The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHAF) has nominated Lori Marshall, the president and CEO of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA), to be named a Lerners Healthcare Champion for her tireless efforts as a vital health care leader in our community.
Foundation officials say Healthcare Champions is a special recognition initiative created by Lerners LLP to identify and reward individual professionals or teams of professionals in the Southwestern Ontario who work in the areas of Healthcare and Rehabilitation, and who go above and beyond the call of duty to assist members of their communities.
“As a health care leader in our community, Lori has been a beacon of solidarity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by going above and beyond to keep CKHA staff, patients, and the entire Chatham-Kent community safe and informed,” stated Greg Hetherington, CKHAF board chair, in a media release.
Foundation officials say communicating health measures and dispelling misinformation has been a vital tool in fighting against the spread of the virus.
With this in mind, Marshall created and implemented a daily memo for staff to share updates, her feedback on processes, success stories, and other important timely information, Foundation officials say.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020, Marshall has participated in weekly radio shows to update the local community on the hospital’s priorities and activities.
She has also kept the public informed by taking part in weekly media conference calls with community stakeholders, such as the Mayor of Chatham-Kent and the local Medical Officer of Health, to share key information about COVID-19, Foundation officials say.
“Lori embodies what it means to be a Champion,” said Mary Lou Crowley, president and CEO, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, in a media release.
“She genuinely cares for every single person in Chatham-Kent. Whether it is the patients and staff at CKHA, long-term care residents or local youth, Lori’s passion is her community and making sure everyone is provided with the care they need.”
If Marshall is selected as one of the top five Healthcare Champions, a $5,000 donation will be made to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation to help fund program innovation, life-saving equipment, and modernize facilities at CKHA.
These funds will help to further enhance health care in the community, Foundation officials say.
The Foundation is calling on everyone in Chatham-Kent to vote for Lori and her incredible contributions to the health and wellness of our community.
Votes can be submitted daily until March 20 at https://healthcarechampions.lerners.ca/contestants/lori-marshall/.
To learn more about the Lerners Healthcare Champions challenge, visit https://healthcarechampions.lerners.ca/.