Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Welcomes New Board Member
CHATHAM-KENT: January 31, 2022 – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to welcome Deb Crawford to the organization’s Board of Directors. Ms. Crawford assumed her post at the January 27, 2022 Board meeting.
“On behalf of CKHA’s Board of Directors, we are delighted to welcome Ms. Crawford to our Board,” said Alan Wildeman, Chair, CKHA Board of Directors. “Her career in education coupled with her academic achievements and years of experience as an executive on various boards and committees, including at the national and provincial level, are well suited to a position on CKHA’s Board. It is a priority of the Board to attract members who bring the skills we need to ensure that we can offer guidance to the important work of CKHA administration and staff, and provide oversight on behalf of the community served by CKHA.”
Ms. Crawford was born and raised in Toronto and moved to Chatham-Kent in 2001. She retired as Director of Education for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board in 2021 after serving as a teacher, vice principal, principal, superintendent, and director of the board. Deb began her career in education in 1983 with the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from York University, a Bachelor and Master of Education from Brock University and The Ontario Directors of Education Leadership and Strategic Impact Certificate from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Deb served on the Executive and as President of the Ontario Catholic Supervisory Association (OCSOA), and on the Executive Board for the Council of Directors of Education (CODE). Deb has been active on national, provincial, and local committees and boards and was a member of the board of directors of the former Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
“CKHA’s staff, physicians and volunteers are dedicated to providing safe, high quality care. During these challenging times, their commitment to patients and families is absolutely astounding. I am so pleased to join CKHA’s Board of Directors and work alongside my fellow Board members and administration to support the delivery of local health care,” said Ms. Crawford.
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is a 200 bed community hospital, serving the residents of Chatham and rural Kent including Walpole Island and Delaware First Nations. Formed in 2018, CKHA is committed to delivering quality and safe care at its two sites in Chatham and Wallaceburg. CKHA collaborates with other partners to deliver care across its community. CKHA’s dedicated team is comprised of approximately 1,400 staff, 200 physicians and 300 volunteers. CKHA provides a full range of programs, services and specialties from internal medicine and surgery to women & children’s and critical care; it is designated a schedule one facility under the Ministry of Health and cares for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually. CKHA is equipped with state of the art diagnostics and technology to support its varied programs. CKHA’s vision: Together, growing a healthier community, underscores a movement to improving the population’s health. Grounded by its values “CKHA CARES” (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety), CKHA commits to continuously improve the patient experience in partnership with patients, families and caregivers. For more information, click here to read CKHA’s Fast Facts.
Fannie Vavoulis, Director, Communications
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance