Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s (SRH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr. Dick Zoutman has been appointed as the hospital’s inaugural Chief of Staff. Dr. Zoutman will be assuming the position effective April 23, 2018.
“We are proud to have Dr. Zoutman joining the SRH team in this integral leadership role,” said Maureen Adamson, Chair of SRH’s Board of Directors.
“Dr. Zoutman is an accomplished academic clinician who brings a wealth of senior leadership experience and a passion for serving his community and building strong teams – traits that will be key as our organization continues to grow together and deliver world-class care to our diverse community.”
An Internist, Infectious Disease Specialist, and Medical Microbiologist by training, Dr. Zoutman is currently Chief of Staff at Quinte Health Care (QHC) in Belleville, Ontario. In addition, he is a Professor at Queen’s University School of Medicine in the Departments of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Public Health Sciences, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Medicine, and in the School of Nursing. Dr. Zoutman teaches in the Queen’s Graduate Program in Health Care Quality.
A health systems leader, Dr. Zoutman was the founding Co-Chair of Ontario’s Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) and was the Chair of Ontario’s SARS Scientific Advisory Committee during the SARS outbreak in Toronto. He is a Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma for health care, a Canadian Certified Physician Executive from the Canadian Medical Association, and a Chartered Director of the Conference Board of Canada and DeGroote School of Business’ Director’s College .
“It’s an honour to be joining the talented and compassionate staff and physicians at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital,” said Dr. Zoutman.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to be part of the continued journey to enhance services and improve access to care in Scarborough.”
Dr. Zoutman was selected through a competitive recruitment process that involved extensive consultation with the hospital’s Medical Advisory Committee and Senior Leadership Team.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our interim Chief Medical Officers, Dr. Naresh Mohan and Dr. Michael Chapman for their leadership and guidance to the senior leadership team and Board during the hospital’s amalgamation and first year of our integration,” said Maureen.
“Dr. Mohan has also played an integral role in representing our hospital’s physician team as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Mohan’s and Dr. Chapman’s dedication to our organization has been both admired and appreciated.”