TDHS farewells long term CEO Gerry Sheehan
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TDHS CEO Gerry Sheehan resignation

TDHS farewells long term CEO Gerry Sheehan

After five years of service to Timboon and District Healthcare Service (TDHS), Gerry Sheehan has notified Board chair Maryanne Puli Vogels of his decision to resign due to medical reasons.

Ms Puli Vogels said Mr Sheehan had been at the helm of TDHS for five years and made his decision known to her earlier this week.

“On behalf of the Board, our staff and the wider community I would very much like to thank Gerry for all his hard work and dedication to TDHS during his time as CEO,” she said.

“It is a testament to his leadership that TDHS now looks to the future with great positivity and confidence. Gerry leaves TDHS in much better shape than he found it and that’s always the mark of a successful tenure. We thank him for seeing us through an important period in our history.”

A new chief executive officer will be appointed to lead TDHS in the coming months.  In the meantime acting chief executive officer Rebecca Van Wollingen, who has been in the role for several months, will ensure a smooth transition in the short term.

“We are starting the process now to work with the Department of Health for the recruitment of the new CEO,” Ms Puli Vogels said.

“This process could take up to six months.  We are continuing to implement our Strategic Plan under Rebecca’s leadership.

“On behalf of myself and the entire Board we would once again like to thank Gerry for his service to TDHS.

“We wish him a steady recovery and all the best in his future endeavours.”

3 Comments
  • John Renyard
    Posted at 12:33h, 23 May Reply

    Gerry Sheehan provided great stability of trust with his leadership as CEO. Because of his background and personal interaction from his time in the Department, other health services knew him well and trusted him across the state. The TDHS Board at the time had great interaction and certainly I had from my time from 2009 onwards so Gerry was a good appointment for us. He will be missed but I wish Gerry a speedy recovery from here.

  • Sue and John Wilson.
    Posted at 13:48h, 23 May Reply

    Dear Gerry,
    What a wonderful CEO you were!! We loved your approachability and sense of humour. John will sorely miss his monthly chats with you during the CAC meetings! You worked tirelessly for TDHCS and you will be sorely missed.
    Concentrate on your own health now and get better very soon.
    Kindest regards,
    Sue and John Wilson.

  • C Benton
    Posted at 21:32h, 23 May Reply

    We are very privileged to have such a great facility right at our doorstep. It’s with thanks to Gerry and all involved with the hospital that makes this possible. All the best for the future.

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