Spectrum Year in Review 2022

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2022 was a year of growth for Spectrum Health Care. As we kick off a new year, we wanted to take look back at some of our highlights and important milestones.

For the second consecutive year, Spectrum has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation.We celebrated our designation with our amazing team of home care professionals who work tirelessly to demonstrate unwavering care and compassion for our patients and their families and have been integral in building Spectrum into the hugely impactful company it is today.

Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) designation by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). This designation recognizes Spectrum's success in implementing, evaluating and sustaining Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) developed by the RNAO, providing the highest level of professional practice and delivering evidence-based care across all principles.

Acquisition of Quebec-based Visavie.Our Total Care Model has expanded even more thanks to the addition of Visavie, Spectrum's first venture outside Ontario and is aligned with our expansion strategy that will give more Canadians the choice and confidence to be cared for at home, wherever home may be. Visavie provides highly personalized retirement home placement services helping seniors and their families make the right choices about retirement homes or independent living.

Commitment to Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs). Spectrum embraced a novel approach to actively recruit and sponsor IENs. This initiative will allow us to draw on the experience and expertise of international nurses helping to play a critical role in our healthcare system. Today Spectrum employs and support more than 130 IENs.

Spectrum Health Care Foundation continued its support for our partner organizations donating over $50,000. In 2022, we made significant donations to our Foundation partner organizations: LOFT Community Services, Society of Sharing (SOS), The Dorothy Ley Hospice, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), Camilla Care and Rose of Sharon. Spectrum Health Care Foundation is a national registered charity that was created to support the people and communities we serve.

Spectrum Health Care Foundation Peel Branch Event in October
Sandra Ketchen with Julie Brown, Senior Manager Philanthropy and Tanzina Amin, Annual Giving Associate from Dorothy Ley Hospice
Spectrum Health Care Foundation York Branch Event
Sandra Ketchen with Spectrum Foundation Vice Chair, Leslie Sorensen and Deanne Kukulewich, Executive Director of Rose of Sharon
Spectrum Health Care Foundation York Branch Event
Joined by Megan Davies, Manager, Seniors Support Services, of SCHC
Spectrum Health Care Foundation Toronto Branch Event
Joined by Mariza Garcia, Executive Director of SOS and Jodi Bishop, Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Grants at LOFT

Commitment to our patients and their families. Most importantly, we are proud to be able to continue to deliver outstanding care to our patients and their families. Our team is committed to giving each patient the best possible care, with empathy and compassion giving seniors the choice and confidence to be cared for at home.

We look forward to building on these accomplishments in 2023!