West Nipissing General Hospital


  1. Chair – Janet Parsons
  2. Vice-Chair – Jamie Restoule
  3. Treasurer – Julie St. Jacques
  4. Secretary, President & Chief Executive Officer – Cynthia Désormiers


  1. Dr Ben Lalonde – Chief of Staff
  2. Dr Klère Bourgault – President of the Professional Staff
  3. Dr. Yves Vaillancourt – Vice-President of the Professional Staff
  4. Renée Ragnitz
  5. Sandra Lacoursiere- Interim Chief Nursing Officer
  6. Daniel Richard
  7. Eric Stevens – Nipissing First Nations
  8. Leo Malette
  9. Linda Lacroix
  10. Fernand Crepeau
  11. Neil Fox
  12. Christopher Wielusiewicz
  13. Daniel St. Georges – Chief Financial Officer (Guest)

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Message from the chair

The West Nipissing General Hospital is dedicated to providing health care services that are consistent with the needs of our community. It is the Hospital’s mission to commit, in cooperation with our regional partners, to the responsible delivery of exceptional health care by addressing the dynamic challenges of our diverse community.

The West Nipissing General Hospital is first, and foremost, a community resource. A voluntary Board of Directors governs the Hospital on behalf of the community. The Board is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Hospital by establishing and regularly reviewing the vision, mission and core values. The Board is also responsible for making sure that the Hospital meets the health care needs of the community within the resources that are available to provide services. Our Board members bring a wide range of skills and experience to their leadership role. The Board includes representatives from communities that make up the municipality of West Nipissing.

West Nipissing General Hospital, Chair

Reports & Downloads

Corporate and Professional Staff By-Laws 2021

2020-2021 Annual Report (bilingual)

2019-2020 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report

Board & Committee Meetings 2021-2022

Board of Directors Goals & Objectives 2021-2022

Board of Directors – Goals & Objectives 2020-2021

Governance Centre of Excellence 2014 Assessment