The next President and Chief Executive Officer of Quinte Health Care was welcomed to the organization Monday.
Stacey Daub was tabbed to lead the organization late last year and commenced her duties to be the head of the four-site hospital group on Jan. 4.
Chair of the QHC Board of Directors David McKinnon said Daub brings “a wealth of health care leadership experience and expertise.”
“Her style is one of grace and humility. I am confident that her understated capacity for great leadership will serve us well as we traverse the current COVID-19 landscape toward a post-pandemic environment marked by collaboration and innovation,” McKinnon said.
In the coming months, Daub plans to spend a substantial amount of time listening and learning from the team of staff and physicians at QHC’s four hospitals, as well as from community partners and local leaders.
Daub is also interested in hearing from the citizens and communities served by the hospitals.
“In my opinion, the best way to get to know the organization and the community is to connect with the people to really listen to understand the unique needs, perspectives and experiences of the people who work and are served by the hospital,” explained Daub. “I plan to focus on building relationships, looking for opportunities to collaborate and to learn as much as possible about the organization and its place within the communities served by QHC hospitals.”
Ms. Daub’s extensive background includes health care leadership roles in both the hospital system, and within community-based health care organizations.
“During the course of my career, I have sought roles where I think I can make a personal difference, whether it’s drawing on my strong management skills or my leadership skills and abilities,” stated Daub. “I think QHC is uniquely positioned to lead as a small and medium sized health care system as we look for opportunities to improve the delivery of health care in Ontario.”
Daub and her family are in the process of relocating from Toronto to their new home in Prince Edward County.
“I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to have the privilege of joining the QHC team, and the community,” added Daub. “My family has spent a great deal of time exploring the area, and we are looking forward to being a part of, and contributing to the community.”
MacKinnon described the COVID epidemic and a CEO transition as, “a very challenging combination for hospital management and staff”.
He expressed, on behalf of the board, his appreciation for their continued focus on the welfare of patients and to Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for QHC Carol Smith Romeril for her willingness to serve as Interim CEO after the departure of previous CEO and President Mary Clare Egberts in mid-December. Egberts, who announced her plans for retirement in 2020, extended her tenure for much of 2020 to help the organization through the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.