About Us

About Arnprior Regional Health

Get to know the new ARH!

We’re no longer just a hospital and a nursing home – we are so much more! We’re a regional leader and hub for select acute, long-term care and other health care services, and we’re constantly changing and growing to meet the needs of our local communities.

We’re keeping pace with new clinical innovations and finding new ways of delivering care in a community setting. For example, we introduced the Assisted Living Services program, we broadened our surgical program with a greater focus on day surgery, we’re part of the Arnprior Rural Health Hub and we expanded our telemedicine program to virtually link patients to health care providers without the need for travel. By bringing all of these services and more under the ARH umbrella, we can provide enhanced patient, client and resident care and improved navigation of the health care system.

Our vision

Together, we create a healthy community.

Our mission

As your partner in health, we deliver compassionate, quality care each day.

Our values

Honesty, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork (H.A.R.T.)


Our Senior Team

Eric Hanna

President & CEO

613-623-3166 ext. 220


Auditing four hospitals in eastern Ontario as a public accountant was a pivotal experience in Eric’s early career. Witnessing the profound impact that a hospital can have on its local community and the sense of pride shown by employees in health care organizations inspired what would become a 30-year career in health care.

Eric’s extensive knowledge across the entirety of the entire Canadian health care system comes from significant and varied experience in the public, private and government sectors as well as from volunteer roles with organizations like Accreditation Canada and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

In 2008 Eric took on the complex challenges and opportunities for growth that come with running a multi-site, multi-sector organization like ARH. He has built ARH into a recognized leader that is often asked to help spearhead and develop new approaches to the delivery of health and social services across the region. Eric is proud of how we’ve partnered with the community to help create forums for residents to influence the future direction of health care in our area.

Eric is currently the Chair of the Board of Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada and Chair of the Ontario Hospital Association’s Small Rural Northern Council. Eric enjoys woodworking, including building furniture. He and his wife Margot have two daughters, Kristine and Elizabeth.

Susan Leach, RN

Vice President, Patient/Resident Services, Chief Nursing Executive

613-623-3166 ext. 237


Susan is responsible for clinical services, patient relations, quality and patient experience. She has a passion for excellence and strives for high-quality patient and family-centered care while improving employee engagement.

Susan was born and raised in Shawville, a small town across the river in Quebec. Susan made a quick transition into nursing management after completing her diploma and a BSc in nursing. She has also completed a Masters in Health Services Management.

Susan’s career has included front-line work in Shawville and at The General Hospital, as well as management and administration at The Ottawa Hospital and Queensway Carleton Hospital. Her experience includes leading teams in various clinical settings, including obstetrics, medicine, ICU, Emergency, Geriatrics, and chronic disease management.

Susan has three grown children of her own and is step-mom to three. She and her husband Gary (and three of their children) live in Carp. When not busy with her career, Susan enjoys gardening and home improvement, as well as entertaining her young nephews. Susan and Gary are excited to be expecting their first grand-child and hope for many more to come in the future.

Brad Hilker

Vice President, Finance & Support Services, Chief Financial Officer

613-623-3166 ext. 223


Brad grew up in Elmira, Ontario, a small town outside of Kitchener-Waterloo. As an MBA student, he had big plans to work on Bay Street once he graduated, but after taking a part-time job at Toronto General Hospital his investment banking plans fell to the wayside, and he has been working in health care ever since.

Brad has been contributing towards the success of many Ontario hospitals and ultimately supporting excellence in patient care for almost 30 years. With his extensive experience across the province, we are pleased that Brad chose to come to Arnprior Regional Health in 2018 after hearing about the exciting and innovative work being done here.

Brad has held financial leadership positions at Norfolk General & West Haldimand General Hospital, Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, North Bay General Hospital and University Health Network. He has led short- and long-term capital projects, projects related to the adoption of health care information technology/systems, has significant experience in financial planning and results reporting, as well as expertise in enterprise risk management and evidence-based leadership.

When asked who he admires most, Brad says Bobby Orr: “a great hockey player and a great team leader”. Brad is currently a member of a service club whose mission is to serve the community’s greatest needs. He is married with three children, and enjoys running, cycling and reading a good book.

Angie Heinz

Vice President, People & Community Programs

613-623-3166, ext. 393


Angie was born in Montreal and moved to Mississauga when she was 13. After graduating from Brock University and Humber College, she began working as a rehabilitation return-to-work specialist.

Angie went on to build a diverse career including time as a subject matter expert in short and long-term disability management and WSIB,  and 14 years spent as a long-term care administrator. The common thread throughout her professional life has been her dedication to ensuring people who need help or assistance are well cared for.

Making the workplace and day-to-day life better for people is what motivates her today. It also played into her decision to relocate from Toronto to the Ottawa area to take on the new challenge of her People and Community Services portfolio.

Angie and her golden retriever, Taylor, now live in Carleton Place. When she is not enjoying time with her ARH team, Angie loves spending time outdoors: hiking, golfing and downhill skiing.