Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation Donor Report 2018 JBHF Donor Report 2018 - Page 10

Meet the new Chief In July 2018, Joseph Brant Hospital welcomed a new Chief of Staff, Dr. Ian Preyra. Dr Preyra is a graduate of Queen’s University where he received his M.D.in 1999, followed by his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Schulich School of Business in 2003. He has completed advanced leadership training at the DeGroote School of Business and the Harvard School of Public Health. After completing his residency training at McMaster University in 2004, Dr. Preyra worked as an emergency physician at William Osler Health System and at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and as a trauma team leader at Hamilton Health Sciences. He is also an investigative coroner. 10 Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation Dr. Preyra has built a strong reputation as a superb clinician and physician leader. His outstanding work ethic, great energy and passion to improve the patient care experience have allowed him to consistently enhance the delivery of high quality care in every role that he has taken on, while maintaining strong advocacy for the advancement of teaching and research and building relationships at all levels. For the past several years Dr. Preyra has worked at St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton as Chief of Emergency Medicine and as Deputy Chief of Staff. Much has been accomplished under his leadership in these two roles including the introduction of a unique service delivery model of care in the Emergency Department (ED), improved performance metrics in the ED, revitalized processes in quality and risk management, and enhanced physician engagement in interdepartmental collaboration to provide the highest quality of care to hospital patients. Dr. Preyra was also part of the team that recently implemented DoveTale, a new electronic health record system for the organization; this work brought St. Joseph’s from HIMSS Level 2 to HIMSS Level 6. During Dr. Preyra’s career he has been acknowledged many times for his work as an educator, clinician and physician leader, including the Governor General of Canada Medal, the William Osler Award of Excellence in Education, the Royal College of Physicians of Canada Residency Program Director of the year and the Sister Joan O’Sullivan Award. We are very excited to have Dr. Preyra join the Joseph Brant Hospital team.