RMH welcomes Vlad Padure as vice president clinical and chief nursing executive

By Lindsay Advocate

Vlad Padure has been appointed as vice president clinical and chief nursing executive at the Ross Memorial Hospital.

Ross Memorial Hospital is excited to announce the arrival of Vlad Padure as the hospital’s new vice president clinical and chief nursing executive starting June 24, 2024.

Padure comes to the Ross from Scarborough Health Network (SHN), where he’s been serving as director of emergency medicine, critical care, and respiratory services since 2021. In that role, he provided operational and strategic leadership to a network of emergency departments, urgent care clinics, and intensive care units spanning three hospital sites.

Padure has practiced in several nursing roles and led a large portfolio of clinical programs across various academic and community organizations over the past two decades. His nursing career started at the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and subsequent a Masters of Nursing and Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate. He later expanded his management and nursing leadership by completing an Executive Master of Business Administration at the University of Fredericton.

As a clinician, Padure started out as a registered nurse in the emergency department at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 2008 before shifting his clinical focus to community medicine and chronic disease management working as a nurse practitioner at St. Michael’s Hospital and Michael Garron for nearly a decade.

In 2017, Padure transitioned into an administrative leadership role at Humber River Hospital where he eventually served as the program director for medicine and nephrology. He was also seconded to the Ontario Renal Network as the Regional Director with an Ontario Health mandate to implement key strategic, quality, and regional service priorities for patients on dialysis. Most recently, Padure joined SHN in 2021 to lead the pandemic effort and post-pandemic workforce and service stabilization in the emergency department and critical Care.

Padure is taking over the VP clinical and chief nursing executive position at Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) from Janice Raine, who joined RMH in February 2023 when Anne Overhoff, who had held the role for the previous 14 years, retired. Raine is also retiring in the near future.

“I look forward to bringing my nursing experience, leadership, and passion for quality and efficient patient care to the organization and community,” says Padure.  “Through a commitment to system-wide partnerships, innovation, and consumer-centered service creation, I believe we can enhance the access and quality of health care for the community we serve. I am excited to get to work with my new colleagues and partners in joining Ross Memorial Hospital’s mission of delivering on the promise of a better healthcare experience.”

“Ross Memorial is thrilled to welcome Vlad to our hospital’s senior leadership team,” remarked Kelly Isfan, president and CEO of Ross Memorial Hospital. “With his extensive and varied experience both as a frontline clinician and in leadership roles overseeing the effective and innovative delivery of services, we are confident he will be a tremendous asset to our organization and community.”

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