Headwaters Health Care Centre announces new CEO

November 19, 2016   ·   0 Comments

After a rigorous national search, Headwaters Health Care Centre’s Board of Directors has announce that Stacey Daub will join Headwaters Health Care Centre as the hospital’s President and CEO next January 30.

She will come to Headwaters from the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, where she is currently its Chief Executive Officer.

The announcement said Ms. Daub has extensive experience in health care leadership “and is known for her inclusive style – engaging patients and staff at all levels in decision-making to build critical partnerships and creating a culture that galvanizes people and organizations.”

She succeeds Liz Ruegg, who retired in August. The Headwaters Board of Directors struck a search committee last spring, and that led an open recruitment process to find a new President and CEO. The board says Ms. Daub was chosen from a large field of highly-qualified candidates from across the country.

“Stacey is a respected health care leader and a proven systems thinker committed to exceptional client service and innovation,” said board chair Louise Kindree. “She is truly passionate about collaborating with system partners and to creating a patient and clinician-centred culture that supports the delivery of exemplary care. This passion and commitment aligns beautifully with our Vision of an Exceptional Experience Every Time, and will serve to inspire us as we continue to move forward.”

“Special thanks to Donna Clark, for providing exceptional support to our organization as Interim President and CEO over the past few months,” added Ms. Kindree. “Under her leadership we continued to deliver the exemplary care our community relies on Headwaters for.”

Ms. Daub has an MA from University of Waterloo, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and has garnered provincial and national recognition including: Top 100 Women of Canada, 20 Faces of Change, National Award for Organizational Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion, and Ministers Medal for Quality Improvement.

“I am honoured to have been chosen as President and CEO of Headwaters Health Care Centre, and I am excited to continue and build on the exemplary work of this organization,” Ms. Daub said. “I am looking forward to meeting the staff, physicians and volunteers that make this organization so dynamic, and to getting to know this vibrant community and the things that are important to the many people who call the Headwaters region ‘home’.”

A biographical sketch accompanying the announcement said Ms. Daub was “inspired by the early pioneers of the independent living movement.”

“Stacey has passionately championed the advancement of health care services, and a health care system, that sees fundamental respect for humanity at its core. A mission-driven, values-based leader who knows it’s not what you say you do, but the everyday experience of the people you serve and lead that defines a leader’s success.”

She has been working in health care for over 20 years, in a variety of progressive roles. As CEO of the Toronto Community Care Access Centre,  she has “driven a revolution in client-centred care focused on understanding and delivering on what’s most important, and integrating the health system through the eyes of the client.”

She was recognized in 2015 as one of 20 Faces of Change in health care and as one of Canada’s Top 100 Women executives.

The new president/CEO has a husband and two children and is currently a Board Member at the Ontario Hospital Association and the Change Foundation as well as a member of the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario and the Health Sector, Rotman School of Management Advisory.

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