GERTRUDE’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BIDS FAREWELL TO ITS LONG SERVING  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MR. GORDON OTIENO ODUNDO

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Robert Nyarango (L) with the Outgoing CEO, Mr Gordon Odundo (R)

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is the most established paediatric hospital in East and Central Africa. The hospital provides healthcare to children in Nairobi and its environs as well as those referred from all over Kenya and neighbouring countries including Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and of late Southern Sudan.  In addition to the one hundred (100) bed facility at Muthaiga, the hospital runs a network of twelve outpatient facilities and operates twenty one specialist clinics.

With great regret, the Board of Trustees of Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital announces the departure of Chief Executive Gordon Otieno Odundo who has been appointed to a similar role at The Nairobi Hospital. The Board is very grateful for his 17 years of exemplary service, 13 of those as CEO. During his tenure the hospital experienced tremendous growth and expansion of services including the opening of Satellite Clinics, construction of a new outpatient facility at the Muthaiga campus, the construction of the Chandaria Medical Centre which houses the expanded intensive care unit, the establishment of the Gertrude’s Institute of Child Health and Research, and a 1,077% growth in patient numbers. 

To mark Gordon’s departure events were held for external stakeholders including suppliers, customers, consultants and other members of the medical industry at the DusitD2 Hotel and also for staff in a celebration at the hospital grounds. Gordon’s contribution was commended by various speakers. In his remarks, the Board Chairman, Alec Davis, expressed the Board’s great appreciation for Gordon’s contribution during his tenure at the hospital 

On Gordon’s departure, the Head of Outpatient Services, Dr Robert Nyarango, has been appointed as acting CEO while professional consultants conduct a search for a permanent successor. An announcement will be made when the position is substantively filled.