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Your South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team

Welcome spring! As the warm weather begins to arrive, we hope you will take full advantage of the incredible opportunities for outdoor activities in our beautiful community. For a list of things to do, visit our older adults' activity calendar, and for wellness resources in South Georgian Bay, check out our community wellness page.

In this edition, we are sharing some incredible news about the progress of the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team (SGB OHT) as well as a link to virtual care resources to help you and your loved ones access health and social care when and where you need it. 

We strive to be the healthiest community in Canada.

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Virtual Care in South Georgian Bay

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting virtual care for patients when and where they need it, the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team has been working closely with Ontario Health in implementing and developing the first phase of the Ontario Health Clinically Appropriate Use of Virtual Care - Guidance for Primary Care.

The purpose of this provincial guidance document is:

  • Improving patient, doctor and clinical staff experience when using virtual care (telephone or video) when providing or receiving care.
  • Improving patient and clinician experience in using virtual primary care in Ontario.
  • Establishing a foundation for developing more virtual care guidelines across Ontario.
Learn More About Virtual Care in SGB
Customized Virtual Care Resources for Our Community
Are you a patient with an upcoming telephone or virtual appointment?

Learn how to prepare for your virtual visit by going to our website: 
Preparing for Your Virtual Visit
Are you a primary care provider in South Georgian Bay?

Find information on supporting patients in having a successful and secure virtual visit on our website:
Supporting Patients with Virtual Visits
Access Information About Local Health and Social Services Anytime You Need It 

We are excited to announce the launch of our SGB OHT Navigation Supports to connect you with the local services you need.

Simply fill out our online form and our health system navigator will be in touch!

Contact Form
South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team Leading the Way in Integrated Care, According to Recent Leadership Survey

A recent leadership survey of Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) from across the province shows the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team (SGB OHT) is leading the way in integrating care for patients in South Georgian Bay. The survey asked all OHT leadership groups, from CEOs of organizations to patients, families or caregivers to share their experience with the South Georgian Bay OHT on things that would help the OHT reach its goal of integrated health and social service care. 

“When we’re thinking about integrated care, what we’re trying to accomplish is health and social care that is more connected to patients in our local communities,” says Dr. Harry O’Halloran, SGB OHT Co-Chair. “This survey was important because it shows us that we’re doing exceptionally well in South Georgian Bay. We have built a network of strong, collaborative relationships that enable us to come together in times of need and really ensure that we can provide the best possible health and social service care in our community.” 

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South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team Digital Health and Innovation Team Receives OntarioMD Luminary Award

The South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team (SGB OHT), Digital Health and Innovation Team, under the leadership of Dr. James Lane, received a 2022 OntarioMD (OMD) Luminary Award. The award recognizes individuals and teams that demonstrate leadership and innovation in the use of digital and virtual health care tools.

“Digital health is a key priority for the SGB OHT because it allows patients and caregivers to access online tools enabling them to feel more connected and have improved access and quality of health and social service care,” says Dr. James Lane, family physician and SGB OHT Digital Lead. “It also allows health service providers to streamline their workflow, enables easier access to information when and where they need it, and is a more efficient way of delivering services.”
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Have questions? Want to get involved? 

We'd love to hear from you. Please send us a message by filling out the contact form (link below), and we will get back to you shortly. 

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About the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team 

The SGB OHT is a new model of organizing and delivering health care that better connects patients and providers in their communities to improve patient outcomes. We are comprised of eleven anchor partners and a strong network of supporting community organizations. SGB OHT members collaborate with patients, families, caregivers, and the community to co-design the best possible care for our region. To learn more about SGB OHT or get involved, please visit or follow us on social media. 

The South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team is supported by funding from the Government of Ontario. 

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