Case Studies

A Cross Method Analysis of the Impact of Culture and Communications upon a Healthcare Merger: Prescriptions for Human Resources Management - This research in article has subsequently lead to the development of a unified human resources model for the proper and successful implementation of mergers and acquisitions and the implications of these findings for all organizations, and for mergers and acquisitions theory and practice, are discussed.
A Healthy Community through Health Systems Partnerships: The Approach of Markham Stouffville Hospital - This paper reviews the approach that Markham Stoufville Hospital (MSH) took in the mid-90’s as three paradigms were beginning to emerge.
Adolescent Health in Rural Southwest Norfolk County: A Social Phenomenon - This paper presents the results of a participatory action project on the health, opinions and needs of youth in the rural area of southwest Norfolk. Teenagers there had been found to have substantilly higher rates of smoking and underage drinking compared to Ontario youth in general, were prone to risky behaviours and were the at high risk for suicide. The paper demonstrates the value of community engagement and asset identification in addressing rural health and social issues.
Bridging the Culture Gap in Healthcare Mergers - A case study written in partnership with Unison Health and Community Services
Case Study: Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex Branch - In February 2014, following a two-year process, three organizations — Search Community Mental Health Services, CMHA London-Middlesex, and WOTCH Community Mental Health Services — officially amalgamated into a new corporation under the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) banner: CMHA Middlesex.
Case Study: Integration “Lite” – Huron Perth Addiction and Mental Health Alliance - The Huron Perth Addiction and Mental Health Alliance is a legal partnership between six mental health and addiction agencies. The Alliance was formed in order to provide structure to the management of the addiction and mental health system in Huron Perth and to improve client outcomes.
Case Study: On the Merger of Dixon Hall and Mid-Toronto Community Support Services - Since 1929, Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services has been the place for east Toronto residents to get the help they need to dream, grow and thrive. Over the past 85 years, their services have grown and changed to support the needs of the vibrant neighbourhoods they serve, including the recent integration (in January 2014) with Mid-Toronto Community Services to ensure strong, effective services for our community seniors.
Case Study: The North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Collaborative - The NSM CSS Collaborative is a group of agencies who provide community support services in the NSM LHIN region. These agencies all receive LHIN funding as well as funding from other sources. The agencies provide a wide range of services to adults with ongoing community needs. Services include meals, transportation, disability assistance, supportive housing and more. Agencies range from small to large and some are provincial or national.
Espinola Regional Hospital and Health Centre - Powerpoint presentation describing the advantages of a “Full Service Organization” such as the Espinola Regional Hospital and Health Centre, which includes a family health team, long-term care, seniors independent and assisted living apartments, CCAC offices, specialists, a sleep lab and Telemedicine.
Faces of Integration - Case study research from Wales which draws on examples of different types of integration in health and social care.