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 is 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


Leah grew up in a small town before she headed off to college to complete a diploma in Nursing Science that led to the start of her healthcare career as a frontline nurse working in the intensive care unit (ICU).  After many years at the bedside, Leah transitioned to clinical leadership positions, which started her down the management path.  Leah’s career as a manager continued to bring her to new settings and challenges including small rural and larger urban hospitals. Leah realized to further advance her career, she would need a Master of Health Administration, which she completed at The University of Toronto.

Leah’s first senior leadership role was at Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) as the Chief Nursing Executive (CNE). During her six years with the organization, Leah focused on improving employee engagement, helping to develop the Family Health Team and build a more collaborative relationship, and introducing the implementation of the electronic medical records system to improve quality and safety.

Leah later transitioned to the VP Patient Care/CNE position at Queensway Carleton Hospital prior to her appointment to the role of President and CEO at ARH. Leah is passionate about high quality patient centered care and is thrilled to be able to help improve the health and wellness of the community through the various programs that ARH provides.

Leah enjoys skiing, golfing, and relaxing at her home in Calabogie where she lives with her husband, Jeff. They are the proud parents of two adult daughters, Kate and Jenn, and they are delighted to have welcomed their first grandson in July 2021.

Dr. Florin Padeanu

Chief of Staff


Dr. Florin Padeanu is a family physician with extensive medical leadership experience. After working as a lawyer, Dr. Padeanu completed his medical degree at The University of Manitoba and residency in family medicine in Winnipeg.  He was a part owner and ran a large medical clinic in Winnipeg for 12 years.

In 2020, Dr. Padeanu and his wife, Dr. Julie Ridgen, relocated from Winnipeg to Arnprior (Dr. Ridgen’s hometown). In addition to providing care on the Hospital’s Inpatient Unit, Dr. Padeanu practices family medicine at the Tall Pines Clinic, which is part of the Arnprior and District Family Health Team.

Dr. Padeanu was appointed to Chief of Staff in January 2022.

Janice Dunn

Vice President, Seniors Care/Long-Term Care and Community Programs

613-623-6547, ext. 223


Janice is a registered nurse with more than 40 years of nursing and healthcare management experience that has included intensive care, bereavement, psychiatry, long-term care and senior care.

More recently, Janice has had national oversight and extensive experience managing long-term care and retirement homes across several provinces. She is also an Accreditation Canada Surveyor and has surveyed across Canada for 17 years.

Over the decades, Janice, her husband, and their family have moved around the country gaining education and experience in their careers.  She is pleased to have returned ‘home’ to the Ottawa region living in nearby White Lake with her husband and within close driving distance to their three married children and four grandchildren.

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.

Andrea McClymont

Vice President, HR

613-623-3166, ext. 393


Andrea has more than 17 years of progressive management and leadership experience through her roles in healthcare organizations in the region.  She is a Certified Health Information Professional with diplomas in Health Care Management, Health Information Management and Clinical Data Information Specialist while also being Lean Certified trained in Health Informatics.

Andrea is very passionate about employee engagement and ensuring Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is the best place to work. She began her tenure at ARH in 2011 serving as the Manager of Health Information Services & Decision Support and Chief Privacy Officer for more than 10 years.  Andrea also led ARH’s project management of Meditech, the Connecting Ontario Provincial Electronic Health Record initiative and other internal and external projects.  In addition, Andrea had responsibility for the day-to-day operational activities of the Health Record and Admitting/Registration teams and is well-versed in privacy, having developed policies and procedures to ensure compliance with FIPPA, PHIPA, and other legislation.

Born and raised in Almonte, Andrea has stayed close to her family and she and her husband currently live in Renfrew County. Andrea enjoys spending her free time with family- including her two adult children and granddog, Kip – and always looks forward to her next travel adventure.

Raeline McGrath, RN

Vice President, Patient Care, Chief Nurse Executive

613-623-3166 ext. 237


Raeline brings a wealth of experience to Arnprior Regional Health through her progressive leadership career in geriatrics, rehabilitation, mental health, outpatient services, nursing professional practice, quality and risk, pediatrics, long-term care, and infection prevention and control. Raeline has a Master of Nursing with a focus in Leadership.

Raeline began her career as a bedside nurse in Newfoundland at the Pediatric Hospital in the Emergency Department. She spent many years in various roles working for the Eastern Health Regional Authority before relocating to Ottawa in 2017 with her husband and daughter.

Raeline and her husband now live in Carp with their three dogs and appreciate the beauty and quiet of their new surroundings. They take every opportunity to explore the local area as well as towns in the Ottawa Valley.