New president and CEO at Napanee hospital
February 7, 2024
NAPANEE, Ont. – The chief executive officer of Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) is set to become the new president and CEO of the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital (LACGH). KCHC CEO Mike Bell (pictured) will begin his new role at the Napanee-based hospital on March 25, replacing Wayne Coveyduck, who filled the role for 15 years.
Bell has been with the community health centre organization for seven years.
“Over the course of his tenure, KCHC has seen $17 million in growth, has completed two successful and positive accreditation processes, and has played a key role in the development of the Frontenac Lennox and Addington Ontario Health Team,” a letter to staff on Jan. 31 from Catherine Isaacs, the president of KCHC’s board of directors, stated.
“Mike also rose to the unprecedented challenge of leading a community health organization during a global pandemic: we are proud to say that KCHC never closed its doors to clients through these trying times, and played a huge role in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington’s successful COVID-19 vaccination education and delivery campaigns.”
Coveyduck announced his retirement in April 2023, with the goal of retiring in September of that year. But he agreed to delay his departure, according to a release from the hospital.
“Wayne’s departure marks the end of an era characterized by significant organizational growth, transformative initiatives, and a legacy that will endure for years to come,” LACGH board chair Deb Lowry said in the release. “We are thankful for Wayne’s remarkable vision, innovation and commitment to providing high quality care for our patients and community. His leadership will be deeply missed.”