The board at Guelph General Hospital has named a new president and CEO.
Chair David Kennedy announced on Wednesday that Mark Walton will replace the retiring Marianne Walker as of April 10.
“We would like to congratulate Mark on his new role at GGH and sincerely thank Marianne for her unwavering compassion and commitment to our staff and community,” Kennedy said in a statement.
“During Marianne’s tenure, she ensured that the Hospital provided the standard of care our community deserves even through the challenges of the pandemic. She also leaves the Hospital with having a brand new Strategic Plan which will guide it for the next five years.”
According to a news release, Walton has a long history of progressive senior leadership roles within health care in Ontario. Walton most recently was senior vice-president, COVID-19 pandemic response and regional lead, west region and CEO of Local Health Integration Networks with Ontario Health.