Health Sciences North and Cancer Care Ontario have announced the appointment of Maureen McLelland as Regional Vice-President, Cancer Services, North East Regional Cancer Program, Cancer Care Ontario.
McLelland will also serve as Vice-President, Social Accountability at HSN and as Chief Operating Officer of the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI).
McLelland will be the successor to Mark Hartman. who was promoted recently to the role of Senior Vice-President, Patient Experience and Digital Transformation at HSN.
Hartman, by the way, is the successor to David McNeil, who is leaving HSN to become president and CEO of the Brant Community Health Care System.
McLelland currently serves as Special Advisor to the CEO of HSN and HSNRI for Strategic Planning, where she successfully led the development of the draft 2019-2024 strategic plan now in validation phase.
“We are pleased that Maureen has accepted this important regional role with HSN and Cancer Care Ontario, while continuing to contribute her many talents to the hospital and HSNRI,” said HSN President and CEO Dominic Giroux.
“Her talent and experience are exactly what we need in these roles.”
McLelland will lead a clinical portfolio of more than 700 full-time equivalent employees at HSN in Greater Sudbury and across Northeastern Ontario with a clinical budget exceeding $72 million.
She will be the executive lead for HSN’s Cancer, Nephrology, Mental Health and Addictions, NEO Kids and Family programs, the Northeast Specialized Geriatric Centre, Northern Outreach, Indigenous Health, Ethics, Spiritual and Religious Care and Inter-Professional Practice and Research Services.
“We look forward to working with Maureen and drawing upon her leadership skills, successful track record leading regional programs and deep knowledge of Northeastern Ontario’s healthcare landscape to continue to improve the quality and delivery of cancer services in the region,” said Michael Sherar, President and CEO of CCO.
McLelland began her career as a staff nurse in the emergency department at Sudbury’s Memorial Hospital. She subsequently served as staff nurse and charge nurse in the emergency department at the Mount Sinai Hospital and as palliative care nurse at the Casey House Hospice, both located in Toronto.
She returned to HSN in 1991 as Co-ordinator of the HAVEN (HIV) Program. She later became Clinical Manager of Medical outpatient services, Administrative Director of the Medical Program, Administrative Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Program and Associate Vice-President, Clinical Transformation and Transitions.
She holds a nursing diploma from Cambrian College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University and a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation from the University of Toronto.
A Certified Health Executive, she chaired the NEON Lights Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and currently serves on the board of Cambrian College.
“It will be a privilege to work collaboratively with regional partners to further the goals in the Regional Cancer Plan and Ontario Cancer Plan, and to champion HSN’s and HSNRI’s efforts to be more socially accountable and grow our research impact,” said McLelland.
Maureen McLelland will assume her new positions on Dec. 10.