Board of Directors

Hamilton Health Sciences’ Board of Directors meets regularly between September and June of each year.  Members of the public are invited to attend the open portion of board meetings.  As seating is limited and to confirm date and time, please contact Adrianna Bogris, Office of the General Counsel at bogris@hhsc.ca at least 48 hours prior to the Board meeting.

Meet the Board of Directors

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Message from the Chair

I was born and raised in Hamilton and lived in the Bay Area my entire life. My mother gave birth to me in a local hospital. Members of my extended family have received healthcare services here for about 70 years.

During my lifetime of exposure to the healthcare system I have noticed two main themes. Firstly, we have good and talented people caring for us. They come to their vocations with passion, diligence, and a spirit of good will. Secondly, the system within which they work is stressed, underfunded and significantly challenged. I believe that this second observations will only become more significant and pronounced unless things change and the system is transformed.

I’m an optimist by nature. As such, I firmly believe that we can all work together – users of the system, all levels of government, community groups, healthcare providers, social services agencies and other stakeholders – to build a new healthcare world that is sustainable and puts the patients and families we serve at the forefront.

My optimistic belief is emboldened by the plans and people we have in place as we face a crossroads. Our plans are ambitious and achievable with the right resources. Our Healthy Future is the cornerstone of our vision for the future. We are striving towards a healthcare system that leverages technology and the latest and best equipment to make the patient journey more enriched while easing the burden on overworked healthcare staff and lightening the financial load on our institutions. Our people are highly skilled and dedicated. They are the best there is. Hamilton Health Sciences is a world leader in the delivery of high quality healthcare and is admired by our peer organizations around the country and the globe.

As Chair of the Hamilton Health Sciences Board of Directors, I am privileged to be able to work with a team of volunteer directors who come from varied backgrounds and who each bring their unique skills, talents, and gifts to bear on the weighty issues that come before us. Because of this intelligent, compassionate, and generous group, my role as Chair is enhanced and eased. We work hand-in-hand to oversee our senior management team under the very able leadership of our President & CEO, Rob MacIsaac.

On behalf of the Hamilton Health Sciences Board of Directors, we look forward to continuing to serve you and provide the Best Care for All.

Sincerely,

Charles Criminisi
Chair, Hamilton Health Sciences Board of Directors

Committees

Hamilton Health Sciences’ Board of Directors currently has seven standing committees.

  • Audit Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Medical Advisory Committee
  • Research & Innovation Committee
  • Resource Committee
  • Quality Committee

Many of the board committees allow for community members. If you are interested in joining the board as a community member please contact Adrianna Bogris, Board / Committees Recording Secretary, Office of the General Counsel, at bogris@hhsc.caor 905-521-2100, ext. 76831

Board Meeting Schedule

Hamilton Health Sciences’ Board of Directors meets regularly between September and June of each year.  Members of the public are invited to attend the open portion of board meetings.  As seating is limited and to confirm date and time, please contact Adrianna Bogris, Office of the General Counsel at bogris@hhsc.ca at least 48 hours prior to the Board meeting.

Board Meeting Schedule – October 2018 – June 2019

Becoming a Board Member

Hamilton Health Sciences’ Board of Directors consists of up to 15 elected and five ex-officio members.

Each year, at its annual general meeting, a minimum of four directors are elected to serve a three-year term. Members of the Board of Directors must reflect the breadth, depth and diversity of the community. Equally important is ensuring that nominees bring with them the personal qualities, competencies and skills required to ensure that the Board of Directors meets or exceeds our community’s expectations.

To stand for election on the Board of Directors you must be at least 18 years of age and live and/or conduct business in the area served by Hamilton Health Sciences.

If you are interested in becoming a board member or would like further information, please contact Adrianna Bogris, Board/Committees Recording Secretary, Office of the General Counsel, at bogris@hhsc.caor 905-521-2100, ext. 76831

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October 11, 2018
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June 21, 2018
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May 31, 2018
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March 29, 2018
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February 22, 2018
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December 7, 2017
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October 12, 2017
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June 22, 2017
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April 27, 2017
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March 24, 2017
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February 9, 2017
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December 8, 2016
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October 13, 2016
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September 15, 2016
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June 23, 2016
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May 26, 2016
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March 31, 2016
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February 25, 2016
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November 26, 2015
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October 1, 2015
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