Niagara Health has named a new chief of medicine.
It announced Thursday that Dr. Lorraine Jensen will assume the position on Dec. 1, replacing Dr. Terry Chan who is finishing his second term in that role.
Since 2017, Jensen has been the St. Catharines hospital site lead of general internal medicine.
She was appointed, following a national search for a replacement.
As chief of medicine, Jensen will help oversee several departments including respirology, critical care, nephrology, cardiology and geriatrics.
In her current role, Jensen “has led innovative changes in care, such as developing a new palliative care service and redesigning the general internal medicine rapid assessment clinic…,” said Dr. Johan Viljoen, Niagara Health’s chief of staff.
Jensen, who lives in Niagara, is also an assistant clinical professor at McMaster University’s Michael DeGroote School of Medicine.
She’s also been clinical teaching unit director, internal medicine, at the Niagara campus of the medical school since 2016.