Campbellford hospital announces new President & CEO
June 16, 2021
TRENT HILLS, Ont. – The Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Margaret Beatty (pictured) will take the reins as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) June 24, 2021. Margaret Beatty has spent more than 30+ years in healthcare as a Hospital CEO, nurse and trustee focusing on improving access to care. She has also led consulting projects in community care, independent living, and LTC.
“Margaret is ideally suited to lead CMH through the challenges and opportunities in front of us,” said Kevin Huestis, vice chair, CMH Board of Directors and chair of the CEO Search Committee. “She is an accomplished CEO who brings a record of innovation, perseverance, consistency, and compassion for the people the hospital cares for, employs and partners with.”
“My experience as a Hospital CEO, Advisor to government and Board Trustee has helped me understand rural, remote, city and urban healthcare systems across Ontario,” said Ms. Beatty, “I am delighted to join the community, the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Team and its partners.”
CMH’s current President and CEO Varouj Eskedjian announced his plans to retire in December of 2020, his final day at CMH will be June 25th.
“During his time at CMH, Varouj helped stabilize our hospital and to build a culture of teamwork both among staff and with our healthcare partners,” said Paul Nichols, chair, CMH Board of Directors. “We sincerely appreciate all of Varouj’s efforts to support CMH particularly during the past year of unprecedented challenges.”
As the former President and CEO at Temiskaming Hospital, Margaret oversaw the hospital’s transformation while leading a significant financial turnaround to improve access to care without involuntary layoffs or a reduction in services.
Post the turnaround, the hospital achieved its Accreditation with Exemplary Standing making Temiskaming Hospital the third organization Margaret led through Accreditation to achieve financial and administrative excellence with higher than anticipated employee satisfaction scores.
As an advisor, Margaret has been on numerous initiatives and committees shaping healthcare at the provincial and national level (Federal Aboriginal Diabetes Strategy, Multi-Resistant TB Strategy, Chronic Ventilation Service Expansion, and with the MOHLTC – Stand Up to Diabetes campaign).
Margaret holds a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Toronto, a Master of Laws in Health Law from Osgoode Hall at York University in 2015 and a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Nursing) degree from Ryerson.
She obtained the ICD.D in board governance in 2016. Margaret is the mother of two grown sons and enjoys spending time with her aging mini schnauzer, Gracie.