Dr. Gary Newton Appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Sinai Health System

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Mr. Brent Belzberg, Chair of the Board of Directors of Sinai Health System and Chair of the CEO Selection Committee, and Mr. David Denison, O.C., Vice-Chair of the Board of Sinai Health System, announced today that Dr. Gary Newton, currently Chief Medical Strategy Officer and Physician-in-Chief of Sinai Health System, will assume the role of President and CEO, effective October 3, 2016.

Dr. Newton is a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School and has been on faculty at the University of Toronto since 1996. He completed internal medicine at the University of Toronto and training in adult cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. This was followed by specialty training in heart failure, combined with an integrative cardiac physiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Newton has also had an active research program in human physiology, focusing on congestive heart failure.

A well respected physician leader, Dr. Newton served as the Head of the Division of Cardiology, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, from 2009 through 2013. He was appointed Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital in November 2013 and assumed his current role as Chief Medical Strategy Officer and Physician-in-Chief of Sinai Health System in January 2015.

"After a thorough and significant search process, the CEO Search Committee, comprised of members of the Board of Directors and staff representatives of Sinai Health System, has unanimously chosen Dr. Gary Newton as Sinai Health System's next President and CEO," said Mr. Belzberg.

"Not only is Dr. Newton the best leadership candidate for the role, but he brings a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge of Sinai Health System to his new position. His continued growth into progressively more senior roles within the organization, and his impact on the formation of Sinai Health System, demonstrates his understanding of the leadership required to move the organization forward. Dr. Newton has played an instrumental role in defining the long-term strategy for Sinai Health System, making the move to President and CEO a natural extension of his talents."

Mr. Denison said, "We're fortunate to also have Sinai Health System Founding President and CEO, Joseph Mapa, and Associate CEO and Transformation Officer, Marian Walsh, continuing to actively support and oversee the transition of the leadership of Sinai Health System to Dr. Newton to ensure a seamless and successful handover."

About Sinai Health System

Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and affiliate Circle of Care – working together to create a premier exemplar of an integrated health system that provides better, more coordinated care for its patients. Sinai Health System combines acute care, complex and rehabilitative care, primary care, home care, and other community-based services to create an integrated continuum of care across the life course, from healthy beginnings to healthy aging.  Fueled by best-in-class research and education, Sinai Health System will create care models for patients who require support from all segments of the health care system enabling seamless transitions, an improved patient experience and improved outcomes.  www.sinaihealthsystem.ca

SOURCE Sinai Health System

Image with caption: "Dr. Gary Newton, currently Chief Medical Strategy Officer and Physician-in-Chief of Sinai Health System, will assume the role of President and CEO of Sinai Health System on October 3, 2016. (CNW Group/Sinai Health System)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160822_C3217_PHOTO_EN_757227.jpg

For further information: Barbara McCully, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Sinai Health System, 416-586-4800 ext. 8587, barbara.mccully@sinaihealthsystem.ca

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