The Southlake Community Ontario Health Team is a partnership of healthcare organizations that provide a wide range of high-quality healthcare services to the residents of northern York Region and southern Simcoe County. The Southlake Community OHT will bring connected care to the communities we serve, by working closely together to improve access to health care and reduce gaps in the health care system. 

Our vision is a local healthcare system that: 

  • Provides coordinated care for patients, reduces wait times, and leads to better health outcomes at the population level 
  • Provides seamless and coordinated navigation for patients to takes the guesswork out of navigating the healthcare system for patients, families and caregivers 
  • Improves access to secure digital health tools, including online health records and virtual care options 
  • Reduces clinician burnout (a healthcare system that also cares for the people who care for patients) 
  • Improves efficiency and lays the foundation for sustainability into the future

About the Best Practice Spotlight Organization Program

Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSOs) are healthcare and academic organizations throughout the world who have a formal relationship with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) to achieve designation.  The goal is to create evidence-based practice cultures through the  implementation of Best Practice Guidelines. These guidelines focus on making a positive impact on our patients.

The Southlake Community OHT is proud to be recognized as a pre-designate BPSO. Our OHT desires to collectively provide care that is connected to patients in their local communities – working as one coordinated team. The Southlake Community OHT commits to the implementation of RNAO Best Practice Guidelines, through the BPSO program to provide consistent approaches to evidence-based care across sectors to improve access, transitions, and coordination of care.  The BPSO model enables the OHTs to respond to the quadruple aim of:

  1. improved patient experience;
  2. better outcomes;
  3. cost efficiency; and
  4. improved team experience.

For more information the Southlake Community OHT as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization, contact BPSO co-leads Carol Williams at or Joanne Campbell at



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