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Thursday, April 4, 2019

South Bruce Grey Health Centre Has a New President and CEO

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

Michael Barrett replaced former President and CEO Paul Rosebush on an interim basis last August.

Photo by John Divinski, © 2019 

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) has a new President and CEO.

New President and CEO, Michael Barrett replaced former President and CEO Paul Rosebush on an interim basis last August.

As time went on, Barrett says he realized he wanted to stay with the group.

He says working with the board, the senior leadership team including staff and with the communities SBGHC serves, it became apparent it was a top-notch organization albeit with challenges but the work was satisfying.

Barrett has spent close to 30-years in the health care field, most recently as CEO of the South West Local Health Integration Network before joining SBGHC as interim President and CEO.

One of Barrett's first duties this week, was to bring the board of directors up to date on what is happening with the changing face of health care in Ontario during a meeting at Kincardine Hospital.

He says today (THURS APR. 4), the Grey-Bruce Hospitals, together with the Grey Bruce Primary Care Lead and the Grey Bruce Health Coalition, are  meeting in Chesley, to talk about the possible creation of an Ontario Health Team in the rural region.

The Provincial government has said it plans to create up to 50 Health Teams in the province and Barrett says, in collaboration with Grey Bruce Health Services, they want to make sure this area is one that is chosen to have an Ontario Health Team.

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