Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 20(4) January 2018 : 54-57.doi:10.12927/hcq.2018.25422
Ensuring Safer Care

Towards a Responsive, Sustainable and Collaborative Model of Care at Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital

Irene Andress, Sharon Navarro, Stephanie Collier, Sarah Coppinger and Priya Herne


In 2008, Michael Garron Hospital, transformed its approach to care delivery. The rationale: to improve quality, increase safety and boost patient and staff engagement and satisfaction. The Coordinated Care Team (CCT) model has enabled nurses to not only work to their full scopes of practice within a team of interprofessional providers and unlicensed staff, but also helped create a culture of safety and patient-centredness in a value-driven context. Critics suggest a need for more evaluation and evidence of efficacy. This article provides a rationale, discussion and evaluation of the CCT model based on data curated from implementation to 2016.



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