The Ross Memorial Hospital Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Isfan as the hospital’s new president and CEO, effective April 1, 2020. Isfan has been a healthcare leader for more than 30 years, working in acute, community and long term care sectors in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario. Most recently, Isfan has served as president and CEO of the Norfolk General and West Haldimand General Hospitals, and was previously president and CEO at Campbellford Memorial Hospital. She is thrilled to return to this area.
Isfan’s leadership strengths include a strong focus on community outreach, partnership development and quality care. She is an advocate for bringing exceptional healthcare to rural communities. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota. She has served on the Ontario Hospital Association Board of Directors and has contributed to several OHA and Ministry of Health committees.
“I am looking forward to getting to know the RMH team of staff and medical staff who work together to make RMH such a well-respected community hospital,” says Isfan. “I am also looking forward to making connections in the community both personally and professionally.”
The Board of Governors is grateful to interim president and CEO, Veronica Nelson for providing exceptional leadership during this transitional time. Ms. Nelson will stay on in her interim role until April, when she will resume her role as chief operating officer.
“We are excited to begin a new chapter at our hospital, as we continue to enhance our exceptional care and services and build our local Ontario Health Team,” says Val Harris, chair, board of governors. “Ms. Isfan’s leadership will be instrumental in shaping the future of our community hospital.”