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Champlain CCAC Announces New Vice-President, Clinical Care

Catherine ButlerOTTAWA, July 29, 2015 ― The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is pleased to welcome Catherine Butler as its new, permanent Vice-President, Clinical Care.

Catherine brings a wealth of senior leadership experience in the health care sector; she has extensive knowledge and experience in community care. In her current role with the Fraser Health Authority as Executive Director, Home Health, End of Life and PATH (Patient Assessment to Home), Catherine leads a large, multi-disciplinary team of 1800+ health professionals. Previously, she held leadership roles with VON Canada and Capital District Health Authority.

"I am thrilled to welcome Catherine to lead our clinical care team," says Champlain CCAC's CEO Marc Sougavinski. "She is a recognized collaborator and systems thinker—her clinical knowledge, experience in leading quality improvement initiatives and family-centred approach will be tremendous assets to the Champlain CCAC."

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) and Master of Health Administration from Dalhousie University. Catherine also has a Certificate in International Health Systems from Uppsala Universitet in Sweden. She has written numerous research papers and is the recipient of several awards recognizing her leadership and contributions to patient care.

Catherine will officially begin her new role on September 8, 2015.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Executive Team, the Champlain CCAC would like to thank Penny Sands for her dedication and leadership over the past few months as interim Vice-President.

About the Champlain CCAC

The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is one of the largest health service providers in eastern Ontario, connecting people to care in a region covering over 18,000 sq. km. Every year, the Champlain CCAC supports clients in a variety of settings through injury, illness and the complications of age or disability by facilitating their access to information, community-based services and other resources. Our client care coordination teams help develop care plans for people of all ages, focused on maintaining independence and dignity at home and in their community.