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Two high-profile vice-presidents are no longer at the London Health Sciences Center as the region’s largest hospital realigns its top ranks during the post-emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 30, 20221 day ago2 minutes read 5 comments London Health Sciences Centre’s vice-presidents Carol Young-Ritchie and Glen Kearns are out of hospital following the recent reshuffle at the LHSC leadership. (included)

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Two high-profile vice-presidents are no longer at the London Health Sciences Center as the region’s largest hospital realigns its top ranks during the post-emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Carol Young-Ritchie, executive vice president and chief clinical officer, and Glen Kearns, diagnostic services vice president and chief information officer, are no longer hospitalized, the most recent reshuffle in the LHSC leadership.

The hospital, citing staff confidentiality, would not confirm whether Kearns and Young-Ritchie were terminated or the severance terms of their departures, but said it was working to build a “smaller, more streamlined leadership team to drive LHSC’s development.” .

“This governance structure not only reflects the changed operating environment, but also reflects the best practices of our colleagues at the national and international levels,” the hospital said in a statement.

“Once implemented, the new close-knit and highly collaborative leadership team will be part of a simpler, flatter and more responsive management structure.”

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Kearns was an Integrated Vice President for Diagnostic Services, a position shared by LHSC and St Joseph’s Health Care London. St. Joseph confirmed on Wednesday that Kearns is also no longer working for the hospital.

Both Kearns and Young-Ritchie have often been in the public spotlight during LHSC’s pandemic response.

Kearns helped oversee the Laboratory of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM), an LHSC and St. Joseph’s joint venture that processed many of the area’s COVID-19 test swabs during the pandemic. Hospitals rushed to equip Victoria Hospital’s laboratory to conduct COVID-19 testing in March 2020, followed by further expansion efforts during the pandemic.

Young-Ritchie has regularly attended the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s virtual COVID-19 briefings and has often been a spokesperson for LHSC’s pandemic response.

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Neither Kearns nor Young-Ritchie could be reached for comment.

LHSC’s recent executive churn comes after a significant churn in the organization’s top echelons over the past year.

LHSC lost five executives in the first half of 2021, including President and Chief Executive Paul Woods, who was abruptly dismissed by the board after it was revealed he had traveled to the United States multiple times during the pandemic, as federal and provincial governments of travel advised against

Five London Health Sciences Center executives left the hospital in the first six months of 2021, including clockwise from top left Jacquie Davison, Neil Johnson, Susan Nickle, Paul Woods and Julie Trpkovski Five London Health Sciences Center executives left the hospital in the first six months of 2021, including clockwise from top left Jacquie Davison, Neil Johnson, Susan Nickle, Paul Woods and Julie Trpkovski

Woods initiated a $3.5 million wrongful dismissal lawsuit against LHSC, a lawsuit the hospital vowed to defend. None of the allegations were proven in court.

Neil Johnson, the hospital’s chief operating officer, and Susan Nickle, chief people officer and general counsel, were fired on June 9, 2021. At the time, LHSC President and Chief Executive Jackie Schleifer Taylor said the steps were necessary to help the hospital respond to the post-pandemic emergency phase.

Jacquie Davison, former Chief Financial Officer of LHSC, announced her departure on June 22, 2021.

On January 5, 2021, LHSC announced that former Vice President of Clinical Programs Julie Trpkovski is no longer with the organization.

Woods and the four other executives received more than $1.5 million in salaries and benefits last year, despite leaving LHSC in the first half of 2021, Ontario public sector salary data shows.

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