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Corporate Accountability

The Government of Ontario is committed to improving quality, accountability and transparency in our health system. In keeping with these improvements and in the spirit of St. Mary’s General Hospital’s philosophy, we are pleased to post a compliance attestation and report on consultant use.

Under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (the Act), all hospitals in Ontario are required to publicly post the expense claims made by the following individuals:

  • Every member of the Board of Directors
  • Chief Executive Officer/President/Administrator/Superintendent;
  • Every member of the hospital’s senior management group who reports directly to the CEO/President/Administrator/Superintendent.
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO) and every member of the hospital’s senior management group who reports directly to the COO.

Reports are published twice per year (November 30th for claims from April-September and May 31st for claims for October-March).  All expenses are reimbursed based on the application of the Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive (April 2011) and St. Mary’s General Hospital Business Expense Policy.

Name Title Expenses
Catherine Bailey VP Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer October 2020 - March 2021
Lee Fairclough President, SMGH April 2020 – September 2020
October 2021 - March 2022
Andrew Falconer Former President, SMGH October 2018 – March 2019
Sarah Farwell Chief of Strategy & Governance April 2023 - September 2023
Leisa Faulkner Acting Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive April 2020 – September 2020
Sherri Ferguson Vice President, Quality, People & Performance April 2020 – September 2020
Gary Higgs Vice President and Chief Information Officer April 2018 – September 2018
October 2022 - March 2023
Christine Henhoeffer Former Member, Board of Trustees April 2018 – September 2018
Rev. Dr. Dieter Kays Former Member, and Past Chair, Board of Trustees October 2017- March 2018
Tom Motz Former Chair, Board of Trustees October 2017 – March 2018
Peter Potts Common Chief of Staff, SMGH & GRH* October 2017 – March 2018
Jill Schitka Vice President Patient Services & Chief Nursing Executive April 2022 - September 2022
October 2022 - March 2023
Don Shilton Former President, SMGH April 2018 – September 2018
October 2017 - March 2018
Scott Smith Member, Board of Trustees April 2018 – September 2018
Angela Stanley Former VP Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive October 2019 – March 2020
Marco Terlevic Former VP Corporate Services & CFO April 2019 – September 2019

(*) Joint position with Grand River Hospital

In accordance with the 1996 Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario are required to disclose the names, positions, salaries and taxable benefits of employees who earn $100,000 or more within the calendar year. The most recent disclosure can be found on the Ministry of Finance website.

Like all hospitals in Ontario, executive compensation at St. Mary’s General Hospital is tied directly to the organization’s achievement of metrics defined in its Quality Improvement Plan. Each year, members of the Senior Management Team (Executive Team) will have their performance measured against targets in patient safety, effectiveness of care, access to care, and patient-centred approach to care. The Board of Trustees measures and assesses this performance, and then determines what the executive team compensation will be for the fiscal year.

Executive Compensation Policy April, 2013

Currently, St. Mary’s “at-risk compensation” for executive team members is a claw-back of base salary, rather than a ‘bonus’ to base salary.

The following chart outlines executive compensation at St. Mary’s.  Definitions for interpretation can be found in the chart.

Executive Compensation

If you have questions about the above postings or related policies, please contact Mike Gourlay, Vice President of Corporate Services and CFO.