Hamil­ton health care lead­ers named to Or­der of Canada

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

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.

Pat Mandy

Dr. Peter Dent

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