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October 3, Speakers
President and Chief Executive Officer
She is a senior executive with more than 30 years of healthcare experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Nursing.
Prior to becoming CEO, she was the Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nurse Executive at CGMH, a position she held since 2009.
She began her nursing career at the Hospital for Sick Children, working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Operating Rooms, progressed through senior administrative positions at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital and also taught in the Nursing program at Georgian College.
The Collingwood General and Marine Hospital was founded in 1887 as an eight-bed facility in the community of Collingwood, Ontario, which in addition to caring for the people in the Collingwood area, was also one of the few Hospitals, because of the prevalence of communicable diseases, that would accept sailors of the Great Lakes as patients.
Today the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital serves the Georgian Triangle, which encompasses Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township and The Blue Mountains. Besides being one of the top four-season resort areas in Ontario, the Georgian Triangle is also one of the fastest growing areas in Canada.
Serving Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview & The Blue Mountains
The Collingwood General & Marine Hospital is a 70-bed facility serving more than 60,000 permanent residents and 3.5 Million annual visitors to the communities of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview and the Blue Mountains. CGMH is an acute care hospital providing emergency care, diagnostic services including lab, imaging and cardio respiratory therapy, as well as two inpatient units (medicine and surgery).
In addition, CGMH also provides care in speciality areas including obstetrics, orthopaedics, intensive care and surgery. The Hospital also provides outpatient care including dialysis and a wide range of clinics including mental health and rehabilitation services. CGMH continues to provide care close to home for our community and plays a key role as an integrated orthopaedic centre for our region.
The hospital is also an integral part of the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network, which is made up of 8 Hospitals in our region. By working co-operatively with other hospitals, CGMH can maximize its efficiencies, reduce costs and ensure that the people of the area are educated about their own health and always have access, within the region, to the health services they require.
The Ryder Cup is a biennial men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe. The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy.
After being whipsawed by President Mike, due to a freak of a technological nature in our audio visual control room, you’re on, no your not, you’re on, no your not, Paul Tranquada took the podium and showed us his comedic side! Still waters run deep! Get this guy on the shortlist for entertainers! A lot of fun Paul! You da man!
Our New Club Photo Album
We will continue this at our November meeting.
For those who haven’t been ‘shot’ yet, please give us a hand in getting this on it’s way!
It’s a very worthwhile project!
A warm welcome to our newest member,
Robert Reid, Guest
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