Doctors Hospital Health System announces New Chairman Of The Board
By Jessica Robertson
Jun 20, 2018 - 8:47:24 AM
Doctors Hospital Health System Board of Directors has elected Felix Stubbs as the Chairman effective June 20, 2018
He replaces Joseph Krukowski who retired from position he held since 2003 following Tuesday’s Annual General Meeting.
“I thank Joe for his outstanding performance during these past 15 years and congratulate him on his retirement,” said Felix Stubbs, incoming Chairman of the Board, “His years as Chairman of the Board at Doctors Hospital Health System have been marked by great success and efficiency. Everyone agrees that he possesses the rare combination of vision, fairness, and understanding – crucial qualities for an effective leader. He has been an inspiration to me and will be missed. I thank Joe for all that he has done and for the example that he set. Joe, best wishes for a happy and enjoyable retirement.”
Felix Stubbs has served on the Company’s Board as Vice Chairman since joining in 2003 and brings extensive experience to the position of Chairman of the Board. He has also held the position of Chairman of the Board’s Finance Committee.
DH Chairman - Krukowski hands over to Stubbs
“We thank Felix for his service, dedication and guidance to date,” said Dr Charles Diggiss, President of Doctors Hospital, “We look forward to working with him in his new capacity and with the rest of the Board as we continue with the plans set out to ensure we remain the leaders in private healthcare in the Bahamas with the addition of new facilities and service lines that will provide added value to our patients as well as our shareholders.”
Felix N. Stubbs, MBE, D.H.L., is recognized in The Bahamas for his contribution to the country’s commercial growth and economic progress as well as for his involvement in community-building initiatives. He is a former President and General Manager of IBM Bahamas Ltd, a position he held for more than 32 years before choosing to take early retirement in 2014 so that he could devote more time to his community service obligations via Rotary. Prior to that, in 1996, he was made a Member of The Most Excellent Order of The British Empire by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In 2006 he was bestowed with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, an honorary doctorate, by the BWR Ministries & Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Felix is a past president of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, a former Director of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, former Chairman and Director of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, a former Director and Committee Chair of Famguard Corporation and served as Director of the National Insurance Board on three separate occasions, including a stint as Chairman. He was Chairman of the One Eleuthera Foundation and has held numerous governmental positions including Director of the Urban Renewal Foundation and Director of the Bahamas National Festival Commission.
As a result of his commitment to country and dedication to excellence, he has frequently been called upon to lend his commercial expertise and leadership skills in many areas that would lead to the betterment of the Bahamian society at large. He has served as the Chairman at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute with the mandate to position the institution to help enhance the training of the future workforce of The Bahamas. In 2014, he was appointed as Chairman of the National Development Plan Steering Committee, a Committee whose mandate was to create a 25-year strategic plan for the development of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. That same year he was declared a Bahamian Icon when he was nominated for, and won, the Bahamian Icon Award in the field of Commerce.
Committed to the wholesome development of The Bahamas, Felix continues to serve on several non-governmental, civic and charitable committees and helps to shape and implement strategic, policy, budgetary and fundraising plans. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Chairman of The Bahamas Feeding Network and is on the Boards of Directors for the PACE Foundation, the Chance Foundation, the Governor General Youth Awards Council and the Past President’s Advisory Council of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation. He is also Chairman of the Board of BAF Financial Ltd, a member of the Board of Directors of First Caribbean International Bank Bahamas Ltd and he also holds a similar role with CIBC Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited.
Felix is an avid golfer and a passionate Rotarian. He served as District Governor for Rotary District 7020, consisting of 10 countries and 16 Islands in the Northern Caribbean, during the 2015/2016 Rotary year. He is married to Carla, also a Rotarian and a past president of the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise, and has 2 adult children.
Felix Stubbs is joined on the Doctors Hospital Board of Directors by Vice Chairman Wayde Christie, Barry Rassin, Dr Charles Diggiss, LeRoy Archer, Karen Carey and Dr Barrett McCartney.
Doctors Hospital Health System has provided Bahamians with quality private health care for more than half a century. The group of companies includes the Joint Commission International accredited Doctors Hospital (Bahamas) Ltd, a 72-bed acute care hospital, as well as Doctors Hospital West on Blake Road. The company has also acquired property along East Bay Street where it plans to open the country’s first Extended Care facility and Medical Residences.
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