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Governance

Governance

About Us

Overview

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is currently under provincial supervision. On August 31, 2016, the Lieutenant Governor in Council confirmed the appointment of Mr. Robert Devitt as Supervisor for CKHA. Rob assumed his role effective immediately.

According to the Order in Council and pursuant to subsection 9(5) of the Public Hospitals Act, the supervisor’s role is to exercise all the powers of the Boards and of the Public General (PGH), St. Joseph’s(SJH) and Sydenham District (SDH) Hospital Corporations, its officers, and its members in governing PGH, SJH and SDH in accordance with the Public Hospitals Act, its regulations and all other applicable legislation.

In addition to the Supervisor and in accordance with legislation, ex-officio members include :

  • Lori Marshall, President & CEO
  • Lisa Northcott, Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive
  • Dr. Pervez Faruqi, Chief of Medical Staff
  • Dr. Alison Morand, President, Medical Staff Association

Our Team

Board of Directors

Rob Devitt

Rob Devitt 

As CKHA’s Hospital Supervisor, Robert Devitt reports directly to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. According to the Order in Council and pursuant to subsection 9(5) of the Public Hospitals Act, in his role as Supervisor, Robert exercises all the powers of the Boards and of the PGH, SJH and SDH Hospital Corporations, its officers, and its members in governing PGH, SJH and SDH in accordance with the Public Hospitals Act, its regulations and all other applicable legislation. Rob holds accountability and responsibility for quality, risk and financial oversight of the Alliance.

Robert has held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Toronto East General Hospital, the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, and the Queensway-Carleton Hospital. He also has transformational leadership experience as the former Supervisor of the Scarborough Hospital. Robert is a Certified Health Executive at the Canadian College of Health Leaders and is a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University.

Dr Pervez Faruqi

Dr. Pervez Faruqi - Chief of Medical Staff

As Chief of Staff, Dr. Faruqi’s top priorities are to improve the quality of medical care and patient experience at CKHA. He brings to the role significant leadership and professional experience and a strong desire to support quality of care, improved patient experiences and work with administration to strengthen the organization.

Dr. Faruqi has been a consultant Paediatrician at CKHA since 2010 and has held the role of Chief of Paediatrics since 2013. Prior to that he practiced medicine in Nova Scotia for five years at the Guysborough, Antigonish and Strait Health Authority (GASHA), where he chaired the Quality Review Committee. Before moving to Canada, Dr. Faruqi practiced medicine in the United States for seven years where in addition to several recognitions for teaching he won America’s Top Pediatrician, 2004-2005.

Since 2010, Dr. Faruqi has also been an Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to learning and education, including having been a lead preceptor and supervisor for both medical and nursing students. 

Dr Allison Morand

Dr. Allison Morand - President, Medical Staff Assocation

In her role as Medical Staff Organization President, Dr. Morand is accountable to the Medical Staff Organization and is the advocate for fair process in the treatment of individual members of the Medical Staff.  Dr. Morand is also responsible to support and promote the values and strategic plan of the Alliance and report to the Medical Advisory Committee and the Boards on any issues raised by the Medical Staff.  This is Dr. Morand’s second year as Medical Staff Organization President. In addition to being MSO President, Dr. Morand is also the President of the Kent County Medical Society and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Dr. Morand graduated from the University of Toronto and then went on to do her residency in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine in London, Ontario.  Dr. Morand is part of the Chatham-Kent Family Health Team and also works part-time in the Department of Emergency Medicine.


Contact & Locations

Committees and Board Meetings

The accountability and responsibility of the Boards and their respective corporations now fall to the Supervisor. To exercise their responsibilities and duties in relation to quality, risk and financial oversight, the Supervisor must re-establish standard processes including reconstituting regular committee and board meetings. Regardless if the board is one or 15 people, it’s important to maintain the rigor and discipline of governance oversight. On a monthly basis, CKHA is once again holding Mission & Quality Committee, Finance Committee and Board meetings.

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