Cynthia Marinelli, CEO at Chester Village.
We’re pleased to share that Cynthia Marinelli, CEO at Chester Village, is joining the Leadership Team for East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), the Ontario Health Team (OHT) serving East Toronto, to represent the local long-term care sector starting in February.
A member of ETHP since it was formed in 2019, Cynthia has played an important role in helping to ensure our OHT is improving care for clients who need long-term care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This has involved accommodating cross-sector teams to administer PCR tests and vaccines and participating in the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Champion Program, which aimed to equip long-term care home staff with IPAC best practices to help prevent and contain infectious diseases outbreaks.
While our Unity Health Toronto partners have been a voice on the ETHP Leadership Team for long-term care, the addition of a standalone long-term care sector representative at this table helps ensure our OHT is able to advance integrated care for patients across the full care continuum.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Cynthia to the ETHP Leadership Team,” says Anne Babcock, President and CEO at WoodGreen Community Services and Chair of the ETHP Leadership Team, and Dr. Jeff Powis, Medical Director, Integrated Care at ETHP.
“Her support and collaboration have been invaluable during the pandemic, helping to keep long-term care home residents in East Toronto safe and healthy. We look forward to continuing our work together to help improve the way people find and get care close to home.”
“Chester Village has been a proud member of ETHP since its inception and I’m honoured to represent the long-term care sector at its leadership table,” Cynthia says.
“By working together and sharing insights across sectors, I’m confident our OHT will be able to continue delivering innovative solutions that benefit providers, clients, caregivers and families across the care system.”
The expansion of the ETHP Leadership Team to include additional sectors aligns with the Ministry of Health’s and Ontario Health’s directions for OHTs to implement more consistent collaboration in decision-making.
ETHP also anticipates welcoming a representative from the mental health and substance use sector to its Leadership Team. We look forward to sharing more with our partners, clients, caregivers and community members soon.