Julie McBrien announced as new President and CEO of Middlesex Hospital Alliance

(Strathroy, Ontario) – The Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Julie McBrien (she/her/they/them) to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and Four Counties Health Services effective February 28, 2023.

The appointment of Julie was made following an extensive search and recruitment process with interest from remarkably talented leaders.  Julie has been serving in the position of Interim President & CEO since June 2022.

Julie joined MHA in 2021 as Vice President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Julie is a Registered Nurse and holds a Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) degree from the University of Toronto.  She is also a Certified Health Executive (CHE) through the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Julie is originally from Saint John, New Brunswick.  She is married to her wife, Chris, and has a daughter that attends Wilfred Laurier University.  

Since filling the interim CEO role this past June, Julie has demonstrated herself as an authentic, collaborative, transparent and engaged leader committed to:  patient and family-centred care; relationships and building partnerships; supporting  our MHA teams; and leveraging innovative ideas to solve challenges.  

“This truly is an exciting time for our organization,” says Catherine Osborne, Board Chair.  “Julie has been a welcome addition to the MHA team over the past year and a half.  As President and CEO, Julie will lead the MHA with integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence – all of the values that this organization was founded on. As a nurse, with a breadth of   leadership experience, Julie will build relationships with our patients/families and community, and be committed to our organizational vision to ensure the MHA continues to be a leader and collaborative partner locally and regionally.”

“The MHA feels like home, and I take to heart the trust that has been placed in me to lead the MHA”.  I look forward to the opportunity to continue to lead Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and Four Counties Health Services into our exciting future,” says Ms. McBrien.   “I am thankful for the tremendous support I received to-date, and grateful to work with such an exceptional team of leaders, staff, physicians, volunteers, Board members, and regional partners. Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and Four Counties Health Services play a crucial role in meeting the healthcare needs of the communities we serve, now and into the future.”


For local inquiries:
Middlesex Hospital Alliance
Stacey Griffin
Executive Assistant to the CEO, Coordinator of Board Affairs
(519) 245-5295 ext: 5593

About MHA:
The Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) is comprised of two fully accredited partner sites: Four Counties Health Services and Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. A progressive, team-oriented and technologically adept organization of excellence, the MHA is creating a more integrated and seamless approach to treatment by embracing and seeking out partnerships, through collaboration and investing in people. This coordinated approach helps to ensure that a high level of service is provided, while reducing costs and continually enhancing quality.  

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