Chatham-Kent Health Alliance executives have stayed put in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, says president and chief executive officer Lori Marshall.
No executive team members have travelled internationally since the Canada-U.S. border was closed to non-essential visitors March 20, she told the Daily News.
Two hospital CEOs in southern Ontario have been replaced in the past week for making international trips, despite federal and provincial warnings against such travel.
London Health Sciences Centre axed CEO Dr. Paul Woods on Monday after he made five trips across the border since March, most recently from Dec. 19 to Dec. 25 to see his immediate family. He filed a $2.5-million lawsuit over his firing Wednesday.
Last week, Niagara Health parted ways with CEO Dr. Tom Stewart for his holiday vacation trip to the Dominican Republic.
“I am happy to say that I’ve certainly been here through this time period, if anyone is wondering about me, as well as everyone from my senior team,” Marshall said during a conference call with media. “I am not aware that this would be an issue in Chatham-Kent among the health-care providers.”