West Haldimand General Hospital invites applications for new Board Members

(HAGERSVILLE) – Have you ever thought about making a real difference in your community’s healthcare? West Haldimand General Hospital (WHGH) is seeking remarkable individuals ready to help shape the future of healthcare in our area and beyond. Right now, there’s four open spots on our Board of Directors for dedicated, forward-thinking individuals. This is your chance to play a key role in our healthcare journey.

“We are in pursuit of exceptional individuals eager to contribute their time, energy, and wisdom to drive significant improvements in our healthcare system. Our Board of Directors is actively seeking volunteers dedicated to ensuring our hospital excels in providing top-notch, patient- and family-centric care,” remarked Julie Richardson, Chair of the West Haldimand General Hospital Board of Directors.

As a highly skilled-based Board, we are seeking to fill vacancies with interested individuals who:

  • Embrace our core values: Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence.
  • Are eager to support and advance the mission and values of WHGH.
  • Are enthusiastic about championing our vision and strategic objectives
  • Can dedicate the necessary time for Board and committee roles, meeting approximately 15 times a year.
  • Aim to boost our public profile by actively sharing our mission and achievements, and by helping to forge strong community partnerships.
  • Adhere to board policies, especially those concerning conflict of interest and confidentiality.
  • Bring organizational expertise in healthcare or legal fields, which would greatly enrich our Board.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, especially those with experience in quality risk management and patient safety, finance, health or legal expertise, though it’s not mandatory. Our board values diverse perspectives and skills to guide our healthcare decisions effectively.

While maintaining a skills-based Board is our priority, WHGH also strives for the composition of the Board to reflect the diversity of the communities served. Specifically, to address current needs, we are seeking representation from Indigenous communities.

For details on how to apply for this position, please contact Charlene Charles, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and Coordinator of Board Affairs at ccharles@ngh.on.ca.

About West Haldimand General Hospital

West Haldimand General Hospital (WHGH) is a leading health authority and employer in Haldimand County, with a dedicated team of about 292 staff, volunteers, and physicians serving over 25,000 residents. Offering a wide range of services, including Emergency, Day Surgery, Acute Care, and more, our 23-bed hospital prioritizes enhancing patient care. In 2022-2023, WHGH earned the highest recognition from Accreditation Canada, Exemplary Standing, with a 99.2% compliance rate. As a key healthcare provider since 1964, we also focus on training future health professionals and have undergone significant expansions to meet our community’s needs.