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Matthew Campbell has joined the Quinte Health team as Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). Jeff Hohenkerk left the position earlier this year to accept the role of President and CEO at Campbellford Memorial Hospital.

“When considering a new Vice President to join our team, it was important to us that our new VP not only possess the credentials for the job but also share our values, our aspirations and a passion for high quality, compassionate care close to home,” explains Stacey Daub, President and CEO, Quinte Health.  “We also wanted our new VP to recognize Quinte Health for the remarkable organization it is, including the innovative work already underway and the vast potential of our teams and our community at large—Matthew definitely fits the bill!”  

Campbell brings sixteen years of experience working in a complex health system in Nova Scotia. He’s led a broad portfolio that includes quality, planning, data, and health analytics. His expertise includes strategy development, operational excellence, innovation, digital transformation, and change leadership.

Matthew joined IWK Health, located in Halifax, in 2007 as an industrial engineer. Shortly after, Matthew took on a range of roles with increasingly complex portfolios, including Director, Planning, Performance and Information Management; Director, Quality, Performance and Process Improvement; Director, People and Organizational Development; and Director, Strategy and Performance. Campbell comes to Quinte Health from his most recent position as a member of the Executive Leadership Team at IWK, where he was the Executive Lead, Performance and System Transformation. He worked in partnership with the Provincial Health Transformation Team on initiatives aimed at improving population health, access to the health system, and the recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals to sustain the delivery of health services.

“Matthew is a community-minded, and values-driven leader, which is why he and his family visited all the communities served by Quinte Health hospitals as part of considering the role,” adds Daub. “He also took the time to come and meet our teams and was inspired by what he heard from people across our hospitals, programs and community.” 

Matthew has been an active member of his community, serving on various organizational Boards, including Ronald McDonald House Charities, and coaching local minor hockey programs.  Matthew holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering Degree from Dalhousie University, and he is a Registered Professional Engineer. He is currently completing a Public Sector Certificate from Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

“I wish to thank Janet Barager for coming out of retirement yet again to assume the role of Vice President on an interim basis. Her remarkably competent leadership over the past five months has allowed us time to do a comprehensive selection process, knowing the role was in exceptional hands.” Daub concludes. 

Quinte Health is a family of four hospitals—Belleville General Hospital, North Hastings Hospital, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and Trenton Memorial Hospital—that are working to “Create Healthier Communities. Together”. The team of staff and physicians provide care through four emergency departments, operating rooms at three hospitals, a rehabilitation day hospital, ambulatory care clinics, and a range of diagnostic services. There are more than 335 inpatient beds for acute medical patients, intensive care, obstetrics, paediatrics, mental health, complex continuing care, rehabilitation, and surgery. In addition, Quinte Health is proud to operate the Quinte Children’s Treatment Centre, community mental health programs, and to be a member of the Hastings Prince Edward Ontario Health Team.