Sault area hospital issues statement on CEO’s trip west

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A hospital statement said Hansson was in British Columbia for appointments and to visit his immediate family

Sault-area hospital CEO Wendy Hansson traveled to British Columbia to visit immediate family and attend medical appointments, according to a hospital statement released to the public Sunday night after SooToday issued a request for information to the hospital over the weekend.

The timing of the out-of-province trip was not disclosed.

The hospital says it will not comment further at this time.

A statement from the Sault area hospital follows:

Sault Regional Hospital (SAH) President and CEO Wendy Hansson, who lives alone in Sault Ste. Marie has traveled to visit her immediate family in British Columbia and attend pre-arranged medical appointments with clinicians with whom she has a long-standing relationship.

The chair of the Sault Regional Hospital board of directors was aware of and supported the travel arrangements given the separation from immediate family and for medical purposes.

Hansson followed public health guidelines and mitigated risk by isolating himself with his immediate home and following self-isolation after travel. SAH has protocols and practices in place to ensure business continuity in the absence of management.

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