Sault Area Hospital believes in being accountable to our patients and community.  Our accountability is essential to earning trust and building a reputation for excellence. “Accountability” means making the right clinical and managerial decisions, managing resources efficiently, measuring our performance and doing that in an open and transparent manner. 

Accountability Agreements

Every hospital in Ontario is required to negotiate a Hospital Service Accountability Agreement (HSAA) with their Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The HSAA stipulates accountability and performance obligations for planning, integration and delivery of programs and services.

At Sault Area Hospital,  we are committed to being open, transparent and accountable to patients, visitors, community and staff. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to post our Hospital Service Accountability Agreement (HSAA) and our Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement (MSAA).

These documents outline our performance obligations and the resources in which we have pledged to deliver care:

Hospital Service Accountability Agreement (HSAA) 2020-2021

Notice and Extension of Hospital Service Accountability Agreement(s) to March 31, 2022

Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement (MSSA) 2023-2024

Service Accountability Agreement(s) 2020-2021

For more information, visit the Northeast Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN).

The Government of Ontario has focused efforts on improving quality, accountability and transparency in our health system through several legislative acts that SAH abides by: 

The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA) was introduced on October 20, 2010 and received Royal Assent on December 8, 2010. The BPSAA establishes new rules and higher accountability standards for hospitals, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and broader public sector organizations. 

The Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 puts patients first by improving the quality and value of the patient experience through the application of evidence-based health care. It will improve health care while ensuring that the system we rely on today is there for future generations. 

The Local Health System Integration Act, 2006. Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are responsible for local health system planning and community engagement. As of April 1, 2007, the LHINs have also assumed responsibility for funding a wide range of health service providers and for managing the majority of service agreements with health service providers. Hospital Service Accountability Agreements outline the responsibilities of the LHIN and its local hospitals.

The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year.