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.
Together, we create a healthy community.
As your partner in health, we deliver compassionate, quality care each day.
Honesty, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork (H.A.R.T.)
Our Senior Team
President & CEO
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
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.
Vice President, Finance & Support Services, Chief Financial Officer
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.
Vice President, People & Community Programs
Janice began her career in Queen’s University laboratories as a biochemist investigating cancer and later, the genetics of beluga whales.
When Janice had the opportunity to become a safety trainer for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), she made the pivot that launched her nearly 30 year career with municipal government in health and safety, human resources and operations management — eventually bringing her back to her hometown of Manotick.
Before coming to Arnprior Regional Health (ARH), Janice built a management career at the City of Ottawa that allowed her to experience and grow in various functions and services — including Human Resources, OC Transpo, Community and Social Services and most recently, with Public Works and Environmental Services.
Janice shares that HR is her first love, and ARH is a wonderful opportunity to have more direct interactions with staff and the community, and to better understand and appreciate the effects of her work.
Janice enjoys spending downtime in her kitchen discovering and perfecting new recipes, or helping out with local amateur theatre. And whenever possible, Janice and her family enjoy an escape from the city to their cottage outside of Barry’s Bay.