Arnprior hospital board adds three

ARNPRIOR – The Arnprior Regional Health board added three new members to the team replacing a trio of outgoing members.

“Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) welcomed three new directors to its board whose professional experience and passion for community healthcare will help lead ARH through milestones such as the Grove redevelopment project and launch of the new Ontario Health Teams,” ARH communications manager Melissa McDermott released in a statement today (July 4).

The three new volunteer directors are Jenny Buckley, Cathy Jordan and Tyler Pirie. They replace outgoing directors Chris Havey, Julie Martin-MacKay and Doug Wilson.

“ARH is fortunate to have the invaluable healthcare expertise and many years of experience our three new directors bring to our governance team,” ARH board chair Barb Darlow said. “On behalf of ARH, I’d also like to thank our outgoing directors, Chris, Julie and Doug, for their years of dedication and significant contributions they made to ARH and our community.”

Jenny Buckley has more than 20 years of health policy experience, examining issues and challenges across the continuum of health care. She is currently a senior improvement lead with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement helping enhance health care for everyone in Canada.

Cathy Jordan holds a degree in nursing and has extensive experience in the health and social services field. Most recently, she worked as a community health consultant and has partnered with ARH on projects.

Tyler Pirie was born and raised in Arnprior and is a masters-trained epidemiologist who currently works with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) with a focus on opioid reporting.

“I have a deep-rooted connection to Arnprior and a passion for community health,” said Pirie. “I’m thrilled I can couple this with my professional knowledge around emerging health trends and my experience leveraging technologies to improve healthcare delivery.”

The ARH board also welcomes two new committee members Josh Hambleton, who will sit on the Governance committee and Katrin Spencer, who will sit on the Resources Planning and Audit committee.

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive 105-bed organization that includes a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home, primary health care centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.