June 23, 2021 – Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) welcomed two new directors to its Board whose community roots and financial management experience will help lead ARH through COVID-19 recovery, further expansion of the Grove Nursing Home and the creation of the Seniors’ Village.
The two new volunteer directors are: Doug McCrae and Curtis McGrath. They replace outgoing directors: Don Carmichael, who served on the Board since June 2018 leading the Grove Redevelopment Committee; and Ryan Lunney, who served on the Board since June 2016 and chaired the Resource Committee.
“On Behalf of the Board, I would like to extend my gratitude to Don and Ryan for volunteering their time, experience and expertise in support of ARH and their community,” said Cathy Jordan, Chair, ARH Board of Directors. “It is my pleasure to welcome our newest directors, Doug and Curtis, whose deep roots in our community and financial experience will provide us with valuable oversight and leadership as we continue to strengthen and grow local and regional healthcare services.”
Doug McCrae is a CPA and has held the position of VP Finance for several Ottawa technology and real estate companies. This has provided him with extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning, risk management, mergers and acquisitions and legal/regulatory issues. Doug and his wife, Angie, reside in Braeside (Rhoddy’s Bay) on the Ottawa River. In his spare time, Doug enjoys boating on the river, golfing, and downhill skiing.
“I wanted to serve on the ARH Board to contribute my experience to help further support my community,” said Doug. “I believe that health services are a key foundation for the residents of the community.”
Curtis McGrath is currently completing his CPA designation and has more than five years experience in public and private enterprise accounting. For six years, Curtis was highly involved as a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society – Relay for Life. He and his fiancé, Jessica, grew up in Arnprior and recently purchased a home in the community. In his spare time, Curtis enjoys golfing, kayaking, helping with the community garden at Galilee, cross country skiing and camping.
“I am very humbled to support an organization that has provided my family with such outstanding care,” said Curtis. “My involvement will allow me to leverage my leadership and financial knowledge to give back to our community.”
About Arnprior Regional Health
Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive 141-bed organization that includes an accredited with exemplary standing community hospital, nursing home, primary healthcare centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and portions of Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.
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