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Change in leaderhip at Northwest LHIN

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Gil Labine, chair of the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), last week announced the appointment of Dr. Rhonda Crocker-Ellacott as the new CEO for the North West LHIN.

“The board of directors wishes to acknowledge the high calibre of skills and abilities that Rhonda brings to this prestigious position with the North West LHIN,” Labine said.

"Her leadership experience and her passion for quality health care in Northwestern Ontario will be an asset for the LHIN.

“She brings a strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to mobilize teams toward a common goal,” Labine added.

“We look forward to the results that she and her executive team will bring for the continued success of the LHIN.”

A strategic and visionary senior health care executive, Dr. Crocker-Ellacott is known as a collaborative, patient, and family-centered, innovative, results-oriented leader.

She is a committed individual, passionate about patients and families at the centre of care, energized by new challenges and opportunities to improve quality care, and driven to support teams to accomplish results.

Dr. Crocker-Ellacott has a Baccalaureate in Nursing, Masters Clinical Nurse Specialist Degree in Nursing, and Doctorate in Human Services Administration (Health Care Administration).

Her previous position was the executive vice-president, Patient Services & Chief Nursing Executive, of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and CEO of the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Crocker-Ellacott has more than 25 years of experience in the health-care field.

From her previous roles, she brings to the LHIN CEO position knowledge and experience related to emergency, critical care and trauma programs, surgical and ambulatory care services, women and children's programs, diagnostic service, patient and family-centered care, and nursing and professional practice.

“The board of directors is very excited about the future possibilities and opportunities that Rhonda will bring to the LHIN operations, and the health-care system in Northwestern Ontario, through her leadership,” said Labine.

The North West LHIN is responsible for planning, funding, and integrating local health services, as well as delivering home and community care services, across Northwestern Ontario from White River to the Manitoba border.

The North West LHIN is responsible for:

  • accountability agreements with hospitals, long-term care homes, community health centres, mental health and addictions agencies, and other community support services and home and community care providers; and
  • the allocation of more than $675 million of health-care services delivered in Northwestern Ontario.
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