Rouge Valley Picks New CEO. Thunder Bay CEO Andree Robichaud Takes Over in June

Following an extensive search, RVHS Directors have selected Andree Robichaud to fill chief executive Rik Ganderton’s position.

Announcing the appointment, Board Chair Joan Wideman stated “Andrée brings an exceptional record of leadership and experience to our hospital.”

Ms Robichaud, a Masters graduate of the University of Moncton, has been the CEO and President of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre since 2010.

Previously, she held similar positions in New Brunswick.

Ms Robichaud was a Board member of the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute & has held positions dedicated to improving Francophone health care. She is a member of the Medical Council of Canada.

Quoted from a RVHS release Ms Rocichaud says “I look forward to working with the board, physicians, midwives, staff and the community as we form our plans and implement actions to constantly improve patient care in Scarborough and Durham.”

RV board chair Joan Wideman expressed the belief “that Ms Robichaud will help us forge a new chapter of excellent care with our staff, physicians, midwives and volunteers.”  Wideman also expressed her thanks to outgoing CEO Ganderton for his contributions to achieving financial stability and changes benefiting patient care.


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The Friends of Ajax/Pickering Hospital is a group of concerned citizens, doctors, nurses, other health care providers, business officials, and patients who support the continued presence of Ajax/Pickering Hospital as the major hospital to fully service all present and future health needs of rapidly growing West Durham region.


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