About Us

About Arnprior Regional Health

Get to know ARH!

We’re no longer just a hospital and a nursing home – we are so much more! ARH 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 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 partnered to establish The Seniors Active Living Centre 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 enhance patient, client and resident care and improve navigation of the healthcare system.

ARH’s organizational chart

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

Leah Levesque

President & CEO

613-623-3166 ext. 220


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.

Janice Marks

Vice President, People & Community Programs

613-623-3166, ext. 393


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.

Judith Gilchrist

Vice President, Long-Term Care and Administrator

613-623-6547, ext. 223


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