KLHCI Announces New President

City of Kawartha Lakes, December 18, 2020:  Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) is pleased to announce that Lisa Green, RN, has accepted the voluntary position of President, KLHCI Board of Directors, as of December 10, 2020.

Ms Green recently retired after a thirty-one year career as a nurse and twenty-one years as a health care administrator.  Her last position at the Ross Memorial was as Manager of Quality and Patient Experience.  Currently, Ms Green is the Senior Quality and Patient Experience Lead for Bayshore Healthcare.  Ms Green is a former board member of KLHCI and is looking forward to leading the organization over the next two years.  She states that she “shares KLHCI’s vision that everyone living in the City of Kawartha Lakes has a local family doctor”. 

Presently, there is a current need for five to seven family doctors in the City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL), not including upcoming retirements over the next few years.  KLHCI has stayed active during COVID and, like every other organization, has pivoted their recruitment strategies to include virtual recruitment fairs and site visits.  In process is an updated Virtual Community Site Visit video that will be shared widely once finalized.

Now Past-President, Barb van der Veen states that, “during my time as President, KLHCI grew as an organization with the creation/expansion of numerous programs.  With Lisa Green’s experience and enthusiasm, I look forward to the organization building on that momentum.”

The KLHCI Board of Directors has representation from throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes. The board is interested in adding new members.  Being a member of KLHCI’s Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to volunteer and be part of this vital component of our community health care, the recruitment and retention of family doctors. 

Anyone wishing to be part of this community effort by either volunteering or donating financially to support the ongoing family doctor recruitment and retention programs should contact Cindy Snider, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator at 705-328-6098 or visit the KLHCI website at www.KawarthaLakesDoctors.org