Hamilton health care leaders named to Order of Canada
Two Hamilton health care leaders have been named to the Order of Canada.
McMaster Children’s Hospital founder Dr. Peter Dent was one of 99 new appointments announced Friday.
Veteran health care administrator and leader in the local Indigenous community Pat Mandy was also announced as a member of one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. Mandy started as a frontline nurse and worked her way to vice-president of patient services at Hamilton Health Sciences.
In 2005, she was named the first CEO of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
She retired in 2010 after a 45-year health career.
She is board chair of the De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre which has locations in Hamilton and Brantford.
Dent joined McMaster University’s medical school in 1967 as a research scientist and created Canada’s first multidisciplinary program in immunology and virology.
He founded MCH while chair of McMaster’s department of pediatrics from 1980 to 1990 and spearheaded the development of neighbouring Ronald McDonald House which gives families of sick kids a place to stay. He retired as head of pediatric rheumatology at McMaster in 2015.
They will accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.
Dr. Peter Dent