Board Recruitment

Be part of governing your community hospital.

Bluewater Health (BWH) is seeking candidates to serve on its Board of Directors and Standing Committees, effective the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 26, 2019. This is an opportunity to volunteer your skills and experience to help shape healthcare in Sarnia-Lambton by providing advice, input and leadership on a broad range of policy and governance issues.


With locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, BWH is a community hospital whose staff, physicians and volunteers care for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. Its mission is to create exemplary healthcare experiences with patients and families every time. The hospital is governed by a volunteer, skills-based Board of Directors which is responsible for setting policy, establishing strategic directions and monitoring organizational performance. 


The Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors recommends for election by the Board, committed individuals who will volunteer their time to fill vacant Director positions on the Board and Non-Director Committee Member (NDCM) positions on Board Standing Committees.  Directors are elected for three-year terms and NDCMs are elected for one-year terms. All applicants are required to live in Lambton County.  


We invite applications from all those interested in serving in these important roles, however specific skills and expertise being sought to complement those of our existing Directors and Non-Director Committee Members are:

  • Change Management
  • Law
  • Information systems/technology
  • Rural Community Based
  • Risk Management
  • Quality and Performance

While maintaining a skills-based Board is our priority, Bluewater Health also strives for the composition of the Board to reflect the diversity of the communities served. Specifically to address current needs, we are seeking increased representation from women, and our rural and large industry.  All Board members are expected to comply with the Hospital's Corporate By-Laws and Board Policies.    

More information regarding the BWH Board of Directors is available in the Power Point Presentation click here, and in our in Board's Nominating Process Policy.  The Governance Centre of Excellence website also has great videos and content which cover the basics of health care governance.  Please click here to learn more.   


If you have a keen interest in and commitment to strengthening healthcare for your community and bring the skills, experience and enthusiasm necessary to serve on our Board of Directors or a Board Standing Committee, you are encouraged to complete an application form by April 1, 2019.  Please click here for the link to the online application form.    


If you are selected for an interview, please note they are scheduled to be held April 23, 2019.

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Bluewater Health’s programs and services are distributed across two locations, Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. 

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