Cultivating Culture at Halton Healthcare
It’s not enough to just talk about organizational culture and values at Halton Healthcare, it is a priority for leaders and team members alike to actively live and cultivate a high performing culture. As a result of that commitment, the organization shares strength and compassion to support both its communities and its team members.
Thanks to the committed efforts of the organization, Halton Healthcare has been recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2021, by Waterstone Human Capital.
“At Waterstone we believe corporate culture drives performance and that it’s your organization’s greatest asset,” says Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of the Canada’s Most Admired™ program. “Each of the 2021 award recipients puts culture at the centre of everything they do, and demonstrates a commitment to culture as competitive advantage. They set an excellent example of how crafting and sustaining a high performance culture can drive incredible growth and performance.”
This award is based on an evaluation of Halton Healthcare’s corporate culture over the past three years, including but not limited to - vision, leadership, individual and organizational performance and corporate social responsibility.
“Our organizational culture is built on our core values of Compassion, Accountability and Respect,” says Denise Hardenne, Halton Healthcare’s President and CEO, “allowing us to create a workplace focused on inclusion, high-performance and recognition.”
In addition to industry standard staff benefits and assistance programs, Halton Healthcare’s senior leadership team have prioritized several innovative programs that assert the organization’s commitment to its people and culture.
“This exemplary achievement brings with it a true sense of pride and accomplishment,” adds Dr. David McConachie, Chief of Staff, Halton Healthcare, “we are proud of our culture and our people who keep it alive and thriving.”
“While this award highlights outstanding corporate cultures,” continues Ms. Hardenne, “it is also a reminder for us to continue nurturing and cultivating a high performance culture at Halton Healthcare. It is this culture that provides us with the strength and compassion to support our communities and our colleagues in many different ways.”
“Our purpose as an organization is to care. That extends through our patients and families, and across our entire hospital community,” explains Joan Jickling, SVP, Patient Engagement & CNE. “Our strength, particularly over the course of the pandemic, has been the strong sense of team work and the emphasis on relationships across our teams.”