Robert VanOort

Robert VanOort, MLT, CHIM (Chair) – Ontario

Robert Van Oort is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC). Prior to that Robert held various senior positions within the DRHC, where he had overall responsibility for Corporate Services, Planning, Support Services, Medical Affairs and Risk Management.

Robert has built his executive leadership based on strong clinical and information management experience, being both a Medical Laboratory Technologist and Certified Health Information Manager. Robert managed the Clinical Information for eleven years and helped introduce Electronic Health Records to the DRHC. He has an interest in Privacy and was instrumental in developing the hospital’s privacy policy and he also serves as the DRHC’s Chief Privacy Officer.

In 2002, Robert was appointed to the Northwest Catholic District School Board and continued serving as a trustee for twelve years in various capacities, including Chair and Vice Chair. During this time, he led the Board in re-developing their strategic plan and policy governance framework.