Caring About Community

Many writers run the other way when it comes to developing content for annual reports. This is often hard work with an arduous review and approval process. Just the kind of work that shines a spotlight on the experience and diversity of our lead writer, Leanne. Her desire to constantly learn and teach has made  her a star in delivering quality, accurate professional content for a number of annual report projects, while always improving the process.

The annual report for our city’s largest healthcare provider was no exception. In a remarkably short timeframe, we pulled together a comprehensive content strategy and outline, researched key topics, acquired graphic materials and photography, moved content through an extensive research and approval process, got everything into French translation and off to final production. We were then able to take a few deep breaths and deliver the final reports in digital format for posting to the organization’s extensive website.


The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority fulfills its purpose of Caring for Health by working to provide services that promote independence, wellness, treatment and care, and doing so with respect for the patients, residents, clients and communities it serves.

It is an organization of committed professionals who support each other in the delivery of health services and work to protect the health and promote the well-being of the people who benefit from these services. The Winnipeg Health Region serves residents of the City of Winnipeg as well as the Rural Municipalities of East and West St. Paul, with a total population of just over 700,000 people. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority also plays a provincial role by providing health care support to nearly half a million Manitobans who live beyond these boundaries and residents of Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut who require the services and expertise available within the Winnipeg Health Region. More than 27,000 people work in the Winnipeg Health Region. With an annual operating budget of nearly $1.7 billion, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority operates or funds over 200 health service facilities and programs including:

Four community hospitals Concordia Hospital, Grace General Hospital, Seven Oaks General Hospital, Victoria General Hospital

Two tertiary hospitals, Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, St. Boniface General Hospital

Four long-term care health centres, Deer Lodge Centre, Misericordia Health Centre, Riverview Health Centre, St. Amant Centre

Additionally, there are 34 personal care homes, 12 community health agencies, 20 community health offices, the Rehabilitation Centre for Children, the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre, various funded community agencies, as well as Winnipeg Regional Health Authority direct operations: Pan Am Clinic; community offices offering programs including public health and home care; River East and Transcona ACCESS Centres. Health services include long-term care, public health, primary care, home care, mental health and acute care. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority continues to improve health and well-being while enhancing Winnipeg’s health services and building partnerships with the community. The End

We have received many positive comments on the report since its release and I want to thank you for all your efforts in this regard. Again thanks for agreeing to be part of this project. It was a pleasure to work with you.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

June 2007

Content strategy, research, writing, graphic design, illustration, photography coordination, print consulting, html, css, seo

Annual report on Winnipeg Regional Health Authority website