TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Baycrest is pleased to announce the appointment of Deloitte senior
executive Garry M. Foster as Chair of the Baycrest Board of Directors.
Mr. Foster joins a global leader in innovations in aging and brain
health, with a sterling reputation in the seniors' healthcare field and
in cognitive neuroscience. Mr. Foster is delighted to take on this
"I am truly honored to be part of a world-class academic health sciences
centre. It continues to build an international presence as an
innovative leader in care delivery and system solutions for aging
populations," said Mr. Foster, Vice-Chairman of Deloitte, Canada's
largest professional services firm. "Baycrest has a renowned and proud
tradition of delivering outstanding healthcare services to clients, and
I look forward to being part of this exceptional team."
Mr. Foster takes over the Chair role from international businessman Dr.
Anthony R. Melman, who held the position from 2007 to 2012.
Dr. Melman, Chair and CEO of Nevele Inc., and former senior executive at
Onex Corporation, provided skillful stewardship with President and CEO
Dr. William Reichman during Baycrest's strategic transformation over
the last five years. Under their leadership, the organization has
strengthened its role as a partner with provincial and federal levels
of government in identifying health system solutions for an aging
population, and forged new strategic alliances with industry leaders.
Dr. Melman will remain on Baycrest's Board of Directors and will be
Chairman of a new corporate entity, Baycrest Global Solutions ("BGS"),
that intends to commercialize the intellectual property, assets and
technologies of Baycrest with a view to generating future cash flows
and value for Baycrest.
Mr. Foster, a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Member of the Institute
of Corporate Directors, has served some of Canada's largest and most
prestigious companies. His experience includes advising companies on
governance, merger, acquisition and a wide range of financial
activities. He is a member of the Board of Directors of both Deloitte
Canada and Deloitte U.S.
He has held several volunteer executive roles, including Vice-Chair of
the Baycrest Foundation (2011-12); Member of the Board of Trustees for
the Baycrest Foundation (2008-2011); Chair of the Board of Governors,
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal (2008-2011); President, Jewish Family and
Child Services (1994-1996); and Member of Council, Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Ontario (2007-2011). In addition to his new
role as Chair of Baycrest's Board, he will continue as a member of the
Board of Governors for Mount Sinai Hospital, and Executive Member of
the organization Partnership to Assist Youth Employment.
Headquartered on a 22-acre campus and fully affiliated with the
University of Toronto, Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a
comprehensive system of care for aging adults, one of the world's top
research institutes in cognitive neuroscience (the Rotman Research
Institute), dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of
age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge
exchange and commercialization capacity.
Baycrest was recently ranked by Accreditation Canada as among the top
five percent of healthcare organizations in Canada for delivering
excellence in care, patient safety and corporate operations.
SOURCE Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
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