Community Hospital (CCH) held its Annual Meeting and elected new members to its
volunteer Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Payette was re-elected as Chair. Yvonne Bakker was elected as the First
Vice-Chair and Alice Wilson-Haramis as the Second Vice-Chair.
changes to the Board of Directors included departing members Michael Pescod and
Nancee Cruickshank having both served their full 9-year terms. Two new board members are Deborah
Tropea and Josh Eamon. A
vacancy created with Grand Chief Abram Benedict’s resignation will be filled
“I am honoured to be re-elected as Chair, and I look
forward to working with other board members and the staff and physicians at CCH
to continue making progress towards achieving the hospital’s vision of Exceptional
Care. Always.” said Chair Payette. “I also thank Michael Pescod, Nancee
Cruickshank and Abram Benedict for their contributions to the Board of
Directors, and welcome new members Deborah Tropea and Josh Eamon.”
Board was presented with the hospital’s 2021-2022 Annual Report titled Caring
for our Community, featuring a collection of stories from last fiscal year
highlighting the hospital’s commitment to providing critical healthcare
services and advancing innovative models of care despite the challenges
presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Annual Report can be found at: www.cornwallhospital.ca/en/publications.
the Annual Meeting, Dr. Anastasios Boubalos became the hospital’s new Chief of
Staff, replacing Dr. Lorne Scharf, who served as Chief of Staff from 2013 until
2022, the maximum number of terms allowable per the hospital’s governance by-laws.
Dr. Boubalos was appointed as Chief of Staff effective June 14 by the Board of
Directors in April.
graduate of McGill University, Dr. Boubalos completed his radiology residency
in 1994 and joined CCH as a general radiologist in 2000. In 2019, Dr. Boubalos
ascended to become the Chief of Diagnostic Services, where he led many quality
improvement initiatives within the hospital’s Diagnostic Services department.
Boubalos’ exceptional leadership as Chief of Diagnostic Services and his focus
on improving patient-centered care has prepared him well for the challenges and
opportunities associated with being Chief of Staff at CCH. The Board looks
forward to working with Dr. Boubalos and we thank Dr. Lorne Scharf for his
tremendous leadership, dedication and exceptional work throughout his terms,”
added Chair Payette.
Chief of Staff plays a key role at the hospital by providing leadership and
guidance to the medical staff and ensuring high quality and safe medical care.
Scharf, an Emergency Physician who will continue practicing at CCH, was
instrumental in providing strategic leadership and clinical guidance to medical
staff and hospital teams during his time as Chief of Staff, which included the
behalf of CCH, I express my sincere thanks to Dr. Scharf for the commitment and
guidance he provided as Chief of Staff over the past 9 years,” said Jeanette
Despatie, CCH President and Chief Executive Officer. “I look forward to working
with Chair Payette, Dr. Boubalos, and new members Deborah Tropea and Josh Eamon
on a variety of projects that will advance the healthcare services offered in
our community,” added Despatie.
information on the Board of Directors including meeting highlights and
membership can be found at www.cornwallhospital.ca/en/BoardofDirectors.
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