Mississauga Halton LHIN Board Chair Named Georgetown’s 2012 Citizen of the Year

Oakville (March 27, 2013) – The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN) would like to extend our congratulations to Graeme Goebelle, the 2012 Georgetown Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year is presented annually by the Georgetown Lions Club to recognize the contributions of volunteers who have made significant contributions to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Georgetown, Ontario.Graeme Goebelle

Mr. Goebelle is the Board Chair of the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network where he has served since 2011. In this capacity, he also serves on advisory committees and leadership councils for both the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and LHIN provincial working groups.

“I’ve known Graeme for many years and have always been impressed by how he has given back,” said Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. “Contributing your time and skills to promote and bring together one’s community is a great gift. Congratulations Graeme. Your leadership and dedication are inspiring. We are lucky to have your support in strengthening health care and our communities.”

“This recognition highlights Graeme’s integrity and dedication to partnership, all qualities we value in Graeme and also here at our LHIN; he is truly living and breathing our LHIN’s values,” said Ron Haines, Vice Chair, Mississauga Halton LHIN. “We are excited to share in his success and privileged to have him on our team.”

Mr. Goebelle has dedicated his time to a long list of community organizations. He has lived in Georgetown since 1960 where he founded GMA, LLP. Through his firm, he has dedicated many hours to volunteer organizations to help manage the finances. His willingness to volunteer is legendary and he has left his mark on many organizations.

“Graeme’s pride in his Georgetown community is well-known. He has been heard asking colleagues, ‘where are you from?’, ready to share the latest and greatest from Georgetown,” said Bill MacLeod, CEO for the Mississauga Halton LHIN. “Graeme is a great ambassador for Georgetown, for the Mississauga Halton LHIN and for health care in Ontario."

“I am thrilled to see Graeme Goebelle has been named the 2012 Georgetown Citizen of the Year! Graeme is a force for positive governance of his local health system through his work as Board Chair of the Mississauga Halton LHIN. I applaud his efforts to serve his community in Georgetown, and the larger area of Mississauga Halton, bringing his enthusiasm and experience to all that he touches,” said Joan Fisk Board Chair Waterloo Wellington LHIN and one of Mr. Goebelle’s colleagues on the Provincial LHIN Leadership Council.

Apart from his professional accomplishments and awards, Mr. Goebelle received a Canada 125 Medal in 1993, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2003 and was named to the Halton Business Hall of Fame; these awards recognized both his volunteer and professional work. 

 

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Read more about Graeme Goebelle, Chair, Mississauga Halton LHIN at www.mississaugahaltonlhin.on.ca

 

About Mississauga Halton LHIN

The Mississauga Halton LHIN brings together health care partners from numerous sectors – hospitals, community care, community support services, community mental health and addictions agencies – to develop innovative, collaborative solutions leading to more timely access to high quality services for the residents of Ontario and the Mississauga Halton region. By supporting these important partnerships, we are ensuring that Ontarians have access to an effective and efficient health care system that delivers improved health care results and a better patient experience. The Mississauga Halton LHIN is home to over one million people and its office is located in Oakville, Ontario.

 

For more information

Maureen Buchanan | Senior Lead, Communications | Mississauga Halton LHIN

905-337-8060 or 1-866-371-5446 x206 | maureen.buchanan@lhins.on.ca

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