For Immediate Release
June 1, 2011
New Committee to Fill Board Vacancies
Representatives to Seek Out Community Participation
(Windsor, ON) – Ken Deane, provincial supervisor for Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital, announced today that a “blue-ribbon” committee has been established to fill vacancies for community representation on the hospital’s Board of Directors.
Ken Deane was named provincial supervisor to HDGH in January, 2011. The existing board of directors had been retained in an advisory capacity while the hospital is under provincial supervision. The committee will immediately look to fill at least three vacancies, which existed at the time of Mr. Deane’s arrival.
In 2008 the Ontario Auditor General identified the best practice in governance indicates that effective hospital boards are composed of individuals who:
- Have the appropriate levels of ability, commitment, and independence
- Collectively have the diversity and depth of knowledge and competencies to carry out the boards oversight responsibilities
- Are selected through a systematic, fair, and transparent nomination process
“We are issuing a public call for interest in serving on our board,” said Mr. Deane. “Hospital governance is an important underpinning of a high-performing hospital. We have embarked on a process aimed at attracting new board members from our community through a blue-ribbon nominating committee.”
The nominating committee consists of the following individuals:
- Maureen Greff, COO of Windsor-based Kamsel Leasing Inc., who will chair the HDGH nominating committee;
- Carol Derbyshire, Executive Director of Hospice Windsor and Essex County and chair of the HDGH Advisory Board;
- Patrick Ducharme, a senior partner and founding member in the Windsor law firm of Ducharme Fox LLP;
- Lori Shalhoub, Vice President, General Counsel/External Affairs & Public Policy, Chrysler Canada Inc.;
- Don Rodzik, CEO, The Narmco Group
- A representative from each of the Salvation Army and Catholic Health International.
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital plays a unique role in Windsor-Essex as the regional provider of advanced care in such areas as complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, acute mental health and a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas.
For more information contact Steve Erwin, Director of Communications at 519-973-4433.
Please note: Ken Deane is available to media prior to a 4:30 p.m. advisory board meeting or after this meeting (between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.).