President and Chief Executive Officer
519-464-4400, Ext. 4470
Sue Denomy became President and CEO of Bluewater Health in 2008. She began her healthcare career as a Registered Nurse having earned a diploma in nursing from St. Clair College. Later, she earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from the University of Windsor; and in 2010 achieved a chartered directorship from The Directors College at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business. She has been working in the healthcare field for more than 35 years. Prior to joining Bluewater Health Sue held leadership positions at two large community hospitals with responsibility for clinical, corporate and operational areas.
Since joining Bluewater Health, her responsibilities include directing and overseeing the operations of the hospitals in Sarnia and Petrolia. Sue focuses her efforts on improving quality and safe patient care, creating a healthy workplace founded on the principles of respect, and developing a sound financial base for the organization. Sue’s strategy has been to focus on continuous quality improvement, negotiation, conflict resolution, strategic orientation, and building relationships inside and outside of the organization.
Dr. Mark Taylor
Chief of Professional Staff; and Vice-President, Medical Affairs and Chief, Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management
519-464-4400, Ext. 4529
Dr. Taylor joined Bluewater Health in January 2011 as VP Medical Affairs, Chief Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management, and was additionally appointed Chief of Professional Staff in February 2013. Dr. Taylor was appointed Chief of Professional Staff, and Vice-President, Medical Affairs and Chief, Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management in February 2013. A surgeon by training, Dr. Taylor has an extensive clinical, administrative and academic background spanning more than 30 years. Before coming to Bluewater Health he was the VP of Medical and Academic Affairs at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, Ontario. Prior to that he ran the Department of Surgery at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he was also the Patient Safety & Quality of Care Officer.
He was an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba, and was on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety. Dr. Taylor served in the Canadian Forces for 16 years, retiring as a Major. He has volunteered with the Red Cross in Haiti, and was the President of Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada for 10 years.
In addition to his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Toronto (U of T), he holds Masters Degrees from U of T and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Vice-President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer
519-464-4400, Ext. 4722
Mike Lapaine joined Bluewater Health in December 2008 as Vice-President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Mike
came to Bluewater Health from the Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance (LWHA) where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Over his eight years with LWHA he also held the positions of Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mike brings an extensive list of qualifications to our organization, along with a proven track record in healthcare operations.
He has a Masters of Business Administration, is a Certified General Accountant and holds a degree in English literature. He has recently completed the Rotman Advanced Health Leadership Program at the University of Toronto.
519-464-4400, Ext. 4606
Lynda Robinson joined Bluewater Health in January 2011 as Vice-President of Operations. Lynda came to Bluewater Health from Four Counties Health Services in Newbury, Ontario, where she most recently served as Site Director responsible for planning and guiding the delivery of inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services. Prior to her time at Four Counties, Lynda was in London, Ontario, at Robarts Clinical Trials and London Health Sciences Centre. In addition to a Masters of Science in Critical Care from California State University, Lynda has completed the J&J – Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Health Care Management Program – University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.
Lynda believes in a culture of patient and family centredness with safety and mindful inquiry being the top priority for everyone. She strives to have each and every staff, physician and volunteer come to work with the mindset that we can do better and that all decisions are predicated on what is best for the patient and their family.
Chief Nursing Executive and Chief, Interprofessional Practice and Organizational Development
519-464-4400, Ext. 4435
Barb O’Neil joined Bluewater Health in 2008. She received her RN education from the Public General Hospital School of Nursing in Chatham, Ontario; her BSCN from University of Windsor and her Masters of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Barb has worked in clinical specialties of Emergency, Operating Room and earned the designation of CPN(C) through the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA). She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honour Society for Nursing and has served on the Jurisdictional Review panel for the College of Nurses of Ontario.
She represented the province of Ontario for the CNA creation of the national examination for Registered Practical Nurses. Barb was born in Sarnia. She lived and worked in Chatham for many years, holding such leadership positions as Director of Mission and Organizational Development. Barb’s leadership
interests include specialties in Appreciative Inquiry, Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI) and most recently Deep Democracy.
Chief, Communications & Public Affairs
519-464-4400, Ext. 4452
Kim Bossy brings over 20 years of expertise in healthcare communications to Bluewater Health. Prior to joining us in 2008, Kim worked at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and its predecessor hospitals, St. Joseph’s and Public General. Before her move to healthcare, she held an eight-year career in private sector publication relations. During her communications and fundraising career, she has earned several national and international awards for excellence in print, electronic and multi-media communication including OHA’s Communicator of the Year award and YMCA’s Woman of Excellence award. Kim has volunteered in leadership positions on a number of Boards of non-profit organizations. An aspiring writer, she studied Journalism at Conestoga College and later earned the Healthcare Leadership certificate from the Catholic Health Association of Canada.
With the personal mantra, Inform, Involve, Inspire and Invest, Kim sees communications as an endless, collaborative process in which we all play a role. She welcomes suggestions to continually improve communications at Bluewater Health.