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Hospital Board names new chair

Gaétan Malette takes on the role with five years of experience as a member of the Board of Directors
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At the Annual General Meeting held on June 18, 2019, Gaétan Malette was elected as the Chair of the Timmins and District Hospital Board of Directors. He succeeds Maggie Matear who had held the position for three years.

“On behalf of Timmins and District Hospital Board of Directors, senior management, staff and volunteers, I would like to thank Ms. Matear for her commitment, enthusiasm, and dedication in her role as Board Chair”, said Blaise MacNeil, President and CEO, Timmins and District Hospital. “She truly embodied the role of advocate of TADH programs and services, physician recruitment, and funding challenges and successes”.

Maggie became Chair in June 2016 and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the past seven years. She has been a Director of Community Economic Development with Timmins Economic Development Corporation for the past three years.

Maggie is not only departing the Board but will be leaving Timmins to pursue a career with Yukon University in Whitehorse as the new Vice-President of University Services. Timmins and District Hospital wishes Maggie all the best in her new position.

Gaétan comes to the role as Chair with five years of experience as a member of the Timmins and District Hospital Board of Directors and 40 years’ worth of organizational and community development experience.

“I’m pleased to continue working with the Board in this new role as Chair,” he said “I’m looking forward to a greater role in advocating for the services that are essential to our community and district’s wellbeing”.

The Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) is a level C, fully-accredited community, referral and teaching hospital serving the residents of the City of Timmins and Cochrane District as well as the adjoining areas of the Temiskaming, Sudbury and Algoma districts. The hospital offers a full range of medical, surgical, critical care, maternity, newborn, pediatric, long-term care, mental health and diagnostic imaging services.