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:
the Predoctoral Internship Program in Psychology , based in the Fredericton Area, accredited with the Canadian Psychological Association. the Moncton Hospital Post-graduate Dietetic Internship Program, accredited by Dietitians of Canada. the Moncton Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and the Saint John School of Radiological Technology, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick Saint John, as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Radiography. 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.
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.
Last year, 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 is a leader in research and innovation and manages a research office that oversaw several hundred studies last year. At the end of fiscal 2014-2015, 733 research studies were underway. With the new strategic plan, Horizon has committed to increasing its current research capacity to spur medical innovation and become a leader in medical research in Atlantic Canada. Horizon continues to collaborate with Vitalité Health Network and other stakeholders to better serve a common community, and to ensure outstanding care to all New Brunswickers. – less–ZoomInfo