Cooper has 40 years of experience in hospital administration and health-care planning. He will attend his first board meeting on Jan. 23, 2014.
“I am looking forward to continuing to strengthen Northeastern Ontario’s health-care system through local decision-making on the North East LHIN Board of Directors,” said Cooper, who is now retired.
Cooper has served on a number of boards in the past, including those for the Med Buy Corporation, North Simcoe Community Futures, and the CGA Simcoe County Chapter.
“We are delighted to welcome Rick to the North East LHIN Board,” said board chair Elaine Pitcher. “He brings an indepth knowledge of health-care system planning, human resources, accounting, and hospital financial accountabilities to our Board.”
The North East LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating, co-ordinating and providing funding to 150 health-service providers in northeastern Ontario. It oversees $1.5 billion in local health-care investments on behalf of northeastern Ontario's 555,000 residents.