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New President and CEO for St. Peter’s Health System

Hamilton, Ontario – Last year, Donna Cripps (pictured at left) stepped into the role of Interim President and CEO. Since then she has built bridges, set a course for the future of St. Peter’s and provided leadership that is second to none. Sandra Stephenson, Chair of the Board of Directors is delighted to announce the official appointment of Donna Cripps as St. Peter’s new President and CEO.

“Donna is certainly one of the most professional, astute and committed CEOs with whom I have had the pleasure of working,” she said. “As chair of the board, I know that I speak for all my colleagues when I say that we have been impressed with Donna’s style, her commitment and her loyalty to the patients, residents and staff of St. Peter’s. We couldn’t have asked for a better or stronger President and CEO.”

Ms. Cripps has been an outstanding advocate for St. Peter’s patients, residents and staff since joining St. Peter’s in 1990.

“It is truly an honour and a privilege to lead such an outstanding organization,” said Ms. Cripps. “St. Peter’s is the premiere provider of complex care and long term care services, thanks to the dedicated and expert team of staff at St. Peter’s Hospital and St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke. I would like to thank Sandra and all members of St. Peter’s Board for this opportunity and their tremendous support over the past several months.”

Ms. Cripps has held the positions of Program Director, Vice-President of Patient Service, Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer and most recently, Interim President and CEO.

“Donna is wholly dedicated to ensuring the continued success of St. Peter’s and working collaboratively with St. Peter’s partners in the health care community,” said Ms. Stephenson. “Her commitments to putting patients first and to the ongoing pursuit of excellence in caring make her a knowledgeable and compassionate leader.”