Vaughan Health Campus of Care

Vaughan Health Campus of Care

February 16, 2011 12:08 ET

VHCC Strengthens Team to Bring New Hospital to Vaughan

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2011) - The Board of Directors of the Vaughan Health Campus of Care ("VHCC") is pleased to appoint Melinda Gorgenyi to serve as its first Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Gorgenyi will be joined by Mr. Peter Meffe in the role of Vice President of Planning and Development. These additions to the Executive Team will help further the mandate of the VHCC to bring much needed and expanded health services to Vaughan, including a new hospital, and in creating Canada's first truly integrated health campus system.

Ms. Gorgenyi has over 20 years experience in healthcare, government relations and business. Most recently, she was the Director of Facilities and Engineering at Halton Healthcare Services, where she was a key player in the planning for the new Oakville Hospital. 

Ms. Gorgenyi has a strong background in strategic planning, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and currently enrolled in the Masters program for Health Policy Management and Administration at the University of Toronto.

Mr. Meffe is a long time Vaughan resident with significant involvement in numerous municipal and regional planning and development initiatives. He is the past Chair of the Board for PowerStream, as well as a former Councillor for the City of Vaughan. As a Councillor for sixteen years, Mr. Meffe played a significant role in transforming Vaughan into one of the largest suburban municipalities and most rapidly growing economies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Ms. Gorgenyi and Mr. Meffe will be integral in the VHCC's collaboration with York Central Hospital to guide the planning and development of new hospital services in Southwest York Region. This will include bringing a new state-of-the-art hospital to Vaughan, and additional much needed ancillary health services. By working together, the VHCC and York Central Hospital will achieve their shared vision to bring expanded health services to our communities.

"Melinda and Peter bring a wealth of experience and insight to the VHCC," said Michael DeGasperis, Chair of the VHCC. "Their professionalism and expertise will be essential in helping to enhance the delivery of healthcare in Vaughan and to meet the growing health care needs of our community. We look forward to working with our elected officials, staff, and the public in realizing our collective objectives as quickly as possible."

About the Vaughan Health Campus of Care:

The Vaughan Health Campus of Care is a not-for-profit organization established to ensure that new health services in the Vaughan community are coordinated, aimed at a common vision of integration, innovation and excellence in health services delivery and patient care. Responsible for the strategic establishment and coordination of health care services to serve the needs of the Vaughan community, the Vaughan Health Campus of Care is working with Government to secure approvals for additional health services, including a hospital to support its vision.

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