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About Us

Horizon Health Network (Horizon) is proud of its dedicated team of health care professionals who are focused on delivering safe and quality care to our patients, clients, families and communities. Horizon is a great place to work, as people are the heart of our organization, and the success of Horizon is a direct result of our employees’ dedication, professionalism, and commitment.

Horizon is the largest regional health authority – and one of the largest employers – in New Brunswick, and the second-largest health authority in Atlantic Canada. Our leadership and health care providers are experts in diverse areas of health and community services and provide services to a half a million people.

Horizon has an annual budget of approximately $1.2 billion and has more than 13,000 employees, 1,100 physicians and 1,300 volunteers, as well as 17 foundations, 12 auxiliaries and 8 alumnae organizations.

Every year, Horizon welcomes 370 medical residents and coordinates 6,000 placements for students from various medical, nursing and allied health care programs. Horizon ensures representation from urban and rural areas through a 15-member Board that consists of 7 appointed and 8 elected members of the public.

Horizon is dedicated to educating the health care leaders of tomorrow by training physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and other health care professionals. The organization is home to the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick and Memorial University‘s clerkship programs, located in Saint John and delivered in Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, and Waterville. It partners with several local, national and international universities, colleges and academies. Other collaborative education programs include the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board-accredited Horizon Pharmacy Residency Program, the Clinical Psychology Residency Program based in the Fredericton area and accredited with the Canadian Psychological Association, The Moncton Hospital Post Graduate Dietetic Internship Program which is accredited by Dietitians of Canada, and The Moncton Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and the Saint John School of Radiological Technology, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick Saint John, as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Radiography.

Our Services

Horizon operates 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices throughout New Brunswick, focused on delivering quality and safe care to our patients, clients and their families,

Horizon provides services ranging from acute and specialized care to community-based health services. At the foundation of this health system is a robust network of community-based primary care services offered in a variety of settings in communities throughout the province. Our primary care system is comprised of a number of facilities and services, including community health centres, clinics, public health services, community hospitals, as well as addictions and mental health services.

With a collaborative team approach to offering services in English and French, Horizon delivers sustainable, safe and quality health care services to residents of New Brunswick, as well as northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Horizon provides major critical and trauma services and is responsible for unique programs such as:

Horizon’s health care providers work as a team to support the goals and successes of our patients and clients in various settings, including:

Our Communities

New Brunswick is known for its welcoming communities. We have a rich heritage of Indigenous, Anglophone and Francophone communities and welcome immigrants from all around the world. Click here to learn more about our communities.

Horizon provides health care to Indigenous people living in what is now known as New Brunswick. Traditionally this area was a part of the Wabanaki territory. We are working to improve services for Indigenous individuals living within and outside First Nation communities. Click here to learn more about Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq First Nation communities within New Brunswick and Indigenous Health at Horizon. 

Our Values

Mission

Helping People Be Healthy.

Vision

Exceptional care.

Every person. Every day.

Values

We show empathy, compassion and respect.

We strive for excellence.

We are all leaders, yet work as a team.

We act with integrity and are accountable.

At the heart of Horizon’s ongoing commitment to excellence in health care delivery are its guiding principles of quality and safety, which are the pillars of our health system. Horizon is also guided by the community health needs identified by its patients, clients and their families, and the communities where they live, through our Community Health Needs Assessments. Together with our community partners, we continue to act to respond to these health needs. Integral to this response is our network of primary health care sites.

In order to best meet the primary care needs of our patients, we understand we need to remain flexible to sustain, grow and adapt our facilities and services. In addition to our primary care system, we provide specialized treatment services in our regional hubs, including tertiary care and specialized community services — always striving to provide quality and safe care in a timely manner. From primary to tertiary and specialized services, we continue to endeavour towards excellent patient-, client- and family-centred care outcomes, which we achieve through collaboration, integration and coordination of our health system.

Our vision for health care in New Brunswick

Horizon’s Board of Directors released our new strategic plan, Building a Healthier Future on April 16, 2021. This plan will serve as our outline for how we want to improve the way we provide health care services to our patients, clients and their families, now and for the next five years. 

Guided by three strategic priorities 1) Efficient and Appropriate Care, 2) System Wrapped Around Patient/Client Needs, and 3) Sustainability; this plan builds upon our previous work to provide safe and quality care.

Each priority has identified objectives which will help Horizon to realize our potential and position us for success in addressing the health care challenges our province is currently facing. We know these challenges will persist in the coming decade, therefore it’s important we make organization-wide changes today for a healthier future.

We understand and value the significant role our staff, physicians and volunteers will have in helping us achieve this plan.

We’re excited by this plan and will be sharing regular updates about our progress.

This plan was developed after extensive consultations with our patients, clients, staff, physicians, and health care and community stakeholders.

Our Health Partners

Through collaboration with government, other agencies and organizations, we will advocate for major organizational change and secure partnership opportunities to enhance the care provided to New Brunswickers.

The concept of publicly funded health care is complex. Dramatic changes will take place in the near future in federal/provincial funding support. Changes in the factors influencing costs in the public system (e.g. demographics), and most important, federal philosophy towards taking on a reduced role in regulating a purely provincial responsibility have brought us to an opportunity where we can create a new approach that works for New Brunswick. Our new design model must be practical and fit the circumstances of time and place in each situation, within a broad framework that provides guidance.

Who We Are: Our Network and External Partners

Horizon is dedicated to ensuring that our staff, patients, clients and their families understand who we are and what we do within New Brunswick’s health care system – including the types of health care services we provide, and how to access them. Horizon also collaborates with many partners outside of our own organization within the province’s health care system. We know that the system can be difficult to navigate, and we think it’s important that we do our part to raise awareness about our own roles and responsibilities, as well as those of our partners.  As part of this work, we have developed this video and the following infographic which outline our main health care services and also identify some of our key external partners.