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Board of Directors

The Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) board of directors is comprised of diverse volunteers from our community.

The board of directors are elected and appointed members and, working together with the hospitals senior management team, provide oversight to the activities of the hospital.

Board Members 2023-2024

Gilles Madore - Board Chair, JEC Chair

Tom Barlow - Board Vice Chair

David Reichart - Treasurer

Jackie Ranahan - Past Board Chair

Gillian Alton 

Kevin Shanahan 

Pamela Nicoletatos 

Craig MacGregor 

Linda Benallick - GHVA President

Diane Ballantyne - Wellington County Representative

Jennifer Adams - Township of Centre Wellington Representative

Kimberley Jefferson - Township of Centre Wellington Representative

Bronwyne Wilton - Township of Centre Wellington Representative

Dr. Matthew Westendorp - Ex-Officio, Chief of Staff

Dr. Amanda Wagler - Ex-Officio, President of Professional Staff Association

Angela Stanley - Board Secretary/President and CEO

Kate Kobbes - VP Clinical Services and CNE

Community Members

Gord Feniak

Richard Wright

Amy Shields

Howard Dobson

Become a Board Member

Flourish as the expert on your local volunteer Hospital Board. Whether you have legal, clinical, or construction management experience - please consider joining us to help to shape the future of healthcare in your own community with your interest and skills.

  • What should I bring with me to the hospital?
    OHIP Card (if you do not have an OHIP Card you will be expected to show other identification - preferably government-issued) Supplemental Insurance information (if you have extra coverage) Social Insurance Number along with employer information for WSIB visits Full name and address of your family doctor Emergency contact information All medications that you are currently taking including non-prescription medications (over the counter, including herbal medications) Personal care items (toothbrush, toothpaste, hand soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving kit, brush/comb) Sleepwear, robe and non-skid slippers Dentures/partials (clearly label with your name) Hearing aid (clearly label with your name) Glasses/contact lenses (clearly label with your name) Canes, walkers, wheelchairs or any other aid you use (clearly label with your name) Personal phone and/or tablets AND your own chargers *If you are bringing any electrical devices, such as shavers or blow dryers, please speak with a member of your health care team prior to using it. For safety reasons, these items need to be approved before use.
  • What should I avoid bringing to the hospital?
    We encourage you not to bring any valuables with you to the hospital. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. This includes, but is not limited to: Jewelry Cash Important documents
  • Is there a phone or TV in my room?
    We want to make sure you can stay in touch with your family and friends during this time. Telephones and TV are available in each inpatient room and the service is free. Wi-Fi is also available free of charge. Please speak to a member on your health care team for more information.
  • When can I go home?
    The standard discharge time for Groves Memorial Community Hospital is 10:00 a.m. Your care team will start to prepare you for your discharge date as soon as your care plan is in place. Please arrange for a family member or loved one to take you home. If you have any questions regarding the discharge process, please ask a member of your health care team.
  • Patient Safety
    Groves Memorial Community Hospital is committed to providing safe and quality health care. We encourage you to take an active role in your treatment to ensure that you receive the best care possible because you are the most important advocate in your health and wellbeing. Here’s how you can take an active role in your patient safety: Be involved in your care by asking questions and stating any concerns you may have Share important health information with your care team such as your health history, medications and allergies Bring all of your medications with you Wash your hands and make sure that your visitors also wash their hands Make sure you understand your hospital discharge plan when you leave the hospital For more information please view our Patient Safety Brochure:
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