Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Mississippi River Health Alliance announces new CEO

The Mississippi River Health Alliance announced the selection of Brad Harrington as its new president and CEO. – Submitted photo

Brad Harrington has been appointed as the new president and CEO of the Mississippi River Health Alliance (MRHA), following a national search process. The decision was reached unanimously by the selection committee and endorsed by the Allied Boards of Directors. Harrington is set to assume his new role in early May.

According to Lyman Gardiner, Chair of the Allied Boards, Harrington’s extensive background in healthcare leadership spanning 25 years, coupled with his experience in both rural and urban hospital settings, made him the standout candidate. Gardiner expressed enthusiasm about Harrington’s appointment, highlighting his past roles in healthcare planning, information technology, and hospital redevelopment.

Harrington, who most recently served as vice president of finance and operations at Oak Valley Health, which oversees institutions including Markham Stouffville Hospital and Uxbridge Hospital, expressed his eagerness to take on the new challenge. Reflecting on his tenure at Oak Valley Health during a tumultuous period, Harrington conveyed gratitude for the opportunity and underscored his commitment to driving progress within the MRHA.

In a statement, Harrington articulated his vision for the future, stating, “I am beyond excited to join Mississippi River Health Alliance and hope to inspire the team to achieve all possibilities going forward.” He also expressed appreciation for his time at Oak Valley Health and emphasized his intention to engage with the community in his new role.

Harrington holds an undergraduate honours commerce degree and an MBA from the University of Windsor. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), as well as a certified member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives (CHE) and a Chartered Director (C.Dir) from McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada.

Harrington succeeds Mary Wilson Trider, who provided exemplary leadership during her tenure of over 13 years with the Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor, and Lanark County Paramedic Service, and more than seven years with the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. Gardiner expressed gratitude for Trider’s dedication and noted her ongoing involvement in key initiatives such as the installation of a new CT Scanner in Almonte and the redevelopment of the Emergency Department in Carleton Place during the transition period.

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