After an extensive search, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has announced that Jason Hann has been recruited for the position of executive vice president, patient care and chief nursing executive (CNE), and will join KHSC effective Monday, Jul. 25, 2022.
According to a release from KHSC, Hann brings 20-plus years of progressive experience in health care and has demonstrated strong leadership skills in acute care and long-term care, in both academic health science and community hospital environments. As a senior leader, the hospital organization said he has excelled in clinical operations with a focus on critical care and surgical care.
Hann joins KHSC from Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, where he is the integrated vice-president, patient and resident services and CNE.
Previously, he served as director of surgery and ambulatory services at William Osler Health System in Toronto and has held leadership roles at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Hann holds a BA in Nursing Science from the Charles Sturt University in Australia, a Diploma in Critical Care Nursing from George Brown College and an MBA from Queen’s University.
“We are pleased to welcome Jason to our executive team,” said Dr. David Pichora, KHSC President and CEO. “He is a collaborative leader with strengths in operations, business process redesign and stakeholder engagement. And he brings strong clinical expertise, as well as regional and provincial experience to our organization. I very much look forward to working with him in his new role.”
“I have always admired Kingston Health Sciences Centre from afar,” added Hann. “KHSC is a dynamic organization that is dedicated to transforming the lives of patients and families through innovative care, research and education. It’s a tremendous honour to join KHSC, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work alongside its exceptional staff, physicians and volunteers.”