New executive leader for Bluewater Health, Lambton Elderly Outreach

New executive leader for Bluewater Health, Lambton Elderly Outreach

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Lisa Regan is the new vice-president of Care and Transitions for Bluewater Health and the new CEO for Lambton Elderly Outreach. The appointment is effective Jan. 1.

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Regan is currently the director of Emergency Services and Care Transitions at Bluewater Health. She will replace outgoing integrated executive Paula Reaume-Zimmer, who will become president and CEO of Bluewater Health in the new year.

A registered nurse who began her career with Bluewater Health as an ICU nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Regan has held numerous leadership positions over the years. Her new roles will see her take charge of a portfolio that includes corporate, clinical and clinical support services, with an eye on developing external relations with community support service partners.

LEO board chair Anita Trusler said Regan is an inspired choice.

“Lisa is a wonderful fit for LEO. She has worked collaboratively with our organization in the past and is well positioned to lead our team in the provision of excellent community support services moving forward,” Trusler said. “She has the leadership, integrity, and innovation skills we need to build a strong integrated community care model in Sarnia-Lambton.”

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“I’ve worked closely with Lisa over the years, including during the pivotal period of transitioning services to one hospital in Sarnia,” said outgoing Bluewater Health president and CEO Mike Lapaine. “During that time, she worked diligently with all hospital departments and effectively led a smooth transition plan for all patients and staff to the new hospital location. Her leadership style was always that of coach, mentor, and dedicated resource to her team and colleagues.”

Reaume-Zimmer said Regan’s experience and leadership qualities made her a great fit for the position.

“Lisa’s leadership and work over the years has exemplified a mindset of integration and partnership to optimize resources and streamline access to care for patients and families,” Reaume-Zimmer said. “Having been in an integrated executive leadership role over the last several years, it was important to me that my successor had those partner relationships and that innovative spirit and experience to lead such a diversified role.”

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