County and CMH partner to achieve efficiencies through shared service

Northumberland County, ON – September 5, 2019 – Campbellford
Memorial Hospital (CMH) and Northumberland County are pleased to
announce a strategic partnership in Human Resource administration. Through the implementation of a shared service agreement, CMH will real­ize operational efficiencies and will increase the depth and breadth of HR services provided at the hospital by engaging Northumberland County in the delivery of HR consultation services for all human resource areas.  


“CMH consistently seeks out opportunities to identify efficiencies and im­prove service delivery in line with province-wide health system transfor­mation efforts,” states CMH President & CEO Varouj Eskedjian. “With this shared service agreement, we are enhancing the efficiency and effective­ness of our operations by collaborating with a community partner who has established expertise in the provision of back office-type supports. North­umberland County will assist CMH with the administration of complex Hu­man Resource policies and practices. This arrangement will further ensure that we have the tools in place to support the CMH team as well as fulfill reporting and administrative requirements as an employer, while continuing to direct our focus to providing exceptional patient care.” 


Under this agreement, Northumberland County will provide support to CMH Human Resource staff in areas such as labour relations, pay equity/ compensation, benefit administration, disability case management,
performance management and workplace investigations.    


“Shared services are a strategic focus for Northumberland County Council as a means of driving innovation and efficiency in the use of resources for meeting the needs of our community,” says Acting County Warden Bob Sanderson. “Council encourages staff to explore partnerships with munici­pal counterparts, as well as those in the broader public sector across North­umberland, that will maximize public investments, increase organizational capacity, and reinforce the public good. The County is pleased to be collab­orating with CMH on this shared service initiative as another opportunity to deliver value to residents.”