The president and CEO of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Health Care is stepping down.

Ken Deane will finish his term on Sept. 7.

Janice Kaffer will succeed Deane in the role with the hospital.

Deane informed the board in April of this year that he planned to step down in the fall.

Deane says he made the decision after completing the re-alignment and transition of the hospital from Hôtel-Dieu Grace to part of Windsor Regional Hospital and that the team is more than ready to lead the organization forward.