Europe News Desk!! India-born Professor Meghna Pandit has become the first black woman to be appointed CEO of the Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust. Meghna, who was nominated for the post for a fixed term in 2022, has now been appointed permanently. The members of the interview panel unanimously agreed that she was the preferred choice, and this recommendation was approved at the Council of Governors meeting on 15 February. Professor Jonathan Montgomery, President of Oxford University Hospitals, said in a statement: “I am delighted that Meghna has now been appointed to the role of CEO on a permanent basis and I look forward to working with her personally.
He said that he has a special focus on staff engagement and making the patient the voice of the Trust in its strategic development. Their approach is strongly aligned with our values of trust and our vision of delivering compassionate excellence to our patients, said Montgomery. Meghna’s appointment will be effective from March 1. An MBBS from the University of Bombay, Meghana trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Oxford Deanery and was a visiting lecturer in Urogynecology at the University of Michigan in the US. Meghna said. It is a privilege to lead OUH on a permanent basis. I work with our partners in the health and social care system in Oxfordshire and the BOB Integrated Care System, our partner university, and the Oxford Hospitals charity, working with OUH to ensure the highest quality of research and innovation enabled care for our patients and populations Looking forward to continue. I am proud to have the opportunity to lead with a desire to excel, with compassion and respect for others, he said. Meghana was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Divisional Director in Milton Keynes before joining University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, where she was Chief Medical Officer from May 2012 to December 2018.
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