South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Appoints New Board Chair

LONDON, ON, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Low as Chair of the South West LHIN Board of Directors.

Mr. Low has more than 16 years of governance experience in the fields of health care and post-secondary education and joins a geographically diverse board with representatives from communities throughout the South West LHIN. Until his appointment as Chair of the South West LHIN, Mr. Low was a member of the London Health Sciences Centre Foundation (since 2006) and continues as a Board member of Huron University College (since 2007). Previously, he served for 12 years on the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) Board of Directors, including a two-year term as Chair. Mr. Low also served three years as a Committee member of the University of Western Ontario Development Committee and served as Chair of the Lawson Health Research Institute in 2005.

Professionally, Mr. Low has more than 35 years of human resources' experience, including positions as Vice President of Human Resources at Jones Packaging Inc. and as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at CitiFinancial Services Inc. Mr. Low also has extensive public sector experience, working with the Canada Post Corporation. Currently, Mr. Low is working in the Human Resources portfolio at Fanshawe College in London.

Mr. Low has an Honours B.A. in French Language and Literature from The University of Western Ontario and is an active member of the Human Resources Planning Society and the Society for Human Resources Management. He is a 25-year resident of London, but he has also lived in and has connections with many smaller communities across the South West.

QUOTES

"I am very pleased to appoint Jeff Low as Chair of the South West LHIN. He brings a wealth of governance experience from both health and education sectors to the LHIN and has an excellent understanding of the health care system. He is a community leader and I know he will provide strong leadership in this important post." - The Honorable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

"During my time as Chair of the South West LHIN, I intend to ensure that the citizens of the South West LHIN continue to receive high-quality health care in an integrated, accountable health care system. We need to ensure that all citizens in the South West not only receive quality service, but continue to have a say in how that service is provided." - Jeff Low, Chair, South West LHIN Board of Directors. "I believe that a high quality health care system is a more efficient system, and to achieve improved quality, we will need to have even greater collaboration between all health care sectors, the provincial government and our municipalities."

QUICK FACTS

  • The South West LHIN is one of 14 LHINs established by the Government of Ontario to plan, fund and integrate local health care services.
  • The South West LHIN funds and is accountable for the performance of more than 150 health service providers including hospitals, the South West Community Care Access Centre, community support services, community health centres, mental health and addictions agencies, and long-term care homes.
  • South West LHIN organizations provide health care to people living between Long Point and Tobermory, in the counties of Elgin, Oxford, London-Middlesex, Huron, Perth, Grey, Bruce and part of Norfolk.
  • LHIN Board members are Lieutenant Governor in Council appointments, and hold a term of office of up to three years. At the pleasure of the Lieutenant-Governor, the member may be reappointed for one additional term.
  • Mr. Low's appointment is effective today. He has assumed the Chair from Director Linda Stevenson, who served as acting Chair since January 5, 2011.

Members of the South West LHIN Board include:

Director Location Term
Murray J. Bryant London May 17, 2006 - May 16, 2011
Kerry Blagrave Listowel June 1, 2005 - June 1, 2011
Janet McEwen London June 1, 2005 - June 10, 2011
Linda Stevenson St. Thomas May 16, 2007 - May 15, 2012
Ron Bolton St. Marys May 12, 2010 - May 11, 2013
Sheryl Feagan Goderich July 8, 2010 - July 7, 2013
Ron Lipsett Annan July 28, 2010 - July 27, 2013
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  • For more information on the South West LHIN, visit www.southwestlhin.on.ca
  • Don't forget to find the South West LHIN on Twitter, Facebook and You Tube

SOURCE South West Local Health Integration Network

For further information:

Julie White
519 672-0445, ext. 2604
Julie.White@lhins.on.ca

Toll-free: 1 866 294-5446
www.southwestlhin.on.ca

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