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About Us

Board of Directors 2020-2021

Chair: Debora M. Daigle

First Vice-Chair: Josée Payette

Second Vice-Chair: Yvonne Bakker

Secretary: Jeanette Despatie

Elected Directors :

Abram Benedict 

Nancee Cruickshank 

Suzanne Farag

William Knight

Kristen MacDonell 

Dale McSween 

Michael Pescod 

Shawna Spowart 

Alice Wilson-Haramis

Appointed Directors:

Chief of Staff: Dr. Lorne Scharf

President of Medical Staff: Dr. Neil Davis

Vice-President of Medical Staff: Dr. Paul Westergaard

Auxiliary President Appointee: Lorna Grant

Chief Nursing Executive: Christine Penney

Board Highlights

December 2020 

November 2020 

October 2020 

September 2020 

June 2019 highlights 

May 2019 highlights 

April 2019 highlights 

March 2019 highlights

February 2019 highlights 

December 2018 highlights 

November 2018 highlights 

September 2018 highlights 

November 2017 highlights

September 2017 highlights

June 2017 highlights

May 2017 highlights

April 2017 highlights

March 2017 highlights

Cornwall Community Hospital values accountability and transparency and has therefore made a decision to proactively disclose the following documents:

Board Committee Terms of Reference

Hospital By-Laws

Hospital Policies

If you would like a copy of one of the above mentioned documents, please contact our Executive Offices at 613-938-4240, ext. 2262.The board meeting schedule can be found on page 2 in this document here.

Meetings of the Board of Directors

Open Sessions of Meetings of the Board

  • Members of the public may attend open sessions of meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • A schedule of the date, location and time of the Board’s regular meetings will be available from the Board office and will be posted on the corporation’s website. Changes in the schedule will be posted on the website.  
  • The Board will limit the number of attendees to the maximum room capacity requirement.
  • Recording devices, videotaping and photography are prohibited.

Attendees at Open Sessions of Meetings of the Board

  • Members of the public and invited guests who attend Board meetings shall not interfere with the orderly conduct of the meeting.
  • Members of the public may be asked to identify themselves.
  • The Chair of the Board shall control all meetings of the Board and may expel any person for improper conduct at a meeting of the Board.

Closed or "In-Camera" Sessions of Meetings of the Board

  • The Board may move in camera or hold board meetings that are not open to the public if it determines it is in the best interest of the corporation to do so. The Chair may order that the meeting move in camera. Any director may request a matter be dealt with in camera, in which case a vote will be taken and if a majority of the Board so decides, the matter shall be dealt with in camera.
  • The following matters will be dealt with in camera:
    • Matters involving property;
    • Matters involving litigation;
    • Material contracts;
    • Human resources issues;
    • Professional staff appointment, reappointment and credentialing issues;
    • Patient issues;
    • Donor issues; and
    • Any matter that the Board determines should be the subject of an in camera session.