Richard Bedard, Past Chair
President and CEO
Deep River and District Hospital
Richard currently holds the position of President and CEO at Deep River and District Hospital in Ontario. He began his career in healthcare as a Medical Laboratory Technologist and over the years completed his Certification as an Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner and attained a green belt in LEAN.
Living and working in a rural northern community has heightened Richard’s commitment to fostering collaboration and strong partnerships. He sits on the OHA Small, Rural & Northern Hospital Provincial Leadership Council as well as the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Patient Safety and Quality Committee. Richard is a surveyor with Accreditation Canada and has provided consulting and coaching to organizations interested in improving their performance. He is a Certified Health Executive (CHE) with the Canadian College of Health Leaders and has a Masters degree in Business Administration.