New Volunteers Join Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Board of Directors - Sydenham District Hospital

CHATHAM-KENT: July 9, 2015 -- Following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 25, 2015, the newly constituted Sydenham District Hospital Board of Directors held a meeting to complete the election of officers. The new board is as follows:

Sydenham District Hospital Directors:

Herb John
George Lung
Kris Lee
Sheldon Parsons, Chair
Conrad Noel, Vice Chair

The following are members of the Board 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

The five volunteer directors were elected by the membership at its AGM. At this time, the SDH Board of Directors will remain a separate entity while Public General and St. Joseph's proceed to a voluntary integration. To support its governance renewal process, CKHA's Boards of Directors put in place protocols to support a distinct yet collaborative process to ensure continued support for the operations of both of CKHA's Campuses.

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 Requests:

Emily Field, Communications Jr. Officer
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
519.352.6401 x5326
efield [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca  

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