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QHC President and CEO Announces Retirement

News Release – 1/9/2020

QHC President and CEO Announces Retirement

Following nearly 10 years at the helm of Quinte Health Care (QHC) hospitals, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mary Clare Egberts has notified the Quinte Health Care (QHC) Board of Directors of her intention to retire later this year.  Ms. Egberts will remain in the position until a successful candidate is selected, with the goal of retiring by the end of August 2020. 

“We respect and support Mary Clare in her decision as she looks forward to the opportunity to spend more time with her family,” explained Stuart Wright, Board Chair, QHC. “We are indebted to Mary Clare for the vision, passion and expertise she brings to the role of President and CEO each and every day.”

In her last eight months at QHC, Ms. Egberts’ focus will include continued advocacy to secure the base funding adjustment needed for QHC hospitals, continuing to work with our partners in the development of Ontario Health Teams, and continuing to look for improvement opportunities that support exceptional patient care. 

“The Quinte Health Care Board recognizes that effective and qualified leadership is absolutely essential to ensure our four hospitals continue to deliver the high quality of care that patients deserve,” Mr. Wright added.

The QHC Board will be engaging an executive recruitment firm to conduct the search for a new President and CEO.  The recruitment process is expected to take six to eight months.

Media inquiries to:
Catherine Walker
Director, Communications and Organizational Development
Quinte Health Care
Office: 613-969-7400 ext. 2689
Cell: 613-847-5331