main hospital building at night

About Us

Board of Directors 2018-2019

Chairman: Nancee Cruickshank

Vice-Chair(s): Michael Pescod/ Debora M. Daigle

Secretary: Jeanette Despatie

Elected Directors :

Melanie Baker Brown

Yvonne Bakker

Shawn Filion

Jonathan Huza

William Knight

Daniel C. Parkinson

Josée Payette

Russell Roundpoint

Alice Wilson-Haramis

Appointed Directors:

Chief of Staff: Dr. Lorne Scharf

President of Medical Staff: Dr. Yen Dang

Vice-President of Medical Staff: Dr. Fikry Ywakim

Auxiliary President: Lorna Grant

Chief Nursing Executive: Heather Arthur

Board Highlights

November 2017 highlights

September 2017 highlights

June 2017 highlights

May 2017 highlights

April 2017 highlights

March 2017 highlights

August/September 2015 highlights

June highlights 2015

April/May highlights 2015

March 2015 highlights

February 2015 highlights

December 2014 highlights

November 2014 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. All Board meetings fall on the first Thursday of every month, with no meeting scheduled in January. The next Board meeting will be on Thursday, September 20th at 1700hrs at 850 McConnell. at the Community Addiction and Mental Health Centre (850 McConnell).

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.