St. Thomas, ON - Melanie Taylor, Chair St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital's Board
of Governors, announced today that the Board has successfully recruited a new Chief
of Staff for the hospital. The role, previously held by Dr. Nancy Whitmore, became
vacant when she was appointed the new President and CEO effective November 1, 2016.
Dr. Waleed Chehadi assumed the Chief of Staff role effective Nov. 18 for a three-year
term. Dr. Chehadi is an Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Specialist at STEGH,
and has been with the hospital since 2013. Dr. Chehadi graduated from the University
of Ottawa in 2008.
"We are pleased to have successfully filled the Chief of Staff role with an internal
candidate who has demonstrated passion and understanding of the health system and
STEGH's focus and commitment to continuous quality improvement, says Taylor.
Along with these part time administrative duties, Dr. Chehadi will continue to provide
clinical care to patients at STEGH.
"I look forward to continuing to advance the work done by Dr. Whitmore, who held
this role for the past eight years, and I am excited to be working alongside such
a skilled, competent and motivated group of physicians at STEGH," says Dr. Chehadi.