Yesterday, the President and CEO of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Guy Chartrand announced his resignation. He will be leaving Collingwood to take the same position with Bruyère Continuing Care in Ottawa.
He said the only reason he decided to leave was to be closer to his family, since he has two sons in university in Ottawa. The hospital redevelopment process had nothing to do with his decision, as he said “it was simply due to family”.
Thom Paterson, CGMH Board Chair, said: “Guy has transformed our hospital! In the relatively short time he has served our patients and the South Georgian Bay Community, our focus on patient care, always the hallmark of the G&M, has been extended beyond the hospital walls into our community of healthcare partners. His personal concern and support for our staff and volunteers has had a measurable impact on the hospital, as a place to work and to continually collaborate and innovate on more and new ways to provide excellent care.”
The Mayor of Wasaga Beach, Brian Smith, said: “I was saddened to learn about the resignation of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital CEO and President Mr. Guy Chartrand. Since joining the hospital in 2014, Mr. Chartrand has shown tremendous leadership. I want to thank Guy for his extremely hard work. He was a real champion for our hospital and I believe our community owes him a great deal.”
Chartrand will remain at the Collingwood Hospital until June 30th, and The Board of Trustees appointed the current VP and Chief Nursing Executive, Norah Holder, to be the Interim President & CEO beginning July 1st.
“I feel honoured to be appointed to the interim position of President and CEO and continue the hospital’s Together We Can journey, along with the great work that is taking place with our community partners at the sub-LHIN level,” said Norah Holder.