Signature Programs

Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)

In 2009, Vermont Square had the opportunity to embark on an innovative initiative in collaboration with the University Health Network. This initiative through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), provided Vermont Square with a two-way video conferencing equipment with participating hospitals. The Ontario Telemedicine Network video conferencing equipment allows Vermont Square to connect with Physicians and Nurse Practitioners without having to leave our building. We currently use Ontario Telemedicine Network services for non-acute emergencies, hospital discharge meetings and case consults. By utilizing the OTN equipment Vermont Square has had the opportunity to provide better care & services to our residents while reducing emergency department transfers and improving the resident experience with less disruption to their daily routines.