Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene has changed their name to Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. In a press release dated May 6, 201l, President and CEO, Carol Lambie stated that, “A waypoint is a reference point for navigation, whether nautical or in finding your way on a road or journey. This name was chosen for its fit with our location and what many said was the healing power of being on Georgian Bay; how it signifies a safe harbor, a guiding light or point during a storm.”
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care also unveiled their new statement of purpose: “Advancing Understanding. Improving Lives“. Waypoint is a Catholic-sponsored public hospital governed by a community representative board. The first strategic plan under the new name outlines future directions to inspire hope and healing through mental health expertise; promote an innovative workplace; be accountable and broaden partnerships; and create a research and academics centre for the study of mental health conditions. In addition, Waypoint has launched a new $471 million construction project to replace their Oak Ridge facility.
For more information, visit www.waypointcentre.ca.