Anna Stuart, Vice-President, and Lois Dyer-Mann, Partner with Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette, are pleased to have assisted the IWK Health Centre with the appointment of Ms. Tracy Kitch as the new President and CEO.
“We are delighted that Tracy has agreed to lead the IWK,” said Phil Otto, Chair, IWK Health Centre Board of Directors. “The recruitment process was rigorous and Tracy was selected based on her excellent qualifications and years of experience and leadership in health care, particularly focused on excellence in care to women and children.”
Ms. Kitch was most recently Executive Vice President Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Prior to this she was Senior Vice President Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive at Mount Sinai.
“Tracy’s experience leading transformational change in health care at Mount Sinai, and her ability to build and execute a strategy centered around advancing care and efficiency in delivering services was key,” says Otto. “Nova Scotia’s health care system is changing and Tracy will advance the IWK’s mandate for women, children, youth and families. “
Ms. Kitch holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto. She is also a graduate of the Health Executive Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Tracy was a member of the Mount Sinai Board of Directors, the Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health Board Committee at Mount Sinai, and a former member of the Board of the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services.
"I have long admired and respected the very special role the IWK plays in the health care system, locally, provincially and nationally. I consider it an honour to be selected as IWK's next CEO,” said Tracy Kitch, “Building on the strong leadership of Anne McGuire, with such a strong reputation for excellence, I am very excited to be leading IWK into the future, forging our role in the Province's new health care system and expanding our mandate of enabling healthy families and the best care for women and children across the Maritimes.”
The IWK’s new leader will play a pivotal role in health sector change – as one of two health CEOs in the Province. The search for the new President and CEO was extensive and consultative and led by a selection committee of the Board with a broad range of knowledge and a firm commitment to the population served by the IWK.
Ms. Kitch will take over the President and CEO role in early September upon Anne McGuire’s retirement after ten years of leadership.
The IWK Health Centre is the Maritime region's leading health care and research centre dedicated to the well-being of women, children, youth and families. In addition to providing highly specialized and complex care, the IWK provides certain primary care services and is a strong advocate for the health of families. The IWK is a global leader in research and knowledge sharing, and a partner in educating the next generation of health professionals. Visit www.iwk.nshealth.ca for more information.