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Horizon Health Network (Horizon) is the largest regional health authority in New Brunswick and the second-largest health authority in Atlantic Canada with expertise in diverse areas of health and community services.

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

Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq First Nation communities within New Brunswick are:

  • Amlamgog (Fort Folly)
  • Elsipogtog (Big Cove)
  • Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church)
  • L'nui Menikuk (Indian Island)
  • Matawaskiye (Madawaska)
  • Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation (Red Bank)
  • Natoaganeg (Eel Ground)
  • Neqotkuk (Tobique)
  • Oinpegitjoig (Pabineau)
  • Pilick (Kingsclear)
  • Sitansisk (Saint Mary's)
  • Tjipogtotjg (Buctouche)
  • Ugpi'ganjig (Eel River Bar)
  • Welamukotuk (Oromocto)
  • Wotstak (Woodstock)

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 and 17 auxiliary and alumnaeorganizations. 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 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:

At Horizon, the following values guide how we work together and serve our patients, clients, their families, and each other:

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.

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.

Horizon's Board of Directors released our new strategic plan, Building a Healthier Futureon 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.