Cornwall, July 15, 2013 – Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is pleased to introduce Michael Turcotte as the new Chair of the Board of Directors effective June 21, 2013. As one of the city’s leading Foot Specialists and a Board member since 2005, Mr. Turcotte is a valued member of Cornwall’s healthcare field and was recently presented with the Community Involvement Award by The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine. This distinction, along with his track record of unwavering support for the hospital in both fundraising and public awareness, makes him the ideal candidate for this prominent position.
Other members joining Mr. Turcotte on the Board of Directors are Mr. Christopher Giggey, and Ms. Melanie Baker-Brown. Both are excited about being afforded the opportunity to serve as Vice-Chairs supporting the community’s healthcare needs.
Mr. Turcotte succeeds Helene Periard who served as Board Chair since 2011. Although Ms. Periard’s term of Chair has come to an end, she will continue to serve the hospital as a member of the Board for another year.
“The past two years have offered me such a great opportunity as Chair of the Cornwall Community Hospital Board. I am extremely proud to be a small part of this special team who strives to make a difference in our community [and] look forward to all the new experiences which lay ahead of us,” stated Periard.
All of CCH wishes to acknowledge Ms. Periard for her tireless efforts contributing to the growth of the hospital. Since she accepted the duties of Board Chair, Ms. Periard has been committed to providing effective governance of the hospital’s resources while supporting the drive for continuous improvement.