HDGH Board Member, Frank Bagatto, Receives

2024 Lifetime Achievement Award

WINDSOR, ON - We are proud to share that Frank Bagatto, HDGH Board Member, is the recipient of the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who are leaders in their community, and who have inspired, mentored and contributed significantly to strengthening the Catholic health ministry.

Throughout his life, Frank has held several pivotal roles in healthcare, leaving a lasting impact on various organizations, including HDGH where he served as President and CEO from 1999 – 2003, and currently as a Board Member, where his leadership was instrumental to the successful merger of Hôtel-Dieu and Salvation Army Grace Hospitals. Today, he continues to be valuable asset to the healthcare community with his involvement in community organizations such as Community Care Access Centre and The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.

Frank’s influence extends beyond Windsor, encompassing significant contributions in Ontario's healthcare. His previous leadership positions include serving as the founding CEO of the Essex County District Health Council (1976), Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sarnia (1979-1990), and Assistant Executive Director at York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill (1968-1974). His dedication and expertise over the years have left an indelible mark on the healthcare institutions he has been a part of.

Congratulations on this well-deserved award, Frank! Your leadership and unwavering commitment have not only improved the healthcare industry, but have also made a positive impact on the community at large. Thank you for living our mission and strengthening our legacy at HDGH!



Nicole Crozier, Director of Communications and Mission

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare


About Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

At Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the Windsor-Essex community through the delivery of person-centred, value-based care. Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is a specialty hospital offering services in Mental Health & Addictions; Rehabilitative Care; Complex Medical and Palliative Care; and Children and Youth Mental Health. We offer a unique blend of services including but not limited to community and home-based services. In collaboration with our healthcare and inter-sectorial partners, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is providing care in new ways and in new locations throughout the region to address barriers, improve access and patient outcomes and improve the overall patient experience.



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