Wednesday, March 24, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hospital President and CEO Announces Retirement
Fergus, ON…Following ten years at Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) and North Wellington Health Care (NWHC), Stephen Street announced he is retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of both corporations, at the end of the year. Mr. Street will remain in the position until a successful candidate is selected, with the goal of transitioning the role at the start of the Board year this Fall.
Street began his hospital career 34 years ago, working at the Toronto General Hospital, Oshawa General Hospital, and then Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, before moving with his family to Fergus in 2011. Over the past ten years at GMCH and NWHC Street led the building of a new Minto Rural Health Centre (opened May 2016), a new hospital for Centre Wellington (opened August 2020) and an expanded Emergency Department and 2-storey Ambulatory Care Wing for Louise Marshall Hospital (due to open Summer 2021).
“We respect and support Steve in his decision as he looks forward to the opportunity to spend more time with family, and to explore the next chapter of his life,” states Dale Small, Board Chair, NWHC. “Steve has made many contributions during his time leading our hospitals, including advancing our governance model and the service integration of our three hospital sites.”
“Steve’s legacy will be his leadership, from planning, design, construction, and then to opening our new $171 million Groves Hospital,” remarks Jackie Ranahan, Board Chair, GMCH. “We appreciate everything Steve has done in serving our communities, while leading our organizations through this pandemic.”
During the next few months Mr. Street’s focus will remain on the hospitals’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the completion and opening of the new Emergency and Ambulatory Care wings at Louise Marshall Hospital.
“Our two Boards, which make up the Wellington Health Care Alliance, are committed to ensuring a smooth leadership transition in support of continuing the delivery of high-quality care by our great team of staff and physicians” added Mr. Small. The recruitment process for Street’s replacement is estimated to be complete by end of summer.