Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) has announced that Carol Anderson has been appointed as MAHC’s new Chief Nursing Executive & Clinical Services.
Anderson assumed her role as part of the senior leadership team on Sept. 30 following Esther Millar’s departure in June. Her role includes oversight of clinical services and nursing for MAHC as well as acting as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors. Anderson is a registered nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto and has 35 years of clinical experience in areas such as acute and critical care, complex continuing care, rehabilitation, mental health and gerontology.
“I’m excited to join the MAHC team and continue to foster the dynamic team approach to safe, high-quality care and quality improvement,” Anderson said. “In my first week, I’ve been impressed with the tremendous teamwork I’ve seen on the units across both hospital sites, and the unwavering commitment to providing quality care to our patients and communities.”
Anderson has held senior leadership positions in healthcare for over 20 years with roles such as executive vice president, vice president and chief nursing executive in large- and medium-sized hospitals. She also has experience in operational leadership for several small/rural hospitals, including the Port Perry site of Lakeridge Health and the Uxbridge Campus of Markham Stouffville Hospital.
“The Muskoka region has been part of my life spending my summers at the family cottage on the Big East River,” she said. “I’m eager to become more involved in the local community.”