KAWARTHA LAKES-The Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team (KL-OHT) announced that Stephanie MacLaren will be joining the KL-OHT as Executive Director effective September 7, 2021.
“I believe that collaboration, innovation, and engagement with patients, caregivers, and service providers alike are the main ingredients in moving towards a system of coordinated and seamless care. I am excited to join the Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team to inspire and enable those aims.” said Stephanie MacLaren, Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team Executive Director
MacLaren’s career in health care spans 20 years, most recently at Haliburton Highlands Health Services where she was Vice President of Community Programs. Stephanie brings extensive experience in developing programs and system infrastructure to support equity-oriented diabetes management; working with primary care providers and other system providers to advance the structure of coordinated care and supporting inter-organizational teams to improve care for seniors and individuals experiencing mental health issues. Her knowledge of care structures across the continuum of hospital and community sectors will inform and enrich the work and outcomes of the KL-OHT.
“Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to the KL-OHT. We are looking forward to working closely with her to help shape the future of our local health care and services within Kawartha Lakes.” stated Dr. Cody Bowen, Lead Physician of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Organization
KO-OHT Co-Chairs Veronica Nelson, Ross Memorial Hospital Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and Barb Mildon, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes CEO are excited to be growing and expanding the KL-OHT team and look forward to the further development of the key projects that are underway.
“Stephanie has a great understanding of building partnerships across primary care providers. She recognizes the needs of our community and will be a great asset in connecting local health care organizations,” says Dr. Jacquelyn Choi, Associate Physician Lead of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Organization.