Lynn Guerriero named President and CEO of Niagara Health

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Published June 30, 2021 at 5:52 pm

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On June 29, the Board of Directors of Niagara Health announced that Lynn Guerriero was made the President and CEO of the medical association.

The transition should be a smooth one as Guerriero was already the President, joining the group in February 2020 just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Niagara Region.

Guerriero boasts more than 30 years experience within the Ontario healthcare system.

“Lynn is well-known for her authentic leadership style, her ability to build strong relationships and her commitment to a positive workplace culture,” says Bunny Alexander, Chair of the Board of Niagara Health.

“She has a deep understanding of how a more integrated healthcare system benefits patient care.”

Alexander added that having someone like Guerriero on board with the agency throughout the pandemic made a huge difference in how they coped throughout the worst-case scenario.

“Lynn quickly earned the trust of Niagara Health, our patients and families, the community and our partners amid an unprecedented healthcare crisis.”

The board said that over the last year, Guerriero supported the Niagara Health team through the complex COVID-19 response in the hospital, as well as with all Niagara region assessment centres, temporary management of two long-term care facilities in crisis, and the region’s largest vaccination clinic.

For her part, Guerriero said she was honoured by the appointment, adding, “I am so proud of the team’s unwavering commitment and professionalism to deliver safe, compassionate care to our patients and families.”

“I know how difficult the last year has been for everyone at the hospital and in the community. As we transition out of the pandemic, I’m looking forward to supporting our team’s wellness and building on our partnerships and innovation to transform the healthcare system.”

(Photo of Guerriero taking Premier Doug Ford and Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff on the hospital visit courtesy of Guerriero’s Twitter page.)

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