St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has named its new president.
Melissa Farrell has been selected by the hospital system’s board of governors and will take over the position as of April 29, 2019.
A release issued on Thursday morning by St. Joseph’s Healthcare says that Farrell is currently an assistant deputy minister within Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care where she leads the government’s acute care strategy.
The hospital’s board describes her as “the right person to lead our organization at a time when fundamental change is occurring in health care.”
Farrell will replace Dr. David Higgins, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s previous president. He left the organization last summer.