As we "go back to school" in the month that to many of us always feels like the real new year, I'd like to update you on the progress of integration activities with Toronto Rehab.

Our new organization is beginning to take shape as we continue to identify and prioritize ways to harmonize and streamline the processes we use. The Corporate Services Integration Committee, led by Emma Pavlov, has been laying the groundwork for integrating the functional systems that support key non-clinical activities. This group has met several times to help senior management determine the main short- and longer-term priorities we all need to tackle. 

I would like to thank this group for its work to date—and it will continue to track progress and provide advice—and share with everyone the Top 9 Priorities and immediate next steps endorsed by senior management, which are listed below. 

Of course I will continue to update you regularly. In the meantime, please remember to check out the intranet link to find helpful tools and resources related to integration activities.

  1. Creating a shared sense of community and culture – First combined Leadership Forum on Sept. 28
  2. Intranet integration – Begins in November, to be completed early 2012
  3. Integration of payroll systems –  Underway; target is Dec. 17
  4. Integration of financial systems, SAP and others – Detailed planning underway; target is end of the fiscal year
  5. Domain and email integration – Shared calendars this month; single system by January
  6. Integration of compensation and benefits – Emma Pavlov to meet with Toronto Rehab non-union managers and employees this month
  7. Parking – Further details later this month
  8. Single EPR for decision support and reporting – Feasibility ​being scoped out
  9. Integration of Certificate of Compliance – Underway; aligned with accreditation process 


Bob Bell ​

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