Dr. Caroline Geenen is the new Chief of Staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) effective March 5.
She joins the senior leadership of the hospital, as it delivers on its strategy to provide world-class patient care in the community. Over her time as a chief of medicine, she participated in numerous quality improvement projects. As a strong patient advocate and collaborative leader, she will bring a great depth of experience to this exciting and challenging role.
Notably, Geenen will be the first female chief of staff in the history of MSH and will undoubtedly bring a fresh and unique perspective and approach to the role.
“Dr. Geenen brings a wealth of experience, both clinical and within medical administration,” says Jo-anne Marr, Markham Stouffville Hospital president and CEO. “I look forward to working closely with her on our organizational priorities, including focusing on engaging with all of our highly-skilled and passionate physicians.”
Geenen, a neurologist, has been with MSH for 22 years, the last seven as the chief of medicine. During that time, she led the recruitment of a number of physicians and brought new specialties, including geriatrics to the hospital.
“I’m really excited about MSH’s future and the great momentum of the organization,” says Geenen. “I have seen this hospital grow and change tremendously over the past two decades and am eager to lead my fellow physicians in shaping the future of healthcare in our community.”
She succeeds Dr. David Austin, who served as MSH chief of staff for 11 years and will continue to care for patients in the capacity of emergency physician.
The hospital is at a very exciting time in its evolution. Having completed its renovation and expansion several years ago, the focus is on the future. A new strategic plan is being developed that will provide a clear road map of where the organization is going over the next three years. The hospital also recently launched a new website, which is mobile friendly, fully accessible and easy to search and navigate with built-in Google translation. Visit www.msh.on.ca to learn more.
Photo: Dr. Caroline Geenen, chief of staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital.