[New Tecumseth, ON – July 20, 2023] Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) is announcing the retirement of their Chief of Staff, Dr. Jaco Scheeres effective July 31, 2023.
Dr. Scheeres assumed the role of Chief of Staff in 2021 and balanced the Chief of Staff duties with his role as Chief of Obstetrics. He has been a valuable and cherished member of the Stevenson family and to the local community, and over his nine years he has provided steadfast leadership in Obstetrics at SMH. Dr. Scheeres is also retiring from his role in Obstetrics at SMH.
“We thank Dr. Scheeres for his incredible contributions to patient care at SMH, as well as his leadership as Chief of Staff,” says Norm Depta, Chair, Board of Directors, SMH. “He has been instrumental in the growth of the Obstetrics program, as well as his supporting the hospital during a challenging time in health care, ensuring that physician wellness and education opportunities remained at the forefront,” he adds.
In the interim, SMH is pleased to announce that Dr. Barry Nathanson, Internist (and former Medical Director, Critical Care Services) Southlake Regional Health Centre has been appointed as Interim Chief of Staff at SMH effective August 1, 2023. The SMH Board of Directors will be engaging in a search for a permanent Chief of Staff for the organization.
Dr. Nathanson held the Chief of Staff role for SMH from 2016-2021. During Dr. Nathanson’s tenure he was instrumental in the recruitment of physicians, helped steward the Stage 2 Functional Program for the redevelopment project and guided the Medical Advisory Committee, as well as engaged with media to educate the community and beyond regarding COVID-19 health guidelines.