December 18, 1998
To:Community and Neighbourhood Services Committee
Subject:Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Homes for the Aged
The Advisory Committee on Homes for the Aged on December 18, 1998, recommended to the Community and
Neighbourhood Services Committee the adoption of the attached report (December7, 1998) from the General Manager,
Homes for the Aged, recommending that Mr.WillisRudy be appointed to membership on the Advisory Committee on
Homes for the Aged, for a period of three years, with the provision for an extension of an additional term, as outlined in
the terms of reference.
Item No. 2
(Communication dated December 7, 1998, addressed to the
Advisory Committee on Homes for the Aged from the
General Manager, Homes for the Aged)
To fill vacant community membership positions on the Advisory Committee on Homes for the Aged.
Funding Sources, Financial Implications and Impact Statement:
It is recommended that:
(1)Mr. Willis Rudy be appointed to membership on the Advisory Committee on Homes for the Aged, for a period of
three (3) years, with the provision for an extension of an additional term, as outlined in the terms of reference; and
(2)the appropriate City officials be authorized and directed to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.
The terms of reference for the Advisory Committee on Homes for the Aged requires a maximum of 12 members,
including six (6) interested citizens whose past professional and community involvements demonstrate an interest and
concern in long-term care of the elderly. There are currently two (2) community membership positions vacant. The
Committee is now desirous to fill up these vacant membership positions.
As a result of discussions with the General Manager, Homes for the Aged, and the Chair of the Advisory Committee on
Homes for the Aged, Mr. Willis Rudy has indicated an interest in serving as a member on the Advisory Committee on
Homes for the Aged.
Mr. Rudy is a Senior Manager in the Health Solutions Group of Deloitte & Touche, Management Solutions. He has had a
distinguished career in the hospital and health sector having been a Senior Vice-President and a Vice-President with the
Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). During this period, Mr. Rudy started a Small Hospital Division at the OHA. He
worked with the small hospitals in Ontario to produce several benchmark reports and to prepare advocacy positions on
rural and small hospital concerns for the OHA (e.g., emergency on-call issues and concerns). During this time, Mr. Rudy's
Small Hospital Division examined the role of small hospitals in chronic and long-term care. It was apparent that many
small hospitals also played a significant role in long-term care.
Mr. Rudy served as Executive Director, Health Programs, and Assistant Deputy Ministry of Health for the Department of
Health, Nova Scotia. He was also Director of Health Services for a national consulting firm.
Following his retirement from the Ontario Hospital Association, Mr. Rudy acted as Interim Administrator for the Wilson
Memorial General Hospital, Marathon, Ontario. He also was a member of the Minister of Health's Advisory Committee
on Rural Health Policy. After the Rural and Northern Health Care Framework was approved, he assisted the Ministry in
introducing this policy to hospitals in Ontario.
Mr. Rudy continues to serve his clients and health care organizations as an Associate with Deloitte & Touche and as an
Mr. Rudy's broad knowledge and experience on long-term care issues and policies make him an excellent candidate for
membership on the Advisory Committee on Homes for the Aged. He has confirmed his interest and willingness to serve
in this capacity for the required term.
General Manager, Homes for the Aged
Tel: 392-8907/Fax: 392-4180