McGuinty government appoints supervisor for Stevenson Memorial Hospital to help bring greater confidence to community

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government has appointed Mark
Rochon, President and CEO of Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, as supervisor
at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston to help the hospital better meet
the health care needs of the local community, Health and Long-Term Care
Minister George Smitherman announced today.
    "Our government is committed to ensuring the patients that rely upon
Stevenson Memorial Hospital for care, can do so with confidence," said
Smitherman. "We've appointed Mark Rochon as supervisor to ensure stable
operation of the hospital by working through issues related to governance and
service delivery so area residents can access the best health care possible."
    The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care was recently informed that the
hospital's Board of Directors resigned effective June 8, 2007.
    Under legislation, as recommended by the minister, the Lieutenant
Governor in Council can immediately appoint a supervisor to replace the board
of directors if there are not enough hospital board members to form a quorum.
    "I welcome the role of supervisor at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in
service to the residents of Alliston," said Rochon. "I look forward to working
with the community, physicians and staff to help ensure the hospital is better
placed to respond to the needs of the community."
    As Supervisor, Mr. Rochon, will have the ability to exercise all the
responsibilities of the hospital board, the corporation, its officers and
members in governing the hospital. He will liaise directly with the Central
Local Health Integration Network and report to the Minister of Health and
Long-Term Care.
    In his first act as supervisor, Mr. Rochon announced that he will visit
Stevenson Memorial Hospital on Friday, June 15th. Rochon also announced the
cancellation of the hospital's annual general meeting scheduled for Thursday,
June 14th.

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