Broadcast veteran John Ferguson appointed to Board of Directors at South East Local Health Integration Network



    BELLEVILLE, ON, Aug. 3 /CNW/ - Broadcast veteran John Ferguson has been
appointed for a one-year term to the Board of Directors of the South East
Local Health Integration Network, says Georgina Thompson, Board Chair.
    The Board welcomes Mr. Ferguson as both a long-time resident of the
region and as a former media executive, Ms. Thompson says. "With decades of
work as a respected journalist in the South East, John brings an exceptional
depth of knowledge of this region to the critical role of community
representative on the Board of Directors," she adds. "We are fortunate to gain
his perspective and his voice."
    Mr. Ferguson was News Director at Quinte Broadcasting from 1979 until his
retirement in 2006. He also brings a decade of international experience as
News Director at Bermuda Broadcasting Company (1968-1978). He is on the
Broadcast Advisory Committee at Loyalist College, and is a member of Quinte
Crime Stoppers and the Radio Television News Directors Association of Canada.

    Representation is regional

    Appointments to the Board are made by the Ministry of Health and
Long-Term Care. Each Director (currently there are six, with one appointment
pending from the Ministry), plus the chair and vice-chair, represents the
entire region. The South East region extends east from Brighton along Lake
Ontario to Prescott and Cardinal, north to Perth and Smith Falls, and west to
Bancroft.
    The Board of Directors has the responsibility for planning and funding
more than 120 Health Service Providers in the region, with a total budget of
approximately $850 million. The Board meets monthly and the public is invited
to attend. The next meeting is in Brockville on August 27.





For further information:

For further information: For interviews or information: Polly Thompson,
South East Local Health Information Network, (613) 967-0196 No.221,
polly.thompson@lhins.on.ca, www.southeastlhin.on.ca

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