SFMH releases new strategic plan

Every five years, St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) engages in the process of Strategic Planning. This involves a review of our Mission, Vision and Values to ensure their continued relevance, followed by the formulation of strategic directives. In fall of 2020, SFMH embarked on the review and revision of the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan. Above: Showcasing the Strategic Plan they had input into, are staff members Amanda Dumas and Connie Coulas, along with Board Chair Joanne King and CEO Julia Boudreau. Photo submitted.

The planning process completed for the development of our previous plan was labour intensive and the result of endless hours of deliberation and careful planning. As the year 2021 came across the horizon, Board Members, hospital staff and all stakeholders were simultaneously responding to the ever-changing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the nature of these competing stressors and having developed a successful and intentional plan of 2016-2021, SFMH Board and Senior Leadership determined that a revision and enhancement of our previous Strategic Plan would be the most appropriate action. 

Planning process

Several steps were taken to ensure the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan reflected the needs and voices of our stakeholders, responded to the dynamic external environment, and prioritized the strategic direction of the hospital. In addition, the planning process and outcomes remained in alignment with Accreditation Standards, specifically regarding Leadership, Governance, and Patient and Family Engagement.

The process involved input from all stakeholders. (Image: SFMHosp.com video)

After careful deliberation and planning, we are honoured to present the 2021-2026 SFMH Strategic Plan!

SFMH 2021-2026 Strategic Plan

Mission: To provide high-quality, patient centred healthcare in collaboration with our partners.

Vision: To be a leader in health services that are patient centred, integrated and responsive to rural community needs. 


  • Respect
  • Safety
  • Excellence
  • Learning and Innovation
  • Leadership and Accountability

Significant Highlights of the Strategic Plan

  • Successfully complete the Emergency Redevelopment project
  • Provide access to care without barriers.
  • Improve our recruitment plan ensuring inclusivity. 
  • Integrate patient and family experience into planning and decision making.
  • Demonstrate and support Just Culture, innovation, learning and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • We will maintain sustainable financial stability
  • Emphasize performance measurement and reporting; while focusing on patient safety, timeliness, quality and transparency

Click HERE for more information about SFMH Strategic Plan, including a link to the video mentioned above.

Pecarskie,J.,St.Francis Memorial Hospital(2021,June15) Newspaper release re: Strategic Plan [media release]

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