Elliot Lake hospital to welcome new CEO in January

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St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake is preparing to welcome a new CEO in the new year.

Jeremy Stevenson, who is currently serving as the CEO of Chapleau Health Services, will assume his new role as of Jan. 4, 2021.

“Jeremy was unanimously appointed by the Board after a comprehensive search and interview process. He has extensive experience in health care leadership and knowledge of the needs of the hospital sector especially in rural and northern health care,” board chair Elaine Johnston said in a release.

“Jeremy brings a collaborative approach to health care which will assist our hospital as the health system changes in Ontario towards the new Ontario Health teams.”

Stevenson has a master’s degree in Health Administration and is a recipient of the Canadian College of Health Leaders Award and the Ontario Hospital Association’s Small Rural and Northern Health Care Award of Excellence.

In 2018, he assumed the position of CEO at the North East Local Integration Network, overseeing and managing $1.5 billion in health care services across 44 per cent of Ontario’s land mass, which includes 25 hospitals, and delivering home care services to 17,000 patients daily.

Previously, Stevenson was also the president and CEO of the Mattawa hospital and the administrator of the Algonquin Nursing Home. He is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the American College of Health Executives.

He is also the proud father of four children and likes to stay involved in the community by volunteering, coaching sports leagues and remaining involved with provincial leadership committees.

“My family and I are excited about the opportunity to become part of Elliot Lake and the communities served by St. Joseph’s General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Manor and The Oaks Acute Care Centre,” said Stevenson.

“I believe this area is uniquely positioned to become an excellence model for rural health care delivery in Ontario.”

The board of St. Joseph’s General took the time to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the current CEO Pierre Ozolins, who will assist with the transition to new leadership in the coming months.

“The board (appreciates) Pierre’s leadership, which helped our hospital to grow and prosper. We congratulate him and his management team on the successful acquisition of a new CT scanner, which was acquired under Pierre’s leadership and demonstrated his dedication to the vision of our hospital,” said Johnston.

“Please join us in wishing Pierre all the best in his retirement.”

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Colleen Romaniuk, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Sudbury Star