Thursday, May 10, 2012

South Shore Health Releases 2012-13 Business Plan

South Shore Health is looking at doing business differently. The local health authority has recognized $2.2-million in cost efficiencies in their 2012-13 business plan. The cost savings include better management of their medication, utilizing beds, reducing their lease costs and becoming more energy efficient. CEO Alice Leverman says they want to minimize the impact on programs for patients.
"We looked internally at what we are doing and how we are doing it to define ways that we could be more efficient in carrying out the business that we're in."
She says it will allow them to stay on top of rising costs like inflation, wages, and energy to remain within budget parameters. Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald says the nine health authorities will receive $1.6-billion for their business plans. More details can be found at .