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Lamont Health Care Centre is a multilevel facility which is operated by a Board under an affiliation with The United Church of Canada.

The Mission of the Board is rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus and commits to treating every person with respect, compassion and dignity. The Mission clearly expresses the view that the beauty of God is seen in every person.

Although the care and service we provide is not limited to any community, our services are geared to meet the needs of a population of approximately 10,000 within Lamont County and municipalities within the County and other immediate surrounding areas.
MISSION STATEMENT
WE BELIEVE THAT WHOLENESS OF BODY, MIND 
AND SPIRIT IS GOD’S WILL FOR EVERY PERSON. 
WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE HEALING PROCESS, 
THE PROMOTION OF HEALTH AND 
THE PROVISION OF COMPASSIONATE CARE 
TO ALL PERSONS
CORE VALUES
TO LIVE OUT THIS MISSION ENTRUSTED TO US, 
AND IN KEEPING WITH THE HEALING MINISTRY OF JESUS
 WE ARE COMMITTED TO THESE VALUES:

  • Dignity
  • Inclusivity
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Responsible Stewardship
  • Safety
  • Spirituality
  • Common Good
  • Innovation
  • Hope
Purpose of the Board of Management
The purpose of the Board of Management is to oversee all of the operations of the Lamont Health Care Centre.

Recommendations from the various Committees form the basis for many of the Board decisions.

The various Committees are:

  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Patient Care
  • Ethics
  • Building & Grounds
  • Joint Conference Committee (where we meet with the Doctors).
  • Green Health Care
Executive Committee
The Executive Committee consists of all members of the Board of Directors for the Lamont Health Care along with the Executive Director.

The purpose of this committee is to manage the overall operations of the organization.

The Executive Committee generally meets once a month with a break during the summer months.

Recommendations from the various Committees form the basis for many of the Board decisions,
The Board reviews and revises if necessary the following:

• Bylaws
• Board Charter
• Strategic Plan
• Policies
• Decisions affecting the overall operations of the organization.

All of the Committees are comprised of varying combinations of people from the Board, Administration, Senior Management, Nursing Staff and Medical Staff.

The Executive Director is a member of all Committees.

The information and insight from those on the front lines is invaluable as we all strive to do our best for the vulnerable people whom we serve.
Finance Committee
The Finance Committee meets quarterly unless otherwise required.

Some of the Finance Committee duties are:

• Reviews Proposed Budgets for the Lamont Health Care Centre.

• Reviews Financial and Statistical Statements as presented by Management.

• Reviews Proposed Contract Settlements and Salary Grids for Non-Unionized Employees.

• Reviews Audited Financial Statements.

• Conducts an audit on the Accounts Payables to ensure that all required approvals and supporting documentation have been attached before payment is issued.
Patient Care Committee
The goals of the Patient Care Committee are:

• To develop Patient/Resident Satisfaction Surveys in order to assess hospital and housing experiences.
• To carry out an analysis of results of the Satisfaction Survey, with a view to improving the overall quality of care, accommodation, increase in safety practices and minimize any risk to the organization.
• To listen to the community/stakeholders.
• To enhance health facility and housing service utilization.
• To identify areas where Patient/Resident expectations/needs may be greater than what can be offered and to provide options or opportunities where the health and housing service needs of Patients/Residents can be met.
• To act on and recommend to the Governing Board, a plan to implement changes, thereby maintaining and/or improving the overall quality of care and safety.

Some of the past recommendations coming from the Patient Care Committee were:

• The adoption of an Abuse policy for staff, patients and residents.

• Installation of the ELPAS system to provide increase safety for staff, patients and residents.

• Installation of interior cameras at the various entrances.

• Replacement of exterior lights to LED lights to enhance building and grounds lighting.

• Increasing the number or exterior lights to provide better lighting of building and grounds.

Ethics Committee
The purpose of the Ethics Committee is:

• To be a support and be the venue for discussion with a Patient/Staff/Family/Physician on ethical matters as required/necessary and in situations where the Health Team is in a quandary about its next step.

• To provide a forum for broader discussion and consensus building using the attached Community Ethics Toolkit and AHS Ethics Framework as required/necessary.

• To provide recommendations and policy suggestions regarding various ethical issues.
Buildings & Grounds Committee
The goals of the Buildings & Grounds Committee are:

• To ensure that the facilities are kept in excellent repair and maintained in a safe and reliable manner.
• To ensure that all building systems are checked in a timely manner and in accordance with required legislation.
• To ensure that grounds are properly maintained.
• To create a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for patients, residents, visitors and staff at all times.
• To recommend to the Board of Management, major buildings and grounds repairs, maintenance and replacement as required/necessary.

Some of the past recommendations coming from the Buildings & Grounds Committee were:

• Replacement of exterior lights to LED lights to enhance building and grounds lighting.

• Increasing the number or exterior lights to provide better lighting of building and grounds.

• Installation of the ELPAS system to provide scheduled locking of entrances to the facility, along with providing overhead warnings that various doors have been either left opened or remain unlocked.

• Installation of interior cameras at the various entrances.

• Replacement of back sidewalk and patio slabs.

• Repairs and patching to asphalt in parking lots.

• Repairs and replacement to exterior brick and mouldings.

• Installation of sidewalk cover to the ground floor entrance to the Clinics.
Joint Conference Committee
The Joint Conference Committee brings Board representatives, Physicians and Nursing Care Coordinators twice a year to review their activities and concerns.

We collaboratively and amicably discuss strategies and methodologies, including proposed equipment purchases, to effectively address the needs of Patients, residents and the community.
Green Health Care Committee
The purpose of the Green Health Care Committee of the Board is to:

• Be a strong advocate for greening initiatives which would assist in preserving the quality of our environment in the long term.
• Adopt environmentally friendly technology and the utilization of goods and services that offer a clear environmental advantage to other products and services.
• Develop policies regarding the use of and/or restrictions regarding the use of chemicals, disposable supplies which are destructive to the environment.

Some of the past recommendations coming from the Green Health Care Committee were:

• The adoption and use of more re-usable products and supplies, as along as they adhere to and or exceed the best practices with regards to Infection Prevention and Control Standards, Accommodation Standards, Accreditation Standards and any other applicable Legislative Regulations for the operation of a Health Care Centre.

• The replacement of interior overhead lights with LED lights.

• The replacement of exterior lights with LED lights.
SolarPanels Monthly KW Produced
• Recommended the installation of Solar Panels in order to reduce the level of carbon emissions into the environment and to reduce electricity expenditures.

• Phase 1 – Summer 2013

• Phase 1 – Summer 2015

• Phase 3 – Summer 2019

Mr. Kent Harrold
Board Chair
Representative of Elk Island Pastoral Charge

Phone: 780-895-2581 (Res.)

Email: tharrold@connect.ab.ca
Mrs. Mae Adamyk
Board Vice Chair
Representative of Community at Large (Lamont County)

Phone: 780-940-3166 (Cell)

Email: tmadamyk@albertacom.com
Mrs. Trudy Harrold
Board Member
Representative of Alberta & NW Conference (UCC)

Phone: 780-895-2564 (Res.)

Email: tharrold@connect.ab.ca
Mrs. Linda Mills
Board Member
Representative of Community at Large (Town of Lamont)

Phone: 780-232-9704 (Cell)

Email: stepzcloggers@gmail.com
Mrs. Connie Newgard
Board Member
Representative of Alberta & NW Conference (UCC)

Phone: 780-913-6072 (Cell)

Email: jcnewgard@mcsnet.ca
Rev. Debbie Brill
Board Member
Yellowhead Presbytery

Phone: 587-588-7815 (Cell)

Phone: 780-895-2145 (United Church)

Email: dbrill@telus.net
Mr. David Diduck
Board Member
Representative of Community at Large (AHS)

Phone: 780-984-3767
Email: riverrockfarms@hotmail.com
Our History
The Lamont Health Care Centre has a long and proud history of health care in the community.

Beginning with the first pioneer doctor serving a far-flung population of immigrants and settlers, to the current state-of-the-art medical care centre, Lamont has been a leader in progressive medical care.
Highlights of our History: Part 1
Some of our History:

• 1901 First physician arrived

• 1912 First hospital built — Lamont Public Hospital

The picture shows the new 1912 Lamont Hospital front entrance:

Dr. A.E. Archer and Dr. W.T. Rush are on the steps of the new Lamont Public Hospital, 1912.
Highlights of our History: Part 2
Some of our History - Continued


• Lamont Public Hospital School of Nursing was established in 1912 and operated for 60 years until its closure in 1972. A total of 595 nurses graduated from the program over the course of its operation.


The picture shows Miss Annie Purschke who was the first nurse to graduate from the nurse’s training program.


Highlights of our History: Part 3
Some of our History - continued

• 1950 Hospital renamed Archer Memorial Hospital in memory of Dr. A.E. Archer

• 1964 Lamont-Smoky Lake Auxiliary Hospital built on property

• 1972 Lamont Nursing Home built

• 1992 Amalgamation of all facilities — name change to Lamont Health Care Centre

• 1995 Fire destroyed Acute Care and Extended Care

• 1999 Construction of new Lamont Health Care Centre facility completed. Leasing space to Lamont Health Unit and Medical Clinics
Highlights of our History: Part 4
Some of our History - continued

• 1998 Morley Young Manor Assisted Living Complex phase 1 built.

• 2004 Completion of second phase of Morley Young Manor Assisted Living Complex

• 2011 Completion of third phase of Morley Young Manor Assisted Living Complex,
Highlights of our History: Part 5
Some of our History - continued

• 2011 Official Opening of Healing and Meditation Garden
Historical Time Line
Mural
The Lamont Health Care Centre has a long and proud history of health care in the community.

Beginning with the first pioneer doctor serving a far-flung population of immigrants and settlers, to the current state-of-the-art medical care centre, Lamont has been a leader in progressive medical care.

The story of the Lamont Health Care Centre can be found in two books written and available through the website, and in the 66-foot long mural along the main hall of the hospital facility.
Historical Books
ON HIGHEST MISSION SENT
ON HIGHEST MISSION SENT
Lamont Health Care Centre announces the publication of

ON HIGHEST MISSION SENT

The Story of Health Care in Lamont, Alberta
by Trudy A. Harrold

For Mail Orders:

- download PDF order form

- required: PDF form must be printed, completed, & mailed to order


Also available from the Business Office located just inside the main entrance to the Lamont Health Care Centre.
THE HOSPITAL BY LAMONT CREEK SINCE 1912
The Hospital by Lamont Creek since 1912
Lamont Health Care Centre announces the publication of

THE HOSPITAL BY LAMONT CREEK SINCE 1912

A Narrative of Commitment, Discipline, Compassionate Concern and Devotion to Human Need by James Shortt

For Mail Orders:

- download PDF order form

- required: PDF form must be printed, completed, & mailed to order


Also available from the Business Office located just inside the main entrance to the Lamont Health Care Centre.
Auxiliary to Lamont Hospitals
Auxilians donate to LHCC
In 1912 the Hospital Aid Society of Lamont Public Hospital was formed by a group of community-minded ladies. They assisted the hospital by performing duties that would assure the patients a more comfortable convalescence. The ladies raised money through teas, bridge parties, bake sales, Christmas sing-alongs, bean suppers and sale of rags to the local garages. In later years, they catered for the nursing student graduations. The money raised from these functions was put to good use buying material for gowns, sheets and pillowcases for the hospital.

Throughout the years, the focus has been to enhance the quality of life for our long-term care residents. Today we hold teas, monthly whist parties through the winter months, canteen wagon to the hospital and Beaverhill Lodge, and book sales. We are always looking for new ideas for fundraising. Each year a donation is made to the hospital and lodge for purchase of items that will enhance the quality of life for the residents living in these facilities.

We volunteer our time in our local facilities. It could be visiting, playing cards, going on bus outings, helping with recreation activities, transporting wheelchair residents to other areas of the hospital, as well as special activities held in the Recreation Dept.

We are members of the Alberta and Canadian Associations, and members attend these conventions and attend regional meeting twice a year.

We are always looking for new members who enjoy helping others who may be lonely or need a friend.

2012 was the 100th year of the auxiliary serving this community.


Please note that the Auxiliary of the Lamont Health Care Centre is recruiting new members and extends an invitation to the public to join the organization.

The reward is the giving of one’s self in service to others. Men, women and youth are welcome to join.

For further information please contact Ms. Sheila Vilcsak at 780-895-2971.