Dan Belford is a lifelong learner that supports an interprofessional patient-client centered model of care.Dan has over 14 years of leadership and management experience in a progressive director level position. He also has 18 years of clinical experience with over five years in a formal clinical leadership role in a healthcare setting.
Dan Belford has an extensive academic background and holds multiple degrees. He began his studies at Algonquin College in 1988 where he earned a certification in Respiratory Therapy: Health Sciences. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts in Admin and Labour Studies from Brock University in 2000. In 2004, he achieved his Bachelor of Education with Distinction from Brock University. Dan continued his education at Brock University, where he earned a Master of Education degree in 2010. Finally, he acquired his Master of Business Administration from the University of Fredericton in 2012.
In Dan’s most recent hospital role as the Director of Emergency, Critical Care and Patient Flow, his goal is to improve the experiences of patients and families while visiting the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Critical Care Center in Chatham, Ontario. Dan has been at this role for about a year and while at this position he has worked in collaboration with other Program Directors to implement a Bed Management policy.
Throughout Dan Belford’s impressive career, he has been published in several different publications, including the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy. In recognition of his dedication, Dan has also been honored with the Trudell Medical Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence. Dan also holds several different certifications, including: RRT Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists, RRT College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario, Certificate of Completion, building community capacity from Leadership Niagara in 2008, Lean Healthcare Certification Program from the University of Michigan and many more.
Dan Belford believes that life is measured by what you give as opposed to being measured by what you have, which reflects on his leadership style. Dan’s leadership style is based upon an ethical leadership model in which all healthcare providers practice up to the full scope of practice within a supportive practice model.Dan’s focused is always upon viewing the patient/client experience through the patient/client’s eyes.