(Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Monday, January 22, 2018): InterHealth Canada TCI Ltd, the private management company for Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital, is saddened to announce the departure of Chief Executive Officer Daniel Carriere who has had to resign for family reasons, effective January 31, 2018.
Given these regrettable circumstances, Mr. Gaston Levac, a former Chief Executive Officer of hospital operations within Ontario Canada has been named interim CEO while the Board conducts a search for Mr. Carriere’s permanent successor. Levac has been brought on-island to facilitate a smooth transition of duties and responsibilities with Carriere’s departure expected this month.
Speaking on behalf of the InterHealth Canada Board, John Hyland said: “Daniel’s contribution to the success of the TCI Hospital and its increasing international recognition as an example of how even small hospitals in the region can and should perform, cannot be overstated. Since joining us in September 2015, he has strengthened the administration, overseen the company’s policy of continuing improvement in performance in all departments, continued the programme of promoting Belongers to positions of greater responsibility within the Hospital, encouraged the attendance of staff at Seminars and other Continuing Education courses, played a leading role in the preparation of plans for the strategic development of the Hospital over the coming years. Importantly and perhaps for him most memorably, through his leadership by example and with the support of his Senior Management Team, he was able to ensure the continued operation of the Hospital through Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the implementation of the necessary recovery programme. He leaves with our hopes and very best wishes for the future.”
Daniel Carriere said: “It has been an enormous privilege to have led the organization over the past two plus years. I have immensely enjoyed my experience in this beautiful country with such talented hospital personnel. I have met such great people both inside and outside the hospital and have experienced so many new and exciting challenges that have enriched my personal and professional life. I have benefitted from the wisdom obtained from professional colleagues and historical guidance from IHC Board members, many of whom are legacy participants in the original development of the two hospitals in Providenciales and Grand Turk; they remain committed to the hospital and the country of TCI.”
Mr. Carriere is a veteran in the health care industry having joined InterHealth Canada as Chief Executive Officer in September 2015. Carriere had previously held several senior administrative positions in Ontario’s health care sector and is recognized for his accomplishments in advancing services and quality of care.
Mr. Gaston Levac formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of various health care entities such as the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, Laurentian Hospital and West Nipissing General Hospital in Canada.
As a former Surveyor of the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, Levac boasts over 20 years of experience in numerous surveys in Canadian and international health care organizations, including health services offered in various military bases and hospitals in the Caribbean. Gaston is expected to greatly benefit the organization in preparation for its re-accreditation survey slated for June 2018.
Commenting on the appointment, Levac said: “I am excited to have been chosen by the IHC-TCI Board of Directors as the interim CEO of the hospital in TCI. I have been to TCI on many occasions in the past, so I know that I will enjoy my involvement here. I am totally committed to working hard with all stakeholders to help continue efforts to provide excellent hospital care to the citizens of TCI and ensure that the company steers a steady course whilst the Board undertakes Daniel Carriere’s succession process.”
Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital consists of two state-of-the-art secondary healthcare facilities on the islands of Grand Turk and Providenciales. The public facility, managed by InterHealth Canada (TCI) Ltd, is one of few Diamond accredited health care providers in the Caribbean region.
As recognized pioneers in health care Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), InterHealth Canada is a world leader in healthcare operations and management with diverse activities in planning, management and consulting. Established by an initiative from two Provincial Canadian Governments, InterHealth Canada was created to export Canada’s intellectual expertise in healthcare to an expanding international market.