February 9, 2012
CMH publishes former President and CEO’s employment contracts, termination agreement and expenses
Cambridge, Ontario – Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) published the employment contracts, termination agreement and expenses for Julia Dumanian to its website at http://www.cmh.org/past_executive_contracts.php.
On January 1, 2012, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) came into law. This means anyone can make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for existing records that are in control of CMH, retroactive to January 1, 2007. This does not extend to records that contain private personal information or information about a person’s health.
“CMH is committed to being accountable to its staff, its community and to the taxpayers of Ontario. We believe accountability and transparency are the cornerstones to trust. We welcome the government’s efforts to make expenses, employment contracts and termination agreements more transparent,” says Chuck Phillips, Chair, Board of Directors.
Phillips adds: “Much of the information being posted today has already been communicated to the public, through sunshine lists and the former supervisor, Murray Martin. CMH has proactively posted its current senior administration contracts and their expenses to its public website. Our commitment to the community is to ensure this practice is continued.”
Julia Dumanian was employed as CMH’s President and CEO from February 2004 until September 2009.
The government put CMH under supervision in August, 2009 when the hospital went into debt. Murray Martin was appointed as the supervisor.
Mr. Martin spent 5 months reviewing the contracts and he negotiated the termination agreement. Ms. Dumanian received $535 000 in salary and $115 000 in benefits, which represented a severance of 18 months.
Patrick Gaskin was hired as acting President and CEO in September, 2009 (contract basis). He was hired full time in 2010.
CMH has an operating budget of approximately 100 million dollars. It is generating a surplus of over a million dollars this year, which will be used to pay down debt and purchase new medical equipment.
CMH is growing and offering more healthcare services. The hospital added an inpatient rehabilitation facility for the Waterloo-Wellington region in 2010. It is opening up an MRI in March 2012. A Schedule 1 Mental Health facility will be opened to care for patients in the summer of 2012.
CMH received approval in July, 2011 to move its capital redevelopment project forward. CMH will go to tender for a new hospital wing in 2013. It is currently upgrading its infrastructure to accommodate the new construction.