Dr. David McNeil, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS), will be retiring from his position effective, June 30, 2023.
“It has been an honour and privilege to serve the community over the past five years in my capacity of President and CEO,” said Dr. McNeil. “All that has been accomplished over my tenure is a testament to the exceptional and dedicated teams we have at BCHS – my colleagues on the management team, and the incredible staff, physicians and volunteers who are truly Working Together to Build a Healthier Community.”
Prior to becoming President and CEO at BCHS in 2018, Dr. McNeil spent 21 years as part of the executive team at Health Sciences North where he was the Chief Nursing Executive and Senior Vice President, Patient Services and Digital Transformation. Early in his career, David worked as a staff nurse, including in the remote Indigenous community of Attawapiskat, Ontario.
BCHS Board of Directors Chair, Mr. Peter Quinlan, thanked Dr. McNeil for his leadership and many achievements.
“Under David’s leadership, BCHS has developed and implemented its Strategic Plan, advanced the quality and safety agenda, established a strong patient family advisory team, and strengthened partnerships locally and regionally,” said Quinlan.
Mr. Quinlan also acknowledged the significant work that has been accomplished from a financial recovery and future redevelopment standpoint.
“BCHS is now operating in a stable financial position and has over the last several years advanced a number of capital projects, including: the Pediatric Acute Care Referral Service, Project 1 of the Emergency Department, the renewal of medical imaging equipment, a second CT Scanner, and approval for and the initiation of planning for the redevelopment of the BCHS,” he added.
The BCHS Board of Directors will be forming a CEO Search Committee, and the work of recruiting a new President and CEO of BCHS will commence immediately.
“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to David for his outstanding contributions to BCHS, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”