APRIL 20, 2015 – The Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of an Interim Chief Executive Officer: Michel Bilodeau, past CEO of both Bruyere Continuing Care and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

“We are delighted that Mr. Bilodeau has agreed to serve in this interim capacity,” said Lis Angus, KDH Board Chair. “His experience and leadership skills will ensure a smooth transition to a new CEO.”

During his distinguished career, Michel Bilodeau occupied senior management positions in Quebec and Ontario hospitals for 34 years. Most notably, in 1993 he led the merger of the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre, Saint-Vincent Hospital, Villa Marguerite and Residence Saint-Louis to create the SCO Health Service (now Bruyere Continuing Care), of which he was CEO until 2003. In 2006, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, a position he occupied until his retirement in 2011.

Mr. Bilodeau will take up his duties immediately, while the KDH Board conducts an active search to fill the role vacated by former CEO Colin Goodfellow at the end of March.

“I’m looking forward to leading and supporting KDH’s dedicated and hardworking staff,” said Mr. Bilodeau. “During the transition period to a new CEO, my primary focus will be to support the staff in continuing to provide the highest quality, compassionate care to the people of the communities KDH serves.”

Mr. Bilodeau will serve at the helm of KDH for the duration of the executive recruitment process for a permanent CEO.

About Kemptville District Hospital

Kemptville District Hospital is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, we are a model of hospital-led integrated health services within the provincial health system. Kemptville District Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville District Hospital provides primary care management services, acute care hospital services, and advanced orthopaedic care.

For further information contact:

Jenny Read, Communications Lead

T: 613-258-6133 extension 223

Email: jread@kdh.on.ca