Hanover Hospital hires new president and CEO

Dana Howes, Hanover Hospital President and CEO

Hanover and District Hospital’s Board of Governors has announced a new president and chief executive officer to replace the long-standing President and CEO Katrina Wilson.

Newly appointed Chair Lorna Eadie Hocking said Dana Howes has been selected to replace Wilson, who retires in January.

“I am very pleased to have this opportunity to serve as president and CEO of Hanover and District Hospital,” said Howes. “I am confident that I will provide the necessary visionary leadership to continue the Hospital’s great legacy of being a rural centre of healthcare excellence.”

Howes has her Bachelor and Masters of Science in Nursing and has worked at HDH for almost four years as vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer.

Hocking said Howes has been fiscally responsible and a strong advocate for patients, staff and physicians.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Dana’s calibre and experience step up to lead HDH,” said Hocking. “We are confident her leadership skills and knowledge will lead HDH forward and take advantage of the opportunities ahead. She is a strong communicator who is patient focused with solid leadership capabilities. Furthermore, the Board of Governors for the past four
years has witnessed her understanding of our programs and services here at HDH.”

Howes starts her new role effective February 1, 2019.