Appointment of Chief of Medical & Academic Affairs/Chief of Staff

(June 26, 2014)  The Board of Directors of Hotel Dieu Hospital announced today that Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick has been appointed as Chief of Medical & Academic Affairs/Chief of Staff effective September 1, 2014. Dr. Fitzpatrick takes over from Dr. John Leverette who was appointed as Interim Chief of Medical & Academic Affairs/Chief of Staff of Hotel Dieu Hospital in late January. The Board thanks Dr. Leverette for his able leadership during this interim period and is pleased that he will continue in his role as Director of Medical Affairs.

“We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Fitzpatrick has been appointed to this important position,” says Sherri McCullough, Chair of the Board of Directors.

“As Chair of the Kingston General Hospital/Hotel Dieu Hospital Ambulatory Clinics Committee and as a practicing Respirologist with clinical responsibilities at Hotel Dieu, Dr. Fitzpatrick has a keen respect for our mission and values, and is a strong supporter of our vision of leading the transformation of ambulatory care. He brings to the position a tremendous breadth of experience in leadership roles within the local health and academic systems. The Board extends its full support to Dr. Fitzpatrick in this new role.”

As Chief of Medical & Academic Affairs/Chief of Staff, Dr. Fitzpatrick will provide medical leadership to nine programs and be responsible for oversight of all hospital medical functions, including medical education occurring within the hospital. He will also provide administrative oversight, ensuring that physicians and physician learners are appropriately credentialed and maintain professional standards of practice. As Chief of Staff, he will be responsible to ensure that quality medical services are managed effectively, consistent with the Hospital’s strategic and operational priorities. And he will have oversight on the development of research activities and partnerships.

Dr. Fitzpatrick graduated from medical school at the National University of Ireland in 1982 and practiced in Ireland and Scotland prior to completing a Clinical Fellowship in Respirology at the University of Saskatchewan in 1992. He was appointed to the medical staff at Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital in 1997 and has held the position of Chair, Division of Respirology & Critical Care Medicine at Queen’s University since 2007. He is a Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine, Respiratory Medicine and Sleep medicine. Dr. Fitzpatrick is also appointed as Professor, Department of Medicine, and Professor, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University.


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Hotel Dieu Hospital is the ambulatory care teaching and research hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, affiliated with Queen’s University. We provide expert care to more than 500,000 people in the region through specialized programs including pediatrics, medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, surgery, mental health, oncology and urgent care. We deliver quality, safe health care, while advancing innovative research and educating the health care professionals of the future. Leading the transformation of ambulatory care

L'Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu est l'établissement de soins ambulatoires universitaire pour Kingston et le Sud-Est de l'Ontario affilié à l’Université Queen's. Il fournit des soins spécialisés à plus de 500 000 personnes de la région. Parmi ses services spécialisés, mentionnons les services de pédiatrie, de médecine, d’ophtalmologie, de cardiologie, de chirurgies, de santé mentale, d’oncologie et de soins d'urgence. L'hôpital fournit des services de soins de santé sûrs et de qualité tout en menant des recherches novatrices et en formant les professionnels de la santé de demain. Chef de file pour la transformation des soins ambulatoires

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