Dr. Wes Stephen ‘re­turn­ing home’ to Hamil­ton

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Sur­geon and hos­pi­tal ad­min­is­tra­tor Dr. Wes Stephen is re­turn­ing from Burling­ton in Septem­ber to take on a key lead­er­ship role at Hamil­ton Health Sciences.

HHS an­nounced Thurs­day Stephen will be its next chief oper­at­ing of­fi­cer and ex­ec­u­tive vice- pres­i­dent of clin­i­cal op­er­a­tions start­ing Sept. 18.

“I’m very glad to be re­turn­ing home to HHS,” Stephen said. “I rec­og­nize the chal­lenges that lay ahead and I am con­fi­dent we can over­come them be­cause the physi­cians and staff at HHS are world class and are to­tally com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing to pro­vide high qual­ity, safe care to their pa­tients.”

Stephen is tak­ing the reins from one of Hamil­ton’s most in­flu­en­tial health lead­ers as Brenda Fla­herty re­tires af­ter 37 years in health care.

Stephen is cur­rently chief of staff at Joseph Brant Hos­pi­tal in Burling­ton. His last job at HHS was sur­geon-in-chief from 2008 to 2013.

“We are de­lighted to welcome Dr. Stephen back to the HHS fam­ily,” said CEO Rob MacIsaac. “As a physi­cian leader and ad­min­is­tra­tor, he will add un­matched skills and knowl­edge to our se­nior lead­er­ship group.”

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