Veronica Nelson has been appointed the interim president and chief executive officer of Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ont.
The hospital’s board of governors made the announcement on Wednesday. The search for a permanent president and CEO began in December after Dr. Bert Lauwers announced he would be stepping down to take a position at the Scarborough Health Network. His last day at Ross Memorial is Feb. 28.
Nelson was most recently Ross Memorial’s vice-president and chief operating officer. She began her career as a medical radiation technologist in 1999. Other roles Nelson has held include project manager, director of diagnostic imaging and vice-president of diagnostics, procurement and special projects.
“Veronica is a dedicated and capable leader with experience throughout the organization,” said Val Harris, RMH board chair. “We are confident that she will steer the organization successfully through the next several months as we begin to recruit for a permanent president and CEO.”
The hospital board has approved the engagement of a consultant service to assist with the recruitment of a permanent president and CEO.
WATCH: Government creates ‘Ontario Health’ super agency