New Volunteers Join Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Board of Directors - Public General Hospital and St. Joseph's Health Services Association

CHATHAM-KENT: June 23, 2015 -- At the June 23rd Annual General Meetings of Public General and St. Joseph's Hospitals, volunteer Boards were appointed as follows:

Public General Hospital

Brenda Richardson, Chair
Jane Havens, Vice Chair

Allan Klinck
Jim Laforet
Aileen Murray

St. Joseph's Health Services Association of Chatham

Gail Rumble, Chair

Liz Meidlinger, Vice Chair

Susie Aarssen

Mark Isherwood

Father Michael Michon

Following the Annual Report to the community, Public General Hospital Society of Chatham and St. Joseph's Health Services Association publicly announced their voluntary integration to become a single entity. In the short-term, there will continue to be 10 elected directors in the integrated PGH and SJH model.

The following are members of the Boards in an ex-officio capacity by virtue of their offices:
Dr. Ranjith Chandrasena, Chief of Medical Staff
Willi Kirenko, Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive
Colin Patey, President & CEO, Board Secretary
Dr. Allison Morand, President, Medical Staff Organization

For more information about the Boards of Directors, meeting dates, or agendas, visit CKHA's website,

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is a 200+ bed community hospital, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies. Formed in 1998, CKHA is committed to core service excellence, top-flight operational performance and to becoming a facility of choice in Southwestern Ontario. With campuses in Chatham and Wallaceburg, CKHA is comprised of approximately 1350 compassionate staff, 251 healthcare professionals and 500 volunteers who serve the medical needs of 104,000 residents in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. CKHA is designated a schedule one facility under the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and cares for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually.

Media Contacts regarding Board Appointments: 519-437-6001

Brenda Richardson, Chair, Alliance Board of Directors


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