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

CHATHAM-KENT: June 24, 2014 -- At the June 24th Annual General Meetings of Public General 

and St. Joseph’s Hospitals, volunteer Boards were appointed as follows:

Public General Hospital St. Joseph’s Health Services Association of Chatham

Jane Havens (Vice Chair) Suzie Aarssen

Allan Klinck Mark Isherwood

Jim Laforet Liz Meidlinger (Vice Chair)

Aileen Murray Father Michael Michon

Brenda Richardson (Chair) Gail Rumble (Chair)

In an effort to align with recognized governance best practices, CKHA’s Board of Directors has 

reduced the number of Directors from seven to five and eliminated the position of community 

representatives. These changes reflect by-law changes approved by the Boards at today’s

annual general meetings.

The following are members of the Tri-Board in an ex-officio capacity by virtue of their offices: 

Ruth Caperchione, President of Medical Staff

Dr. Ranjith Chandrasena, Interim Chief of Staff

Willi Kirenko, Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive

Colin Patey, President & CEO

For more information about the Boards of Directors, Tri-Board meeting dates, or to view “Board 

Highlights” published after each monthly meeting, go to CKHA’s website, www.ckha.on.ca.

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is a partnership of Public General, St. Joseph’s and Sydenham 

District Hospitals that brings together the strengths of each hospital to provide patients and 

families with compassionate, quality healthcare, close to home. Together, in the past year, 

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance served the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of over 

110,000 Chatham-Kent residents. Its 1350 staff, 251 healthcare professionals and 500 

volunteers are creating ‘An Exceptional Community Hospital’ and supporting the residents of 

Chatham-Kent, South Lambton and Walpole Island First Nations. 

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Media Contacts regarding Board Appointments: 519-437-6001

Brenda Richardson, Chair, Tri-Board Executive Committee

 

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