Burlington accounting firm SB Partners continued their dedication to community development with a $25,000 donation to the Joseph Brant Hospital
Foundation in support of the hospital's Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) program.
As many of their clients have professional and personal interests beyond Burlington, SB Partners is firmly committed to their support of mental health, the company stated in a press release this week.
The Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) Mental Health Redevelopment and Expansion Project will provide a much needed expansion of the MHA program and will support the hospital in meeting provincial standards for the number of beds per population. The inpatient unit and outpatient services have operated at capacity levels between 120 and 140 per cent for more than a decade.
“This project will be life-changing for many in our community, and we are so grateful to SB Partners for their support,” said Anissa Hilborn, president and CEO of the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation, adding that community leaders like SB Partners not only make a difference for patients and families, but also inspire others to invest in local healthcare.
With the Mental Health Redevelopment and Expansion Project, JBH will continue to provide innovative, unique programs dedicated to transforming access to mental health and addiction services. Unique programs like Prioritizing Health through Acute Stabilization Transition (PHAST), which offers a multi-agency approach designed to improve support co-ordination and drastically reduce wait times for those in crisis in a scalable model with a reach extending beyond the local community.
According to the press release, PHAST focuses on improving the quality of care and experience for the individual, access and outcomes at a population level, and provider experience and well-being. It also enhances the value of and the return of investment for health sector expenditures.
PHAST’s multi-agency partnerships include leaders in primary and secondary MHA services in Burlington including JBH, the Halton branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Halton Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Services (ADAPT), Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) and the Burlington Family Health Team (BFHT).
By identifying and improving gaps across the system, PHAST provides an improved collaborative response with rapid access to interdisciplinary assessment and stabilizing interventions to help manage crises and transition into further needed treatments and support.
“We are excited to be a long-term partner of Joseph Brant Hospital on Mental Health Redevelopment and Expansion Project that will impact those in our community and beyond,” said Brittany Phillips, manager of marketing and digital media for SB Partners. "For SB Partners, supporting the expansion and its programs is fully aligned with the firm’s mission and values to support the community through social impact, education, and healthcare.