PSFDH Leadership Update

Media Release

RE: Hospital Leadership Update       

Smiths Falls, ON – On Friday, January 25, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital announced that the President & CEO would not be returning to that role at the hospital due to ongoing, serious health issues.

In a notice to all staff, Donna Howard, Chair, Board of Directors, said, “I regretfully advise you that Bev McFarlane has made a decision to step aside from her role as President and CEO of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.”

McFarlane, in her letter, thanked the staff for their ongoing commitment and support, saying:  “…I have been blessed by the support I have received from the organization… We have been on a journey over the past number of years that has truly incorporated a patient/family centred approach to care and service…”

Howard praised McFarlane for her work, adding, “Bev promoted and embedded PSFDH in a culture that promoted compassion and quality for patients and families.”

A search for the new President & CEO will begin in the coming weeks.

About PSFDH:

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (the “Hospital”) is a fully accredited acute care health care organization located on two state-of-the-art sites.  The hospital is situated in the heart of the Rideau Canal region and proudly provides health services to more than 60,000+ people in the surrounding communities.  The hospital delivers a broad range of primary and secondary services and programs such as emergency care, diagnostic imaging, obstetrics, general and specialty surgical services, dialysis as well as laboratory and infection control services.

For more information contact:

Vickie Kaminski

A/President & CEO

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital


613-283-2330 ext:1110   

Great War Memorial Site
33 Drummond Street West
Perth, ON K7H 2K1
Tel: (613) 267-1500
Smiths Falls Site
60 Cornelia Street West
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2H9
Tel: (613) 283-2330

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