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Denise Hardenne, President and CEO
Ms Hardenne is an accomplished executive in the healthcare sector with over 25 years of progressive leadership experience. She joined Halton Healthcare in 2000 as the Vice-President of Professional Practice. In 2007 she was promoted to Senior Vice President and in October 2011 she became Executive Vice President and provided leadership for hospital operations, quality and enterprise risk management. In this capacity, she was also the Executive lead for Operational Readiness planning across all three of our Redevelopment projects. Denise will continue with these responsibilities in addition to her new appointment as President & CEO.
Denise is an alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan graduating with BScN and MCED degrees. She has a Wharton School of Business Fellowship in Management for Chief Nurse Executives and has completed the Rotman Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials Program. She also has an MBA degree from Queen’s University.
Denise has been a designated Health System surveyor with Accreditation Canada for the past 15 years and has served as an external expert consultant for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and other healthcare organizations to assist with the completion of operation efficiency reviews.
Dr. Lorne Martin, Chief of Staff
Dr. Lorne Martin is the Chief of Staff of Halton Healthcare. Dr. Martin has been a practising Emergency Physician from the time he began his medical career here 27 years ago. He has served the organization in a number of administrative capacities including 11 years as Chief of Staff. Currently, Dr. Martin also holds the position of Medical Director and Physician Program Leader of the Emergency and Ambulatory Care Departments.
Over the years, he has been a passionate and articulate advocate for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Martin also chairs the Mississauga Halton Regional Credentials Committee and is an active member of the Mississauga Halton LHIN Clinical Integration Program Oversight Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University.
Sylvia Rodgers, Senior Vice President, Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Executive
Sylvia Rodgers is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of healthcare experience in direct practice, education, regulation and leadership. She joined Halton Healthcare in 2007 as the Chief Nursing Officer and Professional Practice Leader. In this role, she provided leadership to both nurses and the interprofessional team, to strengthen professional practice focusing on quality clinical care and quality of work life. In addition to championing a renewed focus on patient experience and the evolving culture of patient safety, Sylvia is leading the Halton Healthcare agenda on Patient Family Centred Care and the advancement of the Quality and Patient Relations portfolio.
Since September 2014 she has held the position of Senior Vice President, Clinical Programs and Chief Nurse Executive. She is responsible for enterprise-wide clinical programming, patient flow and health system partner integration.
Sylvia has been the Executive Lead for the implementation of a $10.6 million multi-year transformation of the Medication Distribution and Administration systems and processes at all three of our hospitals. She was responsible for the implementation of the Nursing Resource Team that has now transformed into a Central Staffing Office and oversight of the introduction of the Safer Elder Care program that was recently awarded exemplar status from the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care to Health System Elders) Program. Sylvia is an alumnus of the University of Western Ontario with a BScN degree. She holds a Master of Education from Brock University and has completed the Rotman School of Management Leadership Development Program. Sylvia served on the Board of Directors for the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) for four years and is an ex-officio member on the Halton Healthcare Board of Directors.
Bill Bailey, Senior Vice President, Redevelopment
Bill Bailey oversees all the operations of the Redevelopment Office, which has responsibility for capital improvement and renovation projects at Halton Healthcare's existing three Hospitals. With more than twenty years of infrastructure planning experience in Ontario, Bill brings an extensive knowledge of hospital facility planning and strategic capital infrastructure investment development to his position.
Prior to joining us in 2006, Bill had been with the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) as the Director, Capital Planning and Strategies Branch and was responsible for Provincial Hospital Capital Planning.
As Vice President–Redevelopment, Bill is the Executive Lead responsible for the planning of the new Oakville Hospital Project; a new 1.6 million square feet facility which is scheduled to open in 2015; and, the major redevelopment and expansion projects at both the Milton District and Georgetown Hospitals.
Cindy McDonell, GH Chief Operating Officer and Family Practice Program Leader
Cindy McDonell joined in 1986 as the Director of Education and Quality Management and later assumed the role of Assistant Executive Director of Patient Services.
In 1998, following the amalgamation of the Milton District Hospital and the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Cindy was appointed as the Program Leader of the newly established Milton Family Practice Program and Chief Operating Officer of the Milton District Hospital.
In January 2006, with the addition of Georgetown Hospital to Halton healthcare, she assumed her current position as the Georgetown Family Practice Program Leader and Chief Operating Officer of Georgetown Hospital.
Cindy brings over 30 years of clinical, education and administrative experience to her role.
Carole Moore, Chief Operating Officer, OTMH
Carole Moore was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) in 2016. She joined Halton Healthcare in 2015, serving as Chief Operating Officer, OTMH Transitions. In that role she was responsible for overseeing the operational readiness work needed to prepare for the opening of the new hospital, including equipment procurement, IT implementation, risk mitigation and move logistics.
Previously, Carole was Vice-President, Quality, Risk and Organizational Effectiveness at Markham-Stouffville Hospital, where she oversaw a diverse portfolio that spanned infection prevention and control, human resources, patient relations and risk management. Carole’s clinical experience includes surgical services, neuroscience, paediatric emergency, ambulatory care, hemodialysis and homecare. A nurse by training, Carole holds a BScN (Lakehead University) and an MBA (Wilfred Laurier University).
Sharon Norris, Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Sharon Norris joined Halton Healthcare in April 2013 with over 20 years experience in Human Resources and Labour Relations, bringing extensive knowledge and practical experience. Sharon has successfully led initiatives designed to improve employee engagement, has developed leadership programs and has worked on a large scale and complex projects.
Prior to joining us Sharon was VP HR, Discount Division at Loblaw Companies Limited and has held HR leadership roles at both Canadian Tire Corporation Limited and Ford Motor Company. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Labour Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, has obtained the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation, and is an Oakville native and resident.
As Vice President, Human Resources Planning and Organizational Development Sharon will focus on overall resource planning with an emphasis on recruitment, retention and talent development as HHS continues to position itself as a workplace of choice.
Hilary Rodrigues, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services and CFO
Hilary Rodrigues joined Halton Healthcare on September 18, 2017, as Vice President, Corporate Services and CFO. Previous to this role, Hilary held the position of VP Corporate Services and CFO for the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and was responsible for overseeing Finance, Environmental Services, Food Services as well as other corporate functions. During his healthcare career, Hilary successfully led several programs and initiatives designed to improve financial performance, integrate policy development and positively improve patient experiences across complex clinical and administrative environments.
Hilary is a strategic and proven systems approach leader with a high commitment to supporting hospital operations, government partnerships and Board governance. With a progressive career spanning 24 years Hilary has held leadership and planning roles at Trillium Health Centre, the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MHLHIN), Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, University Health Network and St. Michael’s Hospital.
Hilary holds a Masters in Health Management (MHM) from McMaster University, Bachelor of Commerce and Finance degree from the University of Toronto, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Sandy Saggar, Chief Information Officer
Sandy Saggar joined Halton Healthcare in July 2014 as Chief Information Officer. Sandy comes to us with a diverse background including both private and public sector experience. He has held previous leadership positions across many industries including the financial, automotive, retail, government and healthcare sectors.
Most recently, Sandy was Interim Chief Information Officer for North York General Hospital (NYGH). In this role he was responsible for overseeing the Information Technology, Clinical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering portfolios. During his time at NYGH, he successfully led several programs and initiatives designed to improve performance and integrate patient and family experiences across complex clinical and administrative environments.
His focus includes evolving the Information Management and Information Technology Strategy and improving client services across the organization. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration. Sandy has a high commitment in the support of quality, safe and cost-effective patient care.
Janet Skupsky, MDH Chief Operating Officer
Janet Skupsky transferred to the Milton District Hospital in 2009 in the role of Program Director Milton Family Practice, and as of April 2012, she also assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), Milton District Hospital.
Janet has a very long history with Halton Healthcare, holding the position of Program Director Emergency/Ambulatory Care at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for over twenty years prior to her transfer to Milton District Hospital.
Janet has developed an incredible reputation as a highly skilled and extremely hard working leader of some of our most critically important services at both the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Milton District Hospitals.
Mark Walton, Vice President, Strategy, Partnerships and Performance
Mark Walton was appointed Vice-President, Strategy, Partnerships and Performance in September 2014. In this role, he provides leadership on Strategy, Clinical Service Planning, Brand, Partnerships, Stakeholder Relations and Performance. For the past 25 years, Mark has worked with and in the Canadian healthcare sector. Mark is best known for his passion and expertise in strategy and has lead strategic planning and deployment initiatives for a wide variety of industries and organizations across Canada.
Before joining Halton Healthcare, Mark was the Founding Partner at Mark Walton & Associates. Prior to this, Mark was a Partner with KPMG's Canada’s Advisory Practice where he led the healthcare strategy services line. He also led the business consulting group of Philips Medical Systems Canada, a group focused on assisting hospital clients to more effectively assess, select and implement technologies in complex clinical environments.
Mark has previously worked with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and the University Health Network (UHN) where he focused on the development and assessment of clinical and operational performance metrics. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from the University of Alberta.