The Brant Community Healthcare System has announced that Dr. David McNeil has been selected as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
He currently serves as Senior Vice-President, Patient Experience and Digital Transformation at Health Sciences North in Sudbury.
“We are fortunate to recruit someone of David’s experience and caliber,” said Ms. Bonnie Adamson, supervisor of BCHS. “David brings over 20 years of executive level experience in hospital and community based healthcare administration and also has extensive frontline healthcare experiences as a registered nurse, all of which will serve him well at BCHS.”
Working closely with Health Sciences North staff, physicians and volunteers, Dr. McNeil oversaw the transformation of the clinical organization that resulted in improvements in access to care, increases in the range and scope of services available to patients and enhancements in the efficiency and quality of health care delivery for the patients and communities served by Health Sciences North, a regional hospital serving a diverse population of more than 500,000 people.
A certified health executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders, Dr. McNeil completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Laurentian University, a Masters in Health Administration at the University of Ottawa and a PhD in Rural and Northern Health at Laurentian University. Prior to joining Health Sciences North as a nurse in 1990, he worked in the Indigenous community of Attawapiskat. He is an Adjunct Professor at Laurentian University’s School of Nursing, chaired the boards of Cambrian College and of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, and served on the board of the Canadian Nurses’ Association.
“I am honoured and excited about the opportunity to lead BCHS,” said Dr. McNeil. “I look forward to meeting the staff, physicians, volunteers, patient and family representatives as well as the community broadly. Together, we will set the priorities and directions for BCHS and the people we serve.”
Dr. McNeil will succeed Dr. Glenn Bartlett, who has been interim CEO since September 2017.
“I would like to thank Glenn for moving the organization forward during an uncertain time,” said Ms. Adamson. “His leadership has allowed us to take this next step of appointing a permanent CEO.”
Dr. McNeil begins his role as President and CEO on Dec. 10.