South West LHIN welcomes new Board member

NEWS
November 22, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, ON – Jeff Low, Board Chair of the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Myrna Fisk to the Board of Directors. The three-year appointment was made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and endorsed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins on November 16, 2016.

Myrna Fisk of London brings with her more than 30 years of front line healthcare experience. She began her career as a public health nurse with health units in Grey, Bruce, and Middlesex Counties, respectively. In 2003 she transitioned into a nurse practitioner role providing primary health care to children and at-risk families. She retired this year from her position at the Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic.

Myrna holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a Nurse Practitioner, Primary Health Care degree from Western University. She has previously sat on boards for Smart Start for Babies, Homes 4 Women, and Community Living London.

QUOTES

“We are pleased that Myrna is joining the South West LHIN Board. As a health care practitioner herself, she is uniquely positioned to bring a front line perspective to regional health system planning. With a career spanning our broad geography, she brings a solid understanding of how the social determinants of health impact families living in both urban and rural communities.” – Jeff Low, Board Chair, South West LHIN

“I am pleased to join the South West LHIN board and I am looking forward to contribute my expertise in health care and my vision of equity in health service delivery for residents in the LHIN.” – Myrna Fisk, Director, South West LHIN

QUICK FACTS

This appointment brings the Board to a full complement of nine directors. 

Directors are appointed by Order-In-Council for a term of one to three years, subject to a two-term maximum.

Board members are selected through a skills-based process. All candidates are assessed based on their skills and abilities and the needs of the LHIN Board. Directors must possess relevant expertise, experience, leadership skills and have an understanding of local health issues and priorities.

Board members represent the entire LHIN geography however, they also bring sound knowledge of the needs in their specific communities.

The Board of Directors is accountable, through the Chair, to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the LHIN’s use of public funds and for its results in terms of goals and performance of the local health system.

More information about the South West LHIN including a complete listing of Board Members and a schedule of future board meetings can be found at southwestlhin.on.ca. Find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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