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Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Announces Restructuring of its Operations

CHATHAM-KENT: October 18, 2016 -- Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) Interim President & CEO Ken Deane announced changes to the senior team to support the organization’s needs going forward.  The new operating structure better aligns leadership portfolios with CKHA’s key priorities including:
 
• delivering programs and services effectively and efficiently; 
• supporting staff and a renewed emphasis on a healthy workplace; and,
• improving operating performance. 
 
As a result of a new model, the Chief Operating Officer position has been eliminated and Sarah Padfield has left the organization. “On behalf of the organization I thank Sarah for her service and contribution to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance,” said Ken Deane, Interim President & CEO. 
 
Willi Kirenko continues in her Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive role with responsibility for clinical programs and services including pharmacy, laboratory services, and diagnostic imaging. 
 
Debbie Ancocik has been appointed Vice President with responsibility for human resources, occupational health and safety, partnerships and system integration. Ms. Ancocik has worked in local healthcare for over 40 years, most recently as Director, Employee Services and Labour Relations, CKHA.  On her appointment to Vice President, Deb Ancocik commented: “I have always loved what I do and this incredible organization. I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve CKHA as Vice President and look forward to taking on this exciting new role.” 
 
The organization will begin recruiting for a Vice President with responsibility for finance, decision support, hospital information management, and operations.
 
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Contact information:
Ken Deane, Interim President & CEO 
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
519.352.6401 ext. 6000
 
 

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