About HPHA
On September 7, 2023 the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) Board of Directors unanimously agreed to start the process to amalgamate the four corporations of the HPHA.

Since its inception in 2003, the HPHA’s four hospitals, including the Clinton Public Hospital, St. Marys Memorial Hospital, Seaforth Community Hospital, and Stratford General Hospital, have effectively operated as an integrated organization, including a single Board, Administration and Professional Staff. The HPHA is also the single employer of the hospitals’ employees.

“This is an important and necessary step for the HPHA as we continue to provide the very best governance to our four hospital sites, and quality care to those we serve” said Board Chair Stephen Hearn. “The amalgamation will not affect our staff as they are already all employees of the HPHA, or the programs, services and staffing offered across our sites. It will also continue to ensure our four strong Foundations remain independent and raising funds vital for their own local hospital and healthcare priorities” he said.

This decision is a result of a recent review of the 20-year old Alliance Agreement. Required updates were identified in order to align with the new Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act that Ontario not-for-profit corporations must comply with by October 19, 2024, and other applicable laws, such as health privacy laws. These updates, combined with the HPHA’s current, integrated operating reality reinforced amalgamation as the most responsible step in today’s healthcare environment.

As the HPHA moves forward with the amalgamation process, interested members of the public will be provided various opportunities to understand the process and provide feedback. The organization is targeting April 1, 2024 as the effective date of the amalgamation to align with its fiscal year.


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Virtual Information Sessions

Community members are invited to attend a virtual Information Session to learn more about the amalgamation process and provide feedback.

Sessions will take place via Zoom.

Two session options are available:

  • Monday, October 23, 2023 at 12 p.m. 
    • Registration closed. Thanks to all those who participated!
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 7 p.m.
    • Registration closed. Thanks to all those who participated!
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.