DRDH Announces New Chief Nursing Executive


Tabitha Kearney 


The organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Tabitha Kearney as Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) of the Deep River and District Hospital, the Four Seasons Lodge, and the North Renfrew Family Health Team, effective April 2021.

Tabitha holds a Registered Nurse designation and is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Over her three-year tenure at DRDH, Tabitha has held several positions of increasing leadership overseeing quality and risk, as well as clinical operations across the organization. Tabitha coordinated preparations for DRDH’s 2019 Accreditation Survey, where the organization was recognized with the highest rating, Accredited with Exemplary Standing, for the first time. Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tabitha has assumed the role of ‘Operations Chief’ within the organizational Incident Management System. As Operations Chief, Tabitha has been responsible for coordinating core service delivery related to emergency response, as well as ensuring continuity of daily operations. Tabitha has demonstrated immense dedication to the organization and to ensuring patients and residents have an excellent, compassionate health care experience, every time.

Tabitha is the successor to Janna Hotson, who in December 2020, was announced as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization, commencing in April 2021.

The organization is very pleased with the results of this recruitment process, and extends a warm welcome to Tabitha as she assumes the position of Vice President of Clinical Services and CNE. Janna Hotson, incoming President and CEO, looks forward to Tabitha assuming her new role and expressed that, “having Tabitha transition into the Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive role ensures continuity of leadership and continued progress towards achieving our strategic goals. Tabitha has shown her leadership abilities during her time with our organization and I look forward to her continuing to do so in this increased capacity.”

Please join us in congratulating Tabitha Kearney on her appointment as Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive.