David O’Brien, HHHS Board Chair, said “the HHHS Board of Directors would like to thank CEO Plummer for her hard work and dedication, particularly during the past few months, and we recognize the importance of looking after her health. We wish her all the best as she addresses her medical issues.”
In order to ensure ongoing leadership at HHHS during this time, the Board of Directors has appointed Veronica Nelson as Acting President and CEO, as of June 12th, 2023. She will be responsible for all aspects of the role during CEO Plummer’s absence, and will work closely with the Board of Directors and HHHS leadership team on the continued delivery of all services at HHHS.
Ms. Nelson has been temporarily seconded to HHHS from her role as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH). Ms. Nelson previously worked at HHHS as a Medical Radiation Technologist earlier in her career. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, and has been an executive leader at RMH since 2015, including serving as Interim President and CEO from March 2019 to April 2020. She began her career as a Medical Radiation Technologist, and later obtained her Masters of Medical Radiation Science and Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management. Her strengths include leadership, community collaboration and project management. She is currently co-leading the Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Ontario Health Team (OHT). She has been the overseeing the Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Departments at both HHHS and RMH and will continue to do so moving forward.
HHHS and RMH have had an ongoing partnership for several years, sharing many services
- Epic Clinical Information System
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Information and Communications Technology
- Medical Device Reprocessing
“HHHS and RMH are both organizations that mean a great deal to me,” said Ms. Nelson. “I am excited to bring my skillset and experience to working with the HHHS Board of Directors and team members throughout the organization. I know how incredibly important HHHS and its services are to patients, residents, clients, and the community.”
Mr. O’Brien went on to say “We look forward to working with Ms. Nelson and have the utmost confidence in her ability to take on the significant responsibilities associated with this position.”