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New Medical Leadership Announced at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

CHATHAM-KENT: February 9, 2017 -- Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce its new Chief and Medical Program Directors that will comprise the organization’s Medical Advisory Committee. Over the last few months, CKHA leadership worked closely with its Medical Staff Organization to complete a new medical leadership structure. The new structure reflects a program management model where physician leaders hold both the position of Chief, reporting to the Chief of Staff, and Medical Director, reporting to the Vice President with responsibility for clinical program. This model requires physician leaders and hospital administrators to work collaboratively to support quality care and resource utilization within each program.  
 
“This effort has been an impressive demonstration of the vision and leadership of our Medical Staff in working collaboratively with us on this process,” said Rob Devitt, Hospital Supervisor. “Through a competency-based selection process, we are confident our new medical leadership will ensure we continue our focus on providing high quality, patient centred care while ensuring value and accountability within the healthcare system.”
 
The new Chief and Medical Program Directors are as follows: 
 
Surgery
 
 
Dr. Elizabeth Haddad, Chief of Surgery and Co-Medical Director of the Surgical Program 
 
Anaesthesia

 
 Dr. James Paintsil, Chief of Anaesthesia and Co-Medical Director of the Surgical Program
 
Medicine
 
 
Dr. Mahmud Rajabalee, Chief and Program Medical Director of Medicine
 
Family Medicine
 
 
 Dr. Zeke Milkovic, Chief and Program Medical Director of Family Medicine
 
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/Gyn)
 
 
Dr. Neerja Sharma, Chief of OB/Gyn and Co-Medical Director of the Women and Children’s Program
 
Laboratory Services
 
 
Dr. Reda Saad, Chief and Program Medical Director of Laboratory Services
 
Diagnostic Imaging
 
Dr. Francis Musyoki, Chief and Program Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging
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“As we announce the successful Chief and Medical Program Directors, I’d like to thank all those who served on our previous Medical Advisory Committee for their contributions and their commitment to quality patient care,” said Dr. Pervez Faruqi, Chief of Staff. “I look forward to working with our new Medical Chiefs to improve the quality of medical care and the patient experience at CKHA.”

The Chief and Medical Program Directors positions for Emergency, Paediatrics and Mental Health & Addictions remain in progress. In the interim, Dr. Jennifer MacKinnon continues to serve as Chief and Program Medical Director for the Emergency Department and Dr. Pervez Faruqi as Chief of Psychiatry and Program Medical Director of Mental Health & Addictions, as well as Interim Chief of Paediatrics and Co-Medical Director of the Women and Children’s Program. 

*A news release will follow in the near future when the remaining Chief and Medical Program Director positions are filled.

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For more information contact:
Fannie Vavoulis
Director, Communications 
519.437.6143 
fvavoulis [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca 

 
 

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