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Eight candidates vying for positions on the OSMH Board of Directors

6/18/2009 12:00:00 AM

(Thursday, June 18, 2009 – Orillia, ON) – Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) has released the names of the eight (8) individuals who will be considered for election, or re-election, to the hospital’s Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. 


The terms of four (4) current Board members, Robert Middaugh, Carol Nass, Rob Mauro and Nora Sawyer will expire at the AGM.  Middaugh, who is Board Chair, and Nass have indicated they will allow their names to stand for consideration for another term. Joining them on the ballot will be Michael Clark, Gregory Gee, Brian Jewitt, Roger Lippert, Robert Watson and Robert Welsh. 


“We are extremely pleased to announce the names of the individuals seeking a spot on our board,” said Paul Leskew, Chair of the Board’s Nominating Committee. “After a thorough interview process, we are presenting a diverse group of candidates from all parts of the community with experience and proven leadership abilities for the membership to consider.” 


At the AGM, each candidate will have three minutes to address the membership in attendance, at which time the corporate members will vote by secret ballot. A profile of each candidate can be found on the hospital website, www.osmh.on.ca, under the tab entitled AGM 2009. 


The hospital’s AGM is set for 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in the Normandy Room at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34. Business will include the approval of corporate and credentialed staff by-laws. Members may obtain the AGM agenda at the hospital’s information desk or online at www.osmh.on.ca.



Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is a 230-bed hospital located in Orillia, Ontario (just 114 kilometres north of Toronto) that serves more than 440,000 residents in North Simcoe Muskoka. OSMH provides a comprehensive range of programs and services, including medical, surgical and emergency care, dialysis, obstetrical and paediatric care, oncology, complex continuing care, mental health and rehabilitation services. While it remains Orillia’s community hospital, OSMH has a new role as a regional healthcare centre. For more information please visit our website at www.osmh.on.ca.




For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:


Terry Dyni, Director, Community Relations

T: (705) 327-9179
E: tadyni@osmh.on.ca      

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