Dr. Tom Stewart out as CEO of Niagara Wellbeing soon after ‘regrettable’ Dominican getaway

© Niagara Wellbeing Niagara’s board of administrators reported it is no longer purchasing CEO providers from

a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Niagara's board of directors said it is no longer purchasing CEO services from St. Joe's effective immediately, which means Stewart is no longer CEO.

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Niagara’s board of administrators reported it is no longer purchasing CEO providers from St. Joe’s productive instantly, which signifies Stewart is no longer CEO.

Dr. Tom Stewart is no for a longer period the CEO of Niagara Wellbeing according to a statement from the medical center network’s board of administrators — but he is even now CEO and president of St. Joseph’s Health Method as of 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The selection from Niagara Health was made following he went on trip in the Dominican Republic despite public wellness orders to remain dwelling.

Niagara Wellbeing and St. Joe’s, the two clinic networks in southern Ontario, are different but have experienced a contractual arrangement to share various services, like a joint CEO.

Niagara’s board of administrators said it is no longer acquiring CEO companies from St. Joe’s helpful quickly, which implies Stewart is no extended CEO.

Recent president Lynn Guerriero will turn out to be interim CEO.

St. Joe’s has not commented on Stewart’s foreseeable future.

It comes after Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the board of administrators at St. Joe’s and Niagara Well being would need to make a “challenging decision” about whether Stewart should resign.

“They are likely to have to make a challenging conclusion. I built the tricky conclusion with my finance minister,” Ford explained Wednesday when questioned about if Stewart ought to be fired or resign.

“The authorities of Ontario will not get concerned in day-to-day operations of hospitals … we will leave that up to the board to make that final decision.”

His reviews followed a report from CBC News which unveiled Stewart was on an permitted vacation considering the fact that Dec. 18 and visited the Dominican Republic.

Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips resigned following returning from a controversial Caribbean holiday vacation although the province remained under demanding lockdown steps that discourage non-important vacation.

Besides getting the CEO of two clinic networks in southern Ontario — with services that are battling outbreaks — Stewart also sat on a COVID-19 panel that advises Leading Doug Ford.

He resigned from that panel and two other folks hours right after the information broke amid outrage from health and fitness-care unions and the general public.

Emails to employees say he was in personal Dominican house

In emails observed by CBC News, Stewart apologized to staff at Niagara Health and St. Joe’s.

“As lots of of you have heard, I have made a regrettable decision to vacation outdoors the country for which I am really sorry. My loved ones and I went to our personal home in the Dominican Republic and returned yesterday,” read through an email attributed to Stewart.

“I know that my determination to travel was incorrect and that you are unhappy in me. My greatest regret, soon after you have sacrificed so substantially for the past 10 months, is that I have enable you down.”

Niagara Wellness and St. Joe’s did not independently verify the email messages and have not still responded to inquiries about who permitted Stewart’s trip and why.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger said Wednesday saying he’s “particularly let down” to hear about people today travelling throughout the vacations, “particularly elected officials and senior leaders in our local community.” 

“These individuals do not have a independent set of policies from all people else and are remaining held accountable for their foolish steps,” Eisenberger stated.