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Jun. 20, 2019 | Thursday
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Niagara hospital president Suzanne Johnston retiring
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Suzanne Johnston, president of the Niagara Health System, is retiring, effective June 30.

Johnston, who was appointed president in September 2014, made significant strides in advancing the facility's sole purpose of "extraordinary caring" for its patients, Caroline Bourque Wiley, director of communications at Niagara Health, said in a news release.

"Over the past four and a half years, (Johnston) has led Niagara Health with passion and commitment," Bourque Wiley said. "Her inspired leadership has resulted in a cultural shift for (us), one that recognizes and values relationship building, partnerships and team work."

Johnston has achieved a number of significant feats for Niagara Health and its community. She is credited for the implementation of the 10-year strategic plan, a blueprint to better run and administer health services in the region. Niagara Health was also awarded exemplary accreditation status, a first for the facility, under Johnston’s wing.

Niagara Health was also named one of the top employers of Hamilton-Niagara in 2019, also a first-time feat for the organization. Johnston also oversaw the development of Niagara Health Engagement Network, a system built to better manage patient relations.