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Veronica Nelson announced as interim president and CEO at Ross

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The Ross Memorial Hospital Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Veronica Nelson will lead the hospital as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer as a process gets underway to recruit a permanent President and CEO.

Veronica Nelson was most recently Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She began her career at RMH as a Medical Radiation Technologist in 1999 and has held roles including Project Manager, Director of Diagnostic Imaging, and Vice President Diagnostics, Procurement and Special Projects.

“Veronica is a dedicated and capable leader with experience throughout the organization,” said Val Harris, RMH Board Chair. “We are confident that she will steer the organization successfully through the next several months as we begin to recruit for a permanent President and CEO.”

The RMH Board has approved the engagement of a consultant service to assist with the recruitment of a permanent President and CEO. Dr. Bert Lauwers announced in December that he would be stepping down from his role as President and CEO to take on a new post at the Scarborough Health Network on April 1st. His last official day as RMH President and CEO is February 28.

Lauwers has been a member of the Ross Family since he joined the medical staff in 1983. Although the next stage of his career is taking him to a new community, the Ross team is happy that Lauwers will continue to call the City of Kawartha Lakes his home.

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