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Meet Shane Mammen, Integrated Care Coordinator

Right Care, Right Time, Right Place for People Diagnosed with Schizophrenia
Shane Mammen
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I've had the privilege of serving as a Clinical Care Coordinator in the Integrated Pathway for people diagnosed with Schizophrenia. This role is incredibly important because it allows us to be the bridge between our patients, their families, and our dedicated healthcare teams. We're still in the early stages of this revolutionary pathway, but our aim is clear - to provide a seamless transition.

What excites me about this role is the ability to provide critical information to the healthcare team even before a patient steps foot on the unit. This early insight is a game-changer when it comes to implementing effective treatment plans and ensuring our clients have a smoother transition.

My background as a registered nurse with 8 years of experience at Ontario Shores has given me valuable insights into the various facets of patient care. I've worked in different areas within the hospital, and each experience has contributed to my passion for the Clinical Care Coordinator role.

What interested me the most in this role was its potential to cut wait times for in-patient care and community programs. We're all about helping patients receive the care they need as quickly as possible, without any gaps. It's also gratifying to know that our efforts aim to prevent relapses and keep our clients connected with outpatient support in the community.

The greatest satisfaction in being a care coordinator is witnessing the positive impact we make in our clients' lives. Our program's goal is to shorten the length of stay for individuals living with Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder. The best part is seeing our clients thrive as they get priority on the waitlist at Ontario Shores and receive support at every stage of their recovery journey.

Every success story we contribute to is a testament to the power of patient-centered care and the growth of our program. It's an exciting journey, and I'm thrilled to be part of it. Being a part of a client's success story is the ultimate reward for me.

To learn more about how the Integrated Care Pathway brings the collective expertise of Ontario Shores, Scarborough Health Network, and the Durham and Toronto branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association together to provide seamless care for individuals with schizophrenia visit the page found here.