Spectrum Welcomes Ella Ferris and Mark Vimr

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Spectrum Health Care is pleased to announce that Ella Ferris and Mark Vimr will be joining our organization as Nurse Advisors.

Leveraging their extensive clinical expertise and vast experience in health care, Ella and Mark will work closely with our executive leadership team, providing consulting and clinical mentorship. These appointments further demonstrate Spectrum’s commitment to providing the best possible clinical care for our patients and their families.

“We are very happy to welcome these two talented and experienced nurse leaders to advise us as we pursue our mission to reimagine home care for patients and families,” said Sandra Ketchen, CEO, Spectrum Health Care. “Their combined expertise in healthcare leadership, operations, and clinical excellence will help us uncover new opportunities to deliver improved patient outcomes through our commitment to excellence in nursing and the development of innovative models of care.”

Ella Ferris, RN is a retired executive healthcare leader who spent over a decade as Executive Vice President, Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing and Health Discipline Executive at St. Michael's Hospital. At St. Michael’s, she was responsible for operational management of clinical programs and ensuring quality nursing and health disciplines clinical care, and excellence in education and research. Ella currently serves as a Board Member and Advisor for Creating Access to Regulated Employment (CARE) Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses and was appointed Board Chair of Touchstone Institute in April 2021. She is also actively engaged on hospital committees including Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): Clinical Quality Committee of the Board; and North York General Hospital (NYGH): Research and Innovation Committee of the Board.

Mark Vimr, RN is a senior healthcare executive with an extensive background in healthcare operations and general management in both hospitals and government health-care related organizations. In 2019, Mark retired from Scarborough Health Network as Executive Vice President, Clinical Programs. Prior to that, Mark was Executive Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto. He has also held senior leadership roles at Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario. Mark’s expertise spans leadership, operations, risk management, safety and quality, and public policy. He has a proven track record of participative leadership and building high performance teams resulting in achievement of ambitious goals and performance targets. He is passionate about leadership development in health care and making a positive impact on people's lives. Mark currently serves as a Board Member for Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities.