TADH Board of Directors Elects New Board Chair

Timmins, ON – At the Annual General Meeting held on June 21, 2016, Maggie Matear was elected as the Chair of the Timmins and District Hospital Board of Directors. She succeeds Léon Laforest who had held the position for 4 years. He will continue as past Chair on the Board of Directors for a 1 year term.

“On behalf of Timmins and District Hospital Board of Directors, senior management, and staff and volunteers, I would like to thank Mr. Laforest for his commitment, enthusiasm, and dedication in his role as Board Chair”, said Blaise MacNeil, President and CEO, Timmins and District Hospital. “He truly embodied the role of advocate of TADH programs and services, physician recruitment, and funding challenges and successes”.

Léon became Chair in June 2012 and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the past 9 years. He is a Timmins native and retired engineer. “I’d like to sincerely thank all past and present Board members, CEO Blaise MacNeil, senior management, Dr. Voogjarv, Chief of Staff & VP of Medicine and all the TADH volunteers, medical and professional staff for their commitment to excellence, teamwork and determination to ensure all patients and their families receive the best possible service at all times”, said Léon Laforest, past Chair, Timmins and District Board of Directors. “I’ve truly enjoyed my time working with an exceptional group of individuals and wish to thank everyone for having made my job as chair such a pleasant and rewarding experience”.

Maggie comes to the role as Chair with 4 years of experience as a member of the Timmins and District Hospital Board of Directors and 20 years worth of organizational and community development experience. She holds a doctorate in management, and is currently the Director of Community Economic Development at the Timmins Economic Development Corporation. “I’m pleased to continue working with the Board in this new role as Chair with TADH”, she said. “I’m looking forward to a greater role in advocating for the services that are essential to our community and district’s wellbeing”.

TADH wishes Léon all the best in his future endeavors and we thank him for his continued support in his role of past Chair for the next year as his expertise and experience is valued and appreciated. TADH also wishes to congratulate Maggie in her new role and look forward to a collaborative working relationship.

The Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) is a level C, fully accredited community, referral and teaching hospital serving the residents of the City of Timmins and Cochrane District as well as the adjoining areas of the Temiskaming, Sudbury and Algoma districts. The hospital offers a full range of medical, surgical, critical care, maternity, newborn, pediatric, long-term care, mental health and diagnostic imaging services.

For more information contact:

Quinn Thomson
Timmins and District Hospital