By Janet Knox
One of the main things I’ve learned in my many years working in the health system – is that the system is ever changing and evolving because the needs of our community continue to change. To be relevant, change is necessary.
The other thing I’ve learned to be true, day-in and day-out is that people need to be our focus. When we work together with individuals, families and communities, great things will happen. This work starts from birth and continues to end-of-life care, and includes all the stages in between. This means being innovative in our service delivery, assessing community needs, caring for you when you are sick, and working to develop the supports and partnerships that will help remove barriers to healthy living.
For our employees, physicians and volunteers, it means paying attention to our environment, being supportive and encouraging innovation and leadership. I am continually inspired and impressed by the professionals who work at Annapolis Valley Health (AVH) – everyone plays an important role in the work we do.
Identifying and meeting the needs of our people and communities has been a top priority for AVH. Our programs and services are designed with people in mind, considering factors related to those who need to access the program or service, such as community resources, and location.
We must work together to maximize every opportunity to respond to community needs. This is not easy, this takes all of us working together to meet the increasing and diverse…