Derek is Niagara Health's Executive Vice President, Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive. In this role Derek acts as executive lead for the clinical portfolios. He is tasked with helping to optimize our performance as we strive for a great patient experience and excellence of culture, quality and safety, staff and physician engagement, and financial stewardship, working with the other members of the Executive Team.
Derek previously served as Executive Vice President, Clinical Programs at Markham Stouffville Hospital and was Vice President, Patient Services & Site Lead and Chief Nursing Officer at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at Niagara Health, where he distinguished himself by dramatically changing the performance and perception of his site. Previous to Niagara Health and Markham, Derek has also held senior leadership positions at Trillium Health Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and the Hospital for Sick Children.
Derek began his career as a front-line nurse in Glasgow, Scotland and has continued to be a strong and vocal advocate for great patient care.