Caterina Lanteigne currently serves as the Clinical Manager for Niagara Health System (NHS), a multi-site hospital network based of 6 main locations that serve 434,000 residents across the 12 municipalities that comprise the Regional Municipality of Niagara. With over 25 years of experience in the nutrition, healthcare and managerial sectors, Caterina provides managerial support for the Port Colborne site. Part of the responsibilities include nsuring the urgent care center functions under best practices along with the Complex Care Unit. She coordinates employee staffing and relations, among other human resources and recruitment functions, and promotes a culture of positive patient-staff relations. Additionally, she handles critical financial and data analysis to meet goals system-wide, and acts as the point of contact between departments to ensure efficient and optimized operations.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Metabolics from the University of Western Ontario, Caterina went on to join the Niagara region healthcare system. She spent 16 years at the head of the diabetes program, quickly establishing herself in the region and taking on additional managerial responsibility. In 2005, she oversaw the hospital system-wide program for wound care, as well as the allied health staff for the rehabilitation program for the Welland Site. In addition she helped develop and launch the cardiac rehab and heart function programs. In 2014, she changed focus to oversee the Complex Care 46 inpatient units and the Urgent Care Centre, maintaining a staff that included physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers as well as the allied health including physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech language therapist and recreational therapists.
Caterina credits her success to her ability to foster key relationships, highly engage with the challenges set before her, and exceptional listening skills. The highlight of her career was development and expansion of the diabetes program for the Niagara region, and being able to create this coalition currently stands as her is her biggest achievement. She also enjoys the opportunity to mentor colleagues in their managerial roles. In addition to English, Caterina speaks Italian fluently conversational French.
The International Society of Female Professionals Member of the Year Caterina Lanteigne can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.