For Immediate release
Thursday, July 29, 2021
The North Wellington Health Care (NWHC) and Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Stanley to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 20th, 2021. Angela will replace Stephen Street who is retiring from the position at the end of September.
Angela is currently the Vice President (VP) of Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) at South Bruce Grey Health Centre and brings 15 years of progressive executive leadership, clinical experience and a passion for rural health care. She has held VP Clinical Services and CNE executive positions in three community hospitals in addition to holding an interim CEO role at Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance. Angela has worked in long-term care homes, public health and early in her career was a Patient Care Manager at NWHC. She was a NWHC board member (2020/21) and took a leave of absence to participate in the recruitment process.
GMCH and NWHC boards established a selection committee consisting of representatives from each board, hospital staff and a professional staff member to conduct a nationwide search for a new President and CEO.
“Choosing a President and CEO was one of the most important activities our boards could undertake,” states Dale Small, board chair, NWHC. “We are confident that Angela has the right leadership qualities, clinical knowledge and experience to help build on the organization’s standard for excellence.”
Angela holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master of Nursing Leadership. She is a graduate of the Advanced Health Care Leadership Program from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She is also completing the Master of Business Administration Program at Athabasca University.
“Angela has a track record of establishing high performing teams,” says Gilles Madore, board chair, GMCH. “She is passionate about supporting the growth and development of people and believes that this is one of the most important functions for a leader. Angela distinguished herself as a champion of patient and family-centred care and we look forward to welcoming her back to NWHC and GMCH.”
“I am honoured and excited to become the next President and CEO of GMCH and NWHC,” states Stanley. “I have a passion for rural health care, and I am a strong advocate for the role community hospitals play in the larger health care system. I am looking forward to working with the staff, physicians and our network of partners to continue to deliver compassionate care to our patients and their families.”