Osler announces new President and CEO

BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of William Osler Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Matthew Anderson to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer of William Osler Health System. Matt will commence his employment with the organization April 5, 2010.

"After its extensive and full six-month international search, I am absolutely confident that the Board has selected the best possible person to lead us into the future," said Osler Board Chair Duncan Glaholt.

"Matt is 100 per cent dedicated to our vision of designing health systems that serve our global community. His executive experience bringing together diverse teams of healthcare partners to create integrated, coordinated care delivery makes him an excellent choice."

Mr. Anderson has had an impressive management career in the health sector. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network where he has served for the past two years.

"We regret losing Matt, but wish him well in his new role. He has been an excellent Chief Executive Officer and the local health care system has made significant progress with his leadership," said Dennis Magill, Acting Chair of the Board, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.

"Matt has put together an excellent staff team and we have strong partnerships with the health service providers and communities across Toronto. The Board and staff of the Toronto Central LHIN will continue to build on the positive changes achieved to date."

Prior to joining the Toronto Central LHIN, Mr. Anderson was at the University Health network for ten years where he held the positions of Senior Vice President, Performance and Technology, Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick as well as a Master of Health Science (Administration) from the University of Toronto.

"Matt has a proven record of planning for the healthcare needs of diverse communities and ensuring that all patients receive the highest quality and most timely care possible," said Mr. Glaholt. "Matt understands the importance and benefits of providing an integrated health care system and will provide the necessary leadership to continue driving this vision forward."

ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM

William Osler Health System is home to Canada's premier community hospitals - Brampton Civic, Etobicoke General and Peel Memorial (under redevelopment) - and serves nearly one million residents of the communities of Brampton, Etobicoke, Malton, Caledon and surrounding areas. Our vision is to design health systems that serve the global community... driven by diversity. For more information, please visit www.williamoslerhs.ca.

SOURCE William Osler Health System Foundation

For further information: For further information: Rob McCartney, Director, Communications & Marketing, (905) 494-6813, William Osler Health System, rob.mccartney@williamoslerhs.ca; Janine Hopkins, Senior Director, Community Engagement and Corporate Affairs, Toronto Central LHIN, (647) 669-7150, Janine.hopkins@lhins.on.ca

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