promoting research activities throughout the region. Over the past year, the office has seen a significant increase in the amount of research activity occurring in the health authority. The number of clinical trials investigating new drugs and devices rose to 258 studies, an increase of 8.5% over the previous year, while the number of applied health studies rose by 31% to over 500 unique projects. To support this growth, the office consulted with many partners and stakeholders to develop a new Strategic Plan for Research. This roadmap will enable Research Services to create the infrastructure needed to meet the growing needs of the research community and patients.

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