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Dr. David Ceglie Commences Role as CEO of Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre

Posted May 7th, 2024 in News

Photo (From Left to Right): Dr. David Ceglie, Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Dieu Shaver; Sister Louise Dillon, Director of Mission and Pastoral Services, Hotel Dieu Shaver [Credit: Denis Cahill]

ST. CATHARINES, ON Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. David Ceglie as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2024. Dr. Ceglie, who brings nearly two decades of dedicated service to the organization, was formally instated during a missioning ceremony held May 7, 2024.

Dr. Ceglie's journey with Hotel Dieu Shaver began as an Occupational Therapist and has since evolved into progressive leadership roles, culminating in his recent tenure as Executive Vice President of Operations. His academic accomplishments include a Bachelor of Health Science (2003), a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (2005), a Master of Business Administration (2010), and most recently, a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy completed at Niagara University. Dr. Ceglie's dedication to the local healthcare landscape is further evidenced by his role as Co-Lead for the Niagara Ontario Health Team – Équipe Santé Ontario Niagara (NOHT-ÉSON) Planning Table.

“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible privilege of being appointed as the CEO of this esteemed organization,” said Dr. Ceglie. “It is both an honour and a privilege to lead such a dedicated and outstanding team. From the very beginning, I have been inspired by the unwavering passion, care, and compassion that defines each member of this exceptional organization.”

“I am truly humbled by the confidence placed in me, and I am committed to upholding this organization’s mission and values. I am eager to contribute to the continued success and impact of my predecessor, Lynne Pay. With a steadfast commitment to collective success, I eagerly anticipate the journey ahead, poised to contribute to the sustained growth and impact of Hotel Dieu Shaver. I am excited about the future and look forward to continued success together.”

“We commend David's leadership approach characterized by servant leadership, collaborative ethos, pursuit of excellence, and dedication to nurturing a positive workplace culture,” said Anne Atkinson, Chair of the Hotel Dieu Shaver Board of Trustees. “His adeptness in forging robust partnerships has been instrumental in propelling healthcare and rehabilitation initiatives forward not only within Hotel Dieu Shaver, but also across the broader Niagara Region.”

“David’s appointment upholds our organizational mission, vision, and values here at the hospital, ensuring that Hotel Dieu Shaver continues the long heritage of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph,” said Sister Louise Dillon, Director, Mission and Pastoral Services.

Dr. Ceglie succeeds Lynne Pay in the CEO role, who retired on April 30, 2024, following a celebrated 25-year career with the organization, including over five years as CEO.

Under Dr. Ceglie's leadership, Hotel Dieu Shaver is poised to embark on its next phase of providing vital rehabilitation services and healthcare to residents across Niagara, highlighted by the proposed Rehabilitation Bed Expansion Project. The Project includes plans to construct a new 171,500-square-foot inpatient building, providing single patient rooms and adjacent support space. The new building will support an additional 62 rehabilitation beds, bringing the total number of beds at Hotel Dieu Shaver to 196.

As the only rehabilitation hospital in Niagara, Hotel Dieu Shaver provides exceptional clinical outcomes in rehabilitation and complex care through the expertise of skilled staff and physicians, state-of-the-art equipment and compassionate care. Driven by a mission to restore health, rebuild lives, and renew hope, Hotel Dieu Shaver is proud to treat more than 1,100 inpatients and see more than 25,000 outpatients every year, reaching the highest level of patient outcomes and restoration of quality of life.

Renewing Hope. Rebuilding Lives.

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is a specialty hospital that excels in providing rehabilitation and complex care to thousands of patients across the Niagara Region.

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